Successful QF 'Bid Now Upgrades' data thread

Dtfm

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Anyone know if bid nows to Premium Economy are available? I've never seen it - even on a flight with PE, Bid Now only offers Economy to Business.
Qantas does this annoying thing where you can't bid directly to Premium Economy. They first make you place a bid for Business, and on the confirmation screen for that, they will let you place a second bid for PE. The way they present it is "If you're business upgrade fails, you can add a backup plan by also bidding for PE".
 

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Qantas does this annoying thing where you can't bid directly to Premium Economy. They first make you place a bid for Business, and on the confirmation screen for that, they will let you place a second bid for PE. The way they present it is "If you're business upgrade fails, you can add a backup plan by also bidding for PE".
Do you have to bid more for business?
I will go back to my wandering?
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Any recent success or failure on bid requests Y->J on QFi?

I have a classic reward points booking SYD-SIN//SIN-PER-SYD and was able to put in Classic points upgrade requests for each sector (not great value I know) but also paid bid requests for each.

For coughs and giggles I took the min $ bid for each:
SYD-SIN: $710 (A330) - the max bid is $4250 🙀
SIN-PER: $460 (A330) - max bid $2750
PER-SYD: $375 (737) - yeah, screwed up that one. Thought it was an A330 day….

Thoughts?
 
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Any recent success or failure on bid requests Y->J on QFi?

I have a classic reward points booking SYD-SIN//SIN-PER-SYD and was able to put in Classic points upgrade requests for each sector (not great value I know) but also paid bid requests for each.

For coughs and giggles I took the min $ bid for each:
SYD-SIN: $710 (A330) - the max bid is $4250 🙀
SIN-PER: $460 (A330) - max bid $2750
PER-SYD: $375 (737) - yeah, screwed up that one. Thought it was an A330 day….

Thoughts?
A lot braver than me and probably why I don’t play the upgrade game.
Unless there is 100% chance of a upgrade I’m just paying cash upfront. The thought of being stuck in Y for even a domestic flight scares me
 

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A lot braver than me and probably why I don’t play the upgrade game.
Unless there is 100% chance of a upgrade I’m just paying cash upfront. The thought of being stuck in Y for even a domestic flight scares me
This is a pseudo status run. PC member earn SCs on award flights - pro-rata the earn rate skews in favour to whY but besides that, there hasn’t been J award SYD<->SIN since flights restarted and certainly no decent “Sale” fares to speak of.

I used to do SYD-PER monthly in whY. So I reckon I’ll survive SIN-PER // PER-SYD ok but SYD-SIN (even in the front row of whY) could be awful. Alas, premium cabins to/from Oz on most flights are full.
 

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Any recent success or failure on bid requests Y->J on QFi?

I have a classic reward points booking SYD-SIN//SIN-PER-SYD and was able to put in Classic points upgrade requests for each sector (not great value I know) but also paid bid requests for each.

For coughs and giggles I took the min $ bid for each:
SYD-SIN: $710 (A330) - the max bid is $4250 🙀
SIN-PER: $460 (A330) - max bid $2750
PER-SYD: $375 (737) - yeah, screwed up that one. Thought it was an A330 day….

Thoughts?
So no joy on the Bids.
QF81 25/7 was chockers - I actually put in for a points upgrade after hearing about the SYD T1 security lines and priority only for F/J BP holders. But that was a fail also. At least I was able to score 23K with no baby riding shotgun.

QF72 28/7 - unfortunately I’ll never know if this low ball bid would have worked because I put in a successful points upgrade request after a T-80 mixup or possibly while I was still on the first flight with no wifi - the front of the whY cabin filled up somehow while I wasn’t looking….😡

QF650 29/7 - Fail. Upgrades ex-PER can be a bit like unicorns but a 738 in lieu of a A330 didn’t help.

This article appeared just before I left. I hadn’t realised that not everyone nor every flight gets these “Bid now” offers. Probably e plains why this thread has less activity to the “Success/Fail Points Upgrade“ thread?

In the past, I’ve usually ignored the emails inviting to bid for an upgrade but given that this was already a points itinerary, I thought I’d try my luck. The article also mentions being able to bid a combo of $s and Points. I only got the options for $s on each sector.
 

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