Jag har ett dilemma som säkerligen någon bättre bevandrad än jag i flygbolagens snåriga bokningsvärld kan svara på. Jag har lagt in en upgrade request på mina kommande QF flighter. Numera finns också möjligheten att be om en upgrade "right up to gate", vilket innebär att jag förlänger min chans att få en upgrade samtidigt som det finns vissa restriktioner. Exemplevis jag som flyger med samma flight men två leg LHR-SIN-SYD får (så vitt jag förstår det) bara leg 2 uppgraderat om det sker vid gaten. Då är min fråga: Har jag större chans till upgrades båda sträckorna om jag inte klickar i rutan för Up to gate upgrade? Hur fungerar flygbolagen? Skickar de hellre in en QF silver på en upgrade båda sträckorna (som inte valt gate upgrade) och mig som QF gold på leg 2 bara för att jag valt det alternativet? Svårförklarat och säkert svårbegripligt... Men om någon klokare än jag kan förklara blir jag ytterst tacksam... Qantas is committed to providing international Flight Upgrade Awards wherever we can. In some cases an upgrade may become available on your flight at the last minute due to cancellations, no-shows or missed connections. To increase your chances of obtaining your upgrade we have introduced an additional process where your request can be further considered at the airport. To be eligible for this process you will need to opt-in to 'upgrade at the airport' when you register for a Flight Upgrade Award. Before opting-in to be eligible for an upgrade up to the gate, please note: For upgrades at the airport, if you are travelling continuously on a flight that stops in one or more ports (with the same flight number), you will only be eligible for an upgrade on the last leg and only if that last leg has a flying time longer than three hours. Points will only be deducted for the portion of your flight that was upgraded. Upgrades at the airport will only be awarded for bookings containing one passenger. If you are unable to accept all of these conditions, then you should not opt-in to be eligible for an upgrade up to the gate when you register for an international Flight Upgrade Award. Flight Upgrade Awards are subject to capacity controls and availability (which is limited). If your upgrade is confirmed at the airport, you may not be able to use some of the benefits that you receive with the upgrade such as your additional baggage allowance (or lounge access if your upgrade is confirmed at the gate). An upgrade at the airport requires the same amount of points as an upgrade prior to arrival at the airport regardless of whether or not you are able to use some of the benefits that you receive with the upgrade such as additional baggage allowance and lounge access. If a request for an upgrade at the airport is successful, it cannot be refused. You will be required to travel in the upgrade cabin in the seat you have been allocated. This is because the upgrade may be awarded as your flight is due to depart and airport staff will not be able to re-seat you on the aircraft.