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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 hotels.com flash sales, more miles at Bicester Village

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Double PartnerPlusBenefit points on Swiss to Geneva as BA triples services from City

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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 11 airlines earn points. The participating […]

Bits: Lufthansa and Cathay business class sales, bonus Clubcard points on toys and Will Young

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More news in brief: Lufthansa launches a business class sale Lufthansa has not, historically, been very aggressive in targeting the UK market.  I was a little surprised to see this sale launched. The prices are not bad, although of course a few places on the […]

10,000 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 30th June, you will receive 10,000 miles. The card has no fee.  The representative APR is 16.9% variable. […]

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

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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

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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 […]