On Sunday I wrote that Lufthansa first class awards had become bookable using partner miles. That’s significant because normally Lufthansa only makes first class award space available in advance to its own Miles & More members. Star Alliance partner frequent flyer programs can generally only book that space within 2 weeks of departure.
- Some programs — such as Singapore Airlines, Avianca Lifemiles, and Aegean Miles & Bonus — were able to book the seats. United and Aeroplan couldn’t.
- It wasn’t showing up between the US and Europe, but was bookable from Mexico City and between Europe and Asia.
Well now via One Mile at a Time it’s bookable San Francisco – Munich!
There are some dates with two seats available though one seat is much more common. Many readers have Lifemiles because they sell miles cheap and are a Citi transfer partner. Singapore miles are more common and a phone agent can hold the space pending a transfer, though not all will. Lifemiles doesn’t add fuel surcharges to these awards though Singapore Airlines Krisflyer will.