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Forum: Star Alliance
Oct 6, 05, 11:25 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Arrow STC is going out of business by 03/06!

No, this will not work as you believe.
LX launched STC 2003 and outsourced the loyalty programme to Loyalty Gate Ltd., a significant subsidiary of LX (57,9%) which was formerly known as Qualiflyer...
Oct 5, 05, 1:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

New members, please!

Good luck, but bear in mind that you have enlist new Miles & More members. Members who are holding already an M&M account don’t qualify, also they enrol on a different address! ;)
Oct 5, 05, 12:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Exclamation 2.000 M&M miles Welcome Bonus

I was asked:

I am a STC member, but I do not hold a M&M card so far. Shall I enrol in M&M online?
This is an excellent idea! I suggest you do this before you give STC permission to transfer your...
Oct 5, 05, 12:02 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Arrow You asked me, here are my answers!

I was asked privately some questions they might be interested for a broader audience. I take the liberty to sum these up here. But please bear in mind that my comments are still informal and a lot of...
Oct 5, 05, 10:02 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Please be patient with me, as I do not get your...

Please be patient with me, as I do not get your point. As you have no opportunity to earn STC miles in 01/06, how could you qualify for STC Silver in 01/06. If you hold STC Silver in 12/05 you will...
Oct 5, 05, 5:59 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Arrow At the time of writing elite membership is valid for two years!

I am happy that you snatched rewards you are satisfied with!


I conform (see also posts # 4, 16 & 19), whatever that helps ;) , that your new SEN (*G) card will be valued until 02/08. You need...
Forum: Star Alliance
Oct 5, 05, 4:38 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Exclamation Nobody forced you to accept M&M TOS! Don't participate!

This is an error on your behalf! Nobody forced you to accept the LH conditions. Your are free to choose whatever carrier you feel that suits your travel needs best. If the carrier of your choice...
Oct 5, 05, 4:23 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Exclamation STC will announce program changes next week!

I sincerely do hope that you were able to take advantage of the information you got on this thread (eg compared the pros and cons of the STC & M&M redemption scheme, locked in some nice STC award)....
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Exclamation LH is one of the best managed airlines worldwide!

If someone invests in any airline nowadays, he should not expect too much. As you might know, airlines have a hard time to be profitable; within this cluster Deutsche Lufthansa makes a strong...
Forum: Star Alliance
Sep 9, 05, 11:42 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,919
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

*A upgrade awards in M&M...

*A upgrade awards in M&M (http://portal.miles-and-more.com/online/portal/mam/de/spendmiles/miles_and_fly?l=en&nodeid=1209676)
Sep 9, 05, 11:29 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Sorry for mot being precise enough. As with most...

Sorry for mot being precise enough. As with most FFPs, only one account per person may be opened. If you are already a M&M member, you have to transfer all STC miles into this account.


As long...
Sep 9, 05, 4:35 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Exclamation One STC miles is not always more valuable than one M&M miles

Looking on some promotions offered from STC recently, like

Frühbucherpromotion (http://travelclub.swiss.com/FFP/CDA/swiss/swissMaster/0,5698,1-11181__2_0_1_bp,00.html)
Europa 4 Segmente...
Sep 9, 05, 4:33 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Mid of next month STC will inform you (email or...

Mid of next month STC will inform you (email or letter) that STC will be terminated in 2Q. Further more, they will ask for permission to transfer your profile to M&M (as Qualiflyer did as they split...
Sep 8, 05, 11:01 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

@ Pocoloco: Your STC Gold status will be matched...

@ Pocoloco: Your STC Gold status will be matched into M&M SEN (= *G) status, valued for two (!) years. STC Silver status → M&M FTL (= *S).

@ rorschi: You are comparing apples with oranges: Looks...
Sep 8, 05, 9:15 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,091
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Arrow STC will be terminated in 2Q 2006

It is nothing new, but as you continual dreaming how to save STC (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=458847), here are facts:

As expected

M&M will be the FFP of LX, STC will be...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Question Why is it necessery that everybody second every statement?

Your answer to my question pointed out, that you did not find any indication those promos in question should

(a) serve as a motivation to gain/maintain HON Circle Status
(b) reward targeted...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Question Why should serve you Dynamic/Service as a motivation to maintain/gain HON Circle?

As I do not see any indication that either “Dynamic” or “Service” should serve you as a motivation to gain/maintain HON, please enlighten me from reading the invitation letter you had expected to...
Replies: 110
Views: 18,282
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Thumbs down Maybe you should search for a different TA

MUC Munich Metro DE = MUC [EDDM]
ORD Chicago O'Hare Int'l IL US [KORD]
DO 30 Jun 2005

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Availability
--------- ------ ---- --------- ----...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Especially for Threy (post #94)

To start with, I would not offer a status match they way was/is done from Star Alliance in UK. From the huge outcome you see, that SEN status (= recognition) is attractive (otherwise it would not...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Question Did loyalty count before August 1st 2004?

When it comes to loyalty, there has nothing changed before/after August 1st 2004. Loyalty you are talking about refers to earn/spend ratio and status: If it is possible to earn 20K M&M miles for €...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Question Is it really worth to pay a significant premium just to earn (status) miles?

In post #71 you informed us that you paid € 600 on a domestic flight on C9 and that you earn only 1.500 status miles/segment instead of 2.500 status miles. Reading the quoted statement it looks like...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Does LH offers competitive prices in Biz?

It is hard to believe that someone who not only qualifies for HON Circle but also discussed extensively about this topic on this BB is not aware about HON privileges...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Disparity of earning possibilities of eVouchers

I agree with any FFP developer, if they try to implement more benefits for members who are loyal to the company who operates the FFP (= LH and fully integrated partners) and not only loyal to the FFP...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Blocking seat next to SEN/HON

I see to topics and I second on both:

Benefits flying European Biz especially on planes offering no middle seat (BTW: it’s not unknown that biz cabin on long haul flights is completely full and...
Replies: 190
Views: 18,209
Posted By Kerstin Ruf

Agree, but it’s sad that a lot of interesting...

Agree, but it’s sad that a lot of interesting topics and ideas would deserve separate threads, eg


Negotiated fares for corporate clientele (various posts)
Corporate Mileage Plans (post #...
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