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MUC to MSO on Miles & More
I have a wedding coming up in Montana in the fall. I am looking to book the whole trip with my Miles & More miles (about 115k at the moment).
Unfortunately, I cannot book that destination directly with Miles & More, since it seems the needed United flights arent bookable with my miles.
I have thought about flying to Seattle on an LH award (with almost €700 in surcharges…) and then carrying on to Missoula with a paid Alaska Airlines ticket.
Do you guys have any suggestions for a cheaper and/or more efficient way to get there with my miles?
If your goal is to get there as cheaply as possible, I would imagine getting yourself to Denver and/or Los Angeles would be best. Frontier and Allegiant both fly non-stop from those cities to Missoula… and almost definitely would be cheaper than Alaska.
Also, are you trying to fly in economy or business? If economy, I’d honestly save the miles. Paid tickets seem to be right around $1,000 USD, which isn’t much more than the taxes and fees you mention.
Thank you for the info!
I would like the transatlantic flight to be in business, the surcharges don’t seem that bad in that context since a paid ticked would be around 3-4k.
Last time I checked the Alaska tickets were around $250 for both ways, so not too bad.
Is there any way to go the whole way with my miles?
If you routed on United metal, instead of Lufthansas, I believe you would be able to go all the way with miles. Alaska doesn’t partner with Lufthansa, so I’m assuming that’s where your hiccup is currently.
I think you have to book partner award space over the phone with Miles & More, but I’m not as familiar with the overseas programs, so maybe someone else knows better?