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One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

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To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: -United MileagePlus -Singapore KrisFlyer -Avianca LifeMiles -Air Canada Aeroplan…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 4 – Final Round

Availability on Lufthansa FRA-JFK

This is part 4 of my series comparing the ease of award booking with various Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. In part 1, I covered booking a transpacific premium cabin award, LAX-ICN-BKK, using 1) United MileagePlus, 2) Singapore KrisFlyer, 3) Avianca LifeMiles, and 4) Air Canada Aeroplan. In part 2, I discussed my experiences booking LAX-ICN-BKK using…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 3 – Fighting the New United Award System and a Pleasant LifeMiles Phone Call

Availability on Lufthansa FRA-JFK

This is part 3 of my series comparing the ease of award booking with various Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. In part 1, I covered booking a transpacific premium cabin award, LAX-ICN-BKK, using 1) United MileagePlus, 2) Singapore KrisFlyer, 3) Avianca LifeMiles, and 4) Air Canada Aeroplan. In part 2, I discussed my experiences booking…

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Good Fares to Fly Both Lufthansa and Swiss First Class

Lufthansa First Class on the 747. Photo by the author.

Lufthansa and Swiss First Class are some of the more exclusive products out there, in terms of booking them with miles and points. Lufthansa only opens award availability in First Class for partners at most 2 weeks out, and even then sometimes award space can be blocked by certain partners. Meanwhile, Swiss will only allow redemptions through Miles…

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Lufthansa Retires the 737 After 48 Years of Service

The Lufthansa 737 retirement flight. Oliver Roesler Oro/Lufthansa

The 737 is a pretty important workhorse for short-haul flights, and has been immensely popular for decades. Boeing is still producing the 737, and is actually pushing for it to be a 757 replacement; some airlines are even operating the 737 for transatlantic flights! But just yesterday, Lufthansa said goodbye to the B737, after 48 years of service…

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“Black Widow” CEO Flies Lufthansa in this New Ad

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Advertising for airlines is hard. Business customers often have a corporate contracts, and many leisure travelers are ultra price-sensitive. Some airlines focus on destinations, which isn’t exactly unique. Others choose to talk about their product, their people, or their services. These can get a little…bombastic at times. Still some invest in making Coca-Cola-and-Polar-Bear-esque emotional connections. I tend…

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Delta, United, AF, & LH Allow Crews to Switch from Zika Routes

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The New York Times is reporting that Delta, United, Air France, and Lufthansa are allowing flight attendants and pilots to switch from Zika impacted routes. In an internal memo on Jan. 28, seen by Reuters, United said expectant flight attendants as well as those seeking to become pregnant could switch routes to avoid Zika-affected regions without…

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Air France & Lufthansa Halt Flying over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in Wake of KGL9268 Crash

The BBC and AFP are reporting that both Air France and Lufthansa have stopped flying over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula while authorities investigate the crash of the Kogalymavia jet carrying 217 people that went down earlier in the day. Both airlines say it is a precaution until more is known. The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has…

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