Sorry header should say: Qantas Notfies Elites... Source: http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-frequent-flyer-upgrades-gold-platinum-one New technology to be introduced later this year will see Qantas Frequent Flyer members of any status level sent an SMS alert well before their flight advising that their upgrade has come through, rather than when they arrive at the airport to check in for their flight. “At the moment you might be confirmed for an upgrade but unless you go online before the flight, you might not know until you get to the airport” says Stephanie Tully, Head of Airline Loyalty for Qantas. “But customers shouldn’t have to do that. We want to be proactive in letting customers know, so we're going to let everyone from Bronze to Platinum One know by SMS prior.” “It means you can think about your baggage allowance, your time in the lounge and the whole experience, rather than just finding out at check-in after you’ve stood in the economy queue” Tully tells Australian Business Traveller. Travellers with top-tier Platinum and Platinum One status will get the best deal of all. The new upgrades system will provide several days advance notice of upgrades and can also assign upgrades shortly before a flight departs if a seat becomes available due to ‘no-shows’ at the airport and missed inbound domestic connections.