Over the past few months, it has gradually become clearer that 2021 will still not be a regular year for international travel. So after Miles & More already extended the frequent flyer status of its customers last year, appropriate measures are also necessary in 2021 so that loyal customers manage to maintain their frequent flyer status or qualify for it. In this context, the Lufthansa Group is now introducing new goodwill rules.
Double status miles
Miles & More members will collect double status miles throughout 2021. The credits are completely automatic and apply retroactively to flights made since January 1st, 2021. For the first time, all status members will also earn double HON Circle miles for First and Business Class flights. No registration is required.
The promotion is valid on all Lufthansa Group flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Lufthansa Private Jet, SWISS, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Edelweiss Air. It also applies to flights operated by the partner airlines Croatia Airlines, Luxair and LOT Polish Airlines on which status miles and HON Circle miles are awarded.
“We are currently flying by sight and are aware of the difficult situation the Corona pandemic poses for our customers as well. Unfortunately, we cannot predict how travel options will develop this year. That is why we create reliability for our most loyal customers by making it much easier to maintain and achieve the frequent flyer status,” says Joost Greve, Head of Loyalty at the Lufthansa Group.
Earning status miles with the Miles & More Credit Card
Frequent Travellers and Senators can now also earn status miles outside of flying: for every euro spent with the Miles & More Credit Card, two status miles are credited and count towards the status extension or upgrade to Senator.
In addition, every Frequent Traveller or Senator who has a Miles & More Credit Card will be given a one-time credit of 5,000 status miles. The same applies to a successful new application during the promotional period. The accumulated status miles are automatically displayed in the Miles & More mileage account. The maximum value of the promotion is 30,000 status miles in total. The only restriction is that no Select Miles are awarded for status miles earned via the Miles & More Credit Card.
“With this attractive additional offer, we are significantly increasing the value of the Miles & More Credit Card for our most loyal customers and additionally expressing our appreciation for their continued loyalty. By using the card in daily life and the associated opportunity to earn status miles beyond flying this year, we are offering a unique advantage and are absolute innovators in doing so,” says Sebastian Riedle, Managing Director of Miles & More GmbH.
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