Does anyone know how to stop my Lufthansa miles expiring?

Discussion in 'Lufthansa Miles&More' started by TTGLOBE4L, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. TTGLOBE4L

    TTGLOBE4L Member

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    My miles are due to expire at the end of the month which I would like to prevent as I am starting to focus on building more of a balance. Has anyone any tips on preventing this please?
     
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    Gagravarr Active Member

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    tommyl Co-founder Staff Member

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    Gagravarr is absolutely right.

    If you don't have Frequent Traveller, Senator or HON Circle status in Miles & More, the only (UK) way to circumvent the 36 month expiry is via the credit card he links to. See the summary table below:

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    Failing that, there's always the Fly Smart or Mileage Bargains option as a potentially good value way to use your miles for flights at the last minute.
     
  4. TTGLOBE4L

    TTGLOBE4L Member

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    Yes i thought that was going to save me but i have to have had it three months!
     
  5. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    Sounds like you need to do a mileage run then, to hit the 35,000 status miles...
     
  6. Richard1974

    Richard1974 Member

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    I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that having the Miles & More (UK) credit card by itself doesn't stop miles from expiring, but that as long as you keep using the card, it keeps the miles from expiring? If that's the case (and as I say, I could be wrong, so you'll want to double-check), the trick could be to get the card and then use it to pay some small monthly recurring bill?
     
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  7. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I think that was indeed the case (and still is for those who have the card). Unfortunately, MBNA don't issue the card anymore so it's no longer possible.
     
  8. windsor

    windsor New Member

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    take out a Lufthansa credit card.
     
  9. Annapurnaview

    Annapurnaview New Member

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    I believe when I held the card, you also had to use it each month, to stop miles expiring?
    I don't hold the card anymore, if someone could please confirm...
     
  10. beppo

    beppo Member

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    Yes, you need a purchase (any amount) each month.
     
  11. Hermans

    Hermans New Member

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    Take the Miles and More creditcard.
     

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