The Lufthansa credit cards – which are NOT actually credit cards – are the oddest payment cards we cover. They are also one of the most generous.
You receive TWO cards. One is a Diners Club charge card (yes, they still exist) and the second is a prepaid Mastercard debit card.
Both cards earn a whopping 1.25 Miles & More miles per £1. The debit card is funded by the Diners Club card behind the scenes, and to all intents and purposes you don’t notice the difference day-to-day.
Of course, as a charge card, you MUST clear your balance in full each month. There is no ability to pay interest and defer settlement.
I like this card and have one. A key benefit is that your Miles & More miles won’t expire if you have this card and use it once per month.
Is the card changing?
Recently, for a very short time, the card website changed to show this:
Look carefully. Instead of two cards – a Diners Club and a Mastercard debit card – there is now just a Visa card.
The Diners Club card has gone. The Visa card still seems to be a charge card, as no APR is quoted. The 1.25 miles per £1 rate remains.
As quickly as it appeared, the image disappeared. It was definitely there – Google even cached it. I am guessing someone was testing out a change on the live site instead of using a staging site.
I’m a little confused, to be honest. Why is switching to a (presumably) prepaid Visa debit card better than a Mastercard? How is dropping Diners Club part of this? What happens to the role of Affiniture, the card issuer and UK owner of the Diners Club brand? What would happen to existing cardholders?
I don’t have any answers. I approached Affiniture and Cornercard for comment but didn’t get a reply. Let’s see what happens.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will end soon:
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)
Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending: