red|up OS introduces upgrades for 10k or 149

Old Jun 27, 12, 4:17 am
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red|up OS introduces upgrades for 10k or 149

OS copied the successful LX upgrade concept:

http://www.austrian.com/Info/AtTheAi...=AT&sc_lang=en

Interesting is this sentence:

Miles & More Business Class miles for your flight route
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Old Jun 27, 12, 4:19 am
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Very interesting Oliver if indeed they are now offering the business class miles- however at what level? P? Z? D? It will make a difference.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 4:44 am
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I doubt that you would have the same earnings as with LX.

If you would buy the cheapest Y-tickets(Around 100 + 2 x 150 Euros for the upgrade) and then add the 3 x miles campaign on your commuting route that lasts until December, you have a easy 15 000 statusmiles for only around 400 euros intra-europe! It's a to good deal to be OS. Would be nice if someone could have this confirmed, or should I rather say unconfirmed.... : 0
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Old Jun 27, 12, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Very interesting Oliver if indeed they are now offering the business class miles- however at what level? P? Z? D? It will make a difference.
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I doubt that you would have the same earnings as with LX.
I smell a M&M con on the Business miles.
This will suffer from the same issue as the upcoming 1SEP downgrade of LX P Biz Savers, which makes the upgrade hard to justify for miles alone.
As TRAVELSIG points out the booking class will make a difference.
From M&M OS earnings taking the example of European destinations International flights:
International flights
Business Class
C D J 2000 miles
Z 2000 miles, 1250 as of 1SEP
P 750 miles
So if it books into P as LX (which I predict) only if one is booked in ELK will this be remotely worth it for the miles. You'd lose(!) miles if booked in Y,B,M.
If it books in Z one would gain for all Y booking classes except Y,B,M.
If it books into C D J then a clear gain and I take all my snarky comments back (which I won't have to)

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Old Jun 27, 12, 5:50 am
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Bad news: just found out via a contact that it books into P. Will send a follow up question on how this is of any benefit in terms of miles...
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Old Jun 27, 12, 8:42 am
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No doubt one can enjoy the J service. Ah but wait, you can order the meals in Y now for far cheaper, the middle seat is blocked loads permitting anyway, you get access to the SEN lounges which are better than the BIZ lounges, so I suppose its just the "premium beverages for 149!
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Old Jun 27, 12, 8:58 am
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Bad news: just found out via a contact that it books into P. Will send a follow up question on how this is of any benefit in terms of miles...
It is not a benefit- it is worded in a way which simply confuses the customer.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
It is not a benefit- it is worded in a way which simply confuses the customer.
Yes -- if you complain that you got less mails than you expected based on your economy fare, they can tell you "but we told you so!"...

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Old Jun 27, 12, 5:20 pm
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red|space

But there is another problem

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Austrian is selling emergency exit row seats for 70EU :-(
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Old Jun 28, 12, 1:34 am
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But until sept 1 is still a good deal, right?!?
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Old Jun 28, 12, 1:40 am
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OS already charges pax for exit row / bulk head seating for quite some time. As SEN you still get them for free (until last time I flew to DXB).

IIRC booking class P only gives full business miles on LX-operated flight until 31.8.2012. On OS/LH you will earn reduced mileage (750) starting from 1.7. (?).
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Old Jun 28, 12, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by davidcito View Post
OS already charges pax for exit row / bulk head seating for quite some time. As SEN you still get them for free (until last time I flew to DXB).

IIRC booking class P only gives full business miles on LX-operated flight until 31.8.2012. On OS/LH you will earn reduced mileage (750) starting from 1.7. (?).
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LH flights were effective reduced miles with the introduction of the booking class.
OS flights effective 16MAY2012.
LX 01SEPT2012

01SEPT also has the change to:
1000 miles for Z domestic
1250 miles for Z cross-border within EU
150% worldwide
Not possible to upgrade from Z to First Class with miles (no clarification on evouchers) EXCEPT on LX where it will still be possible with a mileage "surcharge" of 20 000 miles per leg
No HON circle mile sfor any flight in eonomy class
Guarantee for business class only for fare class J or C (highest booking class only).
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Old Oct 5, 12, 6:38 am
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Webcheckin and upgrade ebookers/ Austrian?

Hello

I bought a ticket BRU-VIE through ebookers and I was wondering if I can upgrade to business with the web checkin. Also, when upgrading, do I get business miles or the original Y miles?
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Old Oct 5, 12, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by Thinksamuel View Post
Hello

I bought a ticket BRU-VIE through ebookers and I was wondering if I can upgrade to business with the web checkin. Also, when upgrading, do I get business miles or the original Y miles?
Hi,

AFAIK, in OS, you get the miles of the original class booked.
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Old Oct 5, 12, 1:50 pm
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RedUp books into P class, meaning 100% miles. Depending what your original booking class was, this may mean more (E,K,L), the same (S to H) or even less (M, Y, B - in theory, would assume they'd book the corresponding 150%, but don't know )
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