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Miles&More Sweet Spots From 2021 – Senator for €1,500 & HON for €5,000?
After the recent announcements by Miles&More about their changes from 2021 on, there has been a lot of discussion about that. Will it be easier or harder for you to earn a status from 2021? Of course, there is no general answer to that. It really depends on your flight profile. There will be some winners and some losers, like always. The discussion also quickly went into a direction on how to optimize routings, so that you can earn a status very easily.
To cut the story short: There are several sweet spots that will make it very easy or cheap to achieve the Senator and HON status levels. Getting a Senator status for €1,500? Or a HON status for €5,000? Yes, that may indeed be possible from 2021. Continue reading to find out more about that.
What are the Sweet Spots of the new Miles&More System?
The new system is based on points that you will receive depending on which cabin class you are travelling in. Additionally, point amounts are based on whether your flight is a continental or intercontinental flight. More information on the new system can be found in the following article:
The distance between the two cities you are travelling from and to doesn’t matter anymore. Of course this gives us a lot of possibilities for sweet spots. Here’s the points table with the new system:
The status levels can be reached the following way:
Frequent Traveller: 160 points, of which 50% have to be qualifying points
Senator: 480points, of which 50% have to be qualifying points
HON Circle: 1,500 points, of which 100% have to be qualifying points
Are there countries that are close to each other but are on different continents according to the new Miles&More system? And do some of these countries have a national carrier that is part of Star Alliance? Short answer: Yes, there are a few countries that fall into this category.