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Lumo recognition, freebies and soft perks

Old Aug 23, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
I can send my Johannas letter to You but as You know, then You'll be Silver next.
Hahaha.
As I am ten days from Becoming Lumo now, I already start shaking about the upcoming letter ”we welcome you as a new Lumo member but also warn you about losing you to silver”
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Old Aug 23, 19, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
I can send my Johannas letter to You but as You know, then You'll be Silver next.
Yay! I’m sure she could overrun my lifetime status with that. Better not to wait for the letter to arrive. Thanks for the offer anyways
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Old Aug 24, 19, 5:58 am
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So Lumo not even close to LH-Group HON?

By reading all of that... so the AY Lumo is even not close to LH-group HON?

Or there is on AY Lumo program anything like:
  • limo drives from and to aircraft
  • personal assistant from airline for everything connected to your air-travel
  • special lounges with no access for anyone else (LH/LX grant access also only to their own metal First pax, no alliance F)
  • full service restaurant in lounges
  • absolute priority over everybody else on waitinglists and service
  • direct transfers by limo from plane to plane on short connection
  • escort thru security and immigration, on departure also to lounge and to gate ?

My experience on flying AY premium cabins are, that AY do not like premium passengers so much as do most of other carriers. So I am just very curious how they manage to threat their very-very elites?
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Old Aug 24, 19, 6:29 am
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1/ (qualified) yes, as no 100% sure
2/ no
3/ no
4/ yes
5/ yes
6/ not written, upthread there is just an exact example of this
7/ no

So not HON level, but definitely above SEN (and common OWE)
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Old Aug 24, 19, 7:31 am
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In this comparison one must remember Lumo have a segment qualifier, which HON doesnt. So HON is directed at premium cabin customers while Lumo is directed at commuters. So the definition of "elites" differ and thus the perks do too.
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Old Aug 24, 19, 8:18 am
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Limo from/to plane

Originally Posted by sulkkis View Post

Frankly speaking I think this whole BMW ride idea is crazy. Who wants to drive front or behind a bus for a few hundred meters? And everybody looking at you wondering who the hell is that guy? Most pax have no idea about this service so they will be confused. I want to try it once but most likely in future will choose the bus, if there is a change to do so.


I must say, that it is one of the most enjoyable* parts of journey for me (former when I was F pax, now as HON) in FRA to be transferred by Porsche (Lufthansa do use now only Porsches for that in FRA and MUC, LX in ZRH, OS in VIE and LO in WAW use different limos) to/from aircraft. It usually done very visible way: bus is waiting until driver carries HON / F pax luggage to plane and bus will open doors only after HON / F is boarded. Or after landing when Porsche is waiting directly next to the staircase to plane.

As far I know, everybody who can have that privilege, enjoy it very much. I think for most Lumo pax it is enjoyable as well.


* disclaimer: LH Hon Circle program makes actually all journey very enjoyable. And nothing can beat Fitrst Class Terminal in FRA
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Old Aug 24, 19, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
In this comparison one must remember Lumo have a segment qualifier, which HON doesnt. So HON is directed at premium cabin customers while Lumo is directed at commuters. So the definition of "elites" differ and thus the perks do too.
That's true:
for HON counts only First and Business class flights on Miles&More program airlines only. Even Star Alliance do not count at all.

Frankly, by cost of 1 HON mile 0,10 EUR, need to spend 60 000 EUR on flying within 2 years to get HON status.
At another side -- if some qualify in March, then he7she will have status for frankly 3 years.
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Old Aug 24, 19, 9:12 am
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HON is 360 000 butt-in-seat km in paid F. Lumo can be 60 000 butt-in-seat km or less in cheapest y.

As such it is excellent value. Proved by the extreme number of segment runners here
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Old Aug 25, 19, 8:18 am
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At one time I actively kept LH SEN status (HON? not even on the radar screen, so far away) but once they moved cheap C (P-bucket) earnings down to 100% earnings, I knew my time was up. Probably was a sound business decision from LH, but I flew <10 segments with them (all short-haul) in the last 5 years.

These days it's TK *G I have had for the 3rd (or 4th?) 2-year term running - and I've found that TK flies to places I actually need to go and would be nigh impossible to do on OW (just this year - SGN, OTP, KHE (!))
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Old Aug 25, 19, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by WilcoRoger View Post
At one time I actively kept LH SEN status (HON? not even on the radar screen, so far away) but once they moved cheap C (P-bucket) earnings down to 100% earnings, I knew my time was up. Probably was a sound business decision from LH, but I flew <10 segments with them (all short-haul) in the last 5 years.

These days it's TK *G I have had for the 3rd (or 4th?) 2-year term running - and I've found that TK flies to places I actually need to go and would be nigh impossible to do on OW (just this year - SGN, OTP, KHE (!))
Same with me. I don’t recall more than 3 LH segments after this change, of which one was due to an invol reroute.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by Raul_R View Post


I must say, that it is one of the most enjoyable* parts of journey for me (former when I was F pax, now as HON) in FRA to be transferred by Porsche (Lufthansa do use now only Porsches for that in FRA and MUC, LX in ZRH, OS in VIE and LO in WAW use different limos) to/from aircraft. It usually done very visible way: bus is waiting until driver carries HON / F pax luggage to plane and bus will open doors only after HON / F is boarded. Or after landing when Porsche is waiting directly next to the staircase to plane.

As far I know, everybody who can have that privilege, enjoy it very much. I think for most Lumo pax it is enjoyable as well.
I just had this experience again a few days ago and I must say it is very enjoyable. Rain was pouring down that day, and the plane had some issues that made us wait outside for a few minutes before boarding. The comfort of waiting inside the warm BMW in the rain, while glancing behind at the buses where passengers are packed like sardines, is a joy to behold.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 5:51 pm
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I had experience last week - as the gate agent told that LUMO car is waiting in front of the bus, but it never came
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Old Sep 3, 19, 12:57 am
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Cheers from ”Lumo-bridge”. Wanted to enjoy my first so I went to checkin desk at HEL to collect BP and ordered a muffin in the air. No salad.

heers
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Old Sep 3, 19, 7:29 am
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Btw, if the drink is so for you and you mate - is it the same with the snack?
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Old Sep 3, 19, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by napapiiri View Post
Seat blocked on domestic flight. The flight attendant even put the special headrest protector on and made sure to tell me that the extra space was reserved for me when I boarded. Nice touch and much appreciated.
is that seat-block kind of automatic? if we are LUMOs, so it should be free seat next to us?
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