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Austrian Airlines Auctions Business Class Upgrade

Service, Product, Awards

• Favorably priced seats in Business Class with Smart Upgrade
• Bidding possible until 72 hours before departure
• Offer Smart and fly Business

The Austrian Smart Upgrade offers passengers effective immediately the possibility to purchase a seat in Austrian Business Class by auctions. Passengers submit their bids online, and find out within 72 hours ahead of departure whether they have been granted the coveted Smart Upgrade to Business Class featuring DO & CO service. In order to be able to submit bids for the Smart Upgrade, a passenger only requires a valid Austrian Economy Class ticket on a scheduled Austrian Airlines long haul flight and for few Austrian destinations.* Thus Austrian Airlines has become one of the first European airlines to offer its passengers the chance to purchase an upgrade via auction.

Karsten Benz, CCO of Austrian Airlines: “We offer our guests, who want to treat themselves, an innovative approach to enjoy the Austrian Business Class. With a bit of luck a small additional charge is enough.

Smart Upgrade advantages at a glance:
• Access via austrian.com
• The customer decides himself how much to spend on the Upgrade
• Within 72 hours ahead of departure the client gets the information of being upgraded or not
• Award-winning first-class service with delicacies prepared by DO & CO
• Entry into global business lounges including food and drinks
• Check in at the Business Class counter and fast lane service
• Luggage regulations applying to Business Class with additional free baggage and carry-on luggage
• Miles & More Business Class miles

Austrian Airlines passengers can still purchase an Upgrade with their Miles & More Credit.

* Amman, Astana, Bagdad, Baku, Erbil, Erivan, Cairo, Tel Aviv und Tripoli.

Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 43 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group has been bundled at its 100% subsidiary Tyrolean Airways since 1st July, 2012.

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