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If you want to earn Lufthansa Miles & More points from a credit card, unless you live in Germany, you are fairly limited in options. In a nutshell, the Starwood American Express Card tends to be your best choice.

The UK Starwood Amex offers a free bonus of 11,000 SPG points (equals 11,000 Lufthansa Miles & More) and the US Starwood Amex Card offers a huge 25,000 bonus Starpoints (equals 25,000 Lufthansa Miles & More) when you hit your spend bonuses. Both offer 1 SPG = 1 Miles & More point per £1 or $ spent respectively. Drop me an email for a referral link with bonus miles for each card.

Lufthansa offers a great First Class which we have reviewed and also an excellent Business Class product and is well worth flying with if you get the chance.

Earn Miles & More In The UK

As I outlined above, the best card to earn Lufthansa Miles & More in the UK is the Starwood American Express Card which I have reviewed. You earn 1 SPG point per £1 spent, and these convert to Miles & More miles on a 1:1 ratio.

If you convert 20,000 SPG points you get a 5,000 mile bonus, meaning that you are actually getting 1.25 Lufthansa Miles & More per £1 spent. The annual fee on the SPG card is £75 and you get a sign-up bonus of 10,000 SPG points.

Lufthansa is not an American Express Membership Rewards partner, so to get Miles & More from your American Express cards, like the free Preferred Rewards Gold Card, you would need to convert them to Starwood Preferred Guest at the rate of 2:1 and then over to Miles & More.

This gives you 0.5 Miles & More miles for every £1 spent on Amex Gold, although do remember that Amex Gold comes with 22,000 points for signing up which would equate to 11,000 Miles & More. As this card is free for the first year, it is worth considering to boost your miles. Drop me an email for a referral link for the UK Gold Amex credit card which will give you the increased 22,000 points for signing up instead of the usual 20,000.

Earn Miles & More In The US

One of the best cards to earn Lufthansa Miles & More in the US is also the US Starwood American Express Card. You earn 1 SPG point per $1 spent and these convert to Miles & More miles on a 1:1 ratio.

If you convert 20,000 SPG points you get a 5,000 mile bonus, meaning that you are actually getting 1.25 Lufthansa Miles & More per $1 spent.

The US Starwood Amex Card offers a huge 25,000 bonus Starpoints (equals 25,000 Lufthansa Miles & More) when you hit your spend bonuses. Drop me an email for a referral link for this card.

Lufthansa is not an American Express Membership Rewards partner, so, once again, to get Miles & More from your American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, you would need to convert them to Starwood Preferred Guest at the rate of 2:1 and then over to Miles & More.

This gives you 0.5 Miles & More miles for every $1 spent on Amex Gold, although do remember that Amex Gold comes with 25,000 points for signing up which would equate to 12,500 Miles & More. As this card is free for the first year, it is worth considering to boost your miles. You can apply for the US Gold card right here.

Any Other Tips?

Yes actually. When you spend abroad, the chances are that your credit card supplier will be charging around 3% in foreign exchange fees on top of the price of whatever you are buying, from plane tickets to hotel room to a bottle of beer. If you take out a FREE Revolut card, you can avoid paying these bank fees.

Reviews within this content are solely the opinion of the author and have not been sponsored, influenced, or reviewed by American Express.