Lufthansa First Class–Why You Shouldn’t “Get Rid” Of 300,000 United Miles

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There are many reasons why “getting rid” of 300,000 United Miles is a bad idea. But I’d say the ability to book Lufthansa’s First Class is just about the biggest reason.

Lufthansa First Class

Lufthansa First Class

You see, United made a major devaluation last week and I got rid of a small portion of my airlines miles, only 300,000 or so, something I wouldn’t normally have done. And just my luck, this week Lucky posts about the great availability on one of LH’s new routes to Munich. Not the first bonehead move I’ve made, and likely not the last. But I’m satisfied, enough. Who am I kidding, the availability looks amazing, as do the new seats!

Lufthansa First Class

From the service, to the seat, the drinks-nothing like a nice glass of Tattinger Champagne while you are waiting for your Mercedes to pick you up to take you to a new Airbus A380 during a layover in Frankfurt, but I digress.

Lufthansa First Class

The point is, if you’ve racked up a ton of Chase Ultimate Rewards points through credit card signups or have so many United miles you don’t know what to do with them, consider the First Class availability currently on the new Lufthansa routes to Munich from Toronto or Mexico City.

Lufthansa First Class cabin

Have you considered using United miles for one of these new Lufthansa routes? Or did you do a bonehead move like me and use your miles on something else?

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  1. Much as this is tempting, I’m holding onto my miles though I plan to book a first class award trip to southeast Asia before 2/1/14, most likely on Asiaina, which flies directly from where I live, Los Angeles. I think Asiana’s first class service equals or, in terms of food, surpasses that is Lufthansa, excellent as this is, and since my ultimate destination would not be Munich, I just as soon not have to transit in Toronto and again in Munich. But for anyone looking to go to Europe in first class on a Saver Award, this is a great opportunity.

  2. FYI: The new routes to MUC are on an A330 and the photos of LH F you’ve posted are of LH F on the 744.

  3. It seems like you are glorifying the real LH F is. In my opinion, other than Rimowa and the ground service in FRA’s FCT, there is nothing else could be called amazing. The seat is the same o seat turn into a bed like any other airline’s F seat, it wasn’t a suite with doors, no fancy AVOD system. Though if one get to fly new F on the 744, I would say that the seat is amazing. The food is really average, nothing stand out, and I would even suggest absolutely avoid Japanese option if one is going to fly any LH flights to/from Japan. The food you can have on air is nothing compare to what being served in FCL or FCT in MUC or FRA. Mid-flight snack is particular weak for long flights to Asia. The amenity kit has poor contents, don’t even have lipbalm for gents kit, and mouthwash only exist in the lavatories, I don’t want to hear or see that Bogna crap anymore ! The service is a hit or miss, I had excellent service on one flight, and the other is average.

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