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Lufthansa Group offers a new status programme from 2024 onwards

Lufthansa Group is simplifying its status programme and will in the future offer its customers an easier-to-understand and more transparent collection system for achieving and maintaining Frequent Traveller, Senator, and HON Circle status.

Loyalty to the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will be rewarded more strongly. For particularly loyal guests, there will be a new lifetime Frequent Traveller status in addition to the existing lifetime Senator status. All changes in the status programme apply to flights from January, 1st 2024.

The main changes from 2024 onwards at a glance

Points system will replace status miles: In the future, Miles & More participants will receive points instead of status miles for their air travel. The number of points earned on a flight will depend on only two criteria: the class of travel and whether it is a continental or intercontinental flight.

Frequent flyer status for loyal customers: Points can be collected - as before status miles - with the established airlines. To achieve frequent flyer status in the new programme, a share of flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Eurowings Discover, Air Dolomiti or the co-issuing Miles & More airline partners will also be required in future.

As of today, HON Circle members qualify exclusively in Business and First Class on flights operated by the above-mentioned airlines.

Qualification and duration: Achieving a status will become easier across the board. In the future, the status period will be at least one year. The period to collect the required points will extend over one calendar year for each frequent flyer status.

Frequent Traveller and Senator for life: In the future, long-time frequent flyers will be appointed Frequent Traveller and Senator for life. The basis for this is the sum of all points collected on flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa, SWISS, or the co-issuing Miles & More airline partners. The awarding of Miles & More award miles remains unchanged.

Award miles are miles that can be earned in everyday life or while travelling for flights, rental cars, hotel stays and much more, and can then be redeemed for non-cash awards or services.

Further information and a detailed overview of the new points system can be found here.

This article is from the 1/2023 issue of the magazine "Life Abroad".

The magazine is published four times a year free of charge with many informative articles on foreign topics.

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