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The Ultimate Guide To United Miles: Part 13 – All The Ways To Get To India!

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United miles are fantastic for booking trips to India for many reasons!

The first reason is that so many Star Alliance partner airlines, such as Lufthansa, have flights to India.  Remember, that you can use United miles to book awards on partner airlines such as Lufthansa!

The second reason is that United allows you to book awards to India via the Pacific or the Atlantic, so you end up having more choices.

This is very useful for flights from the West Coast, since flying to India via Asia is about the same amount of hours as flying via Europe.  In contrast, you have to fly to India via the Atlantic when you book regular awards with American Airlines miles.

United Miles To India

Daraius & Emily at the Taj Mahal

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The Ultimate Guide To United Miles: Part 10 – All The Ways to Get to Japan, North Asia & South Asia!

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United Airlines flies to the most number of Asian cities than any airline in the US.  In addition, they have several partner airlines such as Thai air, which are based in Asia.

And on top of that, they allow you to fly to Asia via Europe!  Because of this, there are so many ways to get to Asia with your United miles!

United Asia Miles

We Celebrated New Years In Bangkok

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The Ultimate Guide To United Miles: Part 7 – Using The ANA Website to Find Star Alliance Award Seats

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ANA Award Search

The ANA website is one of the best ways to find Star Alliance award seats. This includes United and Star Alliance airlines such as Lufthansa which you can also book with your United miles.

The ANA (ANA is a Japanese airline) website doesn’t show you “phantom availability” (i.e award seats which can’t be booked) for Lufthansa flights.

You often see “phantom availability” when you search for awards on United.com, more often with Lufthansa, so you can double-check on the ANA website to see if award seats are really available or not.

ANA Award Search

The Best Way To Find Star Alliance Award Seats Is With The ANA Website

Let’s go over how to use the ANA website to find Star Alliance awards!

In general, the United.com award booking page will display routes to and from the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, but it can be good to know all possible ways to search for award seats which you can book with United miles. Continue reading

Using Lufthansa Miles: Part 10 – EXTRA Award Seats on Lufthansa, Swiss, Singapore Airlines & More…

Update: The current sign-up bonus has reduced to 35,000 miles

[Disclosure:  Emily and I get a commission if you're approved using the link to the Barclays Lufthansa 50,000 mile card in this post.  We always include the best offer for a card even if it doesn't pay us a commission.  You don't have to use our links, but thanks for your support!]

I’ve been digging into the Lufthansa Miles & More program because of the Barclays 50,000 mile credit card.  This offer may end on June 30, 2013.

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50,000 Lufthansa Miles Up to June 30, 2013

If you’re new to miles and pointslike my mother-in-law,  there are better cards for you to apply for like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, American Express Starwood cardChase Ink Plus, or the other cards on the Hot Deals tab.  But if you’ve been doing this for a while, the Barclays Lufthansa card could make sense for you – especially if you can use their miles for travel within the US and save your more valuable miles.  But make sure you know the quirks of the program BEFORE you apply. Continue reading

Using Lufthansa Miles: Part 8 – How to Avoid High Fuel Surcharges

Update: The current sign-up bonus has reduced to 35,000 miles

[Disclosure:  Emily and I get a commission if you're approved using the link to the Barclays Lufthansa 50,000 mile card in this post.  We always include the best offer for a card even if it doesn't pay us a commission.  You don't have to use our links, but thanks for your support!]

I’ve been digging into the Lufthansa Miles & More program because of the Barclays 50,000 mile credit card.  This offer may end on June 30, 2013.

LufthansaFuelSurcharge

50,000 Lufthansa Miles Up To June 30, 2013

If you’re new to miles and pointslike my mother-in-law,  there are better cards for you to apply for like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, American Express Starwood cardChase Ink Plus, or the other cards on the Hot Deals tab.  But if you’ve been doing this for a while, the Barclays Lufthansa card could make sense for you – especially if you can use their miles for travel within the US and save your more valuable miles.  But make sure you know the quirks of the program BEFORE you apply. Continue reading