You learn something new every day in this game. It was only a couple of years ago I discovered that, despite having collected Miles & More miles (the Lufthansa Group programme) for years and having made numerous redemptions, they offer a 25% discount on the miles required when you redeem for a child.
This only applies to flights on Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Eurowings (includes flights operated by Germanwings), LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair and SWISS but that is enough to be going on with!
The reasons I never knew this, despite pricing up Lufthansa redemptions with the kids online, is that the discount is only available when you call the service centre to book. Heaven knows why, but Miles & More is not known for its state-of-the-art IT.
For a family, this makes Miles & More redemptions more attractive. A child, by the way, is defined as someone aged 2-11.
Let’s take a Miles & More business class redemption from the UK to the Middle East. British Airways wants 120,000 Avios return on a peak date, so 480,000 Avios for a family of four assuming no Amex 2-4-1 vouchers. Lufthansa only wants 70,000 miles return, so you are already well ahead, but the discount on the two child tickets means that the total required is only 245,000 M&M miles.
Just one of those little things that you might not have known, but which might come in handy.