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: £100 off £500 BA spend, 4000 Miles & More miles with a hotel, Troy Warfield leaves BA

News in brief: £100 off a £500 British Airways spend deal with Amex American Express is offering a very limited number of cardholders a £100 statement credit with their next £500 British Airways purchase. If you are targetted, it will appear on your American Express online […]

Bits: SWISS sale, Star Alliance HEx upgrade, use Avios for Lapland!

News in brief: Decent SWISS sale out of Italy SWISS business class and, in particular, first class has an excellent reputation.  I was one of the last people to redeem for Swiss First – here is my review – before they changed the rules and restricted […]

Bits: pay for access to Etihad lounges, 3x Flying Blue & Lufthansa miles with Accor

News in brief: Buy yourself access to Etihad’s airport lounges Following rival Emirates which opened up its facilities to paying passengers earlier this year, Etihad has decided to let Economy passengers buy access to their airport lounges.  Times are getting tougher for the Middle East carriers. Included are the […]

Bits: New Starwood O2 concerts bookable, double PartnerPlusBenefit points to USA

News in brief: Starwood launches more O2 concert tickets Starwood Preferred Guest launched a new batch of O2 concert tickets yesterday. For just 15,000 SPG points (or 45,000 Marriott Rewards points if you convert them across) you can get two tickets for any of the […]

Last day for 50% Heathrow Rewards Avios bonus – and new partners coming

(EDIT: there is some confusion over the closing date for this offer.  The Avios page of the HR website still shows ‘250 points = 375 Avios’ but confusingly says transfers must be made ‘before’ 1st March.  On the other hand, the HR home page says […]

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

This article was updated in May 2017 so ignore the original publication date above. Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms […]

Good Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 2,500 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

(EDIT: avios.com has just launched an even better version of this offer with 3,000 points for £150 spend.  See here for details.) Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Etihad […]

Bits: the facts on EC261 when downgraded, Etihad sale launched, good Miles & More hotel offer

News in brief: Recent court judgement on how you receive compensation when downgraded I ran an article about EC261 downgrade compensation on Wednesday.  I said in that piece that some parts of the regulations were unclear. Reader Coby sent me a link to this court […]

Paying tax on 31st January? Remember HMRC credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this month, there is an upside. Last April, HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa and MasterCard fees came into effect […]

Bits: TopCashback 25% bonus to Avios scrapped, Miles & More gift card deals – any good?

News in brief: No more 25% bonus on TopCashback transfers to Avios Quietly TopCashback has withdrawn their 25% bonus when converting TopCashback cashback directly into Avios. First launched in September 2016 with no expiry date, the 25% bonus with TopCashback for converting cashback into Avios came after […]

Cheap Avios deals on airberlin may be over as the end beckons …..

Ever since it joined the oneworld alliance, airberlin has offered some exceptional bargains for Avios collectors. As I wrote in this article, you have been able to fly to the USA and Abu Dhabi paying only minimal taxes.  Since that article was published, airberlin has […]

Sydney / Melbourne / Auckland for £1365 in Business Class

Air China has launched some amazing deals out of Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich in Business Class. If you looking to head to Australia or New Zealand before the end of June, you probably won’t get better than this. Here are the deals: Sydney / Melbourne […]

Bits: BA strike off, 100% Heathrow Rewards bonus, Blacklane / Lufthansa bonus

News in brief: BA strike called off The British Airways strike by mixed fleet cabin crew, scheduled for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, was called off last night. BA will now run a normal schedule on both days. Heathrow Rewards transfer bonus Heathrow Rewards is […]

Lloyds buys MBNA and its airline credit cards ….. good news or bad?

Lloyds Bank announced yesterday that it was the winner of the auction to acquire the UK operations of credit card group MBNA from Bank of America.  It paid £1.9bn as well as taking over MBNA’s existing debt book. MBNA is the leading UK player in […]

Miles & More: 8000 miles with a hotel, 11400 miles with The Economist

There are two generous Lufthansa Miles & More offers running at the moment – they may be worth a look if you were also considering getting their credit card (the offer for 10,000 bonus miles ends today). The first deal is yet another attempt to […]