Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards January 2022

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards January 2022

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The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program has just published its first Promo Rewards list for 2022. While there are some routes to the United States on the list, they’re all for travel in economy. That still might be useful for some, and for that matter there are some business class awards for travel on short haul routes.

What are Flying Blue Promo Rewards?

I’m a big fan of the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program, especially for long haul premium cabin redemptions. Not only does Flying Blue largely have attractive award pricing for business class travel, but the program also has access to more Air France & KLM award space than other programs.

The Promo Rewards offer is published every month by the Flying Blue program, and offers 20-50% discounts off select awards for travel on Air France & KLM. The Flying Blue program has dynamic award pricing, and generally speaking the discounts apply on the lowest award costs, but those can still vary.

We sometimes see Promo Rewards for Air France business class

New Flying Blue Promo Rewards now live

Flying Blue has just published its January 2022 Promo Rewards, valid for bookings between January 1 and January 31, 2022. Most of these Promo Awards have long travel windows, and can be used for travel all the way through June 30, 2022 (historically Promo Rewards were only valid for travel over a two month period, but that’s no longer the case).

There are 31 Promo Rewards on the list, and most are for short haul travel, though there are also some for long haul travel. We’re currently seeing quite a few Promo Rewards for travel to North America, though all in economy. Specifically, you can book the following:

  • Save 25% on Air France & KLM economy awards between Europe & Cancun
  • Save 25% on Air France & KLM economy awards between Europe & Houston
  • Save 25% on Air France & KLM economy awards between Europe & Montreal
  • Save 25% on Air France & KLM economy awards between Europe & Toronto
  • Save 25% on Air France economy awards between Europe & Chicago
  • Save 25% on KLM economy awards between Europe & Mexico City
  • Save 25% on KLM economy awards between Europe & Salt Lake City
  • Save 25% on KLM economy awards between Europe & San Francisco
  • Save 25% on KLM economy awards between Europe & Vancouver

All of the lowest priced awards in the above markets through June 30, 2022, should be bookable with the Promo Rewards pricing. They’re valid in both directions of travel, whether you’re traveling to or from Europe.

While historically absolutely no changes or cancelations have been allowed to Promo Rewards tickets, that’s not the case for the time being. Free changes are allowed for all reward flights through June 30, 2022.

We sometimes see Promo Rewards for KLM business class

Earning Flying Blue miles is easy

One of the things that’s awesome about the Flying Blue program is how easy it is to rack up miles:

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Bottom line

The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program offers a Promo Rewards promotion, whereby you can book discounted award tickets in select markets. This can be a great deal, especially when you consider how easy Flying Blue miles are to come by, and also how much award space is available through Flying Blue.

With the latest Promo Rewards, you can save 25% on award tickets to & from a variety of destinations in North America, at least when flying economy. Hopefully we see the return of more premium cabin Promo Rewards soon.

Are there any Promo Rewards you’re considering booking?

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  1. Airfarer Member

    But, but ... it states economy. I'll pass on that. Too old for that stuff now. I can manage PE but that doesn't seem to be one of KLM's features.

  2. ChurnieEls Guest

    Love the site Ben and understand the need to monetize as much as you can but the pop up vids and ads are super off putting and starting to turn me off the site.

  3. Mike Guest

    FYI while you can make changes on awards, you have to call in to do it. YOU CANNOT DO IT ONLINE and the wait time for KLM is often 1 hour or more.

    1. DCA Will Always Be "National" Guest

      Had to call in to KLM in late-ish December, before Christmas, and they just kept disconnecting me telling me to try again later. This happened over the course of several days and I was likewise unable to reach anyone via WhatsApp or Twitter, either. And this was before the current air travel meltdown in the US. I can imagine it's only become worse. So, caveat emptor on this one, especially since it seems like a...

      Had to call in to KLM in late-ish December, before Christmas, and they just kept disconnecting me telling me to try again later. This happened over the course of several days and I was likewise unable to reach anyone via WhatsApp or Twitter, either. And this was before the current air travel meltdown in the US. I can imagine it's only become worse. So, caveat emptor on this one, especially since it seems like a lot of countries' entry requirements may change with whatever's going to happen with Omicron.

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DCA Will Always Be "National" Guest

Had to call in to KLM in late-ish December, before Christmas, and they just kept disconnecting me telling me to try again later. This happened over the course of several days and I was likewise unable to reach anyone via WhatsApp or Twitter, either. And this was <i>before</i> the current air travel meltdown in the US. I can imagine it's only become worse. So, caveat emptor on this one, especially since it seems like a lot of countries' entry requirements may change with whatever's going to happen with Omicron.

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Airfarer Member

But, but ... it states economy. I'll pass on that. Too old for that stuff now. I can manage PE but that doesn't seem to be one of KLM's features.

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ChurnieEls Guest

Love the site Ben and understand the need to monetize as much as you can but the pop up vids and ads are super off putting and starting to turn me off the site.

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