Air France FlyingBlue Winter 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 September 1 and September 30, 2015, and for travel between November 1 and December 31, 2015. For the past several months the Promo Awards have been underwhelming, which I suppose isn’t surprising given that the busy summer travel season is just wrapping up. For context, here are some of the Promo Awards from earlier in the year:

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Air France A380 economy class

For this Promo Award period, there are a few North American destinations on the list. Here are the eligible routes to North America:

  • Europe to Houston / Economy Class / KLM / 25% off
  • Europe to Toronto / Business Class / Air France / 25% off
  • Europe to Montreal / Business Class / KLM / 25% off
  • Europe to Vancouver / Business Class / KLM / 25% off

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So while there are no 50% off Promo Awards to North America this time around, at least three of the four Promo Awards are for business class. Be sure to check out the full listing of Promo Awards, as other regions have much more generous Promo Awards.

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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 pretty good 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 you forgot to mention that this month they published promo awards for partner airlines for the first time… Kenya Airways published a long list of Y awards at 50% off.
    I wonder if we’ll start seeing more partner promo awards in the future (perhaps even DL), that would make the promo awards and flying blue much more valuable, a rare site in today’s devaluations trend.

  2. No mention that Citi Thankyou points also transfer to Flying Blue…? Good way to spend that increased 60k Premier card bonus.

  3. I would feel very bad for whomever redeems miles for IAH-AMS on KLM in Economy. KLM Y is very, very bad. One of my colleagues didn’t heed the warnings I’d given her after reading reviews and she was extremely displeased. She’s not tall and even she had an issue with legroom.

  4. I thought that it was nearly impossible to transfer points into Flying Blue for an award unless you’ve earned some miles by flying. I was under the impression that they seriously discriminate against those who transfer miles in and don’t fly them, even making you go to the airport to get your award ticket. Is this no longer true? I’d love to know, as I am interested in several Air France awards.

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