For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.
At the moment there’s a specular new targeted Amex Offer for 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000+ with Air France or KLM. Note that:
- The promotion is valid for bookings through October 31, 2019
- You need to book through the airfrance.us or klm.us websites
- You need to book an itinerary originating in the US and pay in USD
Note the following further exclusions:
Excludes KLM Package Deals, City Pass Amsterdam, hotel bookings, car rentals, ground transportation, tours, airport transfers, equipment services, [email protected], purchases of miles, and lounge access fees. Excludes Air France Music, Air France Saphir, Air France Shopping, convention/conference/seminar services, baggage drop off, group reservations, La Boutique Air France, parking, Stress Free Flying workshop, flight crew training, Flying Blue Store, KLM Jet Center, KLM Wanna Gives. Excludes bookings made via a travel agent.
KLM’s 787 business class
As is the case with most Amex Offers, this promotion is targeted, though it seems to be pretty widely targeted.
In other words, a $1,000 airfare purchase with Air France or KLM using the Amex Platinum Card would earn 25,000 Membership Rewards points, in addition to whatever miles you’d otherwise earn.
I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of a ~$425 return on a $1,000 Air France or KLM purchase.
Air France’s 787 business class
Then factor in the travel that you’re getting, not to mention the miles you can earn for the ticket with your preferred program, and you’re looking at quite a deal.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this great Air France-KLM Amex Offer?