Booking Lufthansa Partner Codeshare Flights Has Consequences

By | September 1, 2015

As Lufthansa's 16 euro fee for booking through global distribution channels apparently takes effect, some will seek a "loophole" by using partner codes. However, doing so can cause problems that call into question what the airline industry calls metal neutrality.

Code shares within an airline joint venture provide many more travel options than a single carrier can with its own airplanes. Loyalty program point accrual is (usually) reciprocal. Contracting with multiple partners . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cornell University.