Aeroflot Bonus program improvements

Aeroflot Russian Airlines just announced some nice improvements to Aeroflot Bonus loyalty program.

Starting from 1.03.2017 new rules allow to:

  • Book an award flight cabin upgrade only on one-way, instead of previously requiring it to be return ticket
  • One-way award tickets are requiring 50% of the bonus miles, instead of previous 60%
  • Possibility of booking one-way ticket using Aeroflot bonus miles on SkyTeam partner airlines (FINALLY!)

Overall, it is great improvements for anyone who is accumulating Aeroflot Bonus miles.

However, Aeroflot is still stuck somewhere in stone age when it comes to booking award flight for another person, it involves bureaucracy with being present in their office with photo copies of passport.

No point transfer from one member of Aeroflot Bonus to another, even if they are relatives. No family pooling and let’s not forget complete lack of tools to search for SkyTeam partner airlines availability.