Every month Air France-KLM Flying Blue publishes Promo Awards, offering discounted redemptions in select markets. These are typically released at the beginning of each month, and I write about them when they go live.
Flying Blue Special Edition Promo Rewards
Lately Flying Blue has occasionally been offering “Special Edition Promo Rewards,” which are different. They’re valid for different city pairs, they have a very limited booking window (just a few days), and they have a bigger window during which you can travel.
Flying Blue has just published some new deals, valid for bookings through May 24, 2019, and for travel between September 1 and December 12, 2019.
With this you can fly:
- Air France or KLM economy between Chicago and Europe for 12,500 miles one-way
- Air France or KLM economy between Washington and Europe for 12,500 miles one-way
While I usually focus on business class award sales, this is an excellent deal for anyone looking to cross the Atlantic at a reasonable cost, especially when you consider how good availability is. You can search space directly on the Flying Blue website, and dates with availability will show in red with “Promo Reward” written next to it.
While there are some carrier imposed surcharges, they’re fairly mild — a one-way ticket from the US to Europe will cost you under $85 including all taxes and fees, in most cases.
While not to & from the US, one other noteworthy sale is that you can fly one-way business class between Panama City and Europe on Air France or KLM for just 40,000 miles. Given the extended period over which you can travel, that’s something that might interest some of you.
Totally unrelated, but am I the only aviation geek who gets sad every time I see that both Air France and KLM refer to the 787-9 as the 787-900? C’mon!
Earning Flying Blue miles is easy
Anyone plan to take advantage of these Flying Blue Special Edition Promo Rewards?
(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)