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Lufthansa upgrade using United miles?

Lufthansa upgrade using United miles?

  1. Anonymous

    My wife and I booked our first trip without the kids in to Germany. We’re flying Singapore business over, JFK – FRA (could have booked Suites, but wanted to save the points for trips WITH the kids). On the way back, there was next to nothing available in business for a reasonable number of points. B/c we have a specific date we have to travel back we booked economy on Lufthansa for our return flight using United miles (FRA – JFK). Question is, is there a way to upgrade to Lufthansa business using United miles as well? Thanks

  2. Matt E

    Wife and I are heading to Germany this fall. Singapore business from jfk-fra and Lufthansa economy on the return. Our return flight was booked using United miles bc we had a specific date we needed to be back and there was minimal biz award availability unless we wanted a 20 hour itinerary.

    Is there a way to upgrade to Lufthansa business using United miles?

  3. No Name

    If I understand you correctly you have a United award ticket flying LH Y FRA-JFK that you want to change to J on the same route?

    Surely that just involves paying the change fee and the different in miles from Y to J?

  4. Matt E

    Thanks. Wasn’t sure if there was a different way to do this as I’ve yet to see any LH J when searching on United. Do they just release award availability late?

  5. MidSouthSkier

    If they release space to partners at all it’s typically within 2 weeks of departure. They release more to those booking with points in Miles & More but they also impose fuel surcharges. But keep checking back periodically…

  6. David W

    If your original ticket was booked with UA miles, then yes. Verify that space is available and then you should be able to change your ticket online, for a fee. You could also call UA to make the change as well.

  7. No Name


    Merge/double post?

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