Cashing out Lufthansa Orphan Miles

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  1. litefoot

    litefoot Active Member

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    It's not widely known, but you can log into your Heathrow Rewards account and convert Lufthansa miles into Heathow shopping vouchers.

    It's not a great conversion rate but if you have some orphan miles about to expire, it may be your only option.

    Minimum conversion rate is 7500 miles = £20 voucher.

    Increments of 1875 miles will give you a further £5 voucher.
    Go to 'My Rewards when you log in, and then '£5 airport shopping vouchers'.

    Vouchers are delivered to the address registered to your Heathrow Rewards card.

    It's rather a shame to get rid of them this way but I am some way short of Lufthansa's 17k award for transcontinental business class within the US... and it's going up to 20k soon.
     
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    Cheers Litefoot! - as you say, not an ideal rate by any means, but it's always good to know how to liquidate balances you can't otherwise use.
     
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    By the way, if you or anyone else know of some quick ways to get some Lufthansa miles within the next month or two, please post them. :)
     
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    Definitely, but unfortunately I can't think of any - M&M isn't a programme I've ever really spent much time looking at.
     
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    Hope you saw my post on your other thread
     
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    Thanks, I just saw I have 1000 expiring in March!I have 2900 so far but would love to use them got something 'useful'!
     
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    If it says they're expiring, they're expiring :(
     
  10. Richard1974

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    This may not necessarily be a good use of Lufthansa orphan miles - because the effective rate of exchange isn't great - but I noticed recently on a Lufthansa short-haul flight in Europe that in-flight wifi was available and that it was possible to pay using miles: https://www.lufthansa.com/ee/en/flynet

    By the way, oddly, when you're onboard and connect to the 'FlyNet' wifi network, you won't automatically be redirected to a login page. Instead, you need to go to the following URL (which you'll also find printed on the FlyNet info card in the seat pocket in front of you): http://ww2.lufthansa-flynet.com

    Intriguingly, for UK Amex Platinum card holders, once you connect via the above link there also appears to be an option to log in for free using Boingo, though I couldn't actually get that to work...
     
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    With some Lufthansa orphan miles set to expire soon I was trawling through the Lufthansa UK website and noticed that it is possible to redeem Lufthansa miles for gift cards (including Amazon UK, M&S, Apple App Store & iTunes, Costa Coffee, Google Play, John Lewis & Waitrose, Spotify, Tesco and Ticketmaster). The conversion rate is 3700 miles = £10.00 or 9200 miles = £25.00, so that's virtually the same as converting miles to Heathrow shopping vouchers, which is of course a very poor conversion rate - but at least makes some use of them before they expire, and in a way that is arguably even more 'cash-like'.

    Further details here:
    https://milesandmore-uk.cadooz.com/
     
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    I recently had 7800 orphan Lufthansa miles expiring on October 1st. Ordinarily I would have gone for the Heathrow Rewards voucher option, but thanks to that idiotic court case in Germany, Miles and More can no longer convert miles into Heathrow vouchers. I didn't have enough for the £25 gift card that you describe, either.

    So I took a risk and bought a Swarovski bracelet on World Shop, which I figured I could flog on ebay... which I did, for 30 quid! Problem solved :)
     
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    Nice one - well done!
     

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