Star Alliance Members Giving Away 21,000,000 Miles (or equivalent) To Celebrate Anniversary

Star Alliance Members Giving Away 21,000,000 Miles (or equivalent) To Celebrate Anniversary

The Star Alliance has launched a contest celebrating their 20th anniversary and 21 lucky winners will win 1,000,000 miles for their Frequent Flyer Program (or other prizes as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program).

To enter, there are a few hoops that they will make you jump through including submitting a ‘selfie’, uploading a photo that you took depicting a cultural experience, and a short message discussing your cultural epiphany.

To be eligible for an entry you must be a current member of a Star Alliance frequent flyer program (status level doesn’t matter).   You must also be a member in the same plan at the time the winner is announced.    When completing your entry you’ll be asked to provide your Frequent Flyer number for your program and that is the account that will receive the miles.    There will be one winner for each of the 21 frequent flyer programs in Star Alliance.   Please be aware you can only enter once.   If you are a member of multiple plans, you’ll have to pick one.  Once you enter, you can not change or update your entry.

Though most of the programs will award their respective winner the 1,000,000 miles, a few of the plans have alternate prizes.    SAS will award 4 ‘Round The World’ Business Class Tickets, Air China will give you 1,000,000 kilometers, Air India will give you 1,000,000 FR Points, and Air New Zealand will give you 20,000 Airpoints Dollars.

The winner will be able to use the miles as they normally would within their plan however the miles are award miles only and do not count towards status levels.

The contest runs until July 31 and the winner will be picked by a panel of judges for each frequent flyer program.   The winner will be announced on September 28, 2017.

To learn about additional details and the terms/conditions, please click here.


SWISS Contest!   Enter To Win 2 Business Class Tickets To Europe & Spa Package

SWISS Contest! Enter To Win 2 Business Class Tickets To Europe & Spa Package

A few days remain to enter SWISS’ contest that will award the winner 2 Business Class tickets from the USA to Switzerland.    Once in Switzerland, the winner will be spoiled with 3 nights at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz where Spa treatments will be the main focus.   In addition, the winner will also receive a pair of First Class Swiss Rail passes valid for travel around Switzerland for 8 days.

The focus of the contest is to celebrate SWISS’ 777 service between the USA and Zurich.  Currently they use the 777 from Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco.   Later this year Chicago will be added to this list.

To enter the contest, visit this link and complete the entry requirements.    The contest ends on February 26 at midnight (US Eastern Time).  The winner must complete travel by March 18, 2018.   For all the fine print, click here.


Miles & More eVoucher Giveaway……They Need A Good Home!

Miles & More eVoucher Giveaway……They Need A Good Home!

Late last night I received a message from a reader who asked if I could help him find a good home for 2 eVouchers that are expiring at the end of this year.   Unfortunately (or fortunately for you?) he won’t be able to use the vouchers for his own travels, but has generously offered them up to a deserving traveller…..

After thinking on it for a few hours I think I’ve come up with the perfect way to get these vouchers into the hands of someone who can use them.

For the next 3 days, until midnight December 24, anyone who leaves their travel plans in the comment section of this post will have a chance to get the vouchers.   Once the deadline passes, the person (grantor) donating these vouchers will review all entries and he will pick the one that he feels is the best one.  One winner will receive both vouchers.

Keep in mind, your itinerary must already be booked.   In order to get the vouchers, your PNR or Locator code must be used when the vouchers are redeemed by the grantor.

Even though the vouchers expire on December 31, they can be applied to bookings in the future.  You do not need to travel by the end of this month.

Keep in mind that not every fare class is eligible for upgrade via voucher.   It is your responsibility to know if your fares are upgradeable!  The winner will not be awarded the vouchers if the fares in their itinerary are not eligible.

To learn about the various options, including fare classes and using the vouchers on Star Alliance partners,  please visit the FlyerTalk thread that specifically addresses how to use the vouchers.     Pay special attention to the ‘Wiki’ at the top of that thread.  If you have any specific ‘what-if’ questions, feel free to post them in that thread.

You can also refer to the Miles & More ‘Terms and Conditions’ for additional rules governing the use of Vouchers.  Please do not leave questions in the comment area as to how to use the vouchers.  There’s no guarantee that I’ll be able to answer the question in a timely manner.

The winner will be contacted by email by December 27.  Please make sure to leave your email address in the appropriate field when entering your comments.

LufthansaFlyer assumes no responsibility or liability as to the use of the vouchers.

UPDATE:   The vouchers have to ‘clear’ before expiring on December 31.  Should the winner’s booking not ‘clear’ the upgrade at the time the upgrade is requested, another winner may be selected if the Grantor choses to do so.


New LUFTHANSA Contest Features ‘Peanuts’….

New LUFTHANSA Contest Features ‘Peanuts’….

To celebrate the release of the ‘Peanuts’ movie on 24 December, Lufthansa has launched an interactive contest that will award its Grand Prize Winner a travel voucher for €2500 valid for travel anywhere in the Lufthansa network.

The contest is broken up into 3 weekly games that require a bit of ‘skill’ to complete.   Successfully completing each game garners you one entry into the drawing for prizes.  You can earn one entry for each day you participate, ultimately having the ability to have 21 entries towards the prize pool.

Other prizes include private cinema showings of the movie,  replica models of Schroeder’s Piano and bed linen sets featuring the Peanuts crew.

Unfortunately the contest is only open to ‘legal’ residents of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (terms/conditions).

The contest ends on 29 December and the winners will be selected on 11 January, 2016.



Enter To Win a ‘SWISS Choice’ Enhancement

Enter To Win a ‘SWISS Choice’ Enhancement

For those of who you are not aware, SWISS offers the opportunity to surprise friends and loved ones with in-flight treats during their SWISS flights.

Known as ‘SWISS Choice’, the program is available on flights that are at least 70 minutes long and anyone can participate.   All you need to know are their flight details and you can make the rest of the arrangements on

To publicize the program, SWISS is running a contest that will award the winner their own ‘SWISS Choice’ experience.   The winner can choose to take advantage of it for themselves or use the prize to surprise someone else flying on SWISS.

The winner of the contest will have to provide SWISS with the flight information for the flight on which the SWISS Choice will be used.   This has to be done at least 4 days ahead of the travel date.   The flight of course has to be operated by SWISS.    The prize must awarded between December 14 and April 30.   The deadline to enter the contest is November 15.

Click here to Enter

Good Luck!