I just made Au -- and am very excited about that! Question for you fellow Au members: How often do you get upgraded (if ever) when flying VS? And is it generally the case that when you do get upgraded, it's just one class of travel (i.e. from Economy to PE, PE to UC only), or do you ever get an Economy to UC upgrade? Or do you never get upgraded at all? I'm asking specifically about revenue travel and not award flights if that makes a difference.
if you mean an operational upgrade, not one for points/money, never, i've been AU for many many years, the most 'out of class' i've ever had is a couple of non-UC flights where i got a hello and a glass of bubbly, once in PE, once in EC
since VS changed their FF scheme and dropped yet another route i want to fly, i've moved more to the dark side, last year as a new BA bronze i got an op-up to business due to overbooking in EC
but if you want to use points for an upgrade at the airport, i'd say VS is way better than BA, i did many upgrades with VS this way, but never had BA availability