Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles is booking their Promo Awards. Flying Blue publishes these every month, and they offer 20-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal.
In 2018 some major changes were made to the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program. It became a revenue-based frequent flyer program, meaning that you’re awarded miles based on how much your ticket costs, rather than based on the distance you fly.
Furthermore, Flying Blue introduced variable award pricing. Previously Flying Blue redemption rates were zone based, while now the pricing works differently. In other words, a New York to Paris redemption now costs a different number of miles than a New York to Paris to Frankfurt redemption, even though they previously priced the same.
However, Flying Blue continues to offer Promo Awards, they just work a bit differently. With today being the first day of July (where has the year gone?!), Air France-KLM have just rolled out their latest Promo Awards.
August Flying Blue Promo Awards
Flying Blue has just published their Promo Awards for bookings between August 1 and August 31, 2019, and for travel between October 1 and November 30, 2019.
While the lists the past few months haven’t been great (since summer transatlantic travel is so popular), we once again have a pretty awesome list, including for travel to & from North America.
Here are the markets between the US and North America that are available with this latest Promo Awards promotion:
- Score 25% off Air France & KLM economy class awards to & from Boston
- Score 25% off Air France & KLM economy class awards to & from Houston
- Score 25% off Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Chicago
- Score 25% off KLM business class awards to & from Edmonton
- Score 25% off Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Vancouver
- Score 25% off KLM business class awards to Calgary
These Promo Awards are now live, so any “saver” award space you see on Flying Blue’s website should price out at these levels.
It’s also possible you’ll see even cheaper rates for connecting itineraries. For example, often a ticket from a North American gateway to Paris to Prague is cheaper than a ticket just between the gateway and Paris.
For example, here’s an award from Chicago to Amsterdam for 53,250 Flying Blue miles:
Meanwhile a Chicago to Amsterdam to Prague award would cost just 39,750 Flying Blue miles:
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Anyone plan on taking advantage of one of these new Promo Awards?