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Best miles for F award on Lufthansa
I am looking for 2 F award tickets on Lufthansa from USA to Delhi via Frankfurt in 2017.
My understanding is I can redeem United miles or Aeroplan or Miles and More. I have all of those in various quantities (and have Chase, SPG and MR points to transfer).
Which redemption would be better? I mean – in terms of ease of finding the award and in terms of quantity of miles used. (extra fees are not a problem).
I think you’ll find better availability by using M&M though of course there are fuel surcharges. Even then you may not find F availability until a few weeks before the trip. But book J and upgrade to F when you can. Using UA or Aeroplan you’ll likely have to wait until 2 weeks or less before travel.
[QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 18818, member: 184″]I think you’ll find better availability by using M&M though of course there are fuel surcharges. Even then you may not find F availability until a few weeks before the trip. But book J and upgrade to F when you can. Using UA or Aeroplan you’ll likely have to wait until 2 weeks or less before travel.[/QUOTE]
What about the number of miles though? I know United charges more. But Miles&More does t seem a huge bargain either (145,000 one way in F from USA to India, according to their website). Is Aeroplan comparable?
Aeroplan and Lifemiles are good. Aeroplan passes on surcharges and Lifemiles is tough to work with if it is not their online system.
Here’s the [URL=’https://www3.aeroplan.com/use-your-miles/flight-rewards-chart?currentLanguage=en&supportCookie=true’]Aeroplan award chart[/URL] (note those are round-trip mileage costs) and here’s the [URL=’https://www.lifemiles.com/eng/inc/starredawards.aspx’]Lifemiles award chart[/URL] (these are one-way award costs). Lifemiles counts India as Central Asia. Looks like these will indeed cost fewer miles. Just depends how important the timing of the availability and the fuel surcharges are to you.