Lufthansa First Class is incredible… it is simply the best way to fly. The consistent experience, incredible ground services, delicious food, etc, etc, the list goes on and on. Lufthansa has the best First Class product overall – because they are consistently consistent and always amaze me.
I’ve flown Lufthansa First Class more times than I can count, however I’ve only been alone in the cabin maybe three or four times… well I’m happy to report it was again one of those incredible moments when you’re drinking champagne and you hear the words “boarding completed” with no one around you.. that is amazing. Especially for just 35k Singapore Airlines miles (essentially 35k of any major transferable points currency).
The Singapore Airlines First Class 35k redemption from Europe to the Middle East was incredible… many did not know about it and few took advantage of the 3+ award seats in First Class on virtually every day and every Middle Eastern route operated by Lufthansa with a First Class cabin. Sadly two major things have changed – Lufthansa is planning to remove First Class service from all flights to the Middle East, and Singapore devalued the award chart, significantly increasing the cost of this award… not that it will be useful anymore if there is no Star Alliance First Class from Europe to the Middle East.
The Middle East routes were my favourite Lufthansa routes, especially in First Class as award space was always wide open and the cabin would be empty most of the time. It is such a shame that Lufthansa is removing First Class from so many routes.. the product is truly incredible.. and especially if you’re all alone.
What routes with First Class are easy to book using miles? Buenos Aires, New York, Chicago, India, and select destinations in Asia. If you are looking at more than two seats, those are your best options. If you need just one seat, you have a good chance of finding it on any First Class flight really close to departure if and only if there are still First Class seats left for sale.
Be sure to check out some of the awesome Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and Point Rewards Credit Cards that are available and will earn you lots of miles and great travel benefits!