Beginning this May, members of Miles & More will be able to start combining their efforts with family members living in the same household when it comes to earning and redeeming miles.
Though specifics have yet to be released by LH, it appears that that the new plan will allow 2 adults and up to 5 children in the same household to share Award Miles. Status miles will not be combinable. In other words, Dad and the kids can’t put their miles together to make Mom a Senator, but they can get her a First Class ticket by combining their award miles.
Being able to combine miles will be a huge benefit especially when the MM deep discount or ‘Meilenschnappchen’ promos are considered. With monthly ‘Meilenschnappchen’ offers passengers can usually book award travel for nearly half of the miles that are usually required.
Hopefully M&M leaves the redemption table alone while doing this. If they raise the amount of miles needed to redeem for a given award, it would nullify at least some of the benefit of being able to pool miles from several accounts.
I expect more announcements regarding Miles & More over the coming weeks. Miles & More is celebrating its 25th Anniversary so I suspect more user-friendly features to be unveiled as we approach the busy summer travel season.
On my wish list? Knock a few dollars off of the surcharges that are associated with redeeming miles, especially in First or Business Class! 🙂
If you are a Miles&More member and would benefit from Blacklane executive car service, then this might be the right time to sign up.
For the rest of October, Miles&More members that sign up with Blacklane will earn 5x more miles per dollar spent than usual. This can add up quickly especially when you consider a transfer from mid-town Manhattan to JFK can cost upwards of $100. A few drives and you’ll earn significant award miles. Click here to go to Blacklane’s sign up page.
Just remember to sign up and use the service before the end of the month.
CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
Miles & More announced today an award mile bonus promo based on travel between July 1 and September 30. You’ll find the announcement and registration information in your e-mail.
If during the time of the promotion, you earn at least 12,500 Status Miles, you will be awarded a bonus of 3,750 award miles.
Keep in mind that it is ‘Status Miles’ earned that count towards the promo, so if you are flying on a fare class that earns 150%, you’ll earn 150% towards the 12,500 mile goal. If you fly a fare that only credits 50%, then you’ll only earn 50% of the flown miles towards that goal. Miles credited from the ‘Executive Bonus’ that FTL’s, Senators, and Hons earn DO NOT count towards this promotion.
Of course as luck would have it, my LH travels during that time frame will earn 12,421 miles…….
By the way, this post is made possible by Lufthansa’s FlyNet aboard a 747-8i (D-ABYU) on my way to Frankfurt….. 😉