HAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1162 posts, RR: 7 Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4214 times:
i have been a premier with United for couple of years. moving back to Dubai, and having lufthansa serve both europe and the USA from Dubai, i thought it might be more practical with me to have the status switched to Lufthansa. i know that airlines within the USA will grant that, at least Delta, United, Northwest and Continental, but would that be possible between star alliance partners? and if i swich, would would be the benifits that i would lose as a united FF, opposed to a *A FF? and what would i gain on LH?
HAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1162 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4136 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2): Also hate to say it, but Premier is a rather low level, so not much of an enticement for another airline to match
I couldn't agree any more. yes, i am entitled to lots of benifits, but there are a lot of benifits that you don't get either, such as lounge access if you are traveling on international and connecting. and nowadays, the benifits are reducing, for example, in denver if you are not a premeir exec or above, you have to line up with all other passengers in the security line.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33659 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3974 times:
Well as a UA Star Silver, even if LH did agree to a status match, they would offer you Frequent Traveler, so you would still be a Star Silver. They would not make you a Senator / Star Gold. FT status would get you into LH Business lounges when flying LH, but no others (like Star Gold offers).