South Korea-based Asiana Airline has just announced that they’ll be selling an “Asiana First Membership,” which offers unlimited complimentary upgrades to first class. The airline has been struggling financially and hasn’t been able to fill their first class cabins, so they’re hoping that this program helps them fill more first class seats.
This membership offers upgrades to first class on Asiana’s routes from Seoul Incheon to Los Angeles, New York, and Frankfurt. Of course when I first saw this my first question was whether award tickets would be eligible for upgrades. Unfortunately the terms state that only business class fares booked in J, C, and D, fare classes qualify. Oh well!
There are two Asiana First Membership options, as follows: