Klm 787 Business Class – 16

New Flying Blue Promo Awards For March 2020

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. Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles is booking their Promo Awards. Flying…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France 787 Watermark

Capital One Offering 20% Flying Blue Transfer Bonus

Last December Capital One introduced a transferrable points currency for their Venture and Spark products, which was an exciting development. The Venture and Spark cards were previously useful for earning rewards that could be redeemed as cash towards…

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Filed Under: Capital One, Flying Blue
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
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Air France-KLM Launches US Credit Card

Over the past couple of years we've seen more non-US airlines launch credit cards in the US, and it looks like we're now seeing yet another one. The new Air France-KLM World Elite Mastercard, issued by Bank of America, has just been launched in the US.…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, 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
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 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 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 transferred…

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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 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