Lufthansa First Class Awards Wide Open on Two Routes this Winter


It can be very difficult to book Lufthansa first class with miles, because they only tend to open up availability to partners around 15 days out. Fortunately on two routes (San Francisco and Los Angeles to Frankfurt) they have released two seats per flight from November 2015 through the end of the schedule in March 2016.

Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and these awards seem to be bookable with any of their partners. The mileage required will vary by partner and most will charge significant fuel surcharges. United is one partner who doesn’t have fuel surcharges. They charge 110,000 miles each-way on this route with $5.60 in fees going and $107.80 in fees coming back.

Since it can be quite difficult to book first class awards on Lufthansa, I expect that there will be a high demand for these seats. If you are considering booking one, it is probably wise to act fast.

For more information and analysis, see this One Mile at a Time post.

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Last updated on December 20th, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Thank you