Lufthansa recently announced a positive enhancement to Miles & More upgrade awards on Lufthansa flights. Specifically, all Lufthansa revenue Business Class fares are now eligible to be upgraded to First Class using miles or eVouchers. Previously, only the more expensive tickets purchased in Business Class were eligible for upgrades. Lufthansa First Class is the way to fly and I’m glad there are more opportunities to do so now.
Lufthansa’s Business Class isn’t amazing currently, but will be in the near future when they introduce a new configuration with direct aisle access from every seat on their new Boeing 777. Currently, Austrian and SWISS Business Class are my favourites when flying Business Class with the Lufthansa Group. Furthermore, whenever there was a great deal in Business Class, I would always fly with SWISS as LX allows ALL Business Class fares to be upgraded to First using Miles & More miles or eVouchers.. something Lufthansa didn’t until this recent announcement. Keep in mind that you can directly redeem miles for SWISS First only if you are a Miles & More Senator or HON Circle Member.
Lufthansa’s positive enhancement to Miles & More is welcomed as the programme recently switched to a revenue-based model whereby award miles are now credited based on the ticket cost and not the distance flown/booking class. Since the revenue-based switch, Lufthansa has already introduced a promotion to earn more miles than normally would be credited. LH has made yet another positive enhancement by allowing all Business Class tickets to be upgraded to First.. I really hope the positive enhancements continue as the revenue-based switch for Miles & More affected my loyalty to the LH Group significantly.
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