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Barclays increased the sign-up bonus from 20,000 miles to 50,000 miles with the Lufthansa Miles and More card. The $79 annual fee is NOT waived in the first year. But $79 for 2 domestic coach trips seems worth it to me.
Lufthansa is a German airline, but is a member of the Star Alliance. This means that you can redeem Lufthansa miles for flights on other Star Alliance airlines, including United & US Air in the US. Continue reading