Each month, Miles & More creates a large inventory of deeply discounted award travel for members and consolidates them on their Meilenschnäppchen website.   Being that this is May 2, the new deals for this month are now available for booking. Typically these offers run on a first come, first serve basis and as award inventory is booked up throughout the month, it becomes harder to find redemption opportunities through is promo.  The best opportunities are usually available during the first 2 weeks or so of each month’s promotion.

The great thing about this promo is the fact that award travel is discounted up to 50%. For example a Roundtrip Economy Ticket between the USA and Europe is usually 60,000 miles, but during the promo, its only 30,000 miles roundtrip.

For Business Class the numbers are even more appealing. What is normally 105,000 miles for a round trip award ticket, becomes 55,000 miles during the promo. Consider it a 2 for 1 deal!

The May offers are valid until May 31 and appears to cover travel during September although there are several pockets of  May & June availability as well. With hundreds of different combinations, you should have little trouble putting together a great trip at half the normal redemption rate!

If you find yourself short of miles, you may want to consider applying for the Barclay Premier Miles & More World MasterCard.   Currently there is a special promo taking place until the end of June that will award new accounts up to 50,000 miles (20,000 after first use, and 30,000 more after spending $5,000 on the card during the account’s first 90 days).    With this current deal, you would have enough miles for a Business Class ticket fairly quickly!