Save On Air France-KLM Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

Save On Air France-KLM Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

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The Amex Offers program has just rolled out a fantastic new targeted offer for the purchase of Air France-KLM flights, which could be worth considering for anyone planning travel. We saw a similar offer over the summer, so it’s nice to see this return.

Earn 20K points for Air France-KLM flight

With a new targeted Amex Offers deal, you can earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000 with Air France-KLM by October 31, 2021.

I imagine there’s also a version of the offer for $200 back when you spend $1,000 — personally I far prefer the offer for points, since I value Amex points at 1.7 cents each (meaning this version of the offer is worth 70% more to me). In other words, the 20,000 bonus points are worth $340 to me, so that’s the equivalent of up to ~34% back. Wow!

There are some terms to be aware of:

  • The flight needs to be booked directly through the Air France or KLM website or app
  • The flight needs to originate in the United States and be charged in USD
  • While you need to book travel by October 31, 2021, it’s okay if you travel on subsequent dates
  • With Air France, the offer excludes Air France Music, Air France Saphir, Air France Shopping, convention, conference, and seminar services, baggage drop off, group reservations, La Boutique Air France, parking, Stress Free Flying workshop, flight crew training, and the Flying Blue Store
  • With KLM, the offer excludes KLM Package Deals, City Pass Amsterdam, hotel bookings, car rentals, ground transportation, tours, airport transfers, equipment services, [email protected], purchases of miles, lounge access fees, KLM Jet Center, and KLM Wanna Gives

Just thinking out loud here, but one potential interesting play is that Air France-KLM have a flexible booking policy right now. So you could always lock in travel and then get a voucher towards future travel. I don’t see any reason that wouldn’t qualify for this deal.

Save on a KLM flight with Amex Offers

Ideally you’ll see this offer on the Amex Platinum

This offer is targeted, those it’s possible you’ll see it on multiple of your Amex cards. If so, I’d highly recommend registering your Amex Platinum Card for this offer. That’s because the Amex Platinum offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines.

I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me those points alone are worth an incremental 8.5% return. On top of that, the Amex Platinum offers excellent travel protection, should you experience irregular operations.

In other words, if you took advantage of this offer with the Amex Platinum for a $1,000 ticket, you’d earn a total of 25,000 Membership Rewards points. That’s awesome.

Sane on an Air France flight with Amex Offers

Bottom line

There’s a new targeted Amex Offers deal for 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000+ on an Air France-KLM flight. If you’re planning travel on Air France or KLM, this has the potential to be a great deal. Ideally you’ll see this offer on the Amex Platinum, so that you can really maximize your points.

Were you targeted for this Amex Offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?

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  1. Patrick Guest

    Could this offer also be used by an authorized user on the Amex platinum? Ie: i could book my ticket as the primary cardholder. My wife could book her ticket on her authorized user card and we would net 40K bonus points total then?

  2. VinnyH Guest

    Hello,

    Is it a minimum of US$1,000.00 purchase on the card or must it be US$1,000 of ticket fare? Is it OK if my ticket base fare is only US$985.00, but with all the taxes the full purchase amount is US$1,020?

    Thanks

  3. Utku Guest

    Can I buy tickets to come here for example from turkey to New York and go back what is that mean tickets must be originate in USA

  4. Stuart MacDonald Guest

    I'm a Canadian cardholder and got this as a KLM offer with a C$100 statement credit after booking at least C$1000 on either KLM.ca or their mobile app.

  5. Rich Guest

    Do you think you can go on the Air France website and use your Amex Platinum to book a Delta One domestic flight to trigger this offer? Is this offer only on the personal Platinum or has anyone seen it on the Business Platinum as well?

    1. SeeSharp New Member

      You should be able to use a KLM voucher on a Delta domestic flight but you will need to phone KLM customer service. KLM does not sell U.S. domestic flights online. You should be prepared for small differences in fare, inability to upgrade your seat (if you book any class below Delta One), inability to do same-day changes, etc.

  6. SeeSharp New Member

    Just wanted to share some more background information for those considering to take advantage of this offer through the "voucher route" suggested by Lucky. I have worked with many KLM vouchers over the past 12 months and I honestly think their voucher process is one of the best in the industry.

    1. Per the offer terms, the initial purchase must be for at least $1,000 and for a flight originating in the U.S. (please note...

    Just wanted to share some more background information for those considering to take advantage of this offer through the "voucher route" suggested by Lucky. I have worked with many KLM vouchers over the past 12 months and I honestly think their voucher process is one of the best in the industry.

    1. Per the offer terms, the initial purchase must be for at least $1,000 and for a flight originating in the U.S. (please note I have gotten this offer to work for non-U.S. originating flights in the past as long as they were booked through KLM dot us).
    2. You can now convert the ticket into a voucher by phoning KLM. Wait at least 24h after the original purchase or a full refund may be processed instead. Make sure you have not bought a fully refundable fare (Flex) as they are typically also automatically refunded. The voucher will be issued instantly if the ticket was purchased fully by credit card (but not if a combination of cards and vouchers was used) and if the ticket was not changed since the original purchase.
    3. The voucher can now be applied for any KLM flight (U.S. originating or not) when booked directly on a KLM website (all local websites are supported). You may use your USD-denominated voucher to pay for flights in other currencies - the value is converted at close to interbank rate.
    4. If the value of the new flight booked is less than the value of the voucher, a new voucher for the residual value will be issued instantly (in the currency of the new flight booked). If you have a Flying Blue account and it is linked to your booking the voucher will even show up in your FB account.
    5. You can rebook flights booked using vouchers online through Manage My Booking. If the new fare is lower, a new voucher will be issued for the difference. If the new fare is higher, you may pay for the difference using a voucher.
    6. Vouchers are nontransferable - they can only be used to book flights for the same passenger in whose name the vouchers were originally issued. That said, I have successfully booked flights for passengers with a different first name (but same last name) - YMMV.
    7. Any KLM voucher can also be exchanged for cash by visiting refunds dot klm dot com, but clearly, if you have taken advantage of the Amex offer that may not be advisable.

    1. Alex Z Member

      Thanks for the nice breakdown. Do you think if I purchase a roundtrip flight during this promotion for next year, cancel it and get the voucher but wait to convert to cash until next year, will Amex still try to clawback the bonus miles? Technically it's far enough in the future and I would get a refund on the voucher and not the purchase.
      Also, if you fly by March 31, 2022 you don't have to get a refundable fare, you can just cancel for the voucher before that date

    2. SeeSharp New Member

      If I was planning to do this I would at least make sure that the total amount refunded would be slightly different from the original purchase amount, e.g. by rebooking the flight to a slightly higher or lower fare (and if rebooking to a higher fare, paying the difference with a different card).

    3. Fadi Guest

      Does this apply to AF as well?

      I have a trip to Madrid (from DC) in April 2022 and I already booked the outbound with Iberia. I was looking to book AF on the return and this would have been sweet. Except that the return ticket will originate in Madrid

    4. Fadi Guest

      Does this apply to AF as well?

      I have a trip to Madrid (from DC) in April 2022 and I already booked the outbound with Iberia. I was looking to book AF on the return and this would have been sweet. Except that the return ticket will originate in Madrid

  7. Alex Z Member

    Not sure if AF or KLM sell gift cards but if they do would a gift card purchase qualify? There doesn't seem to be indication of that on Amex website

  8. DCA Will Always Be "National" Guest

    Was targeted and have to be in France and Spain in December, so this is perfect. Great timing!

  9. Fadi Guest

    That's a fantastic offer and I see it in my amex platinum offers. Bummer that the flight has to originate in the US. I have a trip to Madrid (from DC) in April 2022 and I have already booked the outbound with Iberia. I was looking to book AF on the return and this would have been sweet. Except that the return ticket will originate in Madrid.

  10. Dave Guest

    Flights must originate outside the US. you can simply book a regular fare originating in the US with a travel date up to end of March 2022. Then after a few weeks call to cancel and get a voucher (not refund). Or directly rebook to what you really want to fly by paying the fare difference

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Dave Guest

Flights must originate outside the US. you can simply book a regular fare originating in the US with a travel date up to end of March 2022. Then after a few weeks call to cancel and get a voucher (not refund). Or directly rebook to what you really want to fly by paying the fare difference

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Fadi Guest

Does this apply to AF as well? I have a trip to Madrid (from DC) in April 2022 and I already booked the outbound with Iberia. I was looking to book AF on the return and this would have been sweet. Except that the return ticket will originate in Madrid

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Patrick Guest

Could this offer also be used by an authorized user on the Amex platinum? Ie: i could book my ticket as the primary cardholder. My wife could book her ticket on her authorized user card and we would net 40K bonus points total then?

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