air berlin’s topbonus — a program in which you can earn miles regularly free or cheap — has discounted economy awards — specific routes on sale for as little as 1500 points one-way.
Over 500 city pairs are on sale, both long haul and short haul.
You must book by September 14 for the current deals. Travel periods vary, but in general run through March 31.
Flights are as little as 1500 miles plus taxes and fees each way. You get 500 point for joining (they’ve given as many as 1500 just for signing up!) and you get 500 miles for registering with a duty free shop (offer was extended for 2014). Boom. No doubt some will be tempted to rinse, repeat.
Points presumably won’t post quickly enough from the newsletter in order to use them for a flight with this round of discounted awards, but having just 1500 points in an air berlin account can be useful.
(HT: EU Flyer)