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ANA – help please
Before I start please note that I tried everything I could before writing this post. I even begged airport employees and tried most of the social media channels I could, even hotlines and email contacts.
I am off to Japan on the 15th with ZRH-MUC-HND-MUC-ZRH in Premium economy, booking classes B and E.
This is a trip fo a lifetime for me an my partner and at the time I couldn’t afford C class ticket. I was short of a USD 1500 per ticket and waited to get the cash aside. Now closer to the deadline the price have sky rocketed and I would need USD 8000 for both tickets return. Fine this is the game and I lost.
I fly on APR 15 and I am nowhere near getting an upgrade, I have now 170K miles with Star Alliance Lufthansa, 100K with Aegan also part of Star. No need to say that there is no award possible at the moment and waitlisting has been a nightmare.
I also considered cancelling my ticket and book with miles, but impossible either due to ticket class and unavailability of upgrade to C or award tickets for C.
So dear travel gurus, I honestly cant sort 8K USD for the upgrade, simply impossible, for your experience with ANA what are my options for C class?
– They dont seem to do last minute upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.
Well, if you cant afford it then it is not for you? ANA is fine even in economy and Japan is not a cheap destination either compared to the rest of Asia – why dont you take it easy and splash out on some extravagant stuff in Japan instead that is within your budget? Next time book business either with miles or cash if the price is acceptable, always a game with upgrades.
Assuming you booked your directly from ANA, you need ANA miles to upgrade. Lufthansa and Aegean miles can’t be used unless you booked your ticket thru them as a codeshare flight. I think your only option is to see if you can maybe get a discounted upgrade at checkin but I’m unfamiliar with NH’s paid upgrade policy