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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 #30 on: January 24, 2015, 08:58:11 PM »
This is M&M's award chart. Why do they have an option for F from NA-HI? I thought there's no F from NA-HI?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2015, 12:07:06 AM »
This is M&M's award chart. Why do they have an option for F from NA-HI? I thought there's no F from NA-HI?
UA used to have. But to be clear, when a award chart has a first class blank it does not necessarily mean that an airline operates a F cabin on that route.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2015, 08:10:55 AM »
UA used to have. But to be clear, when a award chart has a first class blank it does not necessarily mean that an airline operates a F cabin on that route.
Gotcha. Thank you

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2015, 11:40:46 AM »
This may seem cheap but why not ask....
Looking at a flight on a 747-400 out of FRA - the business product looks terrible - I can't sleep in angled seats so almost not worth it for me. Just saw the first class product and I'm considering, but would have to give up a whole bunch of *wood points to transfer and make it worthwhile (unless there's another transfer partner I'm not aware of).

Anyway here is my crazy question: Can I book myself in economy and my wife in first on LH, and then just go hang out with my wife in the first class cabin (considering there's a chair and a bed)? Anyone ever tried anything like this? Will they physically bar me from the first class space?  ;D

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2015, 12:08:04 PM »
Yes, they will stop you. Maybe allow you for a few minutes

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2015, 01:37:19 PM »
Lame - guess I can't blame them. Any other way of booking LH F outside MM miles / *wood?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2015, 03:26:04 PM »
For infants on international flights - its 17.50 stam, or plus taxes (no YQ right?)?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2015, 04:53:59 PM »
Lame - guess I can't blame them. Any other way of booking LH F outside MM miles / *wood?

I think it's worth booking with SQ

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2015, 05:06:41 PM »
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I think it's worth booking with SQ

Interesting...why?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2015, 05:42:44 PM »
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Interesting...why?

I am not sure where you are flying to.
I flew them NYC-FRA for 75k but I don't remember how much YQ.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2015, 05:29:32 AM »
FRA-SEA

Anyway to see award availability for first without calling in to M & M? Don't have enough miles in my account so I always just get an error online

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2015, 10:11:47 AM »
FRA-SEA

Anyway to see award availability for first without calling in to M & M? Don't have enough miles in my account so I always just get an error online
as long as you have miles you should be able to check

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2015, 10:12:50 AM »
looking at flying lx with miles and more miles for tlv-nyc.

searching on expert flyer :when i put in tlv-nyc than for 450 am tlv-zrh and 950 am zrh-nyc, it shows 3 seats in I (business)
however if i search separately, tlv-zrh will show 5 seats on the 450 am and than zrh-nyc will show 7 seats.
miles and more website is showing at least 4 seats a flight if done separately but only allowing 3 if done together.

I need 4 seats, any advise?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2015, 04:47:00 PM »
looking at flying lx with miles and more miles for tlv-nyc.

searching on expert flyer :when i put in tlv-nyc than for 450 am tlv-zrh and 950 am zrh-nyc, it shows 3 seats in I (business)
however if i search separately, tlv-zrh will show 5 seats on the 450 am and than zrh-nyc will show 7 seats.
miles and more website is showing at least 4 seats a flight if done separately but only allowing 3 if done together.

I need 4 seats, any advise?
It's a married segment.
Call and HUCA until you get someone to book it for you.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2015, 05:09:38 PM »
ok tx