This is day 1 of our 35 day trip through the US. It’s 5 weeks thanks to award availability in Air Berlin Business Class, which was kind of hard to get. Luckily we got the last direct flight from Düsseldorf to Los Angeles, but the return was only available from the east coast 5 weeks later… We bought 70.000 miles from Air Berlin for 389 € in their City Tour Pass promotion and another 10.000 miles for 110 € in another promotion. Business Class flights cost 80.000 miles for the return + 778 € in taxes and fees. So in total we got the tickets for 1277 € each. Not bad considered, that they normally sell for 2000+.
I started collecting Miles & More in November 2014. My current account balance is around 94k Miles and I didn’t fly Lufthansa Group once this year. I paid 513.09 € for these miles, resulting in a price of 0.55 c/Mile. A Milage Bargain Business Class Flight to the US would cost me ~850€.
When redeeming Miles on the Lufthansa Miles & More program, you have different options, which all imply different values/mile. I show you the best option to redeem you miles.
We stayed one week at the Conrad Maldives for our honeymoon. Married since summer 2013, we eagerly waited for the high season and beautiful cloudless days. Just to experience the worst weather in November for decades, according to the lovely Conrad staff. It was still a great stay in a beautiful location. We just had to drink a littlebit more prosecco at breakfast.
We spent 10 weeks in India, because my wife had an internal consulting project over there. She was stationed in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. With 1,7 mio people living there, it’s the size of our home town, Hamburg. It developed in the last years to cater for the outsourcing needs of western corporations.