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Any Chance For An Upgrade With LH?  
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 1072 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5654 times:

I am going with my 3 yr old in May to Europe wit LH. Our trans-atlantic outbound is on ORD to DUS, return MUC-ORD. Any chance for an upgrade at the check in or gate?

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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3527 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Chances are really really good! Here's the secret that works all the time: All you have to do is pay the difference!  Smile

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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5586 times:

If you go with a 3 year old then your chances are zero. Kids usually don´t get upgraded.

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5500 times:

LH is still one of the few airlines that are *relatively* generous with upgrades. However, if you don't have LH status it will be tough. I had a few times that check-in staff were very friendly and wanted to give me an upgrade (even without me asking for one), but then they showed me the long list of LH Hons who all were in front of me (I have UA Gold).... And, as OHLHD mentioned, with a small child, I'd see it as a miracle if you got an upgrade.

Good luck

User currently offlineJER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 2):
If you go with a 3 year old then your chances are zero. Kids usually don´t get upgraded.

Exactly, European carriers in general are also far more choosy about who they give their upgrades too.

They will upgrade people with status only if they need to.

Many people say 'it doesn't hurt to ask'. But in my experience, those who ask are the least likely to get an upgrade. Its to do with getting something for nothing which doesn't quite sit right with me!

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