Miles & More to MileagePlus?

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  1. wcblack34

    wcblack34 Silver Member

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    Gooooood Morning Fellow Travelers!

    I am new to the craft of earning and maximizing Frequent Flyer Miles. I have a MileagePlus account with United, and I am wondering if I can transfer Lufthansa Miles & More miles to that account, as I have been approved for a card offering 20K Miles & More miles. Does anyone have experience doing such a transfer?
     
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    Hi and welcome to Milepoint!

    Unfortunately there is not a way to handle such a transfer. Miles&More is a good program if you fly a lot in full fare business or any fare first class- otherwise the United program is typically a much better value for earning and definitely for redeeming. The "taxes and fees" for a Lufthansa Miles&More ticket are very high.
     
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  3. NYCUA1K

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    AFAIK, such a mile transfer is not doable. Transferring miles might help to increase one's miles in one program; unfortunately, I do not think it can be done, without an intermediary program like a hotel loyalty program that takes one airline program's miles, converts them to its loyalty points, which can then be converted to miles of another airline's program. You can redeem M&M miles on UA or vice versa, so it is not all bad...
     
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  4. wcblack34

    wcblack34 Silver Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I really want to get the most out of my miles, but there's a lot of information to sift through in the beginning!

    So if I understand you correctly, if I have 50K UA miles and need 70K to get to Lima Peru, I can use my M&M miles on UA to make up the difference?
     
  5. NYCUA1K

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    Unfortunately, that is still some form of transfer. You can only use all M&M miles on UA, meaning that all 70K miles have to be M&M miles. It is why transferring would help, but it is not allowed... You need to grow each "pot" separately to where you would have enough in each to redeem...
     
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    Ah. I get it now. Thanks for that.
     
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    You CAN transfer points from one program to another through points.com but you may not like the fees they charge...
     
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    you can transfer your points to that may help you
     

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