Qantas upgrades

Transform your next travel experience with a flight upgrade to one of our premium cabins. There are many ways you can upgrade including Classic Upgrade Rewards, Bid Now Upgrades and Domestic On Departure Upgrade Rewards.

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Classic Upgrade Rewards

Use your Qantas Points to add a little luxury to your journey. Experience one of our premium cabins with a Classic Upgrade Reward on your next flight.

  • Best value for those using Qantas Points.
  • The highest priority upgrade with the best chance of a seat in a premium cabin.
  • Early notification of a successful upgrade, as early as seven days before the scheduled flight for international flights and three days for Australian domestic flights.
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Bid Now Upgrades

Make a bid to upgrade and enjoy the comfort of one of our premium cabins. If your booking is eligible, you’ll have the opportunity to make an offer using cash or a mix of cash and Qantas Points.

  • The only way to use cash or a mix of cash and points for a premium cabin upgrade.
  • Ability to bid for an upgrade.
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Domestic On Departure Upgrade Rewards

Platinum One, Platinum, Gold and Qantas Club members with a paid and confirmed ticket can request a Domestic On Departure Upgrade Reward at Australian domestic Qantas Club lounges (except QantasLink lounges) using Qantas Points.

  • The only way to get an upgrade within three hours of flight departure.
  • Upgrade requests are confirmed on the spot.
  • Same value as Classic Upgrade Rewards.
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Compare upgrade types

Compare upgrade types
  Classic Upgrade Rewards Bid Now Upgrades Domestic On Departure Upgrade Rewards
Upgrade with Qantas Points Yes Yes Yes
Upgrade with cash or a mix of cash and Qantas Points No   Yes No
Priority given to Qantas Frequent Flyers Yes No   No
When can this upgrade be requested? From time of booking If eligible, you'll receive an invite to bid within 7 days of departure At the airport
Upgrade instantly confirmed No No Yes  

Frequently asked questions

Important information

Disclaimer: * Classic Upgrade Rewards are available on Classic Flight Rewards in Economy and Premium Economy and eligible paid and confirmed Qantas domestic and international flights, with a Qantas (QF) flight number on your ticket and from time to time on codeshare flights operated by another carrier that have a QF flight number on your ticket. Classic Upgrade Rewards are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited (which is Limited). Classic Upgrade Rewards may also be requested on eligible Qantas Points Plus Pay – Flights but are not available on international airfares booked in E, N, O, Q class which includes some Qantas Points Plus Pay - Flights and some international Red e-Deal fares. Conditions apply. Visit Classic Upgrade Rewards for details.

Disclaimer: ^ Members are responsible for ensuring that they have sufficient funds on their nominated payment card and a sufficient amount of Qantas Points in their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership account from the time the upgrade offer is submitted to the scheduled flight departure time. When an upgrade offer is accepted, a member will be notified by email. Qantas will deduct the amount of the upgrade offer from the nominated payment card and the Qantas Frequent Flyer membership account at any time from the time it is granted. If an upgrade offer is successful, the nominated payment card will be charged the money payable in the currency displayed on the payment page. If your Bid Now Upgrade offer is successful, the original fare conditions of your booking will apply to your upgraded booking. You will be entitled to all inclusions of the upgraded class except for Chauffeur Drive. Product offering varies by aircraft type. Aircraft and product offering are subject to change. You'll earn Qantas Points and Status Credits at the rate or your original booking.

Disclaimer: ~ On Departure Upgrade Rewards are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited. Available to request for domestic Qantas operated flights with a QF flight number. Visit Classic Upgrade Rewards for details.