SWISS Business Saver on Codeshare?

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  1. SirRagnar
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    Dear MM forum

    I am about to book the following trip, but need advice about the Business Saver upgrade on LX.

    CPH-ZRH-MAD on 100% Swiss metal, but ticketed by LH.

    Can this be upgraded to Business Saver after I have purchased it on lufthansa.com?

    I know the trip can be upgraded during booking if I book on Swiss.com, but unfortunately Swiss.com does not let me select the return trip on LH that I need. Only lufthansa.com will let me book the route I wish which is a combo of LX, LH and SK.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    The ticket needs to be issued on 724 LX stock in order to be eligible for a SWISS Business Saver upgrade. Also, the flights numbers you want to upgrade need to be booked as LX-coded and LX-operated flights.

    If you need such a combo, you either need to purchase it through SWISS over the phone, or through a travel agent.
     
  3. SirRagnar
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    Thanks rcs.
    I called Swiss and was told it was not a problem to book on lufthansa.com if it was coded and operated as LX, which it was. So I went ahead and booked it only to find out it was not possible to upgrade online :(

    I called in again then and was first told it was a no go because I booked on lufthansa, but the agent double-checked (for 10 mins), and finally came back and told me they could upgrade it to J after all.
    So I did that on the phone. Still waiting for the confirmation though, the booking is all messed up on checkmytrip now with 2 similar flights on different classes :)
    So it looks possible, but I'd like to see the eticket reflecting that. I'll report back when everything is settled.
     
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    An update:

    Today I received a new e-ticket from Swiss. The e-ticket number is now a swiss coded e-ticket, but when I check my reservation on my amadeus PNR it still says my lufthansa e-ticket number. So now it seems I have 2 e-tickets for the same trip. One of them in Business and one of them in Economy. I wonder which they will honor and which booking class I end up getting miles for.
    I am a little worried that I will not get miles for J-class as my farebasis on the swiss e-ticket is still L-class. It does say Business in Class of Travel though.

    When checking my flight on checkmytrip it seems there is an additional flight now (ZRH-MAD in Business), but still the two economy legs:

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    I upgraded both the CPH-ZRH and the ZRH-MAD leg so I am a little puzzled about the additional flight and that it is only one leg that appears to be business. My lufthansa e-ticket does not reflect the extra leg, but have it all in economy.

    However, my new Swiss e-ticket looks ok, so I don't know if I have reason to be worried?
     

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