expired Qantas Extra Legroom Seat Selection $30 (Original $90/ $180)

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Update: bug has been fixed.

This bug has been tested and work for me.

I informed Qantas Customer Service about the bug on booking system but they are not replying actively, not interested in how the bug happens and not appreciate my report. Not even a thank you or any follow up.

How do I get $30 extra legroom seat?

Step 1: Qantas would send you Confirmation and E-Ticket Flight Itinerary Email.
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Look for [seats] as shown on photo in the email.
Click on it.

It will redirect you to [manage booking] tab and you should find extra legroom reduced to $30
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Please try and see if this work!!


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    Doesn't work on domestic flights. But thanks for sharing !

    • +10 votes

      On domestic flights, QF doesn't charge for seat selection to begin with as far as I'm aware, including on exit row/bulkhead "extra legroom" seats.

      You should be able to choose an exit row seat for free on domestic flights, but your problem will be that the QF system won't necessarily allow you to choose all the seats. It will give you better access if you have higher level Frequent Flyer status, but if you don't, try choosing a seat less than 80 hours before departure when QF tends to open up the front sections and exit row sections of the aircraft as a free-for-all.

  • +4 votes

    Worked on Intl flight. Thanks OP. Not sure if this belongs to deals though

    • +20 votes

      Just a stingy it student revenge on Qantas CS's brush-off.
      Haha
      This bug has been found more than half year.

      And I decided to disclosure it cause Qantas cs suck.

      • +2 votes

        good for you. You do them a favour, rather then saying thanks, here's some free Qantas points to say thanks, they're just ignoring you & they'll lose money as a result.

        I'd do exactly the same

  • +16 votes

    They charge for ordinary seat selection now? Qantas is becoming Jetstar.

    • +5 votes

      Since they updated/switched the system,
      Human being no longer being able to pick the seat before payment.
      And the lowest class econ have to pay $30. What a premium airline.

    • +1 vote

      Only for the sale fares.

    • +2 votes

      Even Emirates charges for seat selection now

    • +3 votes

      Qantas used to be my airline of choice precisely because they didn't do all this annoying stress-inducing garbage… not anymore! Even as a super-regular business traveler they still find some way to annoy me every time. IMHO may as well fly the cheapest…

      • +5 votes

        yeah it's getting like that.
        Competition has killed profitability, so they need to drip feed fees in order to make up for the sale fares.

        At least with the budget airlines, you expect a crap trip, so you're either not surprised/disappointed when they deliver, or happy when they deliver normal service.
        And I reinvest part of the saving into quality dutyfree to make the rest of my holiday enjoyable! Kicking back with a 18yo Laphroaig in the evening makes any endurance, endurable :-)

        • +6 votes

          Kicking back with a 18yo Laphroaig in the evening makes any endurance, endurable

          I had to Google Laphroaig…. I was thinking perhaps that was the company of a certain 18yo lady

        •  

          18yo Laph, yum!

          Re: budget airlines and crap trip, that made me chuckle.

  • +12 votes

    Hmmmmm. I'm QF gold and following this method I could select any exit row seat for free for my MEL-LHR return flights.

    To double check that it was not normally free I logged in via the Qantas app and the same seat was $180.

    Thanks for the tip!

    • +1 vote

      I had the exact same thing happen to me. Thanks to OP, I think I've just got two free extra legroom seats for my return London flights. Given the distance I can't thank you enough, OP, but I'm almost disbelieving of it until I actually get on the plane itself!

  • +1 vote

    anyway to do this if you don't have the email from Qantas? My travel is booked through a corporate website and seats showing as $180 for me.

    •  

      Looks like it's only available to those who bought directly from qantas.com and therefore got the email with the link.

  • +11 votes

    Thank you OP. Anything to wipe the smile off that arrogant Qantas CEO Joyce's face. He exploits offshore workers in his subsidiary Jetstar; Singapore/Thailand /Vietnam/Japan -based flight attendants paid a pittance and being screwed out of entitlements e.g. bullied regarding workers' compensation claims. Glad to see Ozbargainers milking this flaw.

  • +3 votes

    Definitely appeared to work for me, didn't go through with payment, don't really need the legroom

  •  

    worked for me on flights to/from Tokyo $30. Thanks!

  • -2 votes

    any chance someone could link the link - i booked with bestjet but want to see if i can take advantage of it

  •  

    how much more room do you get? just want to know the diff b4 paying for 3 ppl.

    • +3 votes

      Maybe do some research in sites like seatguru. Just remember that Qantas may not be your cheapest option and so the savings you get by going on another carrier might outweigh the exit row seat savings.

  •  

    Thank you very much. It works!

  •  

    looks like if you've pre-selected the seats then you're out of luck…. hopefully someone else can shed some light on how to get around that…

    anyway good find!

    •  

      Same issue here… comes up asking for $90 or 12,000 points (i too preselected seats for a flight MNL —> SYD)

      •  

        Did both of you follow the instructions? The key part was to click on the link from your confirmation email.

    • +1 vote

      I had already selected seats and it still worked for me.

  • +3 votes

    Yas! I had already paid $30 to pre-select a seat in the upstairs economy section of a 380 flight to LHR for my mother and aunt. This hack let me get in and change them to an exit row in the same section with no extra charge. Thanks a bunch!

  •  

    Well, flying with Qantas is not compatible with Ozbargain tho

  •  

    Does not work for me…still says $90 for extra legroom seat

    OK after reading the post carefully it actually works!

    But the problem is that the extra legroom seats on my flights (QF97,98 Brisbane-HongKong) are next to the bassinet. I would much rather have a normal seat in this case…

  •  

    Damn, thought I was sorted here.
    My Qantas flights are operated by Emirates so I need to log into their manage booking section to change seats etc.

    Good on you for posting it up here though!

  •  

    Just did it for London-Sydney! Thanks OP you are an absolute life-saver.

  •  

    Thanks worked!

  •  

    That worked! Thanks heaps OP :D

  •  

    Legend. Thanks for sharing.

  •  

    For the exit row, you can't recline your seat back (Syd to NZ).
    Not very comfortable.

    • +2 votes

      If you're talking about the 737-800 Qantas normally runs on this route, the first overwing exit row (row 13) doesn't recline however the second overwing exit row (row 14) does. This is a safety feature to ensure the space available at the exit rows isn't compromised by reclined seats in an evacuation.

  • +1 vote

    these are the only kind of bugs, that i appreciate people sharing and spreading.

    thanks!

  • +1 vote

    It's probably not a bug, they might be experimenting with pricing etc

  •  

    Is this actually a "bug"? How would you pay $90 even if you wanted to? (at booking I guess?)

  •  

    just checked my flights to atlanta and its $180

  •  

    If the seats are greyed out does it mean that it's all taken, or that I don't have access to book them due to my low 'status credits'?

    •  

      Either/or. Some seats will be greyed out because they are taken. Some will be greyed out because you don't have sufficiently high status to select them.

      •  

        Couldn't book Jetstar cuddle seats recently for same reason. Turns out they were blocked for staff (presume they fly free?).

      •  

        Maybe it's just not available for pre selection. It's SYD-SIN and return.

    • +1 vote

      If you're low status, make sure to go back regularly and keep checking, especially around 80 hours before your departure, when they tend to open up more sections of the plane to lower status passengers.

  •  

    Mel/Tokyo worked perfectly, cheers! You need to click on the seat link in your confirmation email.

  •  

    Mel/HK worked perfectly. thanks OP

  • -2 votes

    Whilst I can confirm this works, I do believe this belongs more in the forums than a bargain per se - I have a feeling Qantas will do something about the bookings that have utilized this 'bug'

  •  

    Ah. I wish I was going overseas…

  •  

    Often extra leg room seats have less bum room. Because they do not have a row of seats close in the front, they have tray tables in the arms of the seats and the arms are a solid wall.

  •  

    $30 only? Not bad.

  •  

    Thanks OP. I managed to book an exit seat for free. It was originally showing $90.

  • +1 vote

    I just booked flights to NZ and can confirm my email doesn't have the same links in it any more - so maybe they fixed the email links going forward

  • +2 votes

    Just flew 3 days ago..darn! I had to pay $30 to pick my seat and some whale of a woman was sitting it in =(

  •  

    Just an FYI we recently booked flights to London and when we rang up to see about getting certain seats they said it cost $30.
    Maybe depending on flight it's normal now?

  •  

    I never pay for extra leg room seats I just tell the lady at checkin for free and so far has success most of the time.

  •  

    I didn't make use of this as the flights I have doesn't seem to have extra legroom seats in the legend? But I ended up taking the exit row seats anyway for free, so that's great.

    Thanks OP.

  •  

    Thanks. Snagged exit row seats Sydney to Santiago.

  • +1 vote

    Qantas has now fixed the bug and the extra legroom seats on International flights have now returned to $180 per sector. The $30 offer has now gone.

    • +1 vote

      Yup just checked, can verify. Was good while it lasted. Let's hope they don't reverse the selections for those that went through (I think it's unlikely, personally).

    •  

      Damn that was fast considering it was a known issue for six months according to a comment above. I would recommend everyone who successfully got good seats to take snapshots of their seat numbers now in case they get changed.

  • +3 votes

    Honestly who would pay for extra legroom for $180?

  • +3 votes

    This tied in nicely with
    $613 return to hong kong
    $150 amex cashback x2
    And now $30 extra leg room

    I saved $$$ but also spent it
    So ummmmmm….. thanks

  • +2 votes

    Should be kept in forums, would of lasted longer before they fixed it :p

    • +2 votes

      I would never have noticed it if it was in the forums so thanks OP. I'll have a check in flyer talk to see if this was a known bug to them as well. I remember the other bug where you could change the coding in the Qantas page to get your preferred seat. That lasted about 18 months.

  • +7 votes

    Why would you report the bug to Qantas? Were you hoping they'd do something nice for you? (Hint: airlines don't do that.)

  •  

    Hi, I am just boarding my Qantas flight now and I can confirm the seat hack worked, thanks OP!!

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