Free upgrade experience as A3*G

Old Sep 2, 19, 5:50 am
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I heard the FAs talking about it. 8 people got upgraded from C to F (seats), at least 3 from PE to C, and PE also looked pretty full (being much larger on the 346 than on the 359 there must have been upgrades from Y to PE).

I won't complain

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Old Sep 2, 19, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by GBobon View Post
...{snip}...only 4 upgrades tho, 2 guys bumped from J to F and another ones to C+ )
What do you mean by C+? Which airline has a class between business and first?
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Old Sep 2, 19, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by KLouis View Post
What do you mean by C+? Which airline has a class between business and first?
my mistake, PE
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Old Sep 2, 19, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by KLouis View Post
What do you mean by C+? Which airline has a class between business and first?
Asiana (and I think Malaysia?) but they definitely don't fly from YUL to MUC
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Old Sep 4, 19, 10:24 pm
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Upgraded to business on TK IFN-IST. During check-in the agent mentioned my wife and I might be upgraded at the gate, but in the end it was only on the plane itself after we had taken our original seats that we were asked to move in front.
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Old Sep 16, 19, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by romka_zrh View Post
Hi everyone, after reading through the forum for months finally my first post.

I became A3*G about 20 months ago, flying 1-2x/month in Europe with LX/LH and 3-4x/year intercontinental with LX/LH/UA/AV, always in cheap eco. Last week it finally happened: I was upgraded on an LX flight out of MAD for the first time since I became gold . Several times I saw M&M FTL being upgraded when flying LX/LH, so it seems obvious they privilege their own status members over *G from other programs. I got upgraded once with QR and once with WY not even being member of their respective FF programs.

I was wondering if this restrictive upgrade behavior is airline dependent? Any experiences?
I have been Gold for seven years and was upgraded at the gate only once in YOW flying on a full flight to YEG on AC. Never happened on EU airlines on United. So basically it is a last resort free upgrade for Star Alliance flights.
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