With Senator status, you receive access to special benefits that make travelling even more enjoyable for you. With the Lufthansa Group, co-issuing Miles & More airline partners and Star Alliance Airlines.
How to become a Senator
In order to achieve or renew Senator status, you need at least 2,000 Points and 1,000 Qualifying Points within one calendar year. You can view your current progress under your status in your Miles & More account at any time.
Become a Senator Lifetime
From 1.1.2024, you’ll achieve
Senator Lifetime status with 40,000 Qualifying Points. You’ll then have the benefits for life.
The most important benefits of Senator status
Senator status card and bag tag
As a Senator, you’ll receive a gold status card that is valid for at least 1 year, plus a high-quality bag tag.
First Class check-in
As a Senator, a warm welcome awaits you at First Class check-in, even when you have only booked a flight in Economy Class. Please note the check-in deadlines for your chosen travel class.
Access to the Senator Lounge and Star Alliance Gold Lounge
For relaxing moments before your flight, the Senator Lounge and Star Alliance Gold Lounge are available to you and a companion.
Increased free baggage allowance
With Senator status, many airlines will allow you to fly with more baggage. Please check with your airline for detailed information about baggage allowances.
Additional benefits for Senators
Extra miles for every flight
With many airline partners, you’ll get up to 50% more miles that you can redeem for attractive awards.
Higher waiting list priority
As a Senator, you enjoy the second highest waiting list priority on all flights operated by Star Alliance, should there be no seat available on the flight of your choice. This does not apply to upgrades and award flights.
Increased flight award availability
With the so-called Senator Premium Award, the availability of flight awards is increased for you.
You’ll receive a 50% reduction on flight awards for your companion
This benefit is called a Companion Award and applies to persons for whom you book award flights at the same time as your own.
Booking guarantee on already fully-booked flights up to 48 hours before departure
Senators enjoy more flexible booking: book your flight in the booking class of the highest value up to 48 hours before departure and you’ll receive a booking on an already fully-booked flight in the travel class of your choice.¹
On flights with Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, this is booking class J in Business Class. With Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the booking guarantee applies in booking class C.
In Premium Economy Class on Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, the booking guarantee can be used in class G. In Premium Economy Class on flights with LOT Polish Airlines, the booking guarantee is valid in booking class P.
In Economy Class, the booking guarantee can be used in booking class Y.
Free carriage of an additional golf bag
Travel with selected Miles & More airline partners and in certain travel classes with an additional golf bag.
An advance of up to 50,000 miles
Senators can temporarily overdraw their Miles & More account by up to 50,000 miles.
Unlimited mileage validity
As long as you remain a status member, your miles do not expire, meaning you can save them up for major destinations.
Star Alliance Gold Status
As a Senator, you also have the Star Alliance Gold Status. You’ll also enjoy status benefits on all flights operated by Star Alliance airlines.
As a status customer with more than 10,000 Qualifying Points, you’ll receive exclusive offers on top events, known as the Status Events.
Once you achieve a certain number of Qualifying Points in one calendar year, you’ll automatically receive additional benefits such as an upgrade voucher, a Frequent Traveller partner card or mileage packages.
Exclusive Senator hotline
We have set up a hotline in many countries expressly for Senators. We are available to you for all your queries, award bookings, criticism and suggestions.
Help and contact
Complimentary advance seat reservation
As a Senator, you can reserve a seat free of charge on flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS in all booking classes (except for “Economy Light” fares on short-haul flights).
All statuses in comparison
Compare all benefits and advantages of three frequent flyer statuses: Frequent Traveller, Senator or HON Circle Member.