Lufthansa launched its new leisure long/medium-haul airline called Eurowings Discover (read more here) past weekend that is not a Star Alliance member.
However, Air Canada already has a frequent flier agreement in place that allows Aeroplan members to earn and redeem miles on Eurowings Discover flights (4Y coded). It has had a frequent flier partnership with the short-haul Eurowings (EW) since 2015).
You can access Air Canada’s page for partner airlines here.
Here’s the earnings table:
- Members can earn Aeroplan points based on distance flown on all scheduled flights operated by 4Y
- Members can earn Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) and Status Qualifying Segments (SQS), as well as Status Qualifying Dollars (SQD) on flights ticketed by Air Canada.
- Aeroplan members earn miles on all eligible Eurowings Discover flights (see the table above), but to earn Status Qualifying Miles (SQM), Segments (SQS), or Dollars (SQDs), the flights must be ticketed on Air Canada’s stock (014)
And when redeeming:
In terms of Aeroplan Flight Rewards on Eurowings Discover flights, please note the following:
- 4Y flights will be priced based on Aeroplan’s pricing for partner airlines.
- Members will be able to book 4Y flights online at aircanada.com, through the Air Canada mobile app, or via Aeroplan’s Contact Centre.
- 4Y flights can be combined with flights operated by Air Canada and our other international airline partners.
- 4Y flights are eligible for redemption in Business and Economy classes.
- The partner booking fee will apply for flight rewards which include travel on 4Y.
It doesn’t appear that any elite benefits apply for Aeroplan status members who fly on Eurowings Discover flights such as lounge access, premium check-in, extra luggage allowance, priority security, and boarding.
There are select Star Alliance airlines with frequent flier agreements in place with Lufthansa that has previously covered non-Star Alliance airlines of Eurowings and Edelweiss.
I would assume that, at least, United, which has close ties with Lufthansa, will extend mileage earning and burning to Eurowings Discover, like Air Canada did yesterday.
United Premier Gold and higher elite members are also eligible for select elite benefits on Eurowings flights that I would assume are extended to this leisure brand.