Hubby and I are planning to head to the US next year, departing on February 17 or 18 and returning March 8 or 9. We were looking at buying Y+ Saver and then upgrading with points to J in both directions and I seem to recall others mentioning that if there are J reward seats available, then there's upgrade availability? It doesn't matter to us whether we go out via BNE, SYD or MEL so did a reward seat search for the dates we need and came up with no reward seats available at all in ANY class for a week around each date. So does that mean we're completely out of luck as far as upgrades go for these flights, even this far ahead? Hugely disappointed if that's the case. Or will more reward seats/upgrade availability be released? Have never done a long-haul upgrade before and was hoping to make the most of my new Platinum status to upgrade and maybe even get the hallowed Row 5 LOL.