New Flying Blue Promo Awards For March 2020

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

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 it being a new month, Flying Blue has just published their Promo Awards for bookings made in March.

Now Live: March Flying Blue Promo Awards

Flying Blue has just published their March Promo Awards, valid for bookings between March 1 and March 31, 2020. They’re valid for travel between May 1 and June 30, 2020.

Unfortunately this list isn’t good at all. I guess that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given that we’re starting to get into the beginning of the summer peak travel season. At the same time, with coronavirus, you’d think demand would be down sufficiently (though I’m guessing airlines hope/don’t think it will last).

With this new list, you can score the following discounts to & from North America:

  • 25% off Air France economy awards to & from Seattle
  • 25% off Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Washington Dulles
  • 25% off Air France premium economy awards to & from Mexico City

This is the weakest Promo Awards list we’ve seen in a really long time, as there isn’t a single North American business class award on sale.

The only discounted long haul business class awards on sale are:

  • 25% off Air France & KLM business awards to & from Quito
  • 25% off Air France & KLM business awards to & from Fortaleza

All saver awards in eligible markets should now be bookable at the Promo Award pricing. It’s also possible you’ll see even lower fares on connecting itineraries. For example, a Seattle to Paris to Prague itinerary might cost fewer miles than just a Seattle to Paris itinerary.

There’s one important thing to be aware of with Promo Awards — absolutely no changes or cancelations are allowed on these tickets, even with a fee. You’ll want to make sure you only book trips you’re sure you can take.

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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Comments
  1. What should I do if I have booked a Flying Blue reward flight to Rome and wishes to change or cancel? How does travel waivers work in award flights?

  2. @BobTL thank you! If you were in my situation, would you wait out a little and see if AF actually apply a waiver for FCO?
    Any ideas from other readers?
    My route is FCO-CDG-LAX.
    I would rather just fly CDG-LAX

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