I am currently accumulating my balance for an SQ flight SYD-TLV or SYD-IST.
The dates will be flexible, but around xmas 2020 when I assume it is peak time.
It will (hopefully) be my first J trip and I am very determined to get the “double bed” with SQ, not necessarily the best rows, but at lease middle seats. For that I understand that I should “jump” on the flights right when they open up 355~ (or something like that) before.
My issue is, 355~ prior to the flight, I will only have enough balance for 1 way J, but until xmas 2020 I will have enough points for the way back, but I understand that I should not expect availability lets say 3-6 months before the flight.
What about Y availability? Is it also as hectic or I can accumulate points and book 3-6 months prior to the flight?
Also, is it likely to redeem Y and upgrade to J with miles later on?