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Old Feb 27, 19, 8:00 pm
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LH first Class Buyups

Flying J class EWR FRA in a week. Have only flown LH one or two times. Do they offer buy ups to F at check=in? I'd go up to $1000. Any experience?
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:27 pm
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Try doing a search "cash upgrade" or similar = Longhaul cash upgrades to LH E/C/F [trial on MUC-LAX/ICN, FRA-YYZ/PVG/DEL]
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by JerseyCityS View Post
Flying J class EWR FRA in a week. Have only flown LH one or two times. Do they offer buy ups to F at check=in? I'd go up to $1000. Any experience?
Honestly, just try getting your hands on a UA GPU to upgrade, assuming you have an eligible fare class ... or a LH UG cert.
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Honestly, just try getting your hands on a UA GPU to upgrade, assuming you have an eligible fare class ... or a LH UG cert.
Yes, it’s a short flight & shouldn’t be too difficult obtaining a UA GPU.
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Smile FYI: GPU's for J & C only

Originally Posted by chris63 View Post

UA Changed the rules on what Fares are eligible for GPU Upgrade. As of 1/1/19 the only Business Class Fares eligible for GPU upgrade are "J" and "D" and the flight number has to begin with "LH" and be on "LH" Metal.
This changed from last year when I used 2 GPUs to upgrade "P" Fares to "F". Sadly it appears those days are long gone.


Yes, it’s a short flight & shouldn’t be too difficult obtaining a UA GPU.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 5:09 am
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Hm, the United webpage still shows " The following Lufthansa fare classes are eligible for Global Premier Upgrades: B, C, D, E, G, H, J, M, Q, U "
From where is the info that C is no longer eligible for upgrade with GPU?
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Hm, the United webpage still shows " The following Lufthansa fare classes are eligible for Global Premier Upgrades: B, C, D, E, G, H, J, M, Q, U "
From where is the info that C is no longer eligible for upgrade with GPU?
plus Y. I reckon it was a copy & paste error.
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Not correct IMO , your source ?

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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


Not correct IMO , your source ?

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https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...-upgrades.html

Global Premier Upgrades on Lufthansa-operated flights are valid for one-segment, one-cabin upgrades on any multi-cabin international flight operated by Lufthansa. You may request Global Premier Upgrades as early as time of ticketing in order to upgrade from Lufthansa Economy or Business Class to the next higher cabin. Upgrades are subject to availability and valid for paid, published fares only. The following Lufthansa fare classes are eligible for Global Premier Upgrades: B, C, D, E, G, H, J, M, Q, U and Y. U.S. government fares are also not eligible for electronic Global Premier Upgrades on Lufthansa-operated flights. Please see the terms and conditions below for specific eligibility rules.
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Exactly in post 5 , poster was claiming J & C only
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Originally Posted by MultiFlyer View Post
Hm, the United webpage still shows " The following Lufthansa fare classes are eligible for Global Premier Upgrades: B, C, D, E, G, H, J, M, Q, U "
From where is the info that C is no longer eligible for upgrade with GPU?
My Bad. You are correct, Full Fare Business Class (a/k/a "C" Class) remains upgradeable using GPUs. The main thrust of my post was that the discounted Business Class Fares, namely P and Z are no longer upgradeable using GPUs. I would venture that the difference between a typical TATL C Fare and discounted First (A) is ten percent or less.
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Originally Posted by gpicur View Post
My Bad. You are correct, Full Fare Business Class (a/k/a "C" Class) remains upgradeable using GPUs. The main thrust of my post was that the discounted Business Class Fares, namely P and Z are no longer upgradeable using GPUs. I would venture that the difference between a typical TATL C Fare and discounted First (A) is ten percent or less.
full fare is J class

also, the OP said it was a J ticket.

what you are making up re typical C —> A difference is quite hilarious.
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Old Mar 11, 19, 11:19 am
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don’t bother with F on that 7 hour flight when already in J
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