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.

Earn American Airlines miles (plus Etihad, Lufthansa) writing reviews for HolidayCheck

HolidayCheck

American Airlines is the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck to offer airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck needs to offer generous incentives to get you to review. You will […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

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Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Triple PartnerPlusBenefit points when flying Air Canada

PartnerPlusBenefit

PartnerPlusBenefit, previously Star Alliance Company Plus, is the Star Alliance equivalent of the British Airways On Business scheme, aimed at companies in the UK and Ireland. What makes PartnerPlusBenefit more powerful than BA’s On Business is that flights from 10 airlines earn points. The participating […]

1000 Avios, Miles & More, Etihad or Virgin miles with new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in conjunction with Etihad Guest, although you can redeem the bonus with any of their partners. This sign-up bonus is different to many we have seen […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

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(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

£1,100 business class fares ex-Scandinavia across all alliances to US West Coast

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Just after Christmas I wrote about some of the excellent deals available in the British Airways sale in Club World if you were willing to start your trip in Dublin.  Prices are (they are still bookable) as low as £1,100 return to Hawaii. Something odd is […]

Earn quadruple Miles & More miles with Hilton HHonors

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Hilton HHonors has launched a new bonus promotion with Lufthansa Miles & More for anyone who would prefer to take airline miles as part of their Hilton HHonors earnings. It covers stays from January 1st to March 31st.  Registration is required via this website. You […]

Miles & More starting to soften up on short-haul reward taxes?

Miles & More

If you have only started to collect Avios points in the last three years, you won’t remember how the system worked when it was BA Miles.  Instead of the £35 Reward Flight Saver fee to cover taxes and ‘charges’, you had to pay the full […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

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(This article was updated in April 2015) When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. British Airways was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and bmi British Midland was part of Star Alliance. Between them, you could redeem to pretty […]

Lufthansa adds Maldives and Mauritius – interesting options for Star Alliance miles

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Many long-haul ‘island’ holiday resorts are geared up to serving guests from particular countries.  The British dominate the tourist scene in Barbados, for instance, because of the long-term historical ties between the two countries. This makes it difficult if you need to look for a […]

Will Airbus drop the A380?

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I don’t normally cover general aviation news on Head for Points but this story is of interest.  At a conference in London last week, the Chief Financial Operator of Airbus said that the company may be forced to discontinue the A380 super-jumbo as early as 2018. Not […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for December – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  December is never a good month for […]

Not had your free Shangri-La meal yet? Avios conversion now an option

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A lot of Head for Points readers earned 1,000 – 1,200 Shangri-La Golden Circle points in a promotion they ran last October.  The reason this offer was so popular is that 1,000 points could be turned into a $100 Shangri-La food and drink voucher and, […]

Now use up Miles & More miles for Spotify and iTunes gift cards

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Miles & More, the Lufthansa / Swiss / Austrian etc scheme, has launched a new option to help you use up any small amounts of Miles & More miles you may have. (Remember, as I wrote in my article on expiry dates at the weekend, […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

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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 […]

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

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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 22nd December, you will receive 11,500 miles. These are paid in two instalments: 1,500 miles with your first […]