Compare Airline Credit Cards in Germany for frequent flyer miles

Travelling home once a year or flying regularly for business, it always helps to collect flyer miles for that free trip, upgrade or status for that lounge access. One of the ways to collect those miles are by using a Airline credit card which also allows you to earn miles when you spend. Co-branded airline credit card with perks like priority boarding, waived bag fees, and so on also allows you to higher earning potential and greater flexibility.

Unlike the US, the choice of airline credit cards is limited in Germany, but there are still plenty of frequent flyer programs and credit cards to choose from.  This page lists the frequent flyer programs and the best airline credit cards in Germany

Airline Alliances

There are three airlines in Germany offering frequent flyer programs. Miles and More from Lufthansa, Boomerang miles from Germanwings and topbonus from Airberlin. In addition, you can also get credit cards from other airlines and earn miles such as Avios from British Airways or Skymiles from Delta. As you would know, there are three major airline alliance worldwide, Sky Team, StarAlliance and OneWorld. Airlines within an alliance allow you to collect miles in one airline of the alliance and use them on another airlines. So you can choose a credit card which gives you miles for the alliance in which the airline you frequent fly with in is a member of.

  • Star Alliance – Lufthansa, United and others
  • One Wold – American Airlines, British Airways, Quantas, Air Berlin and others
  • Skyteam – KLM, AirFrance, Delta and others

Comparison of Airline credit cards

Here is a comparison of credit cards from Lufthansa Miles & More, British Airways Avios, Air Berlin topbonus and German Wings:

AirlinesAnnual FeesMiles per €Joining BonusFlyer AdvantageOther Extra
Germanwings Visa Classic1st Year Free then €19.991 mile (2 miles in German Wings2500 milesNo Mileage expiration, Fast Lane, sports equipmentNo cash withdrawal fee
Germanwings Visa Gold1st Year Free then €49.991 mile (3 miles with German Wings)2500 milesNo Mileage expiration, Fast Lane, sports equipmentNo foreign assignment fee , insurance package

Lufthansa MasterCard White
€251/2 Mile500 miles50 € Lufthansa Flight Voucher

Lufthansa MasterCard Blue
€551 Mile7500 milesNo Mileage expiration from 3.000 € turnoverAvis Preferred Status, read more

Lufthansa MasterCard Blue Business
€701 Mile10,000 milesNo Mileage expiration from 3.000 € turnoverTravel cancellation and travel health insurance, 24hr Assistance, Avis Preferred status, 5 free lounge visit, read more
Lufthansa MasterCard Gold€1001 Mile15,000 milesNo Mileage expiration, regardless of salesTravel cancellation and travel health insurance,
Avis Preferred Status, read more
Lufthansa MasterCard Gold Business€1101 Mile25,000 milesNo Mileage expiration, regardless of salesCancellation car rental collision damage waiver, travel insurance, 24-hour assistance, Avis Preferred Plus status, 10 free lounge visit, read more

airberlin Visa Card with Business Package€49,901 Mile1 Status Mile for every 2 € turnoverCancellation insurance, no cash withdrawal fee
Delta Mastercard with Business Package1st Year: €29,99 2nd Year: €59,91 Mile10,000 miles in sales
Delta SkyMiles Silver Medallion 1 year status
Silver Medallion Status

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