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Miles & More

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  • Brussels Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Swiss Air
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The Ace Line

US flyers don't usually consider Lufthansa and Swiss Air's Miles & More program as an option, but its routing rules and "Mileage Bargains" make it a unique option for Europe awards.

  • Great "Mileage Bargains" discount economy awards for a mere 30,000 miles
  • Great stopover and open-jaw policy on round-trip awards
  • Hefty fuel surcharges on both primary and partner awards
  • Few credit card options for US members
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Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express
Starwood Preferred Guest

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Miles & More.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.


Airline Type Pricing Type

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 36 months since acquisition.

Fees and Charges

Fees USD
Close-in 0
Phone Booking 0
Change Award 60
Cancel Award 60

There is no fee when changes are made within 24 hours of confirming reservation.

Key Airlines and Resources

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Primary Airlines Code City Name
Austrian Airlines (OS) VIE Vienna Schwechat
Brussels Airlines (SN) BRU Brussels Brussels Natl
Croatia Airlines (OU) ZAG Zagreb Zagreb
LOT Polish Airlines (LO) WAW Warsaw Okecie
Lufthansa (LH) FRA Frankfurt Frankfurt Main
MUC Munich Franz Josef Strauss
Swiss Air (LX) ZRH Zurich Zurich
GVA Geneva Geneve Cointrin
BSL Basel EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

Partner Airlines

Ada Air
Aegean Airlines
Air Canada
Air China
Air India
Air Japan
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Asiana Airlines
Copa Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Jet Airways
Scandinavian Airlines System
Shenzhen Airlines
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
TAM Brazilian Airlines
TAP Portugal
Thai Airways
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines

Elite Status


Tiers (4) SM Segments
Frequent Traveller 35000 30
Senator 100000
Hon Circle 600000

Status Miles (SM)
Actual total miles flown

Elite Benefits

Benefit Member Frequent Traveller Senator Hon Circle
Flight-related benefits
Priority check-in Business Class check-in First class check-in
Priority baggage
Free baggage allowance 1 bag in economy, 2+ in other cabins 2 bags in economy, 3+ in other cabins
Free checked golf bag
Lounge accessÊ Business Lounge Senator and Star Gold Lounges
Access to the First Class TerminalÊ
Program Benefits
No expiration of miles
Elite Mileage Bonus 25% 25%
One-class upgrade vouchers 2
Limousine and transfer service
Companion AwardÊ
Senator partner card for spouse/partner
Senator Premium Award
Booking guaranteeÊ Up to 48 hours before departure
Waiting list priorityÊ 3rd highest 2nd highest
Improved flight award availabilityÊ
Exclusive service hotlineÊ

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