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From Y to C


From C to F


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Old Jun 4, 22, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by SuperFlyBoy View Post
At gate then?
During Online Check in. It is a shitshow though because my first leg got cancelled as LX old school A321-100 which is almost 30 years old is out of commission for some reason), so now I'm flying A3 to ZRH then LX to SFO but my ticket is showing as economy (they offered United via MUC I said over my dead body am I flying United for 12 hours). They said I would have to figure it out at ZRH, so let's see what happens.
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Old Jun 5, 22, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by ahmetdouas View Post
During Online Check in. It is a shitshow though because my first leg got cancelled as LX old school A321-100 which is almost 30 years old is out of commission for some reason), so now I'm flying A3 to ZRH then LX to SFO but my ticket is showing as economy (they offered United via MUC I said over my dead body am I flying United for 12 hours). They said I would have to figure it out at ZRH, so let's see what happens.
Wow, not a lucky start, good luck at ZRH
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Old Jun 5, 22, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post
Wow, not a lucky start, good luck at ZRH
Transfer desk said they could not help lol only the gate can!
I plead my case at the Business Lounge and they agreed to help since they felt sorry for me after my ordeal. Now waiting for a shower!
Worst case economy and a refund I guess, they did charge my card 900 EUR!
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Old Jun 5, 22, 4:47 am
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Ok they hooked me up at the gate, one person didn't show up.
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Old Jun 5, 22, 8:24 am
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Lucky! That’s a long flight in economy.
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Old Jun 5, 22, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by NYC1 View Post
Lucky! That’s a long flight in economy.
yes I slept like 10 hours I needed it! So lesson learned, gate staff have pretty much unlimited power
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Old Jun 11, 22, 7:12 am
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Omg they credited it as a economy class not business what a shitshow all around now I guess I have to deal with miles and more. Anyway if it works out I should at least get to Senator given the mileages are super generous right now with all the bonuses
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Old Jun 13, 22, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by ahmetdouas View Post
Omg they credited it as a economy class not business what a shitshow all around now I guess I have to deal with miles and more. Anyway if it works out I should at least get to Senator given the mileages are super generous right now with all the bonuses
Bids and upgrades are always credited as the orignal booking class. Same with point upgrades...
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Old Jun 13, 22, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ced_lx View Post
Bids and upgrades are always credited as the orignal booking class.
That's incorrect. Bids and fixed price upgrades are credited as per the upgraded fare class. Cash upgrades at the airport are credited as per the original fare class.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by gojko88 View Post
That's incorrect. Bids and fixed price upgrades are credited as per the upgraded fare class. Cash upgrades at the airport are credited as per the original fare class.

Does a fixed 900 EUR upgrade during Check in 24 hours before the flight count as an airport cash upgrade ?
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Old Jun 14, 22, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by gojko88 View Post
That's incorrect. Bids and fixed price upgrades are credited as per the upgraded fare class. Cash upgrades at the airport are credited as per the original fare class.
Not for fixed price upgrades from P to A, absolutely no additional status miles and I called several times to be sure. Not that I would care about status miles anyway, but for some it might be disappointing.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 10:33 am
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It does. Sadly you are only due the miles for the originally booked fare class.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 10:47 am
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I bid 760 CHF for an upgrade from C -> F from EWR to ZRH. I'm not expecting it to clear especially since expertflyer shows the flight zeroed out and only one unassigned seat in F. If it clears is it that a good value?
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Old Jun 14, 22, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by behuman View Post
Not for fixed price upgrades from P to A, absolutely no additional status miles and I called several times to be sure. Not that I would care about status miles anyway, but for some it might be disappointing.
oh dear some more work to do for senator then !
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Old Jun 14, 22, 11:35 am
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I find some of the answers here a bit confusing… Does any type of upgrade on LHG flights change the booking class to the upgraded class for purposes of status miles and, if so, which type?
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