Lufthansa Miles & More status match, China Southern (Skyteam) Status match, United Mileage Plus award chart, British Airways to battle yet another strike action

Posted on June 30, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

– Lufthansa’s Italian division has a status match campaign up to Miles & More Senator status (Star Alliance Gold)

How does the promotion?
To obtain the status Miles & More just send all ’email address lhdirezionegeneraleitalia@dlh.de the following documentation:
Copy of a valid reservation to fly before 31 December with one of the Austrian Airlines Group companies, Lufthansa or SWISS First, Business and Premium Economy Class * . To enter the promotion simply booking one intercontinental flight segment to one of the following destinations: Boston, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul , Tehran, Tel Aviv or alternatively of a round-trip flight in business class * from Italy to one of our hubs Frankfurt, Monaco, Vienna and Zurich.
A legible copy of his Gold or Silver membership card of a loyalty program is not Star Alliance, valid

You will need to have a residence in Italy, show proof of status with a competing airline and a long haul ticket eTicket number. Time to get Star Alliance Gold status again!

– China Southern also started a status match campaign that will give you status with Skyteam once approved

– United Mileage Plus is changing award prices and certain fees for tickets booked after November 1st 2017

United has been getting VERY good at explaining the changes – most changes are minimal (5,000-10,000 miles more or less for Saver Awards) and the new EveryDay Awards will replace Standard Awards (which I never booked in my life).

There completely new award chart is here.

Flights under 800 miles in Economy will now cost just 8,000 miles one-way – including Star Alliance Partner awards. This can be a great tool in expensive regions such as Africa.

Flights under 800 miles from the Ethiopian Airlines hub in Addis to Nairobi, Djibouti will just be 8,000 miles. The taxes and fees from Addis are rather low too.

– British Airways is dealing with yet another strike from on July 1st

The airline expects to operate most flights normally – thanks to the A320 from Qatar Airways.