In an unusual move for the industry, Lufthansa Miles & More no longer sells miles to members. The program quietly, and rather quickly, ended the purchase option after offering a final 20 percent bonus promotion when purchasing miles. On the webpage to announce the promotion, there was a inconspicuous note that read, “Please note: Miles & More is soon to stop offering the option of purchasing miles.” No more information than that, no date was mentioned as the last date to purchase miles.
Bottom line: We contacted Miles & More and were told, “This is due to limited demand and due to organizational changes within Miles & More. The changes will be effective on 31 July 2014.”