Last year Lufthansa Miles&More started a campaign to book Flex Plus award flights online by 28.2.2021 without paying the expensive airline surcharges in cash that usually run into several hundred Euro per ticket.
These Flex Plus fares that come with a small premium in mileage are available in all travel classes for domestic, continental and intercontinental flights with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS until 28.2.2022.
This campaign has been running since August of 2020 and Miles&More tried to encourage people to book flights with their M&M miles during times where there are very few if any bookings.
Under this promotion it’s possible to book the flight until 28.2.2022 either with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS without paying the high fuel/airline surcharges as long as the booking has been made until the end of this month – 28.2.2021.
The new Flex Plus fares save you money, so you can treat yourself to something special.
Book a one-way or return award flight online by 28.2.2021, fly with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS until 28.2.2022, and pay no airline surcharges. These unique fares are available in all travel classes for domestic, continental and intercontinental flights.
For example, book an Economy Flex Plus return flight from Frankfurt to New York, redeem 75,000 award miles instead of 60,000 miles and save over 270 euros on airline surcharges.
This is a pretty good deal considering the surcharges for LH M&M tickets can be really expensive especially on intercontinental premium tickets. Of course it all depends on how much you value Lufthansa miles in your account.
Here are the instructions how it works:
In the example above with Frankfurt – New York it says you’ll save ~ 270 Euro when using a premium of 15,000 miles. I think that’s a rather reasonable ratio to use your points, in particular if the account is well filled.
This is a good option to save some money on award flights when booking these expensive Lufthansa, Austrian and SWISS connections.
The only downside with this campaign is that booking flight until the end of this month is highly speculative as nobody knows when it’s possible to travel to certain international destinations again. The “Flex Plus” term is also a bit deceptive as there isn’t any extra flexibility to these tickets other than surcharges being included by the use of extra miles.