Beginning in October, members of Lufthansa’s Miles & More program will be able to finally redeem miles for Premium Economy award tickets.
The redemption rates predictably fall in between Economy and Business Class redemption rates and actually look fairly attractive. For example, an Economy Class award ticket for travel between North American and Europe is 60,000 miles, for Business Class its 105,000 (Round Trip). With Premium Economy, the redemption rate is 80,000.
For now, redemptions will need to take place by calling the Miles & More customer service center, but we’ll soon be able to book Premium Economy award travel on line. Reservations can be made now, but ‘inventory’ is available for flights beginning on October 1.
Here is the published Premium Economy redemption table from Miles & More (Roundtrip Travel From/To Europe):
Middle East, Caucasia, North Africa, Central Africa: 55,000 Miles
North America, India, Southern Africa: 80,000 Miles
Central America: 95,000 Miles
Southeast Asia, Central Asia: 105,000 Miles
South America: 110,000 Miles.
Within Southeast Asia on 2-stop LH flights: 40,000 miles.
I expect additional redemption rates to be published shortly that will cover travel ‘transiting Europe’. For example NYC-Frankfurt- Hong Kong, etc. My guess is that the amount of miles needed for a Premium Eco seat will always fall evenly between the Economy and Business Class redemption rate, with a few minor variations.