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Diners Club & Lufthansa Miles & More All Wheels Up

When it comes to frequent-flyer loyalty charge cards, the Brits are getting a cherry on top as the Lufthansa Miles & More takes-off globally with the launch of the Diners Club and Mastercard Miles & More Global Traveller Cards.

Miles & More Diners Club Card

More than 1.4 million Miles & More cards are used by members in over 25 countries worldwide, primarily in Europe, America and Asia.

Miles & More

The Miles & More program enables cardholders to earn and redeem miles when flying with Lufthansa and roughly 40 airline partners, including 28 members of the Star Alliance, and with more than 270 non-aviation partners, including hotel, car rental, and lifestyle shops. Cardholders automatically earn 1.25 award mile for every £1 spent on all purchases.

All award miles held by account holders do not have an expiration date and can be collected and redeemed at any time.

Sign-Up Bonus

Miles can be redeemed into airplane tickets, flight upgrades or to access numerous other benefits offered by over 300 partners worldwide. Additionally, new cardholders of the Miles & More Global Traveller Cards get a bonus of 5,000 award miles and will earn 1.25 award miles for each pound spent anywhere in the world with the Diners Club and Mastercard card.

The benefits of of the Diners Club card include an additional payment network with rapidly increasing UK acceptance, greater worldwide coverage and specially negotiated airport lounge access at just £15 per visit at over 800 Diners Club airport lounges.

Qualifications

The new cards carry an annual fee of £79. There is no interest charges if the balance is paid-in-full by the due date. There is late payment fee of £12.

Applicants must be 18 and residents of the U.K.

Affiniture Cards and Cornèrcard UK teamed with Miles & More to launch the Global Traveller Cards, bringing together the benefits of both Diners Club and Mastercard.

The Lufthansa Group is the world’s largest aviation group in terms of turnover as well as the market leader in Europe’s airline sector. The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve the home markets from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. Lufthansa Group airlines serve 247 destinations in 81 countries.

Meanwhile, the Bank of England noted last month Britain’s households spent more than they earned in every quarter but one since the referendum on EU membership will raise concerns about the sustainability of economic growth before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU.