When Do Lufthansa Miles & More Miles Expire?

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Lufthansa Miles & More miles expire 36 months after they are earned at the end of the quarter, with no way to extend the miles. For example, if you earned 10,000 miles in March 2023, then those miles would expire on June 31, 2026, unless you used the miles before then.

The exceptions to this rule is for Miles & More elite members and cardholders of the Miles & More® World Elite Mastercard® as long as you hold the card for at least three months and make one purchase per month.

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Comparison of Mileage Expiration Policies

Below are the mileage expiration policies for the major airline points programs to see how Lufthansa compares to the competition. 

Airline Expiration
AEROMEXICO LOGO AeroMexico Never
Aer Lingus Aer Lingus 36 Months after inactivity
Air Canada Air Canada (Aeroplan) 18 months after inactivity
Air France Air France (Flying Blue) 24 months after inactivity
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines 24 months after inactivity
American Airlines American Airlines 24 months after inactivity
ANA ANA 36 months
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines 10 years
British Airways British Airways 36 months after inactivity
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Never
Emirates logo Emirates 3 years
Etihad Etihad 24 months from inactivity
EVA Air EVA Air 36 months
Iberia logo Iberia 36 months after inactivity
Korean Air Korean Air 10 years
Lufthansa Lufthansa 36 months
Qantas Logo Qantas 18 months after inactivity
Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 36 months after inactivity
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines 36 months
Turkish Airlines logo Turkish Airlines 3 years
United Airlines logo United Airlines Never
Virgin Atlantic logo Virgin Atlantic Never
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