Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian)

Miles & More is the loyalty scheme for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian and their partner airlines. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK.

For further information on Miles & More, visit the Lufthansa website here.

Bits: Lufthansa Asia sale, 1000 Heathrow Rewards from Rocketmiles, Virgin sale extended

News in brief: Good Lufthansa sale to Asia from UK Whilst the current Qatar Airways sale is a weak, as I will run through tomorrow, Lufthansa has launched some surprisingly decent deals to Asia.  You can also travel on SWISS on some routes. Based on […]

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: 50% off when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors is currently offering a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus. This offer does not seem […]

Bits: Exclusive HFP competition, two Lufthansa hotel deals, free Etihad First Class upgrade

News in brief: Exclusive HFP competition coming on Monday On Monday we will be launching an exclusive competition with Chivas Regal whisky (an excellent choice if you’re looking for a duty free purchase!) giving away a VIP distillery tour.  One lucky reader will win a trip […]

What is the best Visa or MasterCard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began two weeks ago, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few […]

Air Berlin files for insolvency – what happens next?

Yesterday’s news was dominated by Air Berlin’s insolvency. As I’m currently in Germany I got to read about it from all sides. Things haven’t been great for the German airline in recent years, partly due to the delays in opening the new Berlin Brandenburg airport […]

Did you know Lufthansa offers a 25% mileage discount for children?

We have done more than our usual amount of Miles & More, the Lufthansa Group programme, coverage recently.  We’ve had: a 50% bonus on transfers from Heathrow Rewards (still running until 31st August) 500 free miles for downloading the app 500 miles for signing up […]

Bits: 75% off mytaxi with Groupon, 6000 Miles & More miles with a hotel booking

News in brief: Groupon deal: 75% off your first mytaxi ride Yesterday we wrote about a 50% offer for customers using the mytaxi black cab app to get to or from one of the London airports. This offer is still running until 30th September. In […]

Bits: Hilton losing four car rental partners, get another 500 free Miles & More miles

News in brief: Hilton Honors losing four car rental partners I’m not sure how many people credit car rentals to a hotel loyalty programme but – now that Avios is working exclusively with Avis and Budget – it is an OK route if you find yourself […]

Bits: more BA strikes, BA (re)launches Flight Pass, triple Miles & More with Best Western

News in brief: More British Airways strikes announced The UNITE union has announced another batch of ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew strike dates.  This covers 16th August to 30th August, which means it is back to back with the current strike. You probably know the score […]

500 free miles INSTANTLY when you download the Miles & More app

Until 30th September Miles & More – the Lufthansa, SWISS etc programme – is giving out 500 bonus miles for everyone who downloads their app and logs in for the first time. 500 Miles & More miles won’t get you a ticket in Lufthansa First […]

50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Miles & More – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50% bonus on transfers to Lufthansa’s Miles & More scheme. The offer will go live today.  If you can’t see it when you log in (it will be clearly flagged on the Miles […]

My review of Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to New York (Part 1)

This is my review of Lufthansa’s First Class service from Frankfurt to New York, flying a Boeing 747-8i. I reviewed the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and my car ride to the steps of the aircraft in part 1 of this review yesterday.  Click […]

My review of Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to New York (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my review of Lufthansa’s First Class service on the Boeing 747-8i between Frankfurt and New York. Part 1 of this review, which focused on the Lufthansa First Class seat, is here.  In this part I look at the impressive food […]

Bits: Your new IHG Accelerate target, Miles & More / Economist deal, Accor / Priority Pass deal

News in brief: IHG adds a new Accelerate target for everyone IHG Rewards Club’s Accelerate is, for most people, the most generous hotel promotion running at the moment. Here are the headline details of the promo: IHG Accelerate (Version 6) covers stays from 15th May to […]