In addition to today’s Qantas Platinum One Frequent Flyer Program announcement the Airline announced improvements to their Frequent Flyer Upgrade Awards for both International and Domestic services. In summary Improvements include extending the period in which a member can register for an upgrade award, Upgrade awards for Platinum members confirmed up to 24 hours before a flight and SMS notifications when an Award Upgrade has been successful (all membership tiers) A more detailed list of the improvements are listed below: Improvements to Upgrade Awards for International services (from December 2011) The ability to register for a Flight Upgrade Award at any time from booking up until 24 hours before a scheduled departure; Platinum members may receive successful Flight Upgrade Award confirmation from up to 48 hours before their departure date; All Frequent Flyers will be notified via SMS if their Flight Upgrade Award is confirmed to allow customers to maximise their time to prepare for their upgraded Qantas journey; Flight Upgrade Awards will also be processed closer to the time of departure, meaning fewer empty First, Business and Premium Economy seats on the aircraft on many occasions. For example, if another customer changes their plans and decides not to travel, Qantas will be able to upgrade a member registered for a Flight Upgrade Award into their seat. Improvements to Upgrade Awards for Domestic Services (from early 2012) As per the existing international process, a domestic registration process will be introduced for Flight Upgrade Awards (for Qantas operated services with a Qantas flight number on their ticket) where a member’s Flight Upgrade Award cannot be immediately confirmed. Confirmation of a successful domestic Flight Upgrade Award from the point of booking, as well as the ability to request ‘on departure’ Flight Upgrade Awards will remain available; SMS notification will commence domestically in line with the introduction of the registration process. Our coverage of the Qantas Platinum One Announcement and Release Date which was announced along with these Upgrade Award Improvements Are these improvements to Qantas Frequent Flyer Award going to benefit you and are there other improvements you would like to see?
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