Flying Lufthansa First Class using Miles & More miles

Booking Lufthansa First Class using Miles & More miles is the only way you can book Lufthansa First Class more than around two weeks in advance. Lufthansa restricts their First Class award space to partner Star Alliance airlines and typically releases award space to those airlines about 14 days in advance. Reader Patrick asked the following question on my post, Flying the A380 in Lufthansa… Read More

Miles & More MasterCard: Earn 2x miles with bonus offer

The Miles & More® Premier World Mastercard® from Barclaycard is my most used credit card. Ever. Why? Well, simply because I love Lufthansa and I also have elite status with Miles & More which means that I have better access to Lufthansa First Class using miles and by redeeming through Miles & More, I can book Lufthansa First Class months in advance whereas if I wanted… Read More

My Star Alliance Gold re-qualification

We are about five months into 2015 and I’ve already managed to rack up 100k status miles with Miles & More which extends my Star Alliance Gold status for at least two further years. As of now, my Lufthansa Miles & More Senator status has been extended, and the nice thing is that with Miles & More, status lasts for at least two years –… Read More

Lufthansa gives Miles & More elites strike compensation status miles

I received a very interesting email from Lufthansa this morning – saying I will get a few thousand status miles because of multiple strikes that went on this year. While I think it is a very nice gesture on their part, I wouldn’t call it necessary because if someone was affected by a strike, Lufthansa re-booked passengers on other flights. It is a nice gesture… Read More

HON Circle Members can now access United Global First Lounges

Miles & More HON Circle Members travelling with an international Business Class ticket on Lufthansa or United can now access United Global First Lounges. The HON Circle status can be achieved by flying 600k HON Circle miles over the course of two years, these miles differ from status miles in that you can only earn them on a Business or First class ticket on certain… Read More

2015 Elite Status Plans

2015 is just a couple of weeks away and that means us frequent flyers will soon be going from XXXXXXXX number of status miles to 0 status miles overnight. As far as my loyalties go, I only have airline elite status that I’ve earned and continue to re-qualify for, I do also have SPG Gold (thanks to the AMEX Platinum Card), Hilton Gold (thanks to… Read More

Miles & More Mileage bargains

Every month, Lufthansa’s (and several other airlines’) Frequent Flyer programme, Miles & More, publishes ‘Mileage bargains’ for which you can book award flights for around half of the cost. The deals for the month are usually published on the 1st of each month and you must book within the month for the reduced mileage to qualify. For example, you can fly Economy class to Aberdeen from… Read More