02. May 2013
Austrian Airlines auctions Business Class Upgrade

Austrian Airlines passengers now have the ability at booking confirmation to 'name their price' for an upgrade to Business Class when booking online at, which is powered by 2e Systems.

Passengers submit their bids online, and find out within 72 hours prior to departure whether they have been granted the coveted Smart Upgrade to Business Class. The Smart Upgrade offer is valid for passengers who have a valid Austrian Economy Class ticket on a scheduled Austrian Airlines long haul flight and is applicable on flights from and to Amman, Astana, Baghdad, Baku, Erbil, Yerevan, Cairo, Tel Aviv and Tripoli. Austrian Airlines has become one of the first European airlines to offer its passengers the chance to purchase an upgrade via an auction.

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