Lufthansa news: the more expensive the ticket the more awards

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Anastasia Dagaeva
December 13, 2017

Lufthansa is tweaking its loyalty programme Miles & More to award points based on the price of the ticket rather than the booking class and length of the flight, following similar moves by rivals, reports Reuters

Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines are introducing a new system for calculating award miles, according to the Lufthansa Group statement. For flights booked from 12 March 2018, the basis of the calculation will be the fare, i.e. the ticket price plus any surcharges levied by the airline concerned. This figure is then multiplied by a factor dependent on the passenger's frequent flyer status to calculate the award miles given. 

Members with frequent flyer status will receive more miles per euro spent on flights with Lufthansa Group. The move follows similar changes announced recently by Air France—KLM, British Airways and Delta. For example, Flying Blue, the loyalty program used by Air France, KLM and a handful of smaller carriers, will get a significant overhaul in 2018. On April 1, Air France—KLM group plans to move to a revenue-based loyalty program where passengers earn award miles as a function of spend and must qualify for elite status with new distance-based “Experience Points”, reported Skift

In it’s statement Lufthansa said it was “rewarding the purchase of higher-priced tickets more strongly than is currently the case.”

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