We have written in the past about the Lufthansa Fly Smart award, which offers discounted Miles&More redemption flights where you book between two weeks and two working days prior to your departure date.
The good news is, despite what the table in the link above shows, you can now get intra-Europe business class returns from just 20,000 miles plus fees/taxes. There’s also plenty of availability on routes at 25,000 miles.
The bad news, of course, is Lufthansa’s notoriously hefty tax, but even allowing for this there is some decent value to be had given that these are business class return flights. Examples of currently available business class return fares are as follows:
Malta-Berlin: 20,000 miles plus €282
Malta-Moscow: 25,000 miles plus €283
Berlin-Moscow: 25,000 miles plus €150
Malta-Warsaw: 25,000 miles plus €274.
You can check availability and cost yourself via this link. Don’t forget, when adding your dates, that you need to book no more than two weeks and no less than two days before you fly.
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