Privilege, the frequent flyer program operated by Brussels Airlines, will be transferred to Miles & More from the end of October 2009. Brussels Airlines passengers will then be able to collect miles with more airlines and partner companies and redeem them for attractive awards. For the most part, Privilege members’ mileage accounts will be converted at a one-for-one ratio, and customers’ respective status will also be recognised.
This move marks the latest step in the ongoing expansion of the frequent flyer partnership launched by both airlines at the start of the summer timetable. Since the beginning of April, passengers on Lufthansa and Brussels Airline flights have been able to earn and redeem miles with the respective partner airline. Furthermore, status customers of both airlines benefit from additional privileges such as more generous free baggage allowances, preferential baggage claim and lounge access as well as the use of dedicated check-in counters.
Invitation to switch programs
Members of the Privilege loyalty program will receive a personal invitation to join Miles & More. Once they have given their consent, all the miles in their account will be transferred to Miles & More at a one-for-one ratio. Transferred award miles will be valid for at least three years. Privilege members with the Platinum status will receive the Miles & More Senator card, while Gold Card members will be awarded the Frequent Traveller status.
In future, Brussels Airlines will represent Miles & More in Belgium and will provide customer care services to all Miles & More members resident in Belgium and to the carrier’s partners in Belgium. The new customer cards will be sent out in October 2009. Migration from Privilege to Miles & More should be completed before the introduction of the 2009 winter timetable. Until then, passengers can continue to earn and redeem miles as usual within the Privilege system.
Miles & More – Europe’s largest frequent flyer program
Miles & More is the frequent flyer program at Lufthansa, Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair and SWISS. With more than 17 million members, it is Europe’s leading frequent flyer program. For more information about the extensive partner portfolio and offers, please visit www.miles-and-more.com
Accession to Star Alliance
With Miles & More as its new loyalty program, Brussels Airlines is moving one step closer towards joining Star Alliance. Brussels Airlines passengers who have attained frequent flyer status stand to benefit most from the additional advantages and services provided in the air and on the ground by the 24 airlines that belong to the world’s largest airline alliance. Star Alliance member airlines offer flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries and have more than 800 airport lounges worldwide.
Further information about the partnership is available on the Internet at www.lufthansa.com