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DDMS: The Best Cards From Barclays Bank

-The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard
You can enroll in the Miles & More program here.

The card has no foreign exchange fees.
Lufthansa miles have a few sweet uses:

3 one-way domestic first class flights on United:
You can fly on Star Alliance partner United in domestic first class for just 17,000 miles each way with no fuel surcharges.  All United flights between JFK and Los Angeles or S. Francisco and several flights from Newark have lie-flat seats in business class.  Plus you can still order hot kosher meals between JFK and Los Angeles or S. Francisco in business class.  United charges 25,000 of their own miles each way for these seats, so youíll save 8,000 miles each way via Lufthansa. Within 24 hours Lufthansa does allow free cancellations even on United medal.

Remember to book one-way flights as a round-trip business class is 35,000 but they charge half the price and round down for one-way so itís only 17,000 each way.

4 one-way coach tickets:
A one-way coach ticket within the US on United will run 12,000 miles.

Business class to Europe:

Business class to Europe is 52,000 miles each way and there are no fuel surcharges on Lot Polish which flies 787s with an excellent lie-flat business class to Warsaw. (Note that United.com canít search for LOT Polish flights if you use that to search for Star Alliance awards).
Availability is excellent.

Hawaii:

Business class to Hawaii (including lie-flat seats on flights from Houston and Newark) is just 35,000 miles each way when booked with Lufthansa miles flying on United with no fuel surcharges.  Thatís a 10,000 mile savings on a round-trip flight compared to using United miles.
Coach is 20K miles each way, a 5,000 mile savings on a round-trip flight compared to using United miles.

Israel based account:
If your Lufthansa account is registered with an Israeli address then you can book tickets from Israel using the much cheaper Europe award rates.  A flight from Israel to the US will be prices like a flight from Europe to the US. (now must call to get this rate)

Other uses:
Lufthansa First Class has significantly better availability when booked with Miles & More as opposed to programs like United.
There is also much better availability on other airlines like Singaporeís top-notch business class when booked via Miles & More as opposed to programs like United.
Barclays cards can be churned, so you can always start saving up for a dream trip.
« Last edited by KidOOO on May 07, 2017, 06:43:01 PM »

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 07:06:35 PM »
So just a connection. Darn.
Thanks.

ETA: Does that change if it's a RT award?
Don't know, I never do our Rt. anyone?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 07:16:04 PM »
"El envidioso no quiere lo que tu tienes, lo que quiere es que tu no lo tengas."

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2014, 07:21:15 PM »
Just called M&M. As always, you never know if you can trust phone reps, but I was told that if you book a RT, you can take 1 stopover in each direction as long as you hit 2 regions in your trip. That works for me!

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2014, 08:18:34 PM »
Just flew with an infant using miles and more miles. They told me on phone, when I booked, that I would pay $17.50 for infant at airport. When I got there they (Swiss ticket counter ben gurion )charged me $385. Did I make a mistake somewhere? Will calling miles and more get me my money back?
Just saw this thread. What happened in the end? Were you refunded?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2014, 10:06:39 PM »
Just called M&M. As always, you never know if you can trust phone reps, but I was told that if you book a RT, you can take 1 stopover in each direction as long as you hit 2 regions in your trip. That works for me!
That's correct. Also NO stopover at the region of origin.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2014, 10:14:15 PM »
That's correct. Also NO stopover at the region of origin.
That means you can't go JFK-LAX(stop)-HNL?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2014, 10:16:47 PM »
That means you can't go JFK-LAX(stop)-HNL?
No.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2014, 10:24:25 PM »
No.
At first I was going to say "Oh." but then I remembered I would be going LIH/OGG-LAX-EWR and that should be allowed.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2014, 10:46:06 PM »
At first I was going to say "Oh." but then I remembered I would be going LIH/OGG-LAX-EWR and that should be allowed.
You can have 2 stopovers and 2 open jaws.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2014, 08:34:49 AM »
Just saw this thread. What happened in the end? Were you refunded?
i dont think so, i filled out and sent in all the paper work that they wanted and then got very busy and forgot about it, never heard back from them

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2014, 08:44:10 AM »
i dont think so, i filled out and sent in all the paper work that they wanted and then got very busy and forgot about it, never heard back from them
You should call the CC company, tell them the whole story. I'm sure they will refund you the difference.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2014, 08:52:58 AM »
You should call the CC company, tell them the whole story. I'm sure they will refund you the difference.
I definitely should, i completely forgot about this whole thing so tx for the reminder

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2015, 10:29:15 AM »
That's correct. Also NO stopover at the region of origin.
Coming back to this. Does that mean your stop could be in a different region from your origin but your final destination could be back in your origin? Would EWR-HNL-LAX somehow price out as EWR-LAX?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2015, 12:23:45 PM »
No.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.