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I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it – I LOVE Lufthansa First Class. It’s my favourite way to fly and I think Lufthansa has all around the best First Class product (factoring in the ground experience, lounges, soft and hard products, etc.)

I’ve flown LH First Class more times than I can count, but my favourite configuration was on the Boeing 747-400, where First Class was on the upper deck and each seat featured a seat and a bed. Sadly, Lufthansa removed First Class from their B747-400s and also their A340-300s.

 

Lufthansa First Class B747-400

Lufthansa First Class B747-400

The best way to redeem miles for Lufthansa First is either through United MileagePlus (no fuel surcharges), Avianca LifeMiles (no fuel surcharges), Air Canada Aeroplan (fuel surcharges), Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (fuel surcharges), and finally, Lufthansa Miles & More (fuel surcharges). Every Star Alliance carrier has access to LH First Class at most 14 days before departure, otherwise if you need to plan ahead your only option is booking through Miles & More.

Lufthansa First Class A380

Lufthansa First Class A380

Lufthansa First is my home. I love it. I’ve flown it more than any other product in the world and it will always have a special place in my heart. It just saddens me that Lufthansa continues to remove First Class from their aircraft. Their new Airbus A350 doesn’t feature it either and Lufthansa doesn’t have any plans to install First Class on future aircraft.

All of this combined makes it harder to redeem miles for LH First Class. A few years ago, award space was excellent and Lufthansa would release many more seats than they do now.. But when you book, there really is no better way to fly…


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