Lufthansa goes Premium espresso, ‘Buy’ Lufthansa Miles with Worldshop, 500 Hilton points per mobile booking, Priority Pass ups the ante

Posted on February 12, 2017 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Priority Pass Lounges, Travel Deals

MightyTravels 2017-02-12 at 1.01.34 PM

Lufthansa is installing Nespresso espresso makers at gates at Frankfurt and Munich airport – a serious upgrade to their instant coffee

As Vassilios Georgakopoulos, Director Product Innovation and Concepts at LSG Group, puts it nicely: “The truth is that instant coffee is simply not good enough in 2017 and what international passengers want is 100 percent quality similar to what they experience at home. I wish more airlines could simply see the value of similar brand cooperations where both brands feature respectfully next to each other.”


MightyTravels 2017-02-12 at 1.04.02 PM

– the Miles & More (Lufthansa) affiliated WorldShop runs a promotion with big bonus miles for a number of items in their online shop

There are plenty of document cases and travel bags as well as high end pens for sale netting up to 20,000 miles per purchase. However they don’t come cheap with most items priced at $500.

This is a very expensive way to ‘buy’ Lufthansa miles. But if you are in the market for a Montblanc pen this might be the incentive to pull the trigger.

MightyTravels 2017-02-12 at 1.06.48 PM

– I rarely book hotels via a mobile app and it seems few of Hilton Honors members do it either – so program now adds a bonus of 500 points for each mobile booking – there is no harm in signing up but for me that’s not enough a bounty to change my booking platform

MightyTravels 2017-02-12 at 1.08.03 PM

– Priority Pass (which has way too many terrible lounges in their program) is now adding the excellent Turkish Airlines lounge in Washington D.C. and the Grain Store Cafe & Bar at London Gatwick’s South Terminal (you get $19 to consume per visit)

I wonder if the $19 are per guest (some Priority Pass cards (like from the Chase Sapphire Reserve) are for an ‘unlimited’ number of guests or per card.