How to Maximise Your Upgrade Chances

Upgrading to Business or First class is not only an affordable way to travel in luxury, but also an excellent use of frequent flyer points. Unfortunately, there’s a catch: upgrades can be difficult to secure, and there’s a risk that your request will be unsuccessful.
Redeeming your points effectively can be difficult, which is why the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program devotes an ENTIRE COURSE to redeeming points! Of this course, a whole module is dedicated to upgrading with points.
There's some good news if you want to use your frequent flyer points to upgrade to a better seat on your next flight. There are a few tricks that will drastically increase your chances of scoring that bump-up to the pointy-end!
Airlines may use one of two different methods of allocating point upgrades. The optimal strategy for ensuring upgrade success will depend on the method used.
On some airlines, upgrades are confirmed immediately if available. This is the case for flights on Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Cathay Pacific, and Qantas domestic flights. Upgrades on these airlines will be available as long as award seats are available in the upgraded class of travel, so the key is to search for award availability. If there's an award seat, the upgrade will be yours.
Qantas international flight upgrades are allocated differently. These are based on a "lottery" system, with requests being placed on a waitlist. In this case, the key to maximising your upgrade chances is to book the flight with the lightest load in the upgraded travel class. As explained in the video extract below, the easiest and most accurate way to check this is to search on Expert Flyer, a highly useful online tool for frequent flyers.

Free Frequent Flyer Solutions Extract

This video extract from the Redeem Points training course which is part of the of the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program explains the tricks to a successful upgrade with points:
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This is an example of one of many little-known tidbits that makes Frequent Flyer Solutions such a valuable resource! 
Want to learn more about redeeming your frequent flyer points effectively? Our course on Redeeming Points provides comprehensive tuition on finding frequent flyer award seats on all major airlines, including video demonstrations. It also demonstrates the use of three specialised tools (including Expert Flyer) that can help you to use your points, demonstrates a range of little-known methods of scoring an upgrade, and much, much more!
Until 25 December 2016, you can purchase full access to this course for 12 months for just $10!! (Normally $100).
To take advantage of this generous offer, simply create a free Frequent Flyer Solutions account HERE, purchase 12 months access to this course HERE, and then use Coupon Code XMAS16 and save $90!
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