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Just as Flying Blue offers Promo Rewards, the Lufthansa Group mileage program Miles & More runs monthly mileage sales on award flights. And this month’s deals are pretty incredible. You can fly between US cities and almost anywhere in Europe for just:

  • 30,000 miles round-trip in economy
  • 40,000 miles round-trip in premium economy
  • 55,000 miles round-trip in business class

Routes

There are an incredible 110 eligible European destinations listed for business class — everything from Amsterdam to Zurich — and 106 destinations for economy awards. Premium economy is the only cabin that’s somewhat limited, with only six destinations included:

Eligible US departure airports depend on which cabin you want to fly in:

  • Economy: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), New York Kennedy (JFK), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Washington Dulles (IAD)
  • Premium Economy: Chicago (ORD) only
  • Business (Lufthansa): Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Washington DC (IAD)
  • Business (Austrian): Miami (MIA) only

Dates: These promotional awards are available for booking now through September 30, 2018 for flights for flights from:

  • Austrian Airlines (premium economy and business class): September 3 to October 31, 2018
  • Lufthansa (economy and business class): January 1 to February 15, 2019

Beware of Fuel Surcharges: The major downside of this deal: Miles & More is infamous for charging high fuel surcharges on its awards. I priced out a few options and found that taxes and fees costed around:

  • Economy: $500-600 round-trip

  • Premium Economy: $435 round-trip

  • Business: $1,200 round-trip

Transfer Partners: The only major transferable currency that partners with Miles & More is Marriott/SPG’s combined program. Marriott points transfer to Miles & More at a 3:1 ratio, meaning you’ll need to transfer 165,000 Marriott points to get enough Miles & More miles for a business-class round-trip.

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