(EDIT: Unfortunately, Lufthansa closed the Oil & Energy Club on 1st August 2016.)
Lufthansa – because of its global network which penetrates a lot of major oil and gas producing countries – has, for a while, been making a play for the business of energy sector workers.
Running flights from Frankfurt to Aberdeen is part of this strategy, allowing easy onward connections – and if you are starting your journey in Aberdeen, connecting in Germany is no more painful than connecting in London.
The Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club offers several valuable benefits to employees in the sector. Most valuable is immediate promotion to Miles & More Frequent Traveller (Silver) status, which gets you lounge access whenever you fly Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, LOT, Croatia, Luxair, Brussels or Adria. The card also gets you the generic Star Alliance Silver benefits – see here – although those don’t amount to much.
The full list of Oil & Energy Club benefits is:
Miles & More Frequent Traveller status, giving lounge access whenever you fly Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, LOT, Croatia, Luxair, Brussels or Adria
Europcar discounts at Frankfurt and Munich airports
Use of a day room at Frankfurt or Munich on stopovers of 6 hours or more
Free food and drink vouchers for use in Frankfurt Airport
2,000 Miles & More miles with your first flight
So, if you work for Shell or someone similar – and Lufthansa DO vet applications for this scheme – then it is a very decent deal.
You can sign up via this website.