Lufthansa’s Miles & More Frequent Flyer Programme is the only way to redeem miles for Lufthansa First Class more than two weeks before departure. On certain routes, such as Chicago and New York to Frankfurt/Munich, availability is quite good – even for non-Status members of the programme.
Up until a few days ago, the Miles & More website only allowed award flight bookings on the following airlines:
- Adria Airways
- Austrian Airlines
- Brussels Airlines
- Croatia Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines
- SWISS International Air Lines
As of 19 October 2017, the following airlines are now bookable online:
- Aegean Airlines
- Air Canada
- Air China
- EVA Air
The new addition of airlines that are now bookable online is… puzzling. How is it that Miles & More has added Air China and Aegean Airlines before United Airlines or SAS Scandinavian Airlines? At least Air Canada is on the list… though thanks to high fuel surcharges, that option is to be avoided. The other airline partners continue to be bookable over the phone through the Miles & More Team.
Miles & More is stating that the selection of airlines bookable online is being “gradually expanded to include additional airlines” and promises that further Star Alliance partners will be bookable online by the end of the current year.
Miles & More is in the process of making several changes to the frequent flyer programme. There will be both positive changes and negative changes to the programme, and the changes should be revealed to the public within the coming weeks. While I do not know all of the details, my only hope is that there is no revenue requirement for status – it simply does not make sense for European flights (most of which earn 125 miles per flight on cheap fares).
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