Air France FlyingBlue May/June Promo Awards — Up To 50% Off

One of the best uses of Air France/KLM FlyingBlue miles is booking their Promo Awards. FlyingBlue publishes these every month, and they offer 25-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. Back in the day Promo Awards would consistently be for 50% off and would have a good number of options in business class, though unfortunately they’ve devalued the program somewhat since then, and the discounts now vary.

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However, there are still some great values to be had. FlyingBlue just published their latest Promo Awards. These are valid for bookings made between March 1 and March 31, 2015, and for travel between May 1 and June 30, 2015. This set of Promo Awards is kind of average at best. For a bit of context:

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Air France A380 economy class

For this Promo Award period, there are five North America destinations that are eligible for discounted awards, and four of them are in business class (though three of those are “only” for 25% off):

  • Europe to Dallas / Business Class / KLM / 25% off
  • Europe to Edmonton / Business Class / KLM / 50% off
  • Europe to Mexico City / Economy Class / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Montreal / Business Class / KLM / 25% off
  • Europe to Toronto / Business Class / KLM / 25% off

FlyingBlue-Promo-Awards

Keep in mind that these awards only become bookable as of March 1, 2015, and in the meantime you can still book the February Promo Awards, which are as follows:

  • Europe to Boston / Economy Class / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Chicago / Economy Class / KLM / 25% off
  • Europe to Dallas / Economy Class / KLM / 50% off
  • Europe to Edmonton / Business Class / KLM / 50% off
  • Europe to Vancouver / Economy Class & Premium Economy Class / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Washington Dulles / Economy / KLM / 25% off

While I personally almost only redeem miles for international premium cabins, Promo Awards in economy can be an especially good deal, since the fuel surcharges are quite reasonable. Last June FlyingBlue decreased fuel surcharges on economy class award tickets, so that has become a much better value since. For transatlantic economy tickets, fuel surcharges are ~$100 each way.

Anyway, check out the full listing of Promo Awards, as there are great deals to be had in other regions as well.

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KLM 747-400 new business class

As a reminder, FlyingBlue is transfer partners with Membership Rewards, and points generally transfer instantly.

Bottom line

While the Promo Awards aren’t valuable to everyone, if they coincide with travel you have planned, they’re a heck of a deal. Hopefully some of you can take advantage of them.

Do you plan on taking advantage of one of FlyingBlue’s Promo Awards?

Comments

  1. Ben, I think these are awful. There’s only one US city, and 50% off is scarce. Have you seen worse before?

  2. Hi Lucky

    You mentioned before that Frist Class on AF is only available for Elite Plus.

    Well I am AFKL Flying Blue Plat (Elite Plus) and I can book for other people. So if you want to fly A380 La Premiere get in contact with me, maybe I can book it for you.

  3. @wonkchocolat

    hi, i want to fly AF 777 F (seems much better product), i can transfer Citi TY points to you… can you please book for me too?

  4. @Lantean

    Send me a message on twitter or instagram … Or at gmail.com

    I’m based in Europe so I don’t think TY points are much use to me. However, I am trying to collect SPG points and Krisflyer miles so maybe I can use the TY miles in that way.

    Let me know how many Flying Blue miles you’ll need or if you need me to check any routing cost through the my Flying account.
    Cheers

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