You can now bid on Lufthansa seat upgrades up until takeoff

Lufthansa's new seat bidding policy.

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Just last month we reported that more and more airlines are hopping on the trend of allowing passengers to bid for seat upgrades. Now it seems that Lufthansa is joining in on the trend and taking it to the next level. 

The Germany-based airline is testing its “Bidboost” live auction tool on international flights, including ones flying between Newark, JFK, and Miami airports and Germany’s Munich and Frankfurt airports.

Other airlines sell upgrades with live auctions, but Lufthansa is the first major airline to hop on the trend and to leave the bidding window open so long. Lufthansa’s bidding window closes 70 minutes before departure.

So, how do you bid?

  1. Download the SeatBoost app and check if you’re eligible for the upgrade auction.

  2. If you are eligible, choose whether you want to bid on a Premium Economy or Business Class upgrade.

  3. Place your bid and enter the amount you’re willing to pay for an upgrade. If the flight looks very full you’ll likely have to place your bet much higher. 

  4. Then, you wait. You will receive a message if you had the winning bid and be issued a new boarding pass at the gate.

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