Longhaul cash upgrades to LH E/C/F [upto 6 weeks in advance]

Old Jan 5, 16, 6:33 am
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Cool Longhaul cash upgrades to LH E/C/F [upto 6 weeks in advance]

LH joins the club of airlines that allow cash upgrades at fixed rates in advance:

https://www.lufthansa.com/online/myp...l=en&cid=18002

How to book your long-haul upgrade at LH.com

Call up your travel itinerary under My Bookings. There will be an automatic check on which flights in your itinerary can be upgraded. Confirm your choice for the flights that you wish to upgrade. You can, of course, book upgrades for other flights at a later time (up to a maximum of 4 hours before departure). If you have sufficient award miles in your account and are logged into your LH.com profile, you can decide whether you want to pay for the upgrade with money or miles. Unfortunately, a combination of both means of payment is not possible in one booking procedure.
Finally, enter your payment information and confirm your purchase. A booking confirmation will be sent to the email address you have provided.
Books into N/Z/A:
Code:
Possible upgrades	Valid for
From Economy Class to Premium Economy Class (N)	All Economy fares except X
From Economy to Business (Z)	All Economy fares except X, K, L, T
From Premium Economy Class to Business Class (Z)	All Premium Economy fares except R
From Business Class to First Class (A)	All Business fares except I
Its quite expensive:

Code:
 The cost of upgrades is dependent on the route and the original travel class:
Price range
/Route	From Economy Class to Premium Economy Class	From Economy Class to Business Class	From Premium Economy Class to Business Class	From Business Class to First Class
Munich-Los Angeles	EUR 299
	EUR 999
	EUR 699
	EUR 1499
Munich-Seoul	EUR 299	EUR 999	EUR 699	EUR 1499
Frankfurt-Toronto	EUR 249	EUR 899
	EUR 649	EUR 1399
Frankfurt-Shanghai	EUR 299	EUR 999	EUR 699	EUR 1499
Frankfurt-New Delhi	EUR 249	EUR 899 	EUR 649	EUR 1399
Conditions:
Upgrades are obtainable under the following conditions, subject to availability in the upgrade booking class:

For confirmed bookings (no waiting-list bookings)
Only possible in combination with an already issued ticket
For flights operated by Lufthansa (LH flight number)
Upgrades via LH.com are only possible for all travellers in a booking. If you want to purchase upgrades for only some of the travellers in your booking, please contact a Lufthansa Service Centre.

Upgrades are not possible in the following cases:

For flights for which you have already checked in
For journeys for which paid-for add-on services have already been booked but no payment has yet been received and the corresponding service documents have not been issued
For journeys for which additional services have already been booked which exclude an upgrade, for example, if you are taking your pet with you into the cabin.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 7:03 am
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Not bad offering especially the F class offer to LAX when booked in P class given that LH will award the flyer the full mileage corresponding to the new booking class.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 7:13 am
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In case the link in the 1st post doesn't work: http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Upgrade-for-fixed-price
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Old Jan 5, 16, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
Not bad offering especially the F class offer to LAX when booked in P class given that LH will award the flyer the full mileage corresponding to the new booking class.
Hmm... lets compare P and A on FRA-DEL:

Code:
05JAN16**05JAN16/LH FRADEL/NSP;EH/TPM  3804/MPM  5144                           
**STAR ALLIANCE CONVENTIONS PLUS ON GGAIRLHCONVENTIONS **                       
*** FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW * SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA ***                        
                                                                                
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
01+FCOUPON       5586     11172 F  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
02+F77OW         5584           F  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
03+F77RT                   7969 F  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
04+JCOUPON       3934      7868 J  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
05+J77OW         3932           J  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
06+FFFDE                   7419 F  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
07+AFFDE                   5969 A  -     -     -   +  + -  12M R                
08+J77RT                   5609 J  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
09+GCOUPON       2702      5404 G  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
10+YCOUPON       2702      5404 Y  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
11+G77OW         2700           G  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
12+Y77OW         2700           Y  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
13+JFFDE                   4949 J  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
14+ARCDE                   4469 A  +     -     -   +  + -  12M R                
15+CFFDE                   4249 C  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
16+ARNDE                   4169 A 410+   -     -   +  + 6+  1M R                
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 4                    
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05JAN16**05JAN16/LH FRADEL/NSP;EH/TPM  3804/MPM  5144                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
17+G77RT                   3849 G  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
18+Y77RT                   3849 Y  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
19+DWFFDE                  3649 D  -     -         + -  -  12M R                
20+DXFFDE                  3259 D  -     -         + -  -  12M R                
21+GFFDE                   3040 G  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
22+ZWRCDE                  2999 Z  +     -         +21  3+ 12M R                
23+YFFDE                   2790 Y  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
24+ZXRCDE                  2499 Z  +     -         +21  3+ 12M R                
25+PWRCDE                  2389 P  +     -         +  + 3+ 12M R                
26+EFFDE                   2040 E  -     -     -   +  + -  12M R                
27+BFFDE                   1890 B  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
28+PXRCDE                  1699 P  +     -         +  + 3+ 12M R                
29+ERCDE                   1540 E  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
30+MFFDE                   1530 M  -     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
31+PRNDE                   1337 P 250+   -     -   +  + 6+  1M R                
32+URCDE                   1220 U  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
33+NRCDE                   1040 N  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
34+HRCDE                   1000 H  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
35+QRCDE                    800 Q  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
>                                                 PAGE  3/ 4                    
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05JAN16**05JAN16/LH FRADEL/NSP;EH/TPM  3804/MPM  5144                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
36+VRCDE                    620 V  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
37+NNCDE                    540 N NRF    -     -   +  + 6+ 12M R                
38+WRCDE                    470 W  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
39+SNCDE                    340 S NRF    -     -   +  + 6+ 12M R                
40+NRNDE                    340 N 190+   -     -   +  + 6+  1M R                
41+TNCDE                    230 T NRF    -     -   +  + 6+ 12M R                
42+LNNDE                    140 L NRF    -     -   +  + 6+ 12M R                
43+KNNDE                     70 K NRF    -     -   +  + 6+ 12M R                
>                                                 PAGE  4/ 4                    
>
or MUC-ICN:

Code:
05JAN16**05JAN16/LH MUCSEL/NSP;TS/TPM  5298/MPM  7948                           
*** STAR ALLIANCE ASIAN AIRPASS FQD QMXQMY/R,U***                               
*** FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW * SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG                                   
                                                                                
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
01+FCOUPON       8561     17122 F  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
02+F77OW         8559           F  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
03+F77RT                  12219 F  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
04+FFFDE                  11719 F  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
05+JCOUPON       5712     11424 J  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
06+J77OW         5710           J  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
07+AFFDE                   9169 A  -     -     -   +  + -  12M R                
08+GCOUPON       4102      8204 G  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
09+YCOUPON       4102      8204 Y  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
10+G77OW         4100           G  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
11+Y77OW         4100           Y  -     -     -     -  -   -  M                
12+J77RT                   8149 J  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
13+JFFDE                   7369 J  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
14+ARCDE                   6569 A  +     -     -   +  + -  12M R                
15+CFFDE                   6369 C  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
16+ARNDE                   6169 A 410+   -     -   +  + 6+  1M R                
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 4                    
>m
05JAN16**05JAN16/LH MUCSEL/NSP;TS/TPM  5298/MPM  7948                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
17+G77RT                   5849 G  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
18+Y77RT                   5849 Y  -     -     -     -  -  12M M                
19+DWFFDE                  4469 D  -     -         + -  -  12M R                
20+DXFFDE                  3739 D  -     -         + -  -  12M R                
21+GFFDE                   3580 G  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
22+YFFDE                   3270 Y  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
23+ZWRCDE                  3269 Z  +     -         +21  3+ 12M R                
24+PWRCDE                  2869 P  +     -         +  + 3+ 12M R                
25+ZXRCDE                  2839 Z  +     -         +21  3+ 12M R                
26+EFFDE                   2380 E  -     -     -   +  + -  12M R                
27+PXRCDE                  2329 P  +     -         +  + 3+ 12M R                
28+BFFDE                   1950 B  -     -     -   + -  -  12M R                
29+ERCDE                   1880 E  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
30+MFFDE                   1630 M  -     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
31+PRNDE                   1528 P 250+   -     -   +  + 6+  1M R                
32+NRCDE                   1380 N  +     -     -   +  +  + 12M R                
33+ULRCDE                  1340 U  +  S16SEP  31MAR+  +  + 12M R                
34+HLRCDE                  1110 H  +  S16SEP  31MAR+  +  + 12M R                
35+QLRCDE                   910 Q  +  S16SEP  31MAR+  +  + 12M R                
>                                                 PAGE  3/ 4                    
>
You would look at a deal to ICN (but still high compared to the offer others reported (800)) but not to DEL.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 7:20 am
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Does the ticket have to start in Germany or other markets would suffice?

For example if I buy my P ticket starting in DUB to LAX via MUC, can I still bid for the upgrade to A for the MUC-LAX sector?
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Old Jan 5, 16, 8:10 am
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I hope there are not too many takers for €1499 for a one way F upgrade, otherwise eVouchers will become quite useless.

Edit: is the cost for oneway or return?
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Old Jan 5, 16, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by Rambuster View Post
I hope there are not too many takers for €1499 for a one way F upgrade, otherwise eVouchers will become quite useless.
Another devaluation to HON+SEN status
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Old Jan 5, 16, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by Rambuster View Post
I hope there are not too many takers for 1499 for a one way F upgrade, otherwise eVouchers will become quite useless.

Edit: is the cost for oneway or return?
Must be oneway, otherwise the Y->E upgrade price is too cheap.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 9:55 am
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I have a ticketed D class FRA-LAX segment in my profile, but am not offered to upgrade with this option. It is however part of an ex-MNL ticket.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 10:05 am
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The upgrade thing is only open for MUC-LAX, not FRA-LAX...
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Old Jan 13, 16, 11:17 am
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Hi,

I am currently booked on 6feb16 FRA-TPA in Premium Economy. I phoned LH today but in order to upgrade I also need to pay a reservation change charge or Euro200 on top of the upgrade.

Are there different charges towards departure? (As economy can also bid to be upgraded to PE)
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Old Jan 27, 16, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Oslo Dutch View Post
Hi,

I am currently booked on 6feb16 FRA-TPA in Premium Economy. I phoned LH today but in order to upgrade I also need to pay a reservation change charge or Euro200 on top of the upgrade.

Are there different charges towards departure? (As economy can also bid to be upgraded to PE)
I think this is an online option, as calling an agent would most likely incur the change fee as you stated.

I was trying to upfare from S-class to Q-class on a ticket I had booked within 24 hours of doing it on the LH website, but the agent (US line with Canadian agent) said that she would have to charge the change fee - even with the *same* flight, *same* day - so I told her to cancel the ticket. (Free within 24 hours. She had to check to see if she could do it for free, even though I told her 2 other of her colleagues confirmed that this was possible!)

I then couldn't find an option to book with the precise fare classes I required, so I called back to the US line (apparently Indian agents cannot ticket any longer - only can purchase on the website - ridiculous!) and paid the $20.00 per pax, which saved me the fare difference from the H-class the website wanted to book me in.

Now, on to the other reason for posting in this thread.

I now see that we can put a "bid" for an upgrade from Y to C online when on LH.com - lowest bid is $765 or thereabouts.

I don't think that there is a particular thread for this option (I see for PE upgrades, not for biz), so I thought that it might belong here.

Question: Would your fare basis remain the same if you "bid" for the upgrade (which is equivalent to using miles @USD 0.015/mile) or would you move into a revenue biz fare? I gather we would not.

This upgrading semi-fiasco almost warrants one buying the P-fare for almost the same amount of equivalent value - which was available a week ago, but I had some upgrade instruments available...
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Old Jan 28, 16, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by Oslo Dutch View Post
Hi,

I am currently booked on 6feb16 FRA-TPA in Premium Economy. I phoned LH today but in order to upgrade I also need to pay a reservation change charge or Euro200 on top of the upgrade.

Are there different charges towards departure? (As economy can also bid to be upgraded to PE)
The offer above is for certain routes only... if you call for other regular fares on regular routes outside of this trial offer they will quote you for upfaring and change fees.
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Old Jan 28, 16, 1:43 am
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Originally Posted by SuperFlyBoy View Post
I

I now see that we can put a "bid" for an upgrade from Y to C online when on LH.com - lowest bid is $765 or thereabouts.

I don't think that there is a particular thread for this option (I see for PE upgrades, not for biz), so I thought that it might belong here.

Question: Would your fare basis remain the same if you "bid" for the upgrade (which is equivalent to using miles @USD 0.015/mile) or would you move into a revenue biz fare? I gather we would not.

This upgrading semi-fiasco almost warrants one buying the P-fare for almost the same amount of equivalent value - which was available a week ago, but I had some upgrade instruments available...
Plusgrade is for PE and C nowadays. The booking class changes to P/Z when you win the bid, but fare basis stays the same. So you earn more miles, but stay in the same restrictive fare corridor.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufth...pgrade-pe.html
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Old Jan 28, 16, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Plusgrade is for PE and C nowadays. The booking class changes to P/Z when you win the bid, but fare basis stays the same. So you earn more miles, but stay in the same restrictive fare corridor.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufth...pgrade-pe.html

Thanks for your replies. I think I am booked in N class which is not entitled for upgrades at all. When I try to upgrade via the plus grade page it doesn't allow me to bid for an upgrade to business class.

I can see business does have 6 seats left. Will trying to buy an upgrade at the airport be the same procedure as now with the call centre?

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