I initially wrote this blog post yesterday stating the Dusseldorf Special offer was good for travel from USA to Germany. I realized shortly after posting that I had been looking at the Germany and Austria Miles&More website promotions and subsequently edited this post to state “Germany to USA”.
Further research today and I found these same discount awards on the USA Miles & More promotions page.
My original post may have been correct after all. I do not have the miles in my account to test the award availability. I would appreciate some insight from anyone inclined to test booking this promotion for flights from USA to Dusseldorf.
A phone call to Miles & More to check on the eligibility of the Dusseldorf Special 35,000 mile Business Class promotion for US residents for travel from Chicago or Newark to Germany did not resolve that question.
My conversation revealed a similar Dusseldorf Special Business Class promotion for Chicago-Dusseldorf at a slightly higher cost of 45,000 miles that may be appearing next month with different booking dates and travel dates.
45,000 miles Business Class Award Travel (must be booked online)
Chicago – Dusseldorf, LH 436 and 437 flights only
Booking period: November 26-December 27, 2009
Travel Period: December 3- December 28, 2009
This promotion gives Starwood Preferred Guest members even more time to rack up some Starpoints for a Miles & More transfer or earn Miles & More credit over the next two months if you are flying Star Alliance carriers and want to take advantage of this award offer.
Lufthansa Miles & More has a 67% discount offer at just 20,000 miles for roundtrip economy award travel for flights between Germany and USA during a booking period from October 14 to November 25, 2009. Travel is allowed from October 21 to November 26, 2009.
Starwood Preferred Guest hotel points can be exchanged for Miles & More on a 1:1 ratio. Transfer 20,000 Starpoints to Miles & More and you get 25,000 miles.
One economy class ticket between USA and Germany is 20,000 miles. Exchange 35,000 Starpoints to Miles & More and you will have 40,000 miles – sufficient for two tickets between the USA and Germany.
Taxes and fees on the award ticket are additional and may run several hundred dollars, but this still could be a bargain compared to the prevalent airfare from many locations.
30,000 Starpoints for Business Class from Dusseldorf to Chicago or New York (Newark EWR)
Business Class from Dusseldorf to Chicago (ORD) or Newark(EWR) is only 35,000 miles (30,000 Starpoints). These flights price out around $4,000.
This may be a good time to start earning some Starpoints with hotel stays or just buy 20,000 points for $700.
Dusseldorf Special (I am still unclear if US residents can book this special from the USA to Dusseldorf.)
Booking dates: Oct 14 – Nov 25. Travel dates: Oct. 21 – Nov. 26