The airlines within Lufthansa Group are changing
how award miles are credited to participants in the Miles & More
frequent flyer and reward program.
Beginning in March 2018, the number of
award miles that are credited will be based on the price of the
flight, i.e. the price of the ticket plus any additional fees
charged by the respective airline, and on the frequent flyer
status of the participants in the program.
Under the old system,
booking class or rather booking class and the length of the route
determined the number of miles that were awarded.
Going forward, Miles & More participants will be
receiving four to six award miles per euro spent, corresponding
with their particular booking habits and flight patterns.
reward system applies to flights with the Lufthansa Group airlines
Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, as
well as to all other Miles & More partner airlines, provided the
ticket for the flight was issued by a Lufthansa Group airline.
Specifically, this means that Miles & More
participants will always receive at least four award miles per
euro spent on flights with the previously mentioned airlines.
Members with frequent flyer status will receive six award miles
per euro on flights with Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines as
well as with United Airlines and Air Canada. This means that the
bonus award miles that status members receive for flights with the
network airlines and transatlantic joint venture partners will be
doubling to 50%, from currently 25%. The same
applies to the airlines Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Croatia
Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, which also participate in the
Miles & More frequent flyer and reward program.
On flights with Eurowings, Brussels Airlines and
all other Miles & More partner airlines, the award mile bonus will
remain at 25%, which means that status members will receive
five award miles per euro spent. Award miles can only be credited
according to this new system if the tickets for the flight were
issued by a Lufthansa Group airline, not by other airlines.
The frequent flyer status of participants, the
privileges associated with that status and the allocation of
status miles will not be affected by the new system for award
miles. This change will also not have a fundamental impact on the
number of award miles that are distributed by the airlines over
all, or on the availability of flight rewards.
With this change, Lufthansa Group is setting up
a flexible system for crediting award miles that links the number
of awarded miles to the price of the ticket. With this change, the
leading European aviation group is rewarding the purchase of
higher-priced tickets more strongly than is currently the case.
The current system for crediting award miles,
which is dependent on booking class or rather on booking class and
the length of the route, will largely be eliminated for flights
with Lufthansa Group airlines. In future, award miles will only be
assigned according to the present system in rare cases. The old
system will only be applied if Miles & More participants are
traveling with a Lufthansa Group airline, but the ticket for the
flight was issued by an airline outside Lufthansa Group or as part
of a package tour. If the flight is booked with a different Miles
& More partner airline and operated by one of those airlines,
participants will also be awarded miles according to the old
The new reward system will be applied for the
first time on 12 March 2018. Miles for tickets that
are booked before 12 March 2018 will be credited according to the
present system, even if the trip itself begins on or after the