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I think that the primary criteria for allocating points upgrades is Status. As a basic Bronze you will have a low chance of any upgrades, regardless of your fare type. There will be too many Platinums seeking a points upgrade ahead of you. Yet it is not unknown for a Bronze to get an upgrade. My advice is to pay for the seat that you really want.
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If you can afford it, I would suggest paying the difference between flexible economy and business sale. That way you will have a confirmed business class seat. Paying for premium economy and then upgrading would make not much difference to you as a Bronze FF with very slim chances of upgrades. If you pay for a confirmed business class seat, you can earn a considerable amount of status credits helping you with your status with Qantas. That in turn will help you with your chances of upgrades in the future.
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Errol - id suggest getting a PE ticket if you could. As lowly bronzes we got upgraded NYC - LAX - MEL last year.
The day depends. One trick may be to see what days sale fares are still on offer or what days have lower fares. These are usually days of lower demand. Fridays are business people coming home after a work week. Sunday’s are business people going to Monday meetings. Saturday’s or Wednesday’s may be quiter days in the business class cabins. Generally though I try to get there or home on a Saturday for a recovery day before work. But each to their own. Check prices and sales as that may be a clue.
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As my name suggests, I am a QC Silver and managed x2 MEL-HKG upgrades last year, one on a Wednesday and on a weekend
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