Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Forums Frequent flyer programs British Airways Executive Club Qatar Airways reward booking – upgrading class when seats open up

  • Aston100 1,503 posts

    Qatar Airways.
    If I use Avios to book one-way economy flights and then some time later business class reward availability becomes available on one or both legs of the journey, does anyone know how I would go about trying to change the booking (economy reward seats to business/first reward seats)? Is it easier to just book the new business/first seats and cancel the economy seats after?
    Would I be liable to pay an admin/change fee, and what does it look like? (I know it is $25 to cancel an economy reward seat up to the day before departure).

    Assuming seats are still available for cash in a higher cabin, is it possible to pay at a UK airport on the day of travel to upgrade reward bookings?


    phantomchickenz 366 posts

    I’ve just had to do similar. You can’t change the reward booking to a different class, you need to book a brand new one and cancel the old one (with the accompanying fee, I think it was £35pp). Avios refunded immediately, cash takes time.

    Not sure about cash upgrades.

    harley 115 posts

    Yes as phantom mentions annoyingly you cant change, i also tried. You have to cancel and rebook. Qatar fee is slightly lower if you booked via them i think it might be the $25 you mention, ba is standard £35

  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.