I have written quite about about my year-long experiment with the Veterans Advantage card.I am already convinced that it is a good deal and recommend it to anyone who qualifies for it. However, the Veterans Advantage leader, Scott Higgins, never stops adding benefits for the card. Every few months there is something new and this time there is a great benefit for travelers – 5% off all U.S.-originating Lufthansa flights including those flown on United metal. Combine this with the existing benefit of 5% off of all United flights and you can reach almost anywhere in the world at a discount. Of course, it really helps that both these airlines are members of Star Alliance so you can gather miles on either frequent flyer program. Get to Gold status on either one and you can use the United Club lounges while you are waiting for that international flight.
For United’s discount, you simply put in your Vet Adv code into the United’s flight search. Lufthansa is a little more complicated in that you must use the Veterans Advantage Lufthansa site.
As a random comparison sample I chose a week’s vacation someone might take this summer. I am sure that I could find a better fare, but the point is to see how much a of a discount you really get. Here is a sample airfare without the discount:
And with the Vet Adv discount. As you can see the 5% applies to the airfare, but not the fees and some taxes, so not quite 5%, but still a pretty good amount off. Certainly adds up to a lot if you are flying a family of four for vacation. Another good discount for the same reasonable price from Scott and his folks. I am sure there is more to come!