Klm 787 Business Class – 16
Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Return

While we're a long ways from a return to normal in the travel industry, it's nice to see that at least one popular promotion is making a return, after being paused since March 2020. Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France 777 Business Class
Buy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With 100% Bonus

Air France-KLM's Flying Blue program has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased miles. Not only is it the best promotion we've ever seen from the program, but it's valid all the way through the end of the year. The Flying Blue program has…

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Filed Under: Flying Blue, FlyingBlue
Air France Business Class Watermark
Transfer Amex Points To Flying Blue With 25% Bonus

Amex is on a roll at the moment when it comes to transfer bonuses. Through November 30, 2019, the US Amex Membership Rewards program is offering a 25% bonus when you convert points into Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles. Points ordinarily convert at a…

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Filed Under: American Express, Flying Blue
Air France La Premiere – 1
Air France Adds Restrictions To First Class Awards

Air France La Premiere is one of my favorite first class products in the world, and it looks like they've just added even more restrictions to booking awards in this cabin. As it stands, Air France first class awards can exclusively be booked by Flying…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Klm 747
Transfer Citi Points To Flying Blue With 25% Bonus (Last Chance)

As I first wrote about in late June, the US Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you convert points into Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles by July 20, 2019. This post is a reminder of that, as you just have until tomorrow to take advantage…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Cards
Klm 747
Yay: The Flying Blue Award Calendar Is Back!

Typically when you think of the value offered by an airline loyalty program, the mileage earning and redemption rates, along with elite perks, might be the first things that come to mind. However, there's also something to be said for how easy a program…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France First Class 777 – 1
Can You Redeem Miles For Air France First Class?

Air France offers a phenomenal first class product on their Boeing 777-300ERs. The last time I ranked the world's best first class products, Air France scored number one on the list (though I think Emirates' new first class may have kicked them out of…

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Filed Under: Air France, Awards
Klm Business Class
Frustrating: FlyingBlue Award Calendar Eliminates Flexible Date Search

I love a loyalty program that makes it easy to search and book award flights online. What are the characteristics of a perfect award search tool? -- The ability to search award availability for weeks at a time with the click of a button -- The ability…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France First Class 777 – 27
FlyingBlue Reveals New Award Pricing Calculator

Last November, Air France-KLM announced some major changes to their FlyingBlue loyalty program. They're describing this as FlyingBlue being "reinvented," and most of the changes kick in as of April 1, 2018. I've already covered most of the changes in…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France First Class 777 – 27
What Disappoints Me About The “Reinvented” Flying Blue Program

Yesterday we learned the details of the "reinvented" Flying Blue program, which will kick in as of April 1, 2018. To summarize the major changes: -- Flying Blue will go revenue based, and members will earn 4-8x redeemable miles per EUR spent -- Qualification…

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Filed Under: Flying Blue
Air France Business Class
Full Details: Flying Blue 2018 Program Changes

As we were expecting, today it was announced that some major changes are being made to Flying Blue as of April 1, 2018. As they're describing it, this is "Flying Blue reinvented." For those of you not familiar, Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program…

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Filed Under: Flying Blue
Air France First Business Class 43
Ugh: I Just Redeemed 200,000 Miles For A One-Way Ticket

I've never simultaneously been so excited and so frustrated by an award redemption. I've flown just about every one of the best international first class products in the world. Not only that, but for each of those products I've also flown the most recent…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Klm Business Class 777 – 2
Air France/KLM FlyingBlue Improves Their Mileage Expiration Policy

I find the Air France/KLM FlyingBlue program to be pretty useful, especially since the program is transfer partners with all major transferable points currencies. So the points are pretty easy to accrue, and FlyingBlue is reasonably good about opening…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France Business Class 777 – 16
Air France FlyingBlue Added As Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

When hoarding points, I recommend collecting one of the four major transferable points currencies: Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest. I value points from Amex, Chase, and Citi roughly the same,…

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Filed Under: Chase, Flying Blue
Klm Delft Blue Houses 14
The Story Of KLM’s Dutch Houses

The other week I was talking with someone about the little houses offered to business class passengers on KLM flights. I realized it's a story that has never been told here on OMAAT, which is a shame, as this is one of my favorite pieces of avgeek trivia.…

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Filed Under: Flying Blue, KLM
Air France Business Class 777 – 1
Citi Points Now Transfer To Air France Instantly

Citi ThankYou points are the currency accrued by the Citi Prestige® Card and the Citi Premier® Card. These are two of the most lucrative cards for everyday spend, thanks to the great bonus categories they offer. Citi ThankYou points can be…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Cards
Air France Paper Ticket
FlyingBlue Is Literally The Worst Sometimes

FlyingBlue is the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM, and it has some great things going for it, such as: -- Generous promo awards that discount the miles required for award tickets by up to 50% -- Copious amounts of award space for members…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France New Business Class
Air France FlyingBlue Shutting Down Accounts For Searching Award Space?

Air France/KLM's FlyingBlue program is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards, though they've been acting in an alarming way recently. In some cases they've been canceling the award tickets of people that…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France Flyingblue
Air France FlyingBlue Award Search Glitches

While I love Air France, their FlyingBlue program has quite a few issues, including phantom award space and a broken award calendar. I've found yet another one, whereby they're displaying the wrong award costs. They display one award cost on the flight…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France Downgrading Non-Elite First Class Award Tickets

Update: My contact at Air France has informed me that first class award tickets were supposed to have been limited to elite accounts since June of 2007, so any award bookings in first class since then weren’t supposed to happen. However, Air France has…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Garuda Indonesia Now A Partner of Air France/Flying Blue

Garuda Indonesia is set to join SkyTeam in March of 2014, though ahead of that Air France/KLM Flying Blue has already announced a reciprocal agreement. While I'm not so excited about Flying Blue redemptions on Garuda Indonesia as such (due to the fuel…

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Filed Under: Flying Blue, Other Airlines
The Delta SkyMiles/Air France situation is getting worse and worse…

For much of the year Delta SkyMiles has had access to only a sub set of Air France’s award space. Reasons have ranged from technical issues to intentional blocking, though now it’s certain that it’s the latter. In theory this isn’t…

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Filed Under: Advice, Awards
Has Air France completely stopped releasing business class award space for Delta SkyMiles members?

A couple of days ago I wrote about Delta’s policy change whereby it’s no longer possible to upgrade Premium Economy tickets on Air France to business class using Delta SkyMiles or systemwide upgrades. Well, it looks like this change could…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta