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

Last Chance: October Flying Blue Promo Awards

Since today is the last day of October, this is a reminder that this is your last chance to book the October Promo Awards, valid for travel between December 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020.

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

  • Score 25% off Air France & KLM economy class awards to & from Boston
  • Score 25% off Air France & KLM economy class awards to & from Chicago
  • Score 25% off Air France & KLM economy class awards to & from Washington
  • Score 25% off Air France premium economy class awards to & from Chicago
  • Score 25% off KLM business class awards to & from Calgary
  • Score 25% off KLM business class awards to & from Edmonton
  • Score 25% off Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Montreal

That’s a pretty solid list, though I guess that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given that winter is generally a slow period for transatlantic travel (with the exception of right around Christmas and the New Year).

All of these discounted awards are bookable directly on the Flying Blue website. There are great deals here whether you’re looking to travel in economy…

…or business class.

Coming Soon: November Flying Blue Promo Awards

Flying Blue has just revealed their November Promo Awards, valid for bookings between November 1 and November 30, 2019. They’re valid for travel between January 1, 2020, and February 29, 2020.

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

  • Score 25% off KLM economy awards to & from Minneapolis
  • Score 25% off Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Houston
  • Score 25% off Air France premium economy class awards to & from Houston
  • Score 25% off Air France premium economy awards to & from Vancouver
  • Score 25% off Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Mexico City
  • Score 25% off 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.

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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