I know well that it is pretty much impossible to get LH and LX First Class using my US Dividend Miles account. Just found FC on United RT EWR to FRA for our trip to France. Just called US and was told that UA has not released those seats to US yet. So my question is - is this for real or are they playing games. I've heard the excuse before and pressed on - and managed to get FC on Lufthansa about two years ago. I know, I know - not possible anymore but it was back then. What I did back then was escalate to a Supervisor and made my case that I was Platinum Elite with US but that if I had been loyal to UA, the seats were there and bookable with a click rather than having to call and beg and complain. It worked. I'm willing to do it again for the UA flights unless someone tells me that they are telling the truth - that they truly don't have access to those seats. I greatly appreciate any feedback and help. Many thanks,.