Mysterious Op Up from cheap Y (T) to Business on an empty flight

Old Apr 18, 21, 12:48 am
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Question Mysterious Op Up from cheap Y (T) to Business on an empty flight

Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Already in aiport control, so data is sparse:
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AN16APRZRHGRU/ALX
** AMADEUS AVAILABILITY - AN ** GRU GUARULHOS INTL.BRSP 0 FR 16APR 0934
1 LX 092 F4 J9 C9 Y9 B9 M9 U9 /ZRH GRU 3 2240 0530+1E0/77W 11:50
Dear Oliver2002 / Others,
Thanks again for the info above.

Now that the flight has happened, I can comment: I was "really surprised" and trying to understand "what happened". Per your stats above, the flight looked "empty" or at least not full in any capacity.

My wife's sister-in-law was on this flight, going back to Brazil. I have bought her ticket via LH.com website SDU-ZRH-SDU (via GRU both ways) and this was a "cheapo" ticket. GRU-ZRH Outbound was "Economy (W)" and ZRH-GRU inboud was "Economy (T)"

On the morning of the flight, I woke up and there was an email from Swiss saying: "Dear 'XYZ' Your boarding pass(es) could not be issued because necessary data is missing or because the immigration status does not allow boarding." ... I did not make "much" of it and went online to do her check-in. There was nothing missing and I just had to go to seat assignments. For my surprise, I saw blocks of 2-2-2 which I know is wrong as Y for this flight is 3-4-3.

Long story short, she received an upgrade.

WHY??

The flight was empty, her fare was super cheap, she has no status,...

System bug? major luck? covid "spread seating"? ... I can't understand... and would love to.

At check-in I was very tempted to ask, but, didn't want to "bring unnecessary attention", so, I kept my mouth shut.

Any ideas/speculation from you all?

Thanks,
PS. She obviously loved it. first time (and prob. only) in her life!



sorry, picture is huge. i tried to make it smaller, but did not know how to.
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Old Apr 18, 21, 2:11 am
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They managed to fill the B77W in the back in these times? Weird.
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Old Apr 18, 21, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
They managed to fill the B77W in the back in these times? Weird.
That's the thing... they DIDN'T... she said Y was not packed either... so, there's no logical explanation for this upgrade, right?
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Old Apr 19, 21, 1:35 am
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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.. Sadly she is probably spoiled for life
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Old Apr 19, 21, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.. Sadly she is probably spoiled for life
Indeed. Expect her to insist on business class going forward!
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Old Apr 20, 21, 10:57 am
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LX92 to GRU is certainly a nice ride in C/J. Almost guaranteed a good night's sleep/rest before arriving GRU early in the morning.
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Old Apr 21, 21, 2:27 pm
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That's for sure, especially in these days with half empty cabins. Crews are highly motivated because they fly only once a month. My GRU flight last November was a pleasure.
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