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Lufthansa

Lufthansa is the national carrier for Germany and the largest carrier in Europe. With hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa flies to more than 190 destinations in 100 countries on five continents including Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 8715-9589 are operated by Lufthansa.

Destinations: From gateways in the United States and Germany to destinations in Africa, Europe, India, the Middle East and Pakistan.

If you are flying to or from Cologne (CGN), Berlin (TXL), Stuttgart (STR), Dusseldorf (DUS) or London (LHR), your flight may be operated by Germanwings. For more information on mileage accrual and Premier® benefits on Germanwings, please see the Germanwings airline partner page.

Earning miles

Earn MileagePlus® miles on all qualifying Lufthansa flights, except as noted in the chart below. You'll earn miles according to the booking class that you purchase.

To receive mileage credit, present your MileagePlus number when you make reservations and make sure that it appears on your boarding pass at check-in.

The miles you earn on Lufthansa qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status, with 50% bonus MileagePlus Premier qualifying miles for paid first, business or full-fare economy tickets.

Website: www.lufthansa.com

Mileage Accrual Chart

(For flights on or after September 1, 2013)

Mileage Accrual Chart For flights on or after September 1, 2013
Eligible Lufthansa fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
First F, A 250% 150% 1.5
Business J, C, D 175% 150% 1.5
Discount Business Z 150% 150% 1.5
Deep Discount Business P 100% 100% 1
Full Fare Economy Y, B 125% 150% 1.5
Economy M, H, Q, V, G, U, W, S 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy T, L 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy within Europe only T, L 0% 0% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Lufthansa reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

*Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes

(For flights before September 1, 2013)

Mileage Accrual Chart For flights before September 1, 2013
Eligible Lufthansa fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
First F, A 250% 150% 1.5
Business J, C, D 175% 150% 1.5
Discount Business Z 150% 150% 1.5
Full Fare Economy Y, B, P 125% 150% 1.5
Economy M, H, Q, V, G, U, W, S 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy T, L 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy within Europe only T, L 0% 0% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Lufthansa reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

*Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes

Premier benefits

If you're a MileagePlus Premier member, you'll be recognized as a Premier member when flying Lufthansa.

Using miles

Star Alliance awards enable you to use your MileagePlus miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide, on any Star Alliance airline.

  • See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel. The mileage amounts apply to all Star Alliance carriers, and any combination of carriers.
  • You can use miles to fly one-way or roundtrip.

You can book award travel on Lufthansa through united.com. Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing and travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport. Call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) to reach the United Customer Contact Center within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.

Using a Global Premier Upgrade

Global Premier Upgrades may be used on Lufthansa-operated flights, on a day-of-departure basis. Global Premier Upgrades are valid for one-way, one-segment upgrades on any multi-cabin international flights operated by Lufthansa. Upgrades are subject to availability. See the Terms of Use on Lufthansa-Operated Flights section to learn more about requesting an upgrade.