50% Off Business Class Awards With Miles & More Bargains


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I have to confess that I don’t really pay all that much attention to the Miles & More rewards program because, as a rule, I’m usually pretty busy trying to make the most of all the other rewards programs that I’m already using.

In fairness to me it’s not like Miles & More makes things all that easy. It may be the largest European airline loyalty program by some distance but it’s not a transfer partner of any of the 3 major banks (Chase, Citi, Amex) and that makes building up a stack of Miles & More points considerably more challenging that it is for a number of other airline programs.

Still….

Miles & More is a transfer partner of Starwood SPG and as you can effectively transfer Starpoints into Miles & More at a ratio of 1 to 1.25 it’s always worth looking into the Miles & More offers when they come around.

Miles & More Mileage Bargains

As embarrassing as this is to admit I had never heard of Miles & More Mileage Bargains before today and, judging by the offers I’m currently seeing, I may have been missing out on some very good deals for quite some time.

Mileage Bargains is the Miles & More equivalent of Flying Blue’s Promo Awards (which reminds me that I should really write a post about those too) and they can offer a very good discount on the cost of award travel….but the travel dates are pretty restrictive.

  • Book by 1 January 2018
  • Travel between 1 April and 15 May 2018

Here a link to the Miles & More Mileage Bargain webpage

Business Class Deals From/To The United States

Miles & More is offering 50% off roundtrip Business Class awards between Dallas Fort Worth and 56 European destinations and 50% off roundtrip Business Class awards between Washington Dulles and 6 European destinations.

This sees roundtrip Business Class awards cost just 55,000 miles and, bearing in mind that this is for travel from or to the two US cities I’ve named, that’s a fantastic deal!

Business Class Deals From Germany

Out of Germany the deals vary depending on destination and, while there are a number of deals on short-haul Business Class awards, I’m going to focus on long-haul.

55,000 Miles Roundtrip (instead of 110,000 Miles):

  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Vancouver

70,000 Miles Roundtrip (instead of 135,000 Miles):

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  • Quingdao
  • Osaka – Kansai
  • Nanjing
  • Shenyang

Business Class Deals From Austria

55,000 Miles Roundtrip (instead of 110,000 Miles):

  • Washington Dulles
  • Vancouver
  • Dallas Fort Worth

70,000 Miles Roundtrip (instead of 135,000 Miles):

  • Hong Kong
  • Osaka – Kansai
  • Nanjing
  • Quingdao

Other Cities

The long-haul Mileage Bargain deals are available from numerous other countries like the UK, Poland, Sweden etc…. but, essentially, the deals from Europe go to Washington Dulles, DFW or Vancouver for westbound trips while deals eastbound are limited to Hong Kong, Osaka, Nanjing, Qunigdao and Shenyang.

For a full list of routes check out the Miles & More Mileage Bargains page here.

Bottom Line

Lufthansa’s Business Class isn’t anything to get overly excited about (it’s a middle-of-the-road offering) but Austrian Business Class is very well thought of by most people who’ve tried it and I’m told that the catering onboard is exceptional.

Nevertheless, middle-of-the-road or exceptional doesn’t really matter here as Business CLass is always better than Premium Economy or Economy Class and at 55,000 miles – 70,000 miles for a roundtrip long-haul Business Class booking this is a great deal.

One word of caution I should add at this point is that Miles & More likes to add surcharges to just about all its long haul awards….so don’t expect minimal taxes and fees when you come to book.