Category Archives: Lufthansa

Why You Should Choose Your Barclays Cards Wisely

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Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for letting me know about their recent Barclays card applications.

I’ve written about Barclays becoming much stricter about approving folks for more than 1 or 2 credit cards per year.  And some readers have had existing accounts closed down when they’ve called the Barclays reconsideration line to ask for approval.

Why You Should Choose Your Barclays Cards Wisely

You Might Only Get Approved for 1 or 2 Barclays Cards

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The Ultimate Guide to United Miles: Part 15 – All The Ways To Get To Africa

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While United only flies to one African destination (Lagos in Nigeria) themselves, they have several Star Alliance airlines which fly to many cities and countries in Africa.  United miles are the best miles to use for flights to Africa!

United Miles To Africa

United Miles are the Best Miles to Use to get to Africa!

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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 8 – All the Ways to Get to Europe!

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United Airlines and its partner airlines such as Lufthansa fly many routes to Europe.  In general, the United.com award booking page displays many routes to and from Europe, but the website doesn’t always show all available flights. 

If you know which routes are available to get you across the Atlantic, you can search specifically for flights which have award seats available and which may fit your schedule better.

Remember, that you should search segment-by-segment starting with the long-haul segment over the Atlantic to get to Europe.  And then find awards to your destination within Europe and from your departure city.

This post is a very detailed list of all the ways to get from the US to Europe.  Please comment if anything is left out!

United Miles To Europe

Emily & Daraius in London!

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