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.
July Flying Blue Promo Awards
Flying Blue has just published their Promo Awards for bookings between July 1 and July 31, 2019, and for travel between September 1 and October 31, 2019.
Fall can be a busy time for transatlantic travel, so this list isn’t anything to get too excited about. Nonetheless there are three pretty good options for travel to & from North America, with two in economy and one in business class. The details are as follows:
- Score 25% off KLM economy class awards to & from Minneapolis
- Score 25% off KLM economy class awards to & from Salt Lake City
- Score 25% off Air France & KLM business class awards to & from Toronto
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 a Promo Awards from Toronto to Paris for 45,000 Flying Blue miles:
Meanwhile here’s one from Toronto to Amsterdam to Prague for 39,750 Flying Blue miles:
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Anyone plan on taking advantage of one of these new Promo Awards?