Miles flight ORD to Frankfurt

Old Aug 11, 20, 7:33 am
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Miles flight ORD to Frankfurt

So I can fly premium economy ORD to Frankfurt for 45K miles or Business On 767-300 Hi-J for 60k miles. Buying 3 seats for family. Thoughts?
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Old Aug 11, 20, 8:36 am
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So I can fly premium economy ORD to Frankfurt for 45K miles or Business On 767-300 Hi-J for 60k miles. Buying 3 seats for family. Thoughts?
J for 60K. No contest.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 8:37 am
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Can you fly Lufthansa business class for 60K each? If so, that's the way to go.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 8:58 am
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Lufthansa doesn’t open Business Class bookings until about 2-3 weeks out. I would book Lufthansa and change to it if it becomes available right before travel. This is for late spring/early summer 2021... assuming Covid is better.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 9:11 am
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Can you fly Lufthansa business class for 60K each? If so, that's the way to go.
LH J costs more miles and honestly for a short overnight TATL I would prefer Polaris.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 10:33 am
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Lufthansa doesn’t open Business Class bookings until about 2-3 weeks out. I would book Lufthansa and change to it if it becomes available right before travel. This is for late spring/early summer 2021... assuming Covid is better.
There's a pretty good chance it won't be a 763 by then. Historically, UA has flown two 772s daily on the ORD-FRA route. LH has mostly been two 748s daily.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
Can you fly Lufthansa business class for 60K each? If so, that's the way to go.
No, LH is 77k miles. That aside, UA wins here on a 763 IMO and the OP still has access to the FRA arrival lounge

Originally Posted by dpowers113 View Post
Lufthansa doesn’t open Business Class bookings until about 2-3 weeks out. I would book Lufthansa and change to it if it becomes available right before travel. This is for late spring/early summer 2021... assuming Covid is better.
LH opens inventory all the time, there is no such thing as 2-3 weeks out. LH opens F inventory 10 days before the flight and that might be a nice opportunity to spend a LOT more miles, but for a great product.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 10:40 am
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772 would be fine too... flying with family it would let one of us be near our daughter rather than the 1 1 1 configuration on the “new” 767.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 11:25 am
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Can you fly Lufthansa business class for 60K each? If so, that's the way to go.
LH's soft product is better, but the hard product lags significantly to UA's Polaris.
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