For monday trip San Francisco – Delhi, May possibly 2 choices using U . s . miles, both require ninety, 000 miles, but only one segment is in Top notch, other segment is running a business class.
Which one what is take, paying miles for To begin with cabin but getting a particular segment [that's just] in company?
1. San Francisco Tokyo in ANA's Top B777-300ERTokyo – Delhi with ANA business class (no Earliest cabin in flight) B767-300
2. San Francisco – Frankfurt with Lufthansa Business (First not really available) A380-800 angle flat seatsFrankfurt – Delhi within Lufthansa First B747-8 plane
There is also the alternative to take Lufthansa Company class on both sections for 60, 000 kilometer after kilometer. Should I save 20, 000 kilometer after kilometer? I have over 1 k [Chase Ultimate Rewards] points.
.. This is 1st amount of time in premium cabin because normally traveling with category of 4 and have to be in for Economy cabin funds.
ANA's top notch is excellent. What I want about that itinerary is of the fact that longer flight is in excellent, whereas the Lufthansa itinerary maintain a pool of longer flight segment (San Francisco – Frankfurt) in company.
What it comes as small as for me is a lengthier flight in first class versus a shorter one weighing exclusively use ANA, compared to the opportunity to access the First Elegance Terminal in Frankfurt. (He'd have to stop the terminal in Frankfurt (proceeding as a result of immigrations) and walk to the site the first class terminal to achieve this. )
So if he wants that ground experience while using car ride to the plane being rare treat for someone that usually flies economy, my advice was going with Lufthansa. But if he values the greater length of time in the air with comfort, ANA would as the choice.
If it ended up being me I'd do ANA, but I've visited the Lufthansa First Class terminal many times. If I hadn't at any time done it, I'd probably pick Lufthansa. I'd definitely pay any additional 20, 000 miles with the one-time experience plus better flight from Frankfurt to help Delhi, although others might disagree bring back valuation. I think for someone with on the million Chase Ultimate Incentives points that's easy.
In that case, having made that choice, I'd keep my eye out in a first class award seat in the San Francisco – Frankfurt flight which might be rebooked into to get no additional miles. A day before the flight it might well open if this cabin isn't mostly sold-out.