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  1. gliu25

    Hello Everyone,

    My wife and I are flying Lufthansa round trip from London to Munich (business) and then Munich to Hong Kong (First).

    I did go to the website and saw a few options. Just wanted to get the thoughts from others to see where you would credit the miles?

    Of note – I don’t have status on any of the star alliance members, but I do have a united credit card with about 40,000 points in the account.

    Any thoughts would he appreciated. Thank you!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Are you US-based? How would you plan to use any points you’d earn? Lufthansa is great about making award seats available to their own members before they’re available to partners but those award seats do come with fuel surcharges which can negate some of the value. Since you already have some miles with United I’d certainly consider that and also Aeroplan, depending on how much you can accrue based on your fare class.

  3. gliu25

    Thank you for your post. I am US based out of Pittsburgh. I usually use points for international business or first class. My wife and I travel quite a bit throughout the year (4 to 6 oversea trips a year). Hmm, I never thought of aeroplan – that maybe a good option as well. Any thoughts on Avian LifeMiles?

  4. MidSouthSkier

    I’ve never used LifeMiles. If you have simple routings they can be great. If the routing is complicated or if it doesn’t show up on their website (but does show on other airlines’ websites) or if there are schedule changes and you need to contact their call center, buckle in and prepare to wait. Instead of a flat fee, the award booking services charge by the hour when a client uses LifeMiles, simply because the call centers are horrendous, especially if you don’t speak Spanish. I’ve read the email center is a bit better but if you’re in a time crunch that may not be an option. Again, that’s all second-hand knowledge on my part but I’ve seen that type of info on several different sites.

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