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.

Lufthansa strikes a cabin crew deal which will mean NO enforced redundancies

Ahead of the ‘make or break’ shareholder vote on its €9 billion bailout package today, Lufthansa has come to agreement with its cabin crew over plans to cut the workforce.   The deal is expected to lead to annual cost savings of €500 million.  This should […]

In a parallel universe, Lufthansa’s shareholders may vote down a €9 billion bailout ….

Alex Cruz and Shai Weiss, the CEOs of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic respectively, must wake up in the morning and wonder what they did wrong to end up running a British airline rather than a (continental) European one. Whilst British Airways issues redundancy notices […]

Is British Airways disguising food and drink cost cuts as health measures? Let’s compare.

We have given British Airways a fairly easy ride over its in-flight service standards in recent weeks.  There were a number of reasons for this: the very fact that BA is running any long haul passenger services is a good result compared to many other airlines […]

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

European Commission caves in to Lufthansa over its €9 billion bailout

The saga of the Lufthansa bailout is finally over after the European Commission caved in to Lufthansa’s demands to – as near as matters – be given €9 billion with no preconditions. You can read the full announcement on the Lufthansa website here. Lufthansa hasn’t […]

Lufthansa’s board refuses to accept €9 billion Government bailout – what next?

The saga of the Lufthansa bailout took another twist this afternoon. The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa met to consider the terms of the €9 billion bailout which the main board had agreed on Monday.  It refused to accept it. On the face of it, […]

Lufthansa gets its €9 billion bailout – of which only €3 billion is a loan. What does IAG do?

Lufthansa and the German Government finally agreed a €9 billion bailout on Monday, although there remains a risk that the European Commission blocks the deal or requires substantial changes. In summary: The German Government will take a 20% shareholding in Deutsche Lufthansa It has an […]

Get 500 free Lufthansa Miles & More miles instantly when you download the app

If you have a Lufthansa / SWISS account, Miles & More – the Lufthansa, SWISS etc programme – gives you 500 bonus miles for downloading their app and logging in for the first time. 500 Miles & More miles won’t get you a ticket in […]

A good car rental deal with Avis and Lufthansa Miles & More

If you looking to book a car for travel this Summer, Lufthansa Miles & More has an attractive deal for Avis rentals. Full details are on the Miles & More website here. Here are the terms: Valid for bookings made by 31st May for ‘intermediate’ […]

Lufthansa insists a €9 billion Government bailout must have no strings, considers administration instead

Lufthansa has said that it may enter administration despite the offer of a €9 billion bailout package from the German Government, since it believes that the offer is not attractive enough. According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, Lufthansa management is not particularly happy with the conditions attached […]

Lufthansa on verge of bankruptcy without a bailout – official statement

Shockingly, it appears that Lufthansa has come to the end of the road. Or, at least, it has come to the end of the road without an immediate bailout of up to €10 billion.  Since this is Germany we’re talking about, you can be 100% […]

Lufthansa cuts fleet, says passengers won’t come back for YEARS. What could this mean for British Airways?

Lufthansa Group, which includes Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Germanwings, has decided that a permanent restructuring is necessary in order to meet the suppressed demand for air travel in the next few years.  The airline is currently flying just six long haul routes. […]

Blacklane will no longer award airline miles or hotel points when you ride

We’ve covered the Blacklane chauffeur service a few times in the past.  It isn’t cheap, but their global coverage is excellent.  If you wanted to have a professional driver and a reliable car meet you at the airport they were a good choice, especially as […]

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