Questions tagged [miles-and-more]

Miles & More, the official frequent flyer programme of Lufthansa and a dozen other Star Alliance members.

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Can I claim miles if I bought the tickets but didn't take the flight?

Due to odd circumstances I didn't have a chance to take a flight. I already bought the tickets and I wasn't able to cancel anything. Can I still request miles (Miles & More)?
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Privacy disadvantages of 'frequent flyer miles' program

I am flying quite often, but never signed up for frequent flyer miles card. I am skeptic about my privacy. I also don't understand very well how frequent flyer miles work. With a search engine I ...
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Do I need a different Miles & More card (number) for each member of my family?

I recently registered to the Miles & More frequent flyer program and I was thinking all flights I buy with reference to this frequent traveler number can earn points (miles). For example, I ...
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Expiry of Miles & More (Lufthansa/Swiss) frequent traveler loyalty program award miles?

Since I'm flying regularly with Star Alliance, I joined their frequent flyer program Miles & More. There, you can earn two different kind of miles, status miles and award miles. The status miles ...
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Can I accrue miles from award ticket awarded from another airlines

I have mileage cards from both ANA and Lufthansa, both Star Alliance members. If I buy an award Lufthansa flight ticket with miles from ANA card, do I earn miles on my Lufthansa card for that flight?
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How often should I fly on StarAlliance airlines to be eligible for a Europe-to-USA business class upgrade?

As I expect to regularly go across the Atlantic and it often happens to be through Swiss or Lufthansa, I subscribed to the Miles & More frequent flyer program. Since I'm travelling on my own ...
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Are Miles & More award miles due for Y class travel?

I have flown Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Kuala Lumpur and Singapore-Istanbul. I asked for Miles & More mileage and the Singapore-Istanbul flight is excluded from mileage awards, since I have booked ...
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How to change my loyalty program online before check-in?

I have made a booking with Lufthansa and initially listed my Miles & More account for credit of eventual miles gained. However now I want to credit the miles that will be gained from the flight to ...
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Flying on an Lufthansa ticket but can't get Miles & More points, what's going on?

I bought a Premium Economy (class N) return ticket from Sydney to Frankfurt on the Lufthansa site. The last leg is a Lufthansa flight (LH9780) but the flight was operated by Singapore Airlines. This ...
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How do I benefit from flying Business class out of Montreal with Swiss?

For the first time, I got upgraded and will fly out of Montreal in Business class with Swiss. Now obviously I don't know what perks I can expect. Compared with an Economy class traveller, what ...
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Can I double-dip a flight and claim it for both United and Lufthansa status miles?

I've always booked United flights, but some legs of the "United" trips (ticket codes all starting 016) are operated by Lufthansa. I've already/automatically got these flights for United MileagePlus ...
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How does free baggage for Frequent Traveler status work?

I have gained Frequent Traveler status with Miles & More on my last travel. One of the benefits is additional free baggage. From Miles & More status comparison: Total amount of free ...
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When do my Miles & More miles expire?

I can remember that I've read that award miles at the Star Alliance loyalty program Miles & More expire within 18 months. However, I can't find this information anymore. Has anybody a canonical ...
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Airlines credit card booking for a friend using my credit card

This question is about earning miles. I have an airlines credit card, which gives me 2x miles and it is linked to my AAdvantage account. When I use my credit card to book tickets for a friend, do I ...
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How can I use my new Miles & More membership?

After being extremely confused on how Miles & More and Star Alliance and the other big alliances (SkyTeam and Oneworld) work, I decided to register at the Miles & More website. From what I'm ...
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Aeroflot Bonus Card + Miles

I recently joined the Aeroflot Bonus programme by using a temporary card that I found in the Aeroflot magazine. At first I got 500 miles, then, I redeemed a flight and earned 1150 miles. I read that I ...
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Retroactively claim miles in different alliances?

Last year I was stupid enough to claim 3 domestic Mexican Aeromexico-flights in my KLM account. They ended up being worthless and I was unable to change them back to Aeromexico as I plan to visit ...
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Which frequent flyer card to use?

I am new to these programs, and my flight is always the Athens-Munich ale re tour, with a Lufthansa flight (booked via the Lufthansa website). I fly on the economy class, with my hand luggage only. I ...
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What's the differences between miles programs [closed]

I wanted to book a flight and the flight engine ask me to provide my miles program number between multiple options. What's the differences between them? What is best option? (mostly I travel inside ...
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Problem Claiming miles (Star Alliance) operated by SK

I had a roundtrip flight with Lufthansa to US via Frankfurt. This was four flights in total. So far I managed to claim all my miles from the first 3 flights however the final flight from FRA to ARN ...
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Should I create a new frequent flier account? [closed]

I have a mileage plan with Miles and Smiles by Turkish Airlines, but recently I'm taking a lot of Lufthansa and United flights. Currently I am using the alliance to reward me on these flights, but ...