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 January.
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 January.
Now Live: January Flying Blue Promo Awards
Flying Blue has just published their January Promo Awards, valid for bookings between January 1 and January 30, 2020. They’re valid for travel between March 1, 2020, and April 30, 2020.
With this new list, you can score the following discounts:
- 25% off Air France & KLM business awards to & from Mexico City
- 50% off Air France premium economy awards to & from Houston
- 50% off Air France & KLM economy awards to & from Houston
- 50% off KLM economy awards to & from Minneapolis
Unfortunately that’s not a terribly inspiring list, but I guess it’s not surprising that the offers for travel in spring aren’t as good as the offers for travel in winter. All saver awards in eligible markets should now be bookable at the Promo Award pricing.
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.
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. So you’ll want to make sure you only book trips you’re sure you can take.
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Anyone plan on taking advantage of one of these new Promo Awards?