I have a question about changes applied to award bookings made in 2013, but flying in 2014.
I'm looking at booking a streamlined Mini-RTW for next year, mostly in F, but was looking at booking FRA-YYZ in LH J for now, and looking to have that changed to LH F (same flight) if/when seats become available two weeks out.
I'm looking at booking this month, to avoid the new and improved rate card for Asia rewards.
I know in the past, if you booked an F reward, and later found F space on a J segment, it didn't count as a change to move on up. And I know that if you make a change in 2014 to a booked-in-2013 award, you get dinged for the difference between 2013 and 2014 redemption rates.
But is this true for this kind of "not an official change" change? If I find that LH F seat on the same flight and want to get in it, will they just change the segment over to F to match the other F segments, or will it count as a change, and therefore more miles?
Any insights would be appreciated.