Every month, Lufthansa Miles & More announces a few destinations that are available for booking during that month at a substantial discount to the usual number of miles required.
It’s best to ignore the short haul offers, since the taxes and fuel surcharges are incredibly high with Miles & More (occasionally HIGHER than the cash cost of the ticket!). But there can be some interesting long haul bargains, particularly in premium cabins.
With that in mind, the latest list of discounted redemptions is now available. You need to book between 1-31 January, 2017. However, the travel period is 1 May – 15 June 2017.
It is important to note that these “Meilenschnaeppchen” bookings are completely non-refundable.
Here is the list of long haul destinations…
- Washington DC and Dallas in Business – 55,000 miles
- Seoul, Osaka, Shanghai and Hong Kong in Business – 70,000 miles
As you can see, the list is much shorter this month. Only Business Class is offered, and only to a handful of destinations. This isn’t necessarily an issue – I would probably never fly Lufthansa long haul on a non-refundable Economy reward, nor would I bother to connect through Germany for a flight to the Middle East or the non-tourist-friendly destinations often offered in West Africa. But I look forward to seeing in subsequent months whether this is a permanent change in this under-the-radar promotion.