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.

LAST DAY: Get 10,000 Miles & More miles with the Lufthansa charge card

Of all the surprises that the miles and points industry threw up in 2018, I think Lufthansa launching a Diners Club charge card must be close to the top of the list. For only the second time, Lufthansa is offering an increased sign-up bonus.  You […]

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

A lot of people ask me 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 wrong answer. It […]

Lufthansa launches mileage transfers via its mobile app

Lufthansa has launched a new feature via the Miles & More mobile app – the ability to transfer your miles to someone else for a ludicrous price. And yet …. and yet …. you still might end up using it. For some reason the new […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

Get 10,000 Miles & More miles with the Lufthansa charge card – but is it right for you?

Of all the surprises that the miles and points industry threw up in 2018, I think Lufthansa launching a Diners Club charge card must be close to the top of the list. For only the second time, Lufthansa is offering an increased sign-up bonus.  You […]

Eurowings ending all long haul routes as its low-cost strategy turns to dust

Eurowings is suspending all long-haul routes. Luthansa has announced a significant strategy u-turn at its poorly performing low-cost offshoot Eurowings, which is to suspend long haul flying. Previous plans to merge Brussels Airlines into Eurowings have also been dumped.  Brussels Airlines will now instead align […]

Lufthansa heads to Newcastle – but not from Frankfurt

Lufthansa has announced a daily flight from Newcastle to its second hub at Munich. It will launch on 3rd February.  The timings are not hugely practical, with the outbound leaving Newcastle at 13.40, arriving at 16.40. The return leaves Munich at 11.50, arriving at 12.55. […]

Miles & More ends hotel points transfers – but why?

Lufthansa has ended all transfers from hotel loyalty schemes into Miles & More. A few days ago we reported that IHG Rewards Club had stopped all transfers to Miles & More.  On Thursday, Lufthansa suspended all transfers between its Miles & More program and hotel […]

Curve adds support for the Miles & More Mastercard

Curve Card has added support for the Lufthansa Miles & More Mastercard. As we covered in depth in our launch articles on the Miles & More charge cards, the Mastercard element is actually a prepaid Mastercard.  This makes no difference in how you use it […]

New Hilton / American Express promotion launched

Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page. There are a few variants, looking at reader comments yesterday.  My version is ‘get 4,000 […]

IHG Rewards Club stops Miles & More transfers – why?

IHG Rewards Club has stopped the transfer of points to Lufthansa Miles & More. The scheme has, indeed, disappeared from the list of IHG airline partners here. The transfer rate was not great at 5:1.  I value an IHG point at 0.4p so you were […]

LAST CALL: Excellent 2-4-1 First and Business deals from the UK, from £999, with Lufthansa and SWISS

This weekend (Sunday night to be precise) is your last chance to take advantage of the EXCELLENT First Class and Business Class ‘2-4-1’ deals being offered by SWISS and Lufthansa.  Unlike some fare deals we write about, these are for departures from the UK so you […]

Did you know Lufthansa offers a 25% mileage discount for children?

We have done more than our usual amount of Lufthansa Group coverage recently thanks to the excellent business class sale which has sub-£1000 fares to Asia and the Middle East. I therefore thought it was worth a reminder about one of the odder quirks of […]

Reminder: Miles & More devalues on Thursday

Here is your final reminder that Lufthansa is making a modest Miles & More devaluation on 9th May.  You should make any planned redemptions ASAP to lock in the current rates. Full details are on the Miles & More website here.  To quote: “The mileage amount on […]

Excellent 2-4-1 First and Business deals from the UK, from £999, with Lufthansa and SWISS

SWISS and Lufthansa have launched some EXCELLENT First Class and Business Class ‘2-4-1’ deals.  Unlike some fare deals we write about, these are for departures from the UK so you don’t need to position yourself somewhere in Europe first. Availability is very good and you can […]

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