Can you upgrade a Emirates/Qatar flight redeemed using Qantas points?

Hi - I have booked a Classic Rewards flight on Qantas to Europe. The flights are operated by Emirates and Qatar. Is there anyway to apply for an upgrade? I can’t apply via the Qantas site as they are not Qantas flights. Thanks.

Qantas points can only be used for upgrades on Qantas operated flights.

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Could consider rebooking the premium cabin with points and cancelling the earlier booking.

Thanks. Can I upgrade the flight using cash some how?

I believe Emirates in particular sells day of departure upgrades. I’ve heard anecdotes from other forums that at Check-in they sometimes explicit list a price for upgrades to Business on the spot but you can always ask.

Thanks mate - I’ll give that a go