Earn 10 Lufthansa Miles Per Dollar Spent With Blacklane

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Nowadays I largely rely on Uber for ground transportation in cities where public transportation isn’t great.

However, I’ve also started using Blacklane, primarily for airport pick-ups. Blacklane is essentially a competitor to UberBLACK. The difference is that if you order a Blacklane airport pick-up, you’ll be met in the arrivals hall by your driver.

In many cases I find this to be money well spent, given the number of times I’ve had serious issues with taxi pick-ups at airports. Also keep in mind that many airports have banned Uber, so in those airports the choice is often between a private car service (in this case Blacklane) and a taxi.

Anyway, one of the cool things about Blacklane is that you can earn miles for the cost of your transfer. They have several airline partners, and ordinarily you can earn two miles per EUR, GBP, or USD spent.

At the moment there’s an opportunity to earn even more miles. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lufthansa Miles & More, Blacklane is offering 10 Lufthansa miles per dollar spent. This promotion is valid for bookings made during the month of September, and for rides through December 31, 2018.

There’s no registration required, but rather you just have to enter your Miles & More number during the booking process, and miles should post within 6-8 weeks of the qualifying ride.

You can typically cancel Blacklane rides up until an hour before they’re scheduled, so you can always speculatively make some bookings now for later in the year, in order to lock in the 10x miles.

While this probably won’t tip the scale in terms of whether or not it’s worth using Blacklane, this is a nice reward for anyone who uses Blacklane anyway, and I’d certainly recommend switching my airline mileage earning preference to take advantage of this.

If you value Lufthansa miles at 1.2 cents each, that’s the equivalent of a 12% return, for example. Then if you pay with a card like the Citi Premier℠ Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve®, you’d earn 3x points per dollar spent on the purchase price, since this would be coded as travel.

This isn’t the only promotion to earn Lufthansa miles at the moment. Hilton is also offering 2,500 bonus Lufthansa miles per stay through October 31, 2018. That’s in addition to all the points you’d usually earn.

If you don’t yet have a Blacklane account you can receive a 20% discount on your first ride by using promotion code 6X6KHRHN during the booking process (this can be entered right after you enter credit card information). We receive a future discount as well, and appreciate the support!

(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)

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Comments

  1. I booked my first Blacklane transfer from JFK to mid-town Manhattan for 9/20 a few days ago, using a 20% off coupon and signing up to get the M&M offer as well, for $84, which includes tax, tolls, fees and gratuity! Looking forward to it!

  2. Hilton confirmed to me that the Lufthansa offer is only on paid stays, not on award nights. (In contrast with what the linked article says about the hilton 2.5K Lufthansa promotion )

  3. I use Blacklane for all my business travel anywhere in the world. I appreciate the consistency in service and the inclusion of all fees.

  4. @Lucky or other readers with experience

    I will be traveling to Bangkok soon and will be arriving pretty late, most likely after midnight, would you recommend using Blacklane or taking a chance with a taxi driver at BKK?

    thanks!

  5. @Andy

    I don’t know why Blacklane keeps getting recommended when it’s simply not a good option in many Asian cities. Try contrasting your hotel’s airport transfer service and Blacklane’s price. Often you’ll get a better car, a better price and a better transfer experience with your hotel.

  6. @Lucky Miles&More for their 25th anniversary they are offering for each euro spend on flights 25 award miles (eligible only with Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss and Eurowings booked via their websites). E.g: if you book a flight worth 200€ (without taxes) 5000 award miles. Just wanted to share it with you hugs

  7. @David it keeps getting recomended because it’s good option in US and Europe, not because it’s great in asia. Obviously in some parts of the world, other options are better, like hotel car service in asia specifically.

  8. So…. can i book a very expensive blacklane for december, bank the points now, use them… and then cancel the ride?

  9. FYI. The offer has been extended and you can now make bookings in October (according to the T&C – link in story) taken by 12/31 to get the 10 miles per $/€/£.

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