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.

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – summary of the top deals

It’s time for the return of our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  Our directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit […]

Good Finnair and SWISS business class deals from the UK

Whilst we wait for another round of cheap Qatar Airways business class fares, two interesting offers have appeared from Finnair and SWISS. Both are worth a look.  Finnair is a British Airways partner and you will earn Avios and tier points if you fly with […]

Bits: See Madonna with Starwood, PartnerPlusBenefit bonuses on Austria and Japan

More news in brief: Starwood opens up Madonna and more I wrote earlier in the year about the concert I attended at the new Starwood Preferred Guest suite at the O2 in London – see photo below. SPG, which is the loyalty scheme for Le Meridien, […]

Bits: redeem on Cathay’s new Madrid route, Swiss J sale to Zurich & Geneva, SAS lounge

More news in brief: Cathay Pacific to launch new service to Madrid Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be launching services to Madrid next June.  This adds to a growing Cathay network in Europe – Manchester and Dusseldorf were also added […]

Bits: Sao Paulo in Business £1300, free Luxury Travel Fair tickets

Some news in brief: Good business class fares to Sao Paulo from Amsterdam British Airways and SWISS are matching a KLM sale fare out of Amsterdam of roughly £1,300 (€1,800) to Sao Paulo in Business. On Swiss, the earliest date I could find is 28th […]

10,000 Mile & More miles with their UK credit card

Lufthansa and MBNA have brought back a decent sign-up bonus for the Miles & More credit card. Normally the bonus is a dull 1,500 miles. However, until 30th September, you will receive 10,000 miles. Full details can be found here. The card has no fee.  […]

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 yesterday, 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 more […]

Bits: BA drops routes, Melia sale, cheap Club Europe fares now flexible, Austrian launches MAN

News in brief: British Airways drops Entebbe and Almaty British Airways has announced two route suspensions.  Flights to Entebbe in Uganda will cease on October 2nd as they ‘are no longer commercially viable’.  This is relatively short notice, by airline standards, and will be a […]

Lufthansa cuts return flights to Germany to just 7,000 miles for the Summer

Miles & More, the frequent flyer scheme for the Lufthansa family of airlines, is shockingly poor value for most short-haul redemptions. We are talking about 30,000 miles PLUS £130-ish of taxes for a return economy flight! This compares to 9,000 Avios plus £35 of taxes […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season. For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car […]

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

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Lufthansa. This is, by a substantial margin, the most generous sign-up deal that I have ever seen for Heathrow Rewards.  You will receive […]

Bits: Miles & More / Economist deal, Hyatt / Amex London event, Hailo and Kabbee codes

News in brief: Lufthansa offering 10,000 miles for an Economist subscription I wrote recently about the offer of 12,000 Avios points for taking out a £150 Economist subscription.  Lufthansa has now launched their own version. On the face of it, the deal is worse.  You […]

Super SWISS offer – £123 return in BUSINESS to Geneva

SWISS has launched a very attractive promotion to help fill its business cabin over the quiet Summer months.  I like the look of it very much and have already jumped in myself! If you book for travel between July 1st and September 30th, you will […]

Bits: New Amex cashback deals, Expedia and flash sales, more miles at Bicester Village

Some news in brief: New American Express cashback deals A new batch of statement credit deals may have hit your BA Amex, SPG Amex, Amex Gold or Amex Platinum online account over the weekend. These include: £10 back on £70 spend at World Duty Free (old offer, […]

The slow end of Expedia et al? Lufthansa introduces €16 GDS fee

Lufthansa made a very surprising announcement yesterday which I don’t think anyone saw coming.  They (ie Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines) have decided to attack Expedia and the other online travel agencies. You have probably heard of Amadeus and Sabre even if you don’t […]

Lufthansa / Swiss / Austrian following BA with new short-haul fare structure

Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss (all of which are owned by Lufthansa) have decided that the British Airways ‘hand baggage only’ model for short haul ticketing is the way to go. For flights from October 1st which are booked from June 23rd (Swiss) or July 28th […]

Inside the Lufthansa lounges at Heathrow Terminal 2

My tour of Heathrow Terminal 2 two weeks ago took in the Singapore Airlines First Class lounge, the United First Class lounge (review to follow) and, finally, the Lufthansa lounge. Unlike the other two facilities, the Lufthansa lounge is in the main terminal.  If you are flying on […]