New Flying Blue Promo Awards For December 2019

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Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just published the details of their latest Promo Awards, which are valid for bookings as of tomorrow.

What Are Flying Blue Promo Awards?

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 November coming to a close, this post is a reminder to get those November Promo Awards booked, and also a heads up that the December Promo Awards city pairs have now been published.

Last Chance: November Flying Blue Promo Awards

Since today is the last day of November, this is a reminder that this is your last chance to book the November Promo Awards, valid for travel between January 1, 2019, and February 29, 2020.

With this list, the following markets are discounted between Europe and North America:

  • KLM economy awards to & from Minneapolis
  • Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Houston
  • Air France premium economy class awards to & from Houston
  • Air France premium economy awards to & from Vancouver
  • Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Mexico City
  • Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Chicago

That’s not the most exciting list, especially given that this is for travel in the dead of winter, which is among the quietest periods for transatlantic travel. Still, there are some potentially good values on the list.

All of these discounted awards are bookable directly on the Flying Blue website, and today is your last day to take advantage of them.

Coming Soon: December Flying Blue Promo Awards

Flying Blue has just revealed their December Promo Awards, valid for bookings between December 1 and December 31, 2019. They’re valid for travel between February 1, 2020, and March 31, 2020.

With this new list, you can score discounts in the following markets between Europe and North America:

  • Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Boston
  • Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Chicago
  • Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Washington Dulles
  • Air France premium economy awards to & from Chicago
  • Air France premium economy awards to & from Mexico City
  • Air France premium economy awards to & from New York JFK
  • Air France premium economy awards to & from Washington Dulles
  • Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Chicago
  • KLM business class awards to & from Edmonton
  • KLM business class awards to & from Minneapolis
  • Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Toronto

That’s an excellent new list, which is what I would expect given that February is a really quiet month for transatlantic travel. Anything that shows as a saver award today should be bookable tomorrow at the discounted 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.

Earning Flying Blue Miles Is Easy

Flying Blue is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital OneChase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou, meaning you can transfer points earned from a variety of cards:

Transfer points to Flying Blue from:

Anyone plan on taking advantage of one of these new Promo Awards?

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