Air France FlyingBlue June/July 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 April 1 and April 30, 2015, and for travel between June 1 and July 31, 2015. This set of Promo Awards is pretty average, I’d say. For a bit of context, check out the other recent Promo Awards:

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Air France A380 economy class

For this Promo Award period, there are seven North America destinations that are eligible for discounted awards, which is a bit more than usual. Three are for business class, three are for premium economy, and one is for economy. Unfortunately only two Promo Awards are for 50% off, while the rest are for 25% off. Here are the eligible routes:

  • Europe to Atlanta / Business Class / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Boston / Economy Class / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Edmonton / Business Class / KLM / 25% off
  • Europe to Miami / Premium Economy / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Minneapolis / Business Class / Air France / 50% off
  • Europe to New York JFK / Premium Economy / Air France / 50% off
  • Europe to San Francisco / Premium Economy / Air France / 25% off

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

  • 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

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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Air France’s new business class product

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. @ Lucky – that’s regrettable. Gary was looking into that but I don’t know if he got any answers.

  2. If I hadn’t just booked a Jamaica trip, I’d go to Punta Cana instead for beach time and then fly out to Europe from there. 30k RT. Dang that’s good.

  3. Hi Lucky,

    I’m considering booking something from Lisbon to Boston in July. You show Europe-Boston here in your screenshot however it does not appear on the Promo page. Is there a chance they just hadn’t updated their page to remove Boston at the time you took this screenshot? Thanks.

  4. Just heard that Hollande and Merkel are engaged in secret talks for Air France to absorb Lufthansa…….evidently recent events have had such a dramatic impact on bookings the decision is being made that the only way to salvage the assets is to rebrand the product under Air France with its’ much friendlier labor practices……….WOW!

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