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And you need to have purchased a fully flexible Y ticket to upgrade to W or a W ticket to upgrade to J. The only way to upgrade from fully flex Y to J is if the flight doesn't have W.
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Given the difference in SQ miles between upgrading and booking outright is so small (and that you can only upgrade from fully-flexible economy), you might be better off to just use your miles to book the flight outright in the cabin you want to travel in.If you don't have enough, you might also consider booking a return trip to Singapore (Australia-Singapore-Australia) with money, and using miles to book Singapore-Europe-Singapore separately, or vice versa, provided you have plenty of time in between connecting flights (ideally overnight) as those connections wouldn't be 'protected' being on separate tickets. :)
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The value is not great (you lose 25%), but thats up to you. You should call SQ and check if the upgrade is available BEFORE you transfer, as moving them back to VA would incur another points loss. I've done it though, and it was worthwhile.
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