On the US Airways web-page I noticed an important change of the rules for awarding bonus miles to status members. All Lufthansa flights are no longer present on the list of flights eligible for bonus miles for both Silver and Gold members.
I don't think there is a need for it since US is part of the *A now. If your silver you will get 50% and gold you will get 100% on all *A carriers. Now I do not know about flying and paying for full Y and business class tickets.
MAJOR CHANGE! Unfortunately no longer bonus miles on Lufthansa or Air Canada!
Just got off the phone speaking with DM agent. The change is true! No longer bonus miles for Preferred members on Lufthansa. This rule change also affects flights on Air Canada. What a pity! MP still offers them on the transatlantic LH flights.
This is very confusing because then that would go against the *A rules. Is this for all classes? Or are you all talking about the extra 150% bonus and the 200% bonus?
This has nothing to do with the class of service bonus. It remains the same. The change affects the bonus miles awarded to Preferred Silver 50%, Gold and Chairman's P. 100% bonus miles that up until now were awarded on both Lufthansa and Air Canada flights. Those bonuses are now gone! They want us to fly across the pond only on US Airways or United!
I believe that on Singapore and Varig airlines, the elite bonus only applies to flights taken on the respective airlines- if you are silver or gold on SQ Kris Flyer, you only get the bonus if you fly Singapore, and not any other star airline. The same is true for Varig. US Airways could change the rule to not allow the elite bonus even on United flights if they wanted I suppose...
AFAIK, US was the only Star Alliance carrier to offer the bonus to their (upper tier) frequent flyer program members taking ANY Star Alliance flight. For instance, an Air Canada mid or top tier member can only get a 30% bonus on certain Star carriers (IIRC BD, Thai, LH). That's it. US was very generous in this respect and continues to be, since the bonus still applies to all other Star carriers except LH and AC from what the OP posted. From what I remember, Caribbean Star/Sun miles also count to this bonus.
Programs: Priceline Blood Diamond Elite. Peon on DL, AA, UA, US, and WN. National EE
Depends on when the new rules take effect (unless they already have). If you are flying using the UA flight number, then you'll probably get the bonus. If you used the LH flight number when booking, then probably not.
Originally Posted by jkzahn
Man, that does stink.
I have an upcoming flight on United Metal, but issued as a Lufthansa codeshare.