Who makes the best bid? Your upgrade, your price! With Smart Upgrade, the new product by Austrian, you can decide for yourself how much you are willing to pay for your upgrade. Starting April 18 this new Austrian service will be ready for use: Make your bid and take off in our new Business Class at a bargain price.



Worldwide* Upgrade: Smart Upgrade


How much are you willing to pay for an upgrade on your next Austrian long-haul flight? As of April 18, you can decide for yourself how much you want to pay for an upgrade thanks to Smart Upgrade! Simply make your individual bid while booking and we will inform you within 72 hours before departure whether or not your offer has been accepted. If it worked, you can enjoy outstanding service and the new interior of our Business Class cabin on your flight:


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  • Comfort seats that can be turned into almost two-metre long full-flat beds
  • Award-winning first class service with gourmet menus by DO & CO
  • The latest board entertainment with Video on Demand on 15-inch touch screens
  • Access to our worldwide Business Lounges** including meals and drinks
  • Check-in at the Business Class counter and Fast Lane service**
  • Baggage allowance for Business Class with more free allowance for checked and hand luggage
  • Miles & More Business Class miles (booking class “P”)




This is how it works:


Step 1: Book your flight as you always do at austrian.com. If Smart Upgrade is available on the flights you choose, you will be invited to bid for an upgrade at the end of the booking process.


Step 2: Enter the amount you are willing to pay for an upgrade to Business Class.


Step 3: Enter your credit card details for general verification. Your card will only be debited if your upgrade has been accepted.


Step 4: Confirm your bid and your data. You will receive a confirmation by email that your offer has been received.


Step 5: Within 72 hours before departure we will inform you by email whether or not your offer has been accepted. We evaluate all offers we receive. Business Class seats will be allocated subject to availability and demand. Up to 72 hours before departure you may modify or even cancel your bid by logging on to “My bookings” at austrian.com, using your last name and booking code.


Europe-wide Upgrade: redupgrade


Even more possibilities: Apart from making use of Austrian’s new product Smart Upgrade, there’s also redupgrade. What’s the difference? redupgrade allows you to enjoy Business Class services on our short-haul flights within Europe. Smart Upgrade however is available on our worldwide long-haul flights. The benefits are the same in both upgrade versions: You fly Business Class and get to enjoy all advantages related to it. While you may use redupgrade per flight starting at EURO 109.-, Smart Upgrade gives you the chance to make your own bid – always depending on how much you are willing to pay for the upgrade.


Click here for more information about redupgrade. So: What are you still waiting for? Enjoy the treat! 😉


*Offers cannot be accepted for tickets sold in following countries: India, Israel, Japan and United Arab Emirates.
**Business Lounge and Fast Lane service may not available at all destinations.