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Lufthansa First Class No Longer Available Using US Airways Miles

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US Airways has just updated the footnotes on their Dividend Miles partner award chart. The line that Lufthansa awards in First class are no longer available starting January 1, 2013, is a new one.


It has not been possible to ticket Lufthansa first class segments using US Airways miles already for a while. I have included this warning, when I have written about US Airways’ continuous mileage sales.

United Premier Accelerator on Sale?


United has been very eager for selling award and premier qualifying miles (PQM’s) for any itinerary that you access on United.com. It doesn’t matter, whether it is a paid or an award ticket. I just wrote about these last month and you can access the article here.


Now, that we are in 2013, United is selling PQM’s at much lower price than at the end of 2012. The award miles are still priced at 2.1 cents, but the PQM’s are sold for 8.5 cents instead of 15 cents in December.

Why I Love Using United Miles for Intra-Asia Trips?


Although there is greater number discount airlines in Asia, some of the mid-haul routes are still rather pricey. Especially, if you are buying the ticket in short notice. I really like using my United miles for these flights that allow me to essentially to have double open jaw with a stopover ticket for a price of a simple return.


My schedule was somewhat open after the new year, but I was trying to make my way down to Jakarta from Bangkok by Friday. My favorite way of getting to Jakarta is to buy a cheap one-way or return ticket on KLM that still operates one of the few fifth freedoms they have left in Asia on KUL-CGK route that is always very competitively priced.

Pros and Cons of Starwood Preferred Guest


For some reason, it took me a while before I started to stay at Starwood properties. I warmed up for other hotel programs first. I have managed to accrue somewhere between 500 to 600 nights (paid & award) during the past five years and have met the lifetime SPG Gold requirements.


I like to stay at Starwood properties when they have reasonable promotion(s). Outside of the promotional periods? Not so.

Here’s my take what I like about SPG and what I don’t. What is your opinion? Just leave your comment below.

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