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Senator status - these are your privileges

With Senator status, you receive access to special privileges for a minimum of two whole years. You will benefit not only with the Lufthansa Group and Miles & More airline partners but also with Star Alliance.

This is how to renew your status

To renew your status, you need a minimum of 100,000 status miles in one calendar year.


You can view your current progress in Status Management.

Your most important privileges as a Senator

Senator status card and bag tag

When you are designated a Senator, you will receive a gold status card, which is valid for a minimum of two years, as well as 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 short domestic flight in Economy Class. Please note the check-in deadlines for your chosen travel class.

Access to the Senator Lounge or the 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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Higher free baggage allowance

With frequent flyer status, many airlines will allow you to fly with more baggage. For more details about baggage regulations, please see the information of the relevant airline.

Two upgrade vouchers

When you are designated a Senator, as well as when your status is renewed, you will receive two eVouchers on each occasion, with which you can fly one class higher.

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Additional benefits for you as a Senator

Additional miles on every flight booking

With some airline partners, you will receive 25% more Status and HON Circle miles, as well as 50% more award miles, with the Executive Bonus.

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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.

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 receive 50% reduction on flight awards for your companion

This privilege is called a Companion Award and applies to persons for whom you book flights awards 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 can book more flexibly: book your Business Class flight in the booking class of the highest value up to 48 hours before departure and you will receive a booking on an already fully-booked flight in the travel class of your choice.¹

On flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, this is booking class J in Business Class. With Adria Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, and LOT Polish Airlines, the booking guarantee applies in booking class C.

In Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Premium Economy Class, the booking guarantee can be used in class G. In Premium Economy Class, on flights operated by 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 additional golf bags.

Mileage advance of up to 50,000 award miles

Senators can temporarily overdraw their Miles & More account by up to 50,000 award miles.


Unlimited validity of award miles

As long as you remain a status member, your miles do not expire - so that you can save them up for major destinations.

Star Alliance Gold Status

Also enjoy status privileges on all flights operated by Star Alliance airlines.


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Status Stars

The longer you have frequent flyer status, the more stars you receive. As a Status Stars member, you receive exclusive offers to top events including VIP experience 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, criticisms and suggestions.

Help & Contact

Can we help you? You will find further information about status level topics, here - including duration, renewal and privileges.

How long do I retain my status as a Frequent Traveller or Senator?

The Frequent Traveller and the Senator status are awarded for at least two years, each time until the end of February. If you have reached 35,000 status miles as a Frequent Traveller or 100,000 status miles as a Senator in one of the two calendar years before the expiry of your card, your status is extended for an additional two years automatically.


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Can I transfer miles from one frequent flyer programme to another?

It is not possible to transfer your mileage credit to another frequent flyer programme retrospectively. The credit for your flights is always made to the mileage account quoted by you or your travel agency in the flight booking. Flights can also only be taken into account in one programme.

If you miss a mileage credit, you can apply for it at any time online.

What are status-relevant flights and how many flight segments do I need for a status with Miles & More?

As part of our Silver Promotion “Become a Frequent Traveller with 30 flights”, we offer you the opportunity of qualifying for Frequent Traveller Status with 30 flight segments, providing these flights are operated by Lufthansa, Eurowings, Adria Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair or SWISS. You will find a counter showing your progress in your Miles & More account under “Status-relevant flights”.

You cannot achieve Senator or HON Circle status with a certain number of flight segments. Both status levels are only awarded if you have earned the required number of status or HON Circle miles.

How long do I retain my status as a HON Circle Member?

HON Circle status is awarded for at least two years, each time until the end of February. If you earn 600,000 HON Circle miles as a HON Circle member in the two calendar years before your status expires, your status will be extended by an additional two years.


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