Companion Ticket With Miles & More Card


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The Premier Miles & More World MasterCard® offers card members an annual companion ticket. There are some nuances to the companion ticket, and if the circumstances are right, it can offer significant value above the annual fee of the card, which is only $79 and is waived for Senator and HON Circle Members. Here’s the details:

Companion Ticket Is Good For

  • Economy Class Companion Ticket
  • Must be booked in H/Class or higher

 

How To Qualify For Companion Ticket

 

Example Pricing For Companion Ticket

As an example, if you consider a coach class ticket in H fare or higher and the pricing comes out to $1,920.20 with taxes and fees. But only the airfare portion of the ticket is covered by the companion ticket. So how much is that? Well, on this ticket the airfare is $616 each way. That’s a total of $1,232 in value assuming you would have purchased an economy class ticket for the second person anyway.

In this case you’d come out ahead if you use the companion ticket net taxes and fees. But it all depends on your circumstances.

 

Here’s The Detailed Terms And Conditions

Companion Ticket: Cardmembers will receive an Economy Class Companion Ticket upon the first use of your new Account for a Purchase or Balance Transfer and on your Account opening anniversary every year you are a Cardmember. Reservations must be made by calling Miles & More Companion Ticket Service at 1-866-461-5399. Please note that all taxes and fees must be paid for the revenue ticket as well as the companion ticket. (Companion portion is only the airfare.) This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount, add-ons or coupons and is not combinable with child, infant or senior citizen fares, travel agent discounts, other promotional offers, group fares, frequent flyer awards or special credit vouchers.

Application: select published fares in Economy Class. The paID Economy Class ticket must be for travel departing from the U.S. to Europe/Middle East/Africa and Far East

Eligibility: Miles & More MasterCard holders residing in the U.S.

Class of service: Economy Class

Booking class: both revenue and companion ticket must be booked in H/Class or higher

Type of transportation: based on paID Economy Class fare

Travel: valid only on Lufthansa operated flights (no code-share or Lufthansa train). Both paID Economy Class ticket and Companion Ticket must travel on the same flights on the same day.

Reservations: must be made by calling Miles & More Companion Ticket Service at 1-866-461-5399

Taxes/fees: All taxes/fees must be paid for the revenue as well as the companion ticket. (Companion portion is only the airfare)

Ticketing: will be ticketed by the Miles & More Companion Ticket Service

Seasons: per paID Economy Class fare

Minimum stay: per paID published Economy Class fare

Maximum stay: per paID published Economy Class fare

Rebooking: per paID published Economy Class fare

Rerouting: per paID published Economy Class fare

Weekend surcharge: various based on the paID Economy Class fare (generally $60 round-trip but in some instances it may not apply or the amount may be lower)

Combination: This offer, may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount, add-ons or coupons. Not combinable with child, infant or senior citizens fares, travel agent discounts, other promotional offers, group fares, frequent flyer awards or special credit vouchers.

 

Bottom Line

Make sure you check out the cost of the taxes and fees on flights before considering this option. Sometimes the cost of the taxes and fees can make the value proposition not worthwhile. So evaluate all options for your situation.

Do you see any circumstance that the Lufthansa companion ticket would help you come out ahead on a Lufthansa ticket?

 

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Comments

  1. Seems like you are failing to give the real cost of the ticket while touting benefits to a card you get a referal fee to.

    A good example would be to show what the ticket costs for 2 passengers, lowest available fare, then go ahead and do the Companion comparison:

    Lowest fare $1100 so 2200 for 2 people
    Or
    1900+700 taxes and fees equalling $2600 for a free companion ticket, ie more expensive.

    Only time those LH companion tickets are worth a damn is on a last minute ticket purchase.

  2. Along the lines of the above post. I see limitations on using the companion ticket but also a few ways it could work for me. I do tend to travel last minute so H fares are not uncommon for me. Would give me a chance to bring another along cost effectively. Another opportunity might be high season where tickets across the pond tend to be around $1500 upwards. I am wondering about B class fares which are upgradable. A companion ticket be upgraded with miles? Perhaps I am confusing something here?

  3. I assume can still credit the revenue ticket and get UA miles (if not PQD). Dowe know if the companion ticket earns miles?

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