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Switching FF Statusfrom UA To LH, Possible?  
User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3526 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?

any inputs ?

thanks in advance for all the replies

[Edited 2008-09-03 21:45:23]


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31117 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3523 times:
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I doubt they would do it for a Premier.

Just join M&M and start crediting to it.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25748 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Not just that, in general airlines within the same alliance generally dont poach each others FF members.

Also hate to say it, but Premier is a rather low level, so not much of an enticement for another airline to match.



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User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3448 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.



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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3427 times:



Quoting HAMAD (Reply 3):
in denver if you are not a premeir exec or above, you have to line up with all other passengers in the security line.

That's not true. It's just an old sign. I'm a premier associate (below you) and they let me through.



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31117 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
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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).

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3224 times:



Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 4):
That's not true. It's just an old sign. I'm a premier associate (below you) and they let me through.

I pass through the Elite line in SLC every time I fly even though I'm not an Elite. They just don't care. But it saves me like 20 minutes at SLC rush hour.

Some airports simply don't check.

Aeroflot777


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