If you enjoyed our recent reviews of Vietnam Airlines, this offer may be of interest.
The Vietnam Airlines frequent flyer program, Lotus Miles, has a new promotion to earn instant status. You can get SkyTeam Elite in two ways:
Lotus Miles Gold with a business class flex roundtrip to Vietnam (booking class J/C)
Lotus Miles Titanium with a premium economy roundtrip to Vietnam
Confusingly, Gold is a higher status than Titanium. Flights must be booked and flown from the UK, Germany, France or Russia. You must complete the journey before 31st May 2020.
To be clear, Lotus Miles Gold and Titanium BOTH translate to SkyTeam Elite. This includes priority services but does NOT give you SkyTeam lounge access across the full alliance. Lotus Miles Gold card holders DO get access to Vietnam Airlines’ own lounges, however.
The only Vietnam Airlines status level which gives SkyTeam Elite Plus status – which would get you alliance-wide lounge access – is Platinum, which is not available via this deal.
There is some sense in making use of this offer if you are planning a trip to Vietnam – especially if you don’t want to connect – since Vietnam Airlines is the only airline to fly direct from the UK to Vietnam. If nothing else, you’ll get some additional benefits – albeit not lounge access – across all of the SkyTeam airlines which includes Delta, Air France and KLM.