Posted by William Charles on March 2, 2016
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Published on March 2nd, 2016 | by William Charles

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Barclaycard Lufthansa 50,000 Mile Offer (Also Gives 2 Lounge Passes)

The Offer

Direct link to offer

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The Fine Print

  • Annual fee of $89 (waived for Senator and HON Circle Members, as long as they maintain their Senator or HON Circle Member status)
  • Free annual companion ticket after annual fee is paid and on card anniversary
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2 miles per $1 spent on all miles & more integrate partners
    • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free FICO score 
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Two Lufthansa Business Lounge vouchers annually (note despite the name Business is their lowest class of lounge, senator is higher and 1st is their highest class of lounge)
  • 0% Introductory APR for 15 months

Lounge Vouchers

This is a new benefit on this card. You’ll receive two lounge vouchers after your first purchase, you’ll receive another two lounge passes as long as the account stays open and in good standing for 45 days after the annual fee is paid. Vouchers are valid for one year and each voucher is valid for one cardmember or travel companion at Lufthansa Business Lounges worldwide. Allow two weeks for the vouchers to post to your account.

It’s interesting that they say that the account has to be open and in good standing for 45 days after the annual fee is paid, obviously they are trying to cut down on people that get the anniversary benefits and then cancel their cards before the annual fee is paid. Although Barclaycard will refund the annual fee as long as the card is cancelled within 60 days of the annual fee posting, so maybe it’s still possible to use a work around.

Our Verdict

This is as high as the Lufthansa card goes from Barclaycard, so if you’re in need for some Lufthansa miles then go for it. I’d also recommend reading our post on things you should know about Barclaycard before applying. You can view the Lufthansa award chart here to see how far 50,000 miles will take you. Also keep in mind that only SPG points transfer into Lufthansa (Chase UR, AmEx Membership Rewards & Diners Club do not).

Hat tip to davidknowsbest on /r/churning



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SimonZX
SimonZX

$89 annual fee

Lantean
Lantean

expensive card… but the ability to book Lufthansa F from US to Africa far in advance is a great perk. the fuel surcharges are a killer but the LH F – FCT – LH F is worth it in my opinion.

also, not many people know this but on many miles & more award tickets the YQ on biz flights is higher than YQ on F flights… not sure why because it makes no sense. so LH F all the way. 🙂

Adam

Lantean- what would be the best routing for LH F – FCT – LH F I mean to maximize the time or value from such an award? What is a good sweet spot, assuming you had the miles? And something that’s exUS.

Lantean
Lantean

generally the FRA-JNB route used the be the hardest
one to get because it was and A380… now the aircraft on that route seems to be all over the place. it prices at 145k m&m + YQ one way.

if you don’t want to go to Africa then i think the best bang for your buck is flying USA-FRA-BKK-SYD… with the last segment in Thai F. this should theoretically be possible for 105k m&m + YQ one way… but I don’t know if anyone has ever tried it if Lufthansa agents allow this routing. maybe look on FT if anyone has ever reported success.

but it should never be about the journey, always about the destination… 😉
just go where you need to go…

Michael
Michael

Hi, do you know if you can apply for this barclay card also if your bank account is in Germany or Austria? I couldn’t find a link to apply for this credit card or for the terms and conditions. Thanks ChillyMi

Adam

thanks Lantean.

fyi for those interested, after applying you can check your status here: http://www.myapplicationstatus.com/

Marko
Marko

Can you apply for this card if you have the Miles and More credit card from Barclays. That card has a $79 annual fee and I think its not a mastercard elite card.

Marko
Marko

Are you sure about that. My annual feewas was just charged on Feb 29th and its still $79.

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