Everything I read was that the Luft discount was about 25% off the regular priced tickets....like more of 1.5 for 1 versus 2 for 1. Factor in strike issues and it definitely was not on my list.
I actually booked Continental via Newark with Miles. We leave KC in the morning, a few hours in Newark, and then a 8 hour nap over (forced I'm sure). We get there at 7:30 in the morning with a 9am delivery...assuming we sleep then we'll have the day with an early evening.
With miles, $100 airfare for both of us...heck of a deal considering the $4,500 saved by doing an ED....For that, I will pound several beers in Newark to force the issue and fly Conti.