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: 3600 Avios and £10 off with LEGO Friends, £15 off Lufthansa flights, flying with a Galaxy Note 7?

News in brief: 3600 Avios and £10 off with LEGO Friends As we covered on Shopper Points yesterday, there is a VERY generous LEGO deal running again this week on Tesco Direct. As you can see on this page, you will receive 1500 bonus Clubcard […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

Fewer Avios options: Lufthansa to take over 1/3rd of airberlin routes

Whilst nothing is signed yet, the noises coming out of Germany suggest that Lufthansa is on the verge of taking over a third of the airberlin route network. This will not be a long and drawn out affair.  Lufthansa would acquire the aircraft leases and […]

Bits: new ‘buy Avios’ bonus launched, triple Miles & More with Hilton – Avios to follow?

News in brief: Get up to 35% bonus when you buy Avios If everything went to plan, a new ‘buy Avios’ bonus should now be live over at avios.com.  I’m not sure if ba.com will have it or not on the BAEC ‘buy Avios’ page. […]

Very generous Best Western / Miles & More promotion – 3,500 miles per stay!

Best Western is popular with Head for Points readers.  When I did my hotel survey last year, roughly 1 in 6 HFP readers said they had stayed in one over the previous 12 months. You may have wondered why I didn’t write more about Best […]

What credit card should replace your Diamond Club Visa or MasterCard?

Yesterday I ran an extra article to share the news that the MBNA Diamond Club (ex bmi British Midland) credit cards will stop accruing Avios points on 30th September. This is a big blow for many people, not least myself who has been earning a […]

Bits: how to get Park Hyatt Mallorca half price, Lufthansa closes oilandenergyclub, triple PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: Get a half price stay at Park Hyatt Mallorca Hyatt Gold Passport has brought back its 30% bonus for buying points.  Until 31st August, you will receive a 30% bonus when buying 5,000 points or more. This would work well at the […]

Paying tax this weekend? Remember credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this weekend, there is an upside. This is the first self-assessment payment deadline since HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa […]

Bits: £10 cashback at Manchester Airport, double PartnerPlusBenefit points, Dinner In The Sky

News in brief: Travelex offering £10 cashback to spend at Manchester Airport Travelex is offering travellers flying from Manchester Airport an interesting deal over the Summer. If you pre-order £500 of currency from Travelex to collect at the airport, they will reimburse you any purchase you […]

Sale time – Etihad business class, Virgin West Coast and a rare SWISS First Class offer

The rush of Summer sales continues – here are the picks of the last couple of days: Etihad business class sale from the UK Etihad has launched a week-long business class sale out of the UK.  I rate Etihad VERY highly indeed and, if pushed, […]

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 […]

Bits: 100 bonus Heathrow Rewards points, immigration kiosks for BA at JFK, last day for 30% off SPG points

More news in brief: 100 Heathrow Rewards points when you spend £70 Heathrow Rewards has launched a new promotion which will give you 100 bonus points when you spend £70 in one transaction before 5th September. As well as spending at the airport, spending on […]

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

You learn something new every day in this game.  It was only a couple of years ago I discovered that, despite having collected Miles & More miles (the Lufthansa Group programme) for years and having made numerous redemptions, they offer a 25% discount on the miles […]

Bits: free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Gold, bonus points with Official Heathrow Parking

News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Alliance Gold members I wanted to run a reminder about this offer as it appears to be running indefinitely now.  If you are have Star Alliance Gold status via any of the 21 Star Alliance frequent flyer […]

Free Miles & More (Star Alliance) Silver status for oil, gas and energy sector employees

(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 […]

Get Star Alliance lounge access at Heathrow with Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Club

This is another of those little quirks in the frequent flyer universe which I didn’t know about, until reader Tony flagged it for me. Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Club is a way of buying lounge access at Air Canada and Star Alliance facilities around the world. […]

Earn 3,500 Miles & More miles with two Hilton stays

I covered the two recent Iberia and British Airways Hilton promotions in recent days.  The best one is the Iberia Plus version (compare with the BA Hilton promo here) which gets you: double Avios on your first stay triple Avios on your second stay quadruple […]