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User currently offlineNwaramper From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5529 times:

Hi Airliners.net Family

Question does Qantas upgrade other airline employees to business and or first class?

Thanks

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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5198 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

I'm pretty sure they don't - especially on the Pacific routes - a lot of the time you cant even buy F or J seats they go out pretty full

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3213 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5499 times:



Quoting ANstar (Reply 1):
I'm pretty sure they don't - especially on the Pacific routes - a lot of the time you cant even buy F or J seats they go out pretty full

Qantas very own staff have to work for QF for 7 years before they can purchase business class...and I believe only select groups of staff can purchase First... I think it may just be management and flight crew. Cabin crew, I don't think can.
In any case, there are huge chunks of QF's own staff that can't use this product unless they pay full price like everybody else...so in all honesty, you've got jack all chance of getting it as an outsider unless you happen to know somebody with the ability in QF to a decision. (try station manager/Purser etc - and even then, on the pacific routes...good luck finding an empty First or Business class seat.)

I'd suggest you try Air NZ.... I think STAR alliance have some more common rules on these things?


User currently offlineJamie86 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5480 times:

Yeah chances arent good, and it would be a bit unfair especially when us AKL base cant even duty pax in J class.


JAMIE
User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5414 times:



Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 2):
Qantas very own staff have to work for QF for 7 years before they can purchase business class...and I believe only select groups of staff can purchase First... I think it may just be management and flight crew. Cabin crew, I don't think can.

Yeah only pilots and executive level staff can purchase/upgrade to First.

However I believe any QF staff can purchase an upgrade to Domestic First & Business Class (where available, of course), not sure about other airlines' staff.



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5336 times:



Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 2):
I think STAR alliance have some more common rules on these things?

... as far as I have understand non-rev rules are completely different issue and has no reflections to alliances.

Colleague of mine was refused from QF flight because Y was full - there was still seats in C but it was a no go for an upgrade! Apparently QF staff got a Y-seat because rev-pax was upgraded.

Recently my airline as well has stopped upgrading of non-rev pax on long haul flights. But I always buy C-class ticket anyway Big grin



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User currently offlineOnedude From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5248 times:

The short answer is no. QF don't upgrade non-rev staff who don't have the correct duty travel code, and will leave you behind if Y is full and they don't upgrade any revenue pax to J or F. As a staff member of five years, I was left behind once or twice, and that was with a high priority code.

Also be careful on the US/Australia runs, as last minute freight is often worth far more than a couple of non-rev pax, so even with seats open, they can sometimes elect to take the freight instead. It becomes a weight vs profit issue basically.

Cheers,
onedude


User currently offlineNwaramper From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5179 times:

Thanks for all the help full information I will try my luck I'm flying TPA-LAX-SYD on the 8th if my flight to Bangkok and hongkong fill up.

Thanks Again


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