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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,

    Absolutely love the blog, and it is seriously one of the most enjoyable parts of my day.

    Just had a quick one: I wanted to upgrade from Qatar Economy to Business, and there seem to be some (award?) seats still showing available for this weekend, that are open for upgrade using Qmiles. Since I have a large store of Qantas Points, I was planning to use those, until I found that Qatar doesn’t accept them. Is there any way around this, or another airline’s FF program which can request for upgrades? I have a large number of points in both SQ and QF FF programs.

    Thanks for any help!

    Jack

  2. freshthoughts

    I’m pretty sure you can only you Qmiles for upgrades on Qatar airways and like most airlines out of star alliance you need to use the operating carriers miles/points to upgrade.
    if you can just transfer some miles from amex or citi.

  3. MidSouthSkier

    Jack, did Qatar issue the ticket or did one of their partners? If Qatar issued it then [USER=2418]@freshthoughts[/USER] is right and you’d have to use Qmiles to upgrade – assuming the fare is even in an upgradeable fare class.

  4. rickyw

    [QUOTE=”freshthoughts, post: 33281, member: 2418″]I’m pretty sure you can only you Qmiles for upgrades on Qatar airways and like most airlines out of star alliance you need to use the operating carriers miles/points to upgrade.
    if you can just transfer some miles from amex or citi.[/QUOTE]

    While Star Alliance does have the same upgrade restrictions… just thought I’d clarify that Qatar and Qantas are members of Oneworld

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