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Old Mar 27, 15, 3:46 am
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jochen_vdk
 
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Originally Posted by airoli View Post
Oh well - here we go with the monetization of the spare front cabin capacity. FFP upgrades and/or Business class rewards will now compete directly with a latent revenue offer for that same seat.
Airlines do that more and more, they try to get money out of everyting, especially things that were for free before. Same with seat selection!

That said, KLM has this system for a while now, and I have placed an upgrade bid 2 times, it got refused, and I got up-upped at the gate for free. I hope for Swiss they have a different system

Originally Posted by airoli View Post
And as for occasional operational upgrades in cases of overbooking... well, good thing I'm not investing in retaining Miles&More status any more
It is not new from today that you don t need to keep status in order to get op-ups, unfortunately.
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