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: 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

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 sector workers. Running flights from Frankfurt to Aberdeen is part of this strategy, […]

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 […]

New 2,500 Avios or other miles Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up bonus which is worth up to 2,500 points. This is as good a sign-up bonus as you will ever see for Heathrow Rewards although the minimum spend this time is higher than in […]

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

A couple of weeks ago I looked at the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme.  I thought today that I would take a look at the best Star Alliance credit card for a UK resident. When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around […]

10 UK travel credit cards hike their interest rates sharply

I was updating the credit card database page on Head for Points yesterday and noticed some shocking changes to the interest rates charged on many popular travel credit cards. Since the EU capped credit card interchange fees at 0.3% in December, it has become hugely […]

What is the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for you?

I receive regular emails recently from readers asking about the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme so I thought it was worth running through the options again. Unfortunately, this is the ultimate ‘how long is a piece of string’ question to which there is no right or […]

Run your own company? Join Star’s PartnerPlusBenefit scheme and get a free upgrade

Since British Airways devalued its On Business scheme for small and medium sized companies last May, it has become irrelevant for many SMEs. The fact that £30,000 of BA spending is required to get off the basic membership tier – which is a lot of […]

Earn FREE Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More miles writing reviews for HolidayCheck

Etihad and Lufthansa have both partnered with HolidayCheck to offer FREE Etihad Guest and Miles & More 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. […]

Bits: 10,000 Miles & More miles with The Economist, Expedia not clear on BA ‘hand baggage only’ fares

News in brief: 10,000 Miles & More miles with an Economist subscription Lufthansa has launched its own new Economist promotion, following on from the Avios /Économist version. This one is interesting because Miles & More miles are hard to earn.  You cannot buy them any more […]

Bits: Emirates to fly Larnaca-Athens, Lufty boosts short-haul business legroom – will BA follow?

News in brief: Emirates to launch Larnaca to Athens service! Emirates has announced that it will be launching a service from Athens to Larnaca in Cyprus from 1st March.  This is a tag to the new Dubai to Larnaca service. If you’ve ever wanted to […]