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More flexibility on European flights: earlier flight on day of travel

Did your meeting end earlier? Or, was your conference cancelled and your schedule altered at short notice? No problem! Staring now, business travellers with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS can fly with even more flexibility!

On European routes with an Economy Flex and Business Class fare or a corporate rate you can rebook free of charge on the day of departure to an earlier flight – at no additional charge, even if the original booking class is no longer available. The rebooking takes place as part of the check-in procedure, and you are immediately issued a new boarding pass for the earlier flight.

This offer is valid for:

  • Passengers who have booked a Business Class fare (except Saver fare), Economy Flex fare or a corporate rate (CR/CO and PAF) with one of the following:
    • An Austrian Airlines ticket on flights operated by Austrian Airlines
    • A Lufthansa ticket on flights operated by Lufthansa
    • A SWISS ticket on flights operated by SWISS
    • Changes to an earlier flight, which are operated by the same airline for the same day and routing

Rebooking free of charge is not applicable for:

  • Codeshare flights
  • Passengers who have already checked in baggage
  • Passengers who have booked a billable additional service (i.e., special meal or upgrade) or a special service

Important information on rebooking free of charge:

  • Changes can only be made on the day of departure
  • Changes are only possible if a seat is still available in Economy Class (for booked Economy Flex fares) or in Business Class (for booked Business Class fares)
  • With Lufthansa, free changes can be made while checking in online either at LH.com or using the Lufthansa app, at a check-in machine or at check-in desk
  • With Austrian Airlines and SWISS, free rebooking can only be made at the airport using a check-in machine or at a check-in desk

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