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Germanwings joins Lufthansa as ‘Miles & More partner’

12 September 2010

From 1st September 2010, ‘Miles & More’ members will be able to collect miles on Germanwings flights, use Lufthansa lounges when travelling on a Germanwings ticket, and benefit from combinable airfares from the two airlines.

From 1st September, ‘Miles & More’ members can not only redeem all Germanwings flight miles on the ‘Miles & More’ programme, as previously, but will also now be able to collect award miles, applying for the same fixed mileage amounts for individual booking classes that currently apply to Miles & More members on all Lufthansa flights.

The Germanwings frequent flyer programme, the ‘Boomerang Club’, will continue to exist independently of the ‘Miles & More’ partnership. Before each flight, passengers who have both a ‘Miles & More’ and a ‘Boomerang Club’ card will be able to select the frequent flyer program from which they wish to collect miles.ç


Bmi merges frequent flyer scheme

2 July 2010

Airline bmi British Midland is to merge its frequent flyer scheme, Diamond Club, with the Miles & More programme of new owner, Lufthansa.

It follows the integration of Miles & More with other Lufthansa subsidiaries including Brussels Airlines, Swiss and Austrian Airlines.

Lufthansa took control of bmi in 2009 after Sir Michael Bishop, the former chairman, exercised an option to sell his controlling stake at a pre-agreed price.

The German airline considered a sale of bmi but it did not attract a sufficiently high price from any interested buyers so began a restructuring scheme.