US Airways Chairman’s, Platinum, Gold and Silver members now earn a preferred mileage bonus on all Lufthansa flights.
A 5,806 miles one way L.A. to Frankfurt nonstop will earn a different bonus for each tier:
- Chairman’s (100% bonus) – an additional 5,806 miles per direction
- Platinum (75% bonus)- an additional 4,355 miles per direction
- Gold (50% bonus)- an additional 2,903 miles per direction
- Silver (25% bonus)- an additional 1,452 miles per direction
Keep in mind, these bonus miles don’t count towards Preferred status requalification. They are only redeemable miles for future award redemptions.
I always thought Lufthansa flights should be part of the Preferred bonus. Aside from United, Lufthansa is the second closest partner US Airways has! For a while, the bonus was also offered on all ANA, but I have no clue as to how ANA was picked by US Airways. That said, ANA no longer participates in the preferred bonus. Neither does Hawaiian Airlines.
Have a nice clicK life,