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 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:
- January/February Promo Awards
- February/March Promo Awards
- March/April Promo Awards
- April/May Promo Awards
- May/June Promo Awards
- June/July Promo Awards
- July/August Promo Awards
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
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.
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 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?