For those of you who take advantage of LUFTHANSA’s Miles & More program,  don’t forget to check  the October Mileage Bargains for award travel.

There are 136 opportunities for Business Class award travel between the USA and destinations throughout Europe, Russia and the Mid-East.   The beauty of these special offers is that you’ll only need 55,000 miles instead of the normal 105,000 miles that are usually required for Business Class redemptions from the USA.  A 48% discount is never a bad thing when it comes to travel! 🙂

Economy Class redemptions are available as well with savings of 50% from the typical redemption schedule.  Instead of 60,000 miles, you can redeem round-trip economy tickets for only 30,000 miles.

Yes there are taxes to consider when booking award travel through Miles & More, but even with taxes in the $600 neighborhood for Economy Class bookings or approximately $900 for Business Class bookings these are not bad deals.   Business Class especially is attractive when you consider the value of the ticket if you had to buy it.

The current offerings expire on October 31 and cover travel for February 2015.   March travel offers will be available on November 1.  In addition to all the offers for travel starting in the USA, there are pages and pages of great deals for travel originating from countries world wide,  just select them from the ‘FLIGHTS FROM:’ tab on the main page.

There aren’t too many Frequent Flyer Programs that regularly discount their redemption schedule by 50% and it is one of the many reasons that I will be leaving United Mileage Plus and focusing my efforts on Miles & More and Senator status for 2015.   More on that later!