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: 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 […]

Bits: Hilton cutting UK Diamond benefits, super-cheap InterCon London 02 nights, £15 off Lufthansa

News in brief: Hilton cutting Diamond benefits in UK hotels? A couple of years ago I wrote about Hilton allowing UK hotels to downgrade the offerings in their executive lounges.  It seems that the company is at it again. Hopefully not due to the huge influx […]

100 free Heathrow Rewards points (=100 Avios) for downloading their app

Heathrow Airport has launched its very own Heathrow Airport Guide app aimed at helping you find your way to and around the airport and to maximise your use of its facilities. It is available for iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones. This might not sound hugely exciting […]

Bits: cheap Avios IN-STORE with Tesco printer ink, good Miles & More Economist deal

News in brief: Tesco running a new IN-STORE printer ink deal Until next Sunday, Tesco is offering 480 Avios (ie 200 Clubcard points) with every HP printer ink you buy in-store.  The cheapest is £7 as you can see here. This is 1.45p per Avios […]

Earning miles or points from Europcar car rentals

Europcar is a major player on the car rental scene in Europe (the company is based in France) although it has a lower profile than the big boys, Hertz and Avis. It is very possible that your travels will see you renting from Europcar at […]

Bits: Use Newquay’s lounge for £10, £25 off SWISS to Geneva, South African Airways sale

News in brief: Use the executive lounge at Newquay for just £10 Cornwall Airport Newquay is currently running a special offer on The Lounge, with entrance just £10 per person. I have never visited this airport but, given that your £10 includes alcoholic drinks, you […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]