Loyalty programs are a fantastic way for airlines to retain customers, boost engagement and encourage new people to fly with them.
Two of the most popular airlines — Delta Airlines and Lufthansa — have their own reward schemes for loyal customers. Both are quite different but offer frequent flyers a range of perks, with specific rules and regulations.
However, what if you fly so often you travel with both airlines? You can’t combine their rewards, but you can take advantage of both programs in various ways.
Join us as we take a look at the best methods of redeeming Delta SkyMiles and Lufthansa’s Miles & More points.
Think you can only earn Delta SkyMiles by actually traveling aboard their planes? It’s an obvious assumption to make — but it’s not quite true.
Delta Airlines has partnered with various high-profile brands, allowing you to top-up your points balance during numerous everyday tasks. With Lyft, for example, you’ll earn one mile per dollar spent on rides, while Airbnb, Marriott, Westin, InterContinental and other hospitality-based companies have partnered with Delta too.
You can even earn points when dining or shopping with such iconic giants as Macy’s, Apple and Nike.
Just like Delta Airlines, Lufthansa has partnered with dozens of other businesses for its Miles & More program.
You’ll earn points when you stay at AC Hotels by Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Grand Hyatt and more. Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and several other car-rental firms will help you boost your frequent-flyer miles too.
How about flights? As part of the Star Alliance, Lufthansa enables you to earn miles through various other airlines too!
Book flights with Air Canada, EgyptAir, Cathay Pacific Airways, Luxair, Singapore Airlines, United, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal (to name just a few) and you’ll gather miles.
This makes it easier to fly further afield with your points, offering greater freedom than SkyMiles. Whether you tend to travel for pleasure, business or both on a regular basis, this flexibility is a big advantage of the Miles & More program.
As you can see, both Delta SkyMiles and Miles & More offer impressive advantages that keep frequent flyers satisfied.
However, what if you earn more miles than you can actually use? How about if you’ve accumulated points but just can’t make time to redeem them?
That’s right: you can make money from your miles, letting you reap the rewards in a different way. You’ll have cash to spend however you like: put it towards a vacation, treat a loved one or just keep it for a rainy day.
Selling your air miles is quick and easy at The Miles Market. We’ve designed the sales process to suit everyone: just fill in the form, submit the details requested and we’ll get back to you with a quote in minutes!
It really is that simple. So, what are you waiting for?