Lufthansa Miles & More Mileage Bargains

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Every once in awhile an Inside Flyer UK contributor will remind readers about the monthly mileage bargains offered by Miles & More under its tongue-tying “Meilenschnaeppchen” programme. Tom wrote a useful post in January to remind readers of the pros and cons of this particular reward option.

We don’t necessarily write about it every month, because it is so hard for British readers to accumulate miles from Miles & More, although “rewardscollector” does update us every once in awhile about ways for Brits to earn them.

September’s list of discounted redemptions is now available.  You need to book between 1-30 September, 2017. However, the travel period is 1 January 2018 – 15 February 2018. 

It is important to note that these bargain reward bookings are completely non-refundable.

Here is the list of long haul destinations…

North America

  • Tampa in Economy – 30,000 miles
  • Dallas / Fort Worth and Chicago in Business – 55,000 miles


  • Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Almaty and Astana in Economy – 40,000 miles
  • Tokyo (Haneda), Beijing, Almaty and Astana in Business – 70,000 miles

Not a whole lot to choose from, but this month I decided to play around with departure countries besides the UK and Germany. I don’t know whether this is a regular occurrence or just a one-off but, if you are willing to position yourself to Vienna, Austria, you also have a handful of route options on Austrian Airlines.

However, these destinations require travel between 1 September and 31 October, 2017. (I don’t know about you, but I actually prefer the very short term when making a completely non-refundable reward booking – as I can virtually guarantee I am able to travel as planned.) Nonetheless, you also have the option of flying Austrian Airlines between Vienna and…

North America

  • Los Angeles in Economy – 30,000 miles
  • Los Angeles in Business – 55,000 miles

Middle East

  • Tehran in Economy – 25,000 miles
  • Tehran in Business – 40,000 miles


  • Hong Kong, Shanghai in Business – 70,000 miles


55,000 miles is an excellent deal for a return trip in Business Class to Los Angeles, even though you do need to position yourself to Vienna and pay substantial taxes/surcharges.

As always, it’s worth keeping an eye on the monthly list – this is one of the best ways to spend those Miles & More balances before they expire…


  1. Pangolin says

    Agreed. VIE-LAX in C with OS is currently the outstanding deal.

    Generally it pays to switch the country to Austria each time to see the alternatives to routing from FRA/MUC via LH.

    Just a pity that LO don’t offer business class for their bargains.

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