Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Miles & More Award Ticket Sale - Save up to 50% on Economy & Business Class award tickets to Europe

As we do each month we bring you the latest set Miles & More "Meilenschnaeppchen" discounted mileage awards!  This month we see a lot more offerings than we have seen over the past few months as we see the return of some Business Class options as well as discounts on LOT Polish Airlines for the first time as we can recall! The business class option is only for Lufthansa's Vancouver flights to most destinations in Europe, while economy class is available on the Montreal Lufthansa flights and Toronto sees economy class options on LOT to Poland.

The Lufthansa offers are for travel between Feb 1 and Mar 15  (must be booked by Oct 29) while the LOT offers are good for  travel until Dec 31, 16 (must be booked by Oct 29)

You can redeem Miles & More miles for round trip tickets on Lufthansa from Montreal to Europe or on LOT from Toronto to Poland for only 30,000 miles. This is a 50% discount off the normal Economy Class award ticket price of 60,000 miles.  Granted the Lufthansa tickets will have fuel surcharges but this is still a pretty good deal when you look at it as a whole in terms of miles+cash outlay. As to LOT, it is well known they have low taxes and fees so this is an even better deal!!

A couple of the Montreal offers:

A couple of the Toronto offers:

For business class between Vancouver and Europe on Lufthansa, the discount is a bit below 50% as you need to redeem 55,000 miles for round trip flights that normally cost 105,000 miles.

A couple of the Vancouver Business Class options:

The crazy thing is that you can actually get the round trip economy class tickets when you grab a couple of credit cards and a $120 annual fee! - there aren't many cards that will get you a round trip flight to Europe for that amount of spend!  How so? As we usually mention in this post you can boost your Miles & More account with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. Currently the card comes with a 20,000 Starpoints sign up bonus. When you convert those 20,000 Starpoints to Miles & More SPG will award you an additional 5,000 miles. Which gives you 25,000 miles. Yes but I need 30,000 points for the ticket right? Right then you get yourself the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa card with the 30,000 or 50,000 point sign up bonus. You can then convert those to SPG at a rate of 3:1 so you have now added 10,000 to 16,000+ more Starpoints to you account. So now you would convert 25,000 Starpoints to Miles & More as they'll give the 5,000 extra for that 30,000 miles and still have 5,000 to 11,000 Starpoints left over. Now with only 17 days left to book these offers it is highly unlikely all the points from the credit cards will post in time but you can grab them now to see what offers will come out next month or beyond

Simply book the offers seen here by October 29th
Full details on this offer can be found here

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