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The 50k mile bonus offer is back on the Lufthansa card mentioned in this post until 6/30/14. Get it now!

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchases or balance transfer
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Cardholders receive a companion ticket after first use of the account and annually after each account anniversary
  • No Foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S.
  • Redeem miles for flight awards and upgrades on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Star Alliance member airlines and on other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details

Application Link: The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard


Update 11/18/13: Here’s a post about an actual booking I did with Lufthansa miles for myself.

I’ve gotten a lot of questions from people who have recently gotten the Lufthansa Miles & More World MasterCard about how to book award with their new Lufthansa miles.

The process is pretty easy, but I thought I’d share it with those who have gotten the card, and the stragglers who still haven’t.

There are two distinct steps to booking an award with Lufthansa miles–finding the award space and booking it.

Finding the Award Space

Miles & More is the loyalty program of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Swiss Air Lines, Adria Airways, Croatia Airlines, Luxair, Brussels Airlines, and Germanwings.

Lufthansa miles have access to extra space on all of those carriers. Searching for space on Miles & More member airlines is a snap on

Unfortunately you can’t search the availability open to Miles & More members without signing up for the program and having some Miles & More miles in your account.

Luckily new account sign ups right now earn 500 miles as long as you leave the pre-checked boxes allowing emails to be sent to you checked during sign up.

With the miles in your account, you can perform award searches and see space. Unfortunately you can’t price the space. You get an an error message that tells you you don’t have enough miles in your account if you try to select award space to price it.

To price space, you can call the Lufthansa Miles & More center.

Beyond those airlines, Lufthansa miles can book awards on any Star Alliance partner. That’s 27 airlines that fly to every inhabited continent in the world. The North American carriers you’ll probably want to use your Lufthansa miles on in this group are United, US Airways, and Air Canada.

If you want to book a flight with Lufthansa miles on a Star Alliance carrier, search for award space on using this guide. If you want to search for a direct segment on easily, make sure you’ve read Tricking’s Award Calendar.

Once you’ve found award space, the second step is booking it.

Booking Online and By Phone

To book award space on Miles & More carriers, book the flights at

To book space on other Star Alliance carriers with Lufthansa miles, call the Lufthansa Miles & More center in the US at 800-581-6400 from 8 AM to 8 PM ET Monday through Friday.

If the service center is closed, you can call another one. I recently called the Australian one at +61 1300 655 727 for two cents per minute through Google Voice.

In my experience calling the American call center, I have had to hold between one and 15 minutes on each call at which point I was connected to an agent whose competence easily extended to the simple pricings I requested.

There is no phone fee for booking award tickets by phone with Lufthansa miles!


To use Lufthansa miles, you need to search for award space and book the awards.

To search and book Miles & More integrated airlines, use

To search other Star Alliance carriers, search, then call Miles & More to book the space you’ve found.

The 50k Lufthansa card offer ends Sunday. Here’s what you can do with the sign up bonus.

Application Link: Lufthansa Miles & More World MasterCard

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