Best way to redeem E-Voucher

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  1. LFCorsten
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    If you have an uneven figure of E-Voucher. How should they be used most effectively?
     
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    Wait for September until LH uses their long-haul jets intra-german or intra-european ;)
     
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    please enlighten me.
     
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    LH argued that the intra-german 747/340-assignment in Sep 10 happened due to large market needs because of some large fairs.
    So maybe this will also be the case this year?
     
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    But this short flights for an E-Voucher upgrade?
     
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    I think one can use E-Vouchers on UA, too, so with one e-boucher you could upgrade a transcon like JFK-LAX/SFO.
     
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    This a good idea.
     
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    Ask for an extra evoucher as part of service recovery compensation instead of miles.
     
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    Where does one find the rules on this, like:

    - Must it be an LH flight number (i.e., a code share)?
    - Can one upgrade using LH e-vouchers on a UA TATL on UA metal? If so, how?
     
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    I think you can use them on any *A airline participating in the *A mileage upgrade program. Same rules apply as normal - ie 1 for shorthaul and 2 for longhaul.
     
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    Great! Thanks! I have eight of them sitting in my account waiting to expire. Didn't want to use them on LH intra-Europe, and most of my TATL is on United. Looks as though I can find a use for them now.

    Does anyone have experience trying to upgrade on United TATL with LH e-vouchers? In particular, are the eligible booking classes the same as for upgrades with LH and UA miles, or would they be the same as for United SWUs?
     
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    I would find it valuable to gate-upgrade a longer intra-european segment in case of a very full flight where I'd like to have some room to sleep or work.
     
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    Yes- this is a great idea! UA PS service especially- upgrade Y>C or C>F.
    Now that AC is part of the upgrade program- would it be possible to use on YYZ/YVR for example?
     
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    In theory, probably yes, however:

    1) you need to book a flight in booking class B or Y (which are prohibitively expensive unless that segment is part of an int´l itinerary; buying a discounted business class seat is often cheaper)
    2) you´ll have a very hard time finding availability in booking class I (award boooking class, which is also used for upgrades afaik) on the YYZ-YVR route (IME it´s easier to find award space in I on the TATL segment than on the intra-NA transcon segments on AC)

    While AC has a great product (especially on the widebodies), I´d probably recommend using the e-voucher on UA which should be much easier and cheaper.
     
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    Does anyone happen to know the necessary booking classes for upgrading a United domestic flight using a single eVoucher? I also have an odd number and need to figure out what I'll do with the surplus one.
     
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    yes, i would also be interested in this. I have 1 orphan eVoucher that I would like to use within the US, with LAX/SFO -> JFK as the most likely candidate.

    It would be nice if they were transferable and then one could barter them...
     
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    I can't find anything about this on the M&M site, so I'll ask here...

    Which booking classes are eligible for upgrades with an LH e-voucher on UA? I'm going to fly UA BOS-SFO in february, most likely in booking class L (discounted economy). Can this be done?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Best way to check if upgrades are possible, and available, is to use the link in M&M website. There's a specific mini-site to request the upgrade and you can choose between miles and vouchers, where applicable.

    For LH bookings is much easier: just use Manage My Booking.
    Now from the mobile I can't be more precise.
     
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    This link? www.miles-and-more.com/starupgrade

    Wasn't easy to find... It's well hidden on the M&M site.
     
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    Hi,
    Maybe a bit out of the topic, but I have one eVoucher left and would like to hear if there is a way to transfer a eVoucher from another SEN/HON member. If so then the quest is to find one and get it transferred as I am planning a TATL trip and would like to try the new first class product.

    Thanks in advance.

    /HerrO
     
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    No way that I am aware of
     
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    Damn :)

    Thanks for the help - I must then wait for two new ones next year when I requalify for SEN.

    /HerrO
     
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