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.
However, there are still some great values to be had. FlyingBlue just published their latest Promo Awards. These are valid for bookings made between May 1 and May 31, 2015, and for travel between July 1 and August 31, 2015. This set of Promo Awards is the worst of the year, at least from the perspective of someone originating in North America, I’d say. For a bit of context, check out the other recent Promo Awards:
- January/February Promo Awards
- February/March Promo Awards
- March/April Promo Awards
- April/May Promo Awards
- May/June Promo Awards
- June/July Promo Awards
For this Promo Award period, there’s only a single North America destination on the list, which is much less than usual. That being said, I guess that’s not really surprising since this Promo Award period is for travel in the peak of summer. Here’s the eligible route:
- Europe to Dallas / Business Class / KLM / 25% off
While the North America Promo Award offerings are weak this time around, you’ll want to check out the full listing of Promo Awards. Not surprisingly, other regions have much more generous Promo Awards than North America, including Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa.
As a reminder, FlyingBlue is transfer partners with Membership Rewards, and points generally transfer instantly.
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?