New Barclay offer – 50,000 Miles&More miles after $5,000 spend

Barclays has just released a great new offer – the Lufthansa Miles and More card offer is now 50,000 miles instead of the regular 20,000 miles.

– Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase
– Earn an additional 30,000 award miles after spending $5,000 or more in the first 90 days
– Earn 2 award miles per $1 spent on ticket purchases directly
– Earn 1 award mile per $1 on all other purchases
– Annual Companion Ticket
– Low $79 Annual Fee

You can apply here (link provided by milecards.com).

I think this is a great offer – I have outlined the best values of the Miles & More award chart previously:

– You can book one-way awards or round-trip.

– You can book LH group tickets online – you will need to call for partners.

– US domestic awards are the same price as United Mileage Plus, that's 25,000 miles in Y and $2.50 per segment

– US to Hawaii in Y is 40,000 miles and minimal taxes/fees

– Domestic First Class (books as business class for LH) is 35,000 miles and minimal taxes/fees

– US residents pay just 50k miles for a Round-Trip to Europe in Economy. If you manage to find seats on US Airways or LOT there are no fuel surcharges! Otherwise it's $300++.

– Consider a one-way from Brazil in LH F to Europe for 105,000 miles (requires you to get some more miles i.e.through an SPG transfer) with no fuel surcharges

– the Middle East/ Northern Africa zone is pretty huge at Miles & More (interestingly Turkey is not in the region but in Europe!), now that Ethiopian Airlines has joined you can fly from West Africa all the way into Dubai in a one region award

– take a good look at the 3 region awards, they apply for any flights crossing the Atlantic but not the Pacific, for example HKG-FRA-SFO would be considered a 3 region award at Miles & More. Why is this good value? Well find the longest 4 segment one-way and a place where there are no fuel surcharges and you may be surprised of what you can get for $1400 in miles bought.

– Miles & More has excellent availability for Lufthansa's A380 in First Class 330 days out. Often 2 seats are released at once with more to follow. Availability is the same as it used to be for partners several years ago.

– I confirmed all mileage requirements with the LH call center. Also availability seemed the same as on united.com.

You can apply here (link provided by milecards.com).


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