Chance of QF upgrades or spare seats to lie on BNE LHR BNE in Sept

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Bob

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Greetings all, it has been quite a while since I posted or met up with any of you good people. My business reasons for flights disappeared a few years ago. However, my wife and I will soon be grandparents in Sept, so we are off to the UK to meet grandchild #1.

I still have about 530000 QF points, but I was thinking of buying Y seats and using points to try for upgrades on the flights. Is that a good strategy? We would like to go on or very close to Sat 2 and back on Sat 30. Any ideas as to what QF (and EK) flights are likely to have a good supply of spare seats, or likelihood of upgrades around then?

Thanks in advance

Bob
 

blackcat20

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With that many points I'd be booking the seats I wanted to fly in, rather than relying on an upgrade/
 
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30 Sep is end of school holidays. Passenger loads are likely to reflect this.
 

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You could maybe purchase a cheap return airfare BNE/HKG/BNE and have a stopover in HKG over and back then use QF points on a CX J award HKG/Europe/HKG which is a sure thing.

I think this is preferable to paying a higher economy fare just to enter the upgrade lottery the hope that your request may be successful.
 

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Thanks everyone for your ideas. I ended up with J class SIN to LHR and Y class LHR to SIN on points with BA, plus Y travel BNE to SIN with chance of an upgrade on QF. Cheers
 
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