100k welcome offer (matches previous high)

Barclays has increased the welcome offer on the Lufthansa Miles & More credit card to match the highest that we’ve ever seen. Now, get up to 100,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 within the first year. This puts this somewhat obscure card in the top-5 of consumer cards on our Best Offers page.

The Offer & Key Card Details

To learn more about this card and find an application link, click the card name below to go to our dedicated page for the Lufthansa Miles & More card.

Quick Thoughts

Miles & More is a pretty niche program since it doesn’t partner with any of the major transferable currencies. That makes this credit card, or actually crediting flights to Lufthansa, your main method of topping off your miles. It goes without saying that this would be slow going at 1x unless you are a heavy spender (and if you are, you probably shouldn’t be using this card). Lufthansa does have some decent sweet spots, but for most folks there won’t be many ways to easily replenish the coffers after going through the miles from the initial welcome offer.

That said, for those who CAN use Lufthansa miles, this is a very good offer, especially given the modest $3k in minimum required spend. Miles & More is perpetually thought to be about ready to devalue, so if you do take the plunge, get rid of those miles sooner than later.

Best uses of Lufthansa Miles

  • Business class to Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific from 71K on a Star Alliance partner award.  Lufthansa groups Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands into its Australia, New Zealand region. You can book a one-way Star Alliance business class award from the U.S. to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, etc for as little as 71,000 miles. Economy class starts at 40,000 miles. Taxes and fees one-way should be between $50-$75.
  • Business class to Southeast Asia from 71k on a Star Alliance partner award. Lufthansa also offers good value on its award to Southeast Asia, which includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. One-way business class awards start at 71,000 miles and economy awards start at 40,000. One-way taxes and fees should be between $25-50.
  • First/Business class within North America for 20K. There can be good value in using Miles & More to book Star Alliance business awards within North America on either United or Air Canada, with first/business class starting at 20,000 miles on a one-way award. This includes some of both airlines’ more exotic (and expensive) flights to the far north. Taxes and fees one-way should be around $50, with Air Canada being slightly more expensive than United.

Barclays Application Tips

  • Get Same Card Again: Must wait at least 6 months after cancelling previous card (with some accounts Barclays requires waiting 24 months).
  • Hard inquiries are combined into 1 when approved same day. Most inquiries issued through TransUnion.

Consumer: Click here to check your application status
Business cards: Click here
If denied, call reconsideration here: 866-710-2688

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