I recently posted on the fact that you can earn and redeem KMiles with Lufthansa, and Miles & More with Air Malta.
In this post, I noted that you can “Earn (and redeem) Miles & More points with Air Malta”. Given that I could not for the life of me find the mechanism for doing so, I casually promised to find out how exactly you could do this.
After correspondence with both Air Malta and Lufthansa, and a sizeable delay in the response from either (I would venture because it’s not exactly a FAQ), I have finally got an answer.
Lufthansa emailed me to point out that to spend my Miles & More points with partner airlines, I simple needed to “log on to www.miles-and-more.com < Spend Miles >. Here you can book flights with Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines/Tyrolean Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS directly online“. Conversely, very much in keeping with Flypass’s Stone Age booking mechanisms, “To make a reservation with Air Malta or if you would like to discuss your options, please ring your local Miles & More Service Team on 009714 – 373 9222. Our colleagues will be delighted to assist you“.
So, the short answer is if you want to spend Miles & More points on Air Malta flights, call that number. I have not attempted this, but will report back when I have done so. I would imagine that even allowing for Lufthansa’s generally excellent German efficiency, some patience may be needed.