Hurry: Book Lufthansa First Class Awards West Coast – Europe with Partner Miles

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.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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