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[Award Alert] Business Class Availability to Germany From 45k Miles This Spring

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Finding business class award flights can be difficult when you don’t live near a big hub. Thanks to fewer flights and less competition among airlines, seats rarely come up at all.

That’s why we were so stoked to see that Lufthansa has opened up award availability from not 1, but 3 different U.S. airports — let’s take a look.

Fare Details

Here are the details about these business class award flights to Germany.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: Detroit (DTW), Charlotte (CLT), St. Louis (STL) to Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC)
  • Dates: March 2024 to May 2024
  • Rates: As few as 45,000 miles one-way

The easiest way to search for flights is by heading over to United’s website, where the 30-day calendar function makes it simple to see which dates have saver-level availability.

United award calendar
Image Credit: United

However, booking the ticket itself shouldn’t be done with United (unless you have miles to spare). Instead, head over to Turkish Airlines’ website to score these seats at nearly half the cost.

Turkish Airlines award seat DTW FRA 1
Image Credit: Turkish Airlines

Best Ways to Book

There are a few different ways these flights can be booked. Since Lufthansa is a member of Star Alliance, this means you can use miles from United, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Avianca, ANA, Turkish Airlines, and more.

The absolute cheapest method to booking is by looking for a round-trip ticket since ANA will only charge you 88,000 miles in total. However, finding a return flight can be tricky.

Instead, we recommend using Turkish Airlines to book, since it’s only marginally more expensive and gives you the flexibility to book two one-ways.

Turkish Airlines miles are easy to earn since they’re transfer partners of Bilt Rewards, Capital One Miles, and Citi ThankYou points, all of which can be transferred over at a 1:1 ratio.

You’ll want to pay your taxes and fees with a card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® since doing so will make you eligible for the complimentary travel insurance that it offers. This can protect you from things like trip delays, lost luggage, and trip cancellations.

Hot Tip:

Check out our guide to the best websites for flight deal alerts to ensure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

Finding nonstop business class flights from non-hub airports isn’t particularly easy, especially during peak periods like spring break. If you’re looking to book this, jump on it before it disappears!

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


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