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Please do not attempt to solicit, sell or trade upgrade vouchers within this forum. Posts will be deleted and the members concerned potentially subject to disciplinary action. **Please note that this includes directly using the PM system to do so without first posting in Coupon Connection**. Thanks for your co-operation.
A3 provides all Gold members with four vouchers for upgrade from Economy to Business. Silver members get two upgrade vouchers.

Criteria
  • You must be travelling on A3 or OA metal - codeshares are not included.
  • The original ticket must be issued on either A3 (390) or OA (050) ticket stock.
  • Only revenue (paid) tickets, in fare classes other than U, P & T on a GoLight fare basis, can be upgraded, but not redemption tickets.
  • All flights on the ticket must be on A3 or OA metal.
  • There must be award availability in I-class for the upgrades to clear. You can check this by logging in to M&B then going to https://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbon...t/spend-miles/ The results page will initially be a calendar. To see Business availability, you have to click through to the next step. (You can also use a free or paid tool such as ANA website, UA website (looking for saver award space), Aeroplan, AwardNexus or ExpertFlyer to check for availability.)
  • One coupon per person per journey leg is required - so, for example, TXL-ATH-SKG and return via the same route would require four coupons per person.
  • Anyone can be upgraded using the coupons - you do not have to be travelling on the same booking or even the same plane.

Procedure
  • Call A3 to request the upgrade. The phone numbers are listed at https://aegeanairlines.custhelp.com/ (most of them should go to the same call centre in Greece).
  • If successful, a new ticket will be issued (with a new number). The PNR will remain unchanged.
  • You are liable for any extra taxes applicable to Business Class (e.g. APD from the UK). Sometimes this gets charged, sometimes it doesn't - if it's due and you're not charged because the agent forgets, you've just been lucky.
  • If there's no immediate I-class availability, you can ask to be waitlisted for upgrade. The ability to waitlist was reported to have been removed in August 2016, but was again possible in September. Check with the agent - option available on May 2018.
    • in case you requested to be waitlisted for upgrade and want to check if the customer care agent made the changes on your booking you can check the reservation on checkmytrip.com (click here), the leg you requested the upgrade will be shown here as Waitlisted.
  • If you wish to upgrade one segment of a multi-segment trip (e.g. XXX-ATH-YYY) and there is availability on the leg you wish to upgrade, you may still have to be waitlisted due to married segment issues. The process of clearing the waitlist is somewhat confusing and may result in frustration due to the availability seeming to disappear but in reality, this may mean that the segments have been "unmarried" and the availability has been allocated to your reservation. See post 2272 and the update in post 2294 for more details.

Benefits
  • No matter what the fare basis of the original ticket, you receive full Business Class benefits after upgrade.
  • This includes lounge access (useful if you're upgrading someone other than yourself who has no status, or if you've run out of Silver lounge vouchers) and full baggage allowance (it applies for first leg as well, in case you are upgraded only on the 2nd leg of your trip - confirmed on the etix).
  • Because the ticket books as a redemption, the free car hire is not included.

Mileage/segment earning
  • You will earn at the underlying rate of your purchased ticket in economy, not at a business class rate. Because status miles are awarded, this also counts as a segment for re-qualification purposes.
  • The flights may credit automatically, but may take longer to credit than tickets that have not been changed. They may also credit as 0 miles, and later change to the correct rate. If the flights have not credited properly after a few weeks then calling A3 will rectify this rapidly.

Expiry
  • The vouchers expire at the end of your membership year - they do not carry over, even if status is retained. A new set is issued every year.
  • It is the date when you use the voucher that matters. It can upgrade a flight that takes place after expiry as long as you apply the voucher before.
  • On upgrade from Silver to Gold, any remaining Silver upgrade coupons expire, but they are replaced by four Gold ones which expire at the end of the Gold membership year.

BEWARE
  • Once you have upgraded your seat, your ticket will be reissued. Suddenly, this ticket may be VERY expensive to change. If, for instance, you later decide to travel on a different date, you will probably be required to rebook into Business, even if Economy was available for new bookings. A3 will charge you the difference from your original Economy fare to a NEW Business fare. Plus fees, taxes and whatnot. Update 18/08/2021: this appears to no longer be the case, as an upgraded ticket was changed and the underlying Economy fare was used for the upgraded segments. The coupon was "removed" from the old dates and "reapplied" to the new dates.
  • Coupons will not be returned/reinstated. Once a coupon is applied, it is gone for good (the T&Cs printed on the coupons allow for date and time changes, but not route changes).
  • If you want to provide your coupons to upgrade a friend's travel, it is advisable to call in yourself. Your friend can call in if they know your name, birthdate, M&B-number and the email address associated with your account. That means: Anyone who knows these particulars can use your coupons without your knowledge. They do NOT need the coupon numbers.
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Old Sep 9, 22, 7:35 am
  #2461  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: AMS / ATH
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Cool! Somehow can't PM you; but unless plans change I'll be on the same flight
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Old Sep 20, 22, 2:16 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Got upgraded today (Tuesday) on a flight from CDG to ATH on Thursday. Booked and requested the upgrade a month ago.
Extra charge for taxes is 17,64 €.
Flight bought with Aegean pass.
Great value Thanks Aegean.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 4:40 pm
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Thumbs up

A3436 HER - VIE - 17.9. last minute upgrade request, A3 put me on WL, then sorted at the gate. It was a pleasant flight because I was the only one in biz cabin : )
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Old Sep 22, 22, 7:47 am
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If a coupon expires while I am waitlisted, I guess it's gone?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 8:34 am
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Yes.. Absolut.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 4:33 am
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Does anybody else have trouble getting flights upgraded using coupons retro-credited?

I had Eco S-class RHO-ATH-CAI all upgraded to I which did not automatically credit. Online miles credit initially came back as rejected, "contact us". The Gold line contact centre basically said I must do it online or send an online contact request form if it doesn't work. Now, any online claim says "Request already received". My online request feels like it's being ignored. These flights would renew my Gold too.
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Old Sep 24, 22, 12:22 am
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If the outstanding request has a rejected status you may want to send them a support request through the website.
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Old Sep 25, 22, 8:19 am
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I think I've read the answer to the following question a couple of times already, but since this has now kind of become critical regarding my next booking: Can someone confirm that by asking a phone agent to apply an upgrade coupon you actually reserve one "I" seat on the spot when it's available for miles redemption? (at least for direct flights, which is what interests me in this case)
The reason I'm asking is because I am looking at a flight with exactly 1 seat in booking class I available (well, exactly one seat is available for miles redemption in business class) and I was feeding the thought of calling to ask for an upgrade via voucher while almost simultaneously trying to book another seat using miles...
With this opportunity: If anyone has a discount code for international flights that works for next summer, please do share (tried some of the old usual suspects, "visa50xx" etc. to no avail so far ​​​​​​)
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Old Sep 25, 22, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by giorginho View Post
I think I've read the answer to the following question a couple of times already, but since this has now kind of become critical regarding my next booking: Can someone confirm that by asking a phone agent to apply an upgrade coupon you actually reserve one "I" seat on the spot when it's available for miles redemption? (at least for direct flights, which is what interests me in this case)
The reason I'm asking is because I am looking at a flight with exactly 1 seat in booking class I available (well, exactly one seat is available for miles redemption in business class) and I was feeding the thought of calling to ask for an upgrade via voucher while almost simultaneously trying to book another seat using miles...
With this opportunity: If anyone has a discount code for international flights that works for next summer, please do share (tried some of the old usual suspects, "visa50xx" etc. to no avail so far ​​​​​​)
Yes, exactly. Once you ask to apply a voucher over the phone you reserve one seat in I.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 1:55 am
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And normally that's what you'd want: If they take a few days to re-issue your ticket you would not be happy if somebody else then grabs the seat that you (though to be) upgraded into!

Unfortunately I don't think there's a way to trick the system and have both an Award and Coupon upgrade if the availability is only I1. You could consider booking one in class A (if available) since that will also get you a lot extra miles. Or buy the award and one Economy ticket now, and hope that close to departure the upgrade will clear.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by Xandrios View Post
...You could consider booking one in class A (if available) since that will also get you a lot extra miles...
There was actually A4 Z4 available, but Aegean's AI screwed me big time!
I'll write about this later in a separate topic.

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Old Sep 29, 22, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by giorginho View Post
With this opportunity: If anyone has a discount code for international flights that works for next summer, please do share (tried some of the old usual suspects, "visa50xx" etc. to no avail so far ​​​​​​)
I am only aware of the still active HAPPYPLACE40 code (valid only in Economy) but I am not sure till when it is is valid so you might want to try this. I however was able to book some flights during the Christmas period with the discount.
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Old Sep 29, 22, 4:35 am
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nikolask thanks, this seems to be valid only until March 31st (like pretty much every other promotion nowadays, i. e. the latest "children travel for free" promotion). But it does result in some good prices with P fares being available during that time of someone is flexible enough.
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Old Sep 30, 22, 10:28 am
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https://en.aegeanair.com/plan/offers...l-from-greece/

30% discount, including on C class!
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Old Oct 6, 22, 10:17 am
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I had flights VIE-ATH-TLV yesterday. Called 3 weeks ago to upgrade both segments with vouchers. VIE-ATH cleared on same day, at online check in I got economy seat on ATH-TLV flight. At the airport in VIE also ATH-TLV segment got upgraded to business
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