Rumor Mill:   Upgrade To Lufthansa First From Discounted Biz Fares?

Rumor Mill: Upgrade To Lufthansa First From Discounted Biz Fares?

I normally don’t speculate on rumors but one caught my attention today thanks to FlyerTalk’s ‘NewbieRunner’, who pointed out a thread written by a ‘HON Circle’ member suggesting that Lufthansa may be set to relax their upgrade rules as far as moving to First Class is concerned.

Back in 2012, Lufthansa stopped the practice of allowing Miles & More members to use their E-Vouchers to upgrade from discount ‘Z’ Business Class fares to First Class seats on long haul flights.   Passengers could only upgrade to first if they had booked full fare business class tickets.   This was also the time that Lufthansa unveiled ‘P’ fares, that were ‘deep discount’ business class fares.   They too were ineligible for upgrades.

Interestingly enough, SWISS, the only other LH Group airline that offers long haul First Class seats has always allowed discounted Business Class fares to be upgradeable to First.

Now it appears that the policy may be revised to once again allow discount Lufthansa Business Class fares to be eligible for upgrades to First.   According the aforementioned thread, it may be that a Lufthansa staffer inadvertently told this ‘HON’ that this change is coming.

The timing of this ‘leak’ may be reasonable since Miles & More is set to announce wide ranging changes to the terms of the program, including a likely shift to a revenue based model as far as earning status is concerned. This widely expected shift would simply be in line with what the rest of the industry has already done, or is in the process of transitioning to.

If this comes to pass it will be a very positive development.    My only concern is what will be taken away or changed that will make this positive development seem trivial. Lately, most program changes have taken away more than they have given as far as benefits are concerned.

Expect an announcement from Miles & More in the coming weeks regarding program changes for 2018.


LUFTHANSA Offering €30 Voucher For Travel Originating In Germany

LUFTHANSA Offering €30 Voucher For Travel Originating In Germany

For a limited time, you can get a voucher code from Lufthansa that will take €30 off of your booking for travel that originates in Germany.

The voucher is valid for flights operated by Lufthansa or Lufthansa City Line world-wide  and must redeemed between 22 June and 31 August, 2017.     Travel must take place between 1 July and 30 November 2017 and the ticket must be booked through Lufthansa.com.

To get your voucher, please follow this link where you’ll be asked to enter you contact info so that you can be issued your code.

H/T:  FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002

LUFTHANSA Offering €20 Voucher For Ex-Germany Departures

LUFTHANSA Offering €20 Voucher For Ex-Germany Departures

Lufthansa is offering the chance to get a voucher code good for €20 off of flight booked on Lufthansa.com that originate in Germany.

You’ll have to hurry, the Voucher can only be redeemed between April 16 and April 18, 2017.

Travel must take place between April 16 and June 21.   Flights must be operated by Lufthansa or Lufthansa City Line and must be booked through Lufthansa.com.

***Please note that the link above was in an email I received from Lufthansa this morning.    In some cases the link may be ‘targeted’ and only work if you received an email from Lufthansa advertising the Voucher.   Check you inbox for an LH email if my link doesn’t work.