*One SIM card for the whole world: Lufthansa Mobile enables low cost telephone calls and data with full cost control in over 180 countries
* SIM card currently available at lufthansa.com and will be also be available to buy on-board from 1 March 2017
Lufthansa Mobile now meets the so-called “always on” customer demand for those travelling, and at low cost, according to a statement from the company.
It added that the prepaid tariff is a welcome opportunity for both holidaymakers and business travellers who want to make affordable phone calls abroad, be reachable at any time and who want to go online, all with full control over the costs.
The start-up package for the Lufthansa Mobile Prepaid Card costs a one-off fee of 29 euros including 19 euros of credit. One of the package options available for use within the EU offers 500 MB for 9.90 euros or 1 GB for 14.90 euros for 30 days at a time. For intercontinental use, such as in the USA, Brazil or China, costs vary from 10 cents to 29 cents per minute and megabyte. Similar rates from other providers usually start at 1.49 euros per minute. There is no binding contract with Lufthansa Mobile.
The SIM card is currently available at lufthansa.com and will be also be available to buy on-board from 1 March 2017.
In another development, Lufthansa and Miles & More announced partnership that offers customers new ways to use award miles for all Lufthansa Group flights.
With Cash & Miles, Lufthansa and the Frequent Flyer and Award program, Miles & More will be offering an additional service, allowing passengers to cash in award miles on flights or even to pay for flights. On the Lufthansa website LH.com, Miles & More members can use their award miles in the future to pay, either in part or in full, for any regular Lufthansa flight as well as those with Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings and Eurowings. The rolling launch will start on 17 November – with the launch for Germany as well as in Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and Italy planned for the beginning of 2017.
Members will have the chance to use up a flexible amount of award miles against the cost of their flight for the first time, thus reducing the amount of money they need to put towards it. Using Cash & Miles is simple – the member, who needs to have a minimum of 7,000 award miles, logs into the website LH.com with his/her Miles & More service card number and password. The process of booking involves entering the amount of miles you want to use into the appropriate field or selecting the amount by means of a sliding scale option on the screen. The service can be used in all service classes as well as for all flight connections available on the Lufthansa website. As with a regular ticket, members will also collect award and status miles with these bookings too.
On top of the classical flight award miles, Lufthansa und Miles & More have now created a further way of cashing in miles as well as a new flight payment option by introducing Cash & Miles.