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Senator – Travel in ultimate comfort

  • Woman relaxing in the airport lounge – These are the benefits you’ll get with Senator status
  • Passenger waiting in the lounge – These are the benefits you’ll get with Senator status
  • Aircraft at the airport – These are the benefits you’ll get with Senator status
  • Passenger looking at a tablet on an aircraft – These are the benefits you’ll get with Senator status

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.


A simple and transparent earning system helps you to see at a glance how many Points and Qualifying Points you’ll earn for a flight on your way to Senator status.

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.

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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.

Two upgrade vouchers

After qualification as a Senator, as well as when your status is renewed, you’ll receive two eVouchers on each occasion, with which you can fly one class higher.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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 Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City 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, Discover 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.


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Status Events

As a status customer with more than 10,000 Qualifying Points, you’ll receive exclusive offers on top events, known as the Status Events.

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Extra Benefits

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.

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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.

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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.


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