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: more on the BA Amex London events, £199 SWISS business to Zurich, Qatar sale extended

News in brief: More on the BA Amex London events Yesterday we mentioned a series of events being held in January to promote the British Airways American Express card with all attendees receiving 5000 Avios and a free BA First Class washbag. It turns out the […]

EXCLUSIVE: New Heathrow Rewards Avios and airline transfer bonus and new ‘Premium’ benefits

Heathrow Rewards is launching a revamp of its ‘Premium’ tier today.  To promote it they are launching a transfer bonus to Avios and most of their other airline partners. Let’s start with the airline transfer bonus.  You will see that you get a higher bonus […]

Bits: Emirates flight sim bargain in North Greenwich, Miles & More car rental deals, Avis / BA Holidays competition

News in brief: Good Groupon deal on the Emirates flight simulator in North Greenwich If you’ve been intrigued by some of our flight simulator coverage in recent months, Groupon is running a deal for the Emirates-branded A380 and Boeing 777 flight simulator at North Greenwich.  […]

Bits: Miles & More online booking, 80% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, is Royal Air Maroc still joining Avios?

News in brief: Lufthansa Miles & More expands online booking One of things that BA should get credit for is online Avios reward booking.  You can book flights on all oneworld member airlines via  This is something that we take for granted but is something […]

Bits: A free hour of BA in-flight wi-fi, Eurowings adds business class, last day for 50% off Avios economy tickets

News in brief: British Airways wi-fi roll out gathers pace BA has begun to promote its onboard wi-fi service, now known as .air.   It has been quietly available on certain aircraft for some time although the crew does not always mention it. Only four Boeing […]

Bits: 3000 Virgin miles with £65 of wine, Avios wine deal, NIKI closed

News in brief: 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with £65 of wine Virgin Flying Club has a new wine deal, offering 3,000 miles with your first order from Virgin Wines. If you’ve never ordered from Virgin Wines before, it is running a generous offer on Winter Reds which is […]

Bits: BA lounge guesting rules relaxed, AirPortr partnering with AA, 40% off PartnerPlusBenefit redemptions

News in brief: British Airways lounge guesting rules relaxed over Christmas Whilst there has been no official announcement, British Airways seems to have relaxed its Gatwick and Heathrow lounge access policy for Gold members. Until 13th January it appears that: a Gold card holder can take […]

Bits: new ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen, United ‘buy miles’ bonus and a Marriott / SPG arbitrage

News in brief: New ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen announced It has been a while since we covered these on Head for Points, but for the benefit those who don’t know about them, Lufthansa runs a monthly list of discounted routes for collectors of Miles & More miles. […]

Bits: 2000 M&M miles with a car rental, targeted 50% bonus on Amex – Hilton transfers, KLM Flight Bundle

News in brief: 2,000 Miles & More miles with a car rental Lufthansa Miles & More is offering a generous 2,000 miles with your next car rental.  Interestingly, this offer is valid across a large number of rental companies and not just one.  More interestingly, […]

Bits: Lufthansa gets 5* status, JetSmarter moves to London City, Wizz gets Monarch’s Luton slots

News in brief: Lufthansa becomes Europe’s first ‘five star airline’ Airline rating group Skytrax, which claims to receive 20 million votes for its annual World Airline Awards, has awarded Lufthansa the accolade of ‘five star airline’. Whether or not you take Skytrax rankings seriously, the […]

Lufthansa finally reveals a good Business Class seat ….. coming from 2020

Ah, Lufthansa.  If you ever need an example of how lack of competition makes an airline lazy, look at Lufthansa.  With the German government regulating – and in many cases blocking – access to Lufthansa’s airports for the Middle Eastern carriers amongst others, it has […]

Bits: Heathrow Christmas ad, 50% off Virgin East Coast TODAY, 5000 Miles & More miles with Budget

News in brief: Mr and Mrs Bear return Heathrow Airport has released its 2017 Christmas video / advert and, whilst other websites seem to be able to fill full articles with this news, I simply don’t get it. Why is the video about a bear […]

What is the best replacement for the UK Miles & More credit card?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. MBNA closed the Lufthansa Miles & More credit card in the UK yesterday. It also closed […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

Following the closing of the Lufthansa Miles & More and United Airlines MileagePlus credit cards to new applicants last week, life has got harder if you want to earn Star Alliance miles from a UK credit card. A couple of weeks ago I looked at […]

ALL MBNA airline credit cards withdrawn – what are your alternatives?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. All eight MBNA airline credit cards were pulled on Monday evening.  Slightly surprisingly, this included the […]