Booked: SWISS First on the Boeing 777

Yay! I love being a Miles & More elite member – we basically have access to some of the world’s best First Class cabins months in advance, including Lufthansa and SWISS First Class. What’s interesting is that there’s more SWISS First availability than Lufthansa First. This is because SWISS First awards are restricted to Miles & More Senator and HON Circle Members. So basically because of… Read More

Flying SWISS First soon!

First Class on the SWISS Airbus A330 is incredible, stylish, and gorgeous. SWISS currently operates two long-haul aircraft, the A330 and A340; however, they will soon take delivery of their new flagship, the B777. The new SWISS First Class is only featured on their A330 (and will be on their B777), however not on their old A340s which will soon be phased out with the… Read More

Lufthansa – Miles & More Status Miles as strike compensation

This year, as with last, Lufthansa is once again offering all Miles & More status customers (those holding a Silver Frequent Traveller card, Gold Senator card, or black HON Circle card), status miles as a result of the frequent strikes this year. For the year of 2014, Lufthansa offered Frequent Travellers 3k Status Miles, Senators 10k Status Miles, and HON Circle Members 30k Status Miles…. Read More

Introducing the NEW Miles & More World Elite MasterCard

Note: these benefits are current at the time of writing, I take no responsibility for changes made to the product in the future. This year, Barclaycard in the United States, has been upgrading and significantly changing some of their key credit cards. The main upgrades include Chip integration and change of benefits across several cards. The most used card for me is currently the Miles & More®… Read More

New Design for Miles & More MasterCard

One of my friends who has the Miles & More MasterCard from Barclaycard has just informed me that the card design has changed when using the Barclaycard app on the iPhone. He sent me a screenshot and here is what the new Miles & More MasterCard from Barclaycard will look like: He has the normal version (the non-Premier blue) and told me that when he… Read More

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