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

US to Israel: For departures from the USA nonstop to Tel Aviv: 80K coach, 135K business. For departures from the USA to Tel Aviv via Europe: 100K coach, 185K business, 290K first. For departures from Israel to the USA nonstop or via Europe for Miles & More accounts with an Israeli address on file: 60K coach, 105K business, 170K first.

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.
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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #315 on: January 05, 2017, 12:04:44 PM »
Did you add your ff number when you registered the sim?
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Re: Miles and more
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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #317 on: February 21, 2017, 04:32:08 PM »
do miles and more convert to any hotels? (marriott for instance)

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #318 on: February 21, 2017, 05:17:19 PM »
I may want to cancel a Miles N More flight on LX TLV-ZRH Am hoping they do an equipment change so they wont charge for redeposit.

Is there a minimum cancel time (like some other airlines cant cancel 3 days before)?


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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #319 on: February 21, 2017, 09:23:40 PM »
I may want to cancel a Miles N More flight on LX TLV-ZRH Am hoping they do an equipment change so they wont charge for redeposit.

Is there a minimum cancel time (like some other airlines cant cancel 3 days before)?
Why are you convinced they will let you cancel for free in the event of a equipment swap?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #320 on: February 21, 2017, 10:17:57 PM »
not convinced but worth a shot i thought. not going to work?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #321 on: February 21, 2017, 10:20:27 PM »
not convinced but worth a shot i thought. not going to work?
I definitely wouldnt bank on it, based on my experiences with them..

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #322 on: February 22, 2017, 01:01:00 AM »
I may want to cancel a Miles N More flight on LX TLV-ZRH Am hoping they do an equipment change so they wont charge for redeposit.

Is there a minimum cancel time (like some other airlines cant cancel 3 days before)?
What is the yq charges for that flight?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #323 on: February 22, 2017, 11:12:58 AM »
its through to IAD on UA,it was over $200

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #324 on: February 22, 2017, 02:25:07 PM »
its through to IAD on UA,it was over $200
Wow that's expensive.
Just called and they wanted $585 in taxes yul to zrh on lx

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #325 on: February 22, 2017, 11:08:54 PM »
I may want to cancel a Miles N More flight on LX TLV-ZRH Am hoping they do an equipment change so they wont charge for redeposit.

Is there a minimum cancel time (like some other airlines cant cancel 3 days before)?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #326 on: February 23, 2017, 09:55:35 AM »
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No. you can even cancel after the flight.

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #327 on: February 23, 2017, 09:57:35 AM »
No. you can even cancel after the flight.

How is that possible?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #328 on: February 26, 2017, 09:23:37 PM »
I want to upgrade a Austrian economy ticket for today , how can i do it with someone else's miles?

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Re: Miles and more
« Reply #329 on: February 26, 2017, 09:58:48 PM »
I want to upgrade a Austrian economy ticket for today , how can i do it with someone else's miles?
Call M&M.