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Lufthansa upgrade to PE

Lufthansa upgrade to PE

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,

    I have a question regarding the Lufthansa upgrade for cash from Economy to Premium Economy. (You wrote about it on January, 2016). I am a miles&bonus gold member (Aegean airlines-Star Alliance) and I have a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Frankfurt where I can upgrade for 299 euros from E to PE.

    My initial fare class is K, which gives me 0 status /award miles for Miles&Bonus. If I upgrade to PE the fare class turns to N, which theoretically gives me 100% of miles.

    But my question is the following; do I get the status/award miles from the upgrade (N) or do I stick to the 0 earned miles of the old initial fare (K)?

    Please advice if you are aware of this issue and if you have used this upgrade so that I decide whether I pay for the upgrade or not.

    Thank you in advance for all your help.

    Best Regards

    George Barakos

  2. gbarak

    Hi Lucky,

    my question has to do with the earning of status miles from Lufthansa upgrades for cash.
    I am having a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Frankfurt on economy class (K) and I can buy an upgrade for PE (N) for 299 euros.

    I am a Bonus&Miles Gold Member (Aegean-Star Alliance) and the initial fare (K) gives me 0 status-award miles for this flight, while the PE upgraded fare theoretically gives me 100% of miles.

    My question therefore has to do with the miles that I am earning. Since it is not an award upgrade, and I will pay for it, do I get the 0 miles of the initial fare (K), or the 100% miles of the PE fare (N)?
    The question regards both status and award miles.

    I asked Lufthansa and they said yes, I asked Aegean and they said no. That is confusing. Maybe only miles&more members get the upgraded miles and not the other star alliance members?

    Please advise on this if you are aware or if someone else who has experienced a similar situation. Thank you for your help.

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