Originally Posted by Wingslover
Getting Gold status with LH is almost impossible. You need to fly at least 32 times a year and probably double that amount to gain gold.
Those "easier programmes" are also a trap since most Lufthansa booking classes aren't eligible anymore on those programs. It makes me crying when I see that my BRU-MUC-BRU in economy light gave me much more miles than my roundtrip BRU-MUC-ARN-VIE-BRU in paid business class...
And let's be honest, Lufthansa business class is really mediocre (especially the lounges)
If you fly 32 times it earns you the FTL Status, but not Gold if, true.
For LH Gold you needed 100.000 Miles a year if I remember correctly.
But for me wasnt such a big problem, I was in the air in average 2 flights per week and usually LH or at least Star Alliance. If you add then to the usual short hauls in Europe at least 3-4 USA and maybe 2 other long hauls like Asia and Mid America you are in.
Look, this year already earned 65.000 Miles and I stopped flying for business mid April with the Round the World loop with Singapore Airlines and SAS goin via USA / EWR to SIN and then back to Europe.
I honestly enjoyed Lufthansa business Class, it wasnt that bad. Also SAS and Turkish Airlines was nice, Singapore airlines on SQ21 was of course a stunner.
But I think LH is a good and stable product.
agree on the Lounges, they could overall be better, despite the Senator one is still a bunch better than FTL, but again that depends on the airport.