Lufthansa has announced that its Miles & More frequent flyer scheme will offer ‘mileage pooling’ from May.
This is potentially very interesting. It will allow two adults and up to five children to share an account. This will allow me to put the 14,000 miles that my wife has to some use.
What is not clear is how this impacts expiry. I have the UK Miles & More credit card (closed to new applicants) so my miles do not expire. My wife does not and her miles will start to expire as they reach the three year anniversary of being earned. Will family accounts allow every member of the pool to be covered by the most generous expiry policy of its members?
If nothing else, you should be able to earn some miles by signing up your kids for JetFriends. Whilst it isn’t mentioned on the home page, new JetFriends accounts come with a 2000 miles bonus – no flying required – and this will presumably be merged into your family account once pooling is launched.
You can find out more on the Miles & More website here.