fahadmk
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LH A380 To JFK And United Systemwide Upgrade Quest

Thu May 10, 2012 2:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am planning to to go to AMM in November for Thanksgiving Break, and had a few questions.

1: Does anyone know if I book a ticket though United.com, on a Codeshared LH flight (JFK-FRA-AMM-FRA-JFK), if I am able to utilize the United Systemwide Upgrade?

2: Can anyone tell if LH will be operating the A388 out of JFK on November? LH's website only shows B744 and A346

Thanks!
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RE: LH A380 To JFK And United Systemwide Upgrade Q

Thu May 10, 2012 2:24 pm

Quoting fahadmk (Thread starter):
Can anyone tell if LH will be operating the A388 out of JFK on November? LH's website only shows B744 and A346

For the summer 2012 B744 and A388 is planned. During winter it is usually a downgrade to smaller airplanes. Last winter we had 2 346's to JFK, so B744 and A346 sounds reasonable. But this can still change as the schedule is not confirmed within LH.

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RE: LH A380 To JFK And United Systemwide Upgrade Q

Thu May 10, 2012 10:27 pm

Winter schedules can be tough. I went from 744 at booking, to 346 at revision, to 333 on day of travel with LH in January.
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RE: LH A380 To JFK And United Systemwide Upgrade Q

Fri May 11, 2012 3:45 am

Here's the best of what I know - but I'm NOT an expert...  

If you book UA metal under a UA flight number you can use a 2011 SWU as long as you book in fare class W or above, and there's upgradeable space (I believe you need to find space available in fare class 'RN' when selecting your flights on UA.com) and the transaction can be performed immediately and electronically. (2010 PMCO SWUs have no fare class restriction...)

If you book LH metal you would only be able to use a paper SWU (issued by calling UA and having them mail the SWU to you - takes up to 2 weeks) and these are restricted by fare class - confusingly: LH restricts different fare classes from UA - and you can only use them on a stand-by basis on the day of travel and IIRC LH advises the pax to check in 3 hours in advance when trying to use an SWU!

Just as a side note, I would say always try to book the flights under the code of the operating carrier when trying to perform 'unusual' transactions - I've been burned several times by booking flights under all UA flight numbers and then not being able to access reservations, seat assignments, upgrade requests, etc, etc because neither UA nor the operating carrier's website will recognize the codeshare flight number...

Oh, and since 2012 Mileage Plus changes SWUs have a new abbreviation: GPU - just in case you see that terminology used in another forum!)
 
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RE: LH A380 To JFK And United Systemwide Upgrade Q

Fri May 11, 2012 1:15 pm

Thanks ! Really appreciate the help!

Hope I can get myself on the A388 in LH
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