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: 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 […]

Bits: got Shangri-La points expiring today?, Lufthansa and SWISS sale ex-Dublin, AwardWallet 3-month Premium codes

The final bits of news in brief for the year: Do you have Golden Circle points expiring today? If you earned a pile of Shangri-La Golden Circle points from their big 2013 promotion, they will be expiring today if you failed to use them. It […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (17): Lufthansa Miles & More American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Lufthansa Miles & More UK credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the […]

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 31st December, you will receive 10,000 miles. Full details can be found here. The card has no fee.  […]

Best ever Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 3,000 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 British Airways. This is the most generous sign-up deal that I have seen for Heathrow Rewards.  I think the previous best offer was […]

Use Miles & More miles for a heavily discounted US flight

Miles & More, the loyalty scheme for Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian amongst other airlines, is currently offering an excellent deal on redemptions to New York and Washington DC. The deal is only available when you fly Austrian airlines from Vienna.  It does not seem to […]

‘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 […]