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 December 1 and December 31, 2015, and for travel between February 1 and March 31, 2016.
For this Promo Award period, there are three North American destinations on the list, all offering 25% off business class awards. Here are the eligible routes to/from North America:
- Europe to Mexico City / Business Class / Air France / 25% off
- Europe to Montreal / Business Class / KLM / 25% off
- Europe to Vancouver / Business Class / Air France / 25% off
While I wish one of the Promo Awards were for 50% off business class, this is still quite a good list, as you have 25% off business class awards to three cities. That brings the one-way business class award cost to 46,875 miles.
It’s also worth remembering the November Promo Awards list is still bookable through today, and on the list is Vancouver to Paris for 50% off in business class. That means you can fly between Vancouver and Paris for for 31,750 miles each way in business class, plus the taxes/carrier imposed surcharges of ~$230 one-way. That’s valid for travel between January 1 and February 28, 2015.
The deadline to book the 50% off Vancouver to Paris business class Promo Award is today, and awards are pretty readily available.
For context, here are some of the Promo Awards we’ve seen so far this year:
- January/February 2015 Promo Awards
- February/March 2015 Promo Awards
- March/April 2015 Promo Awards
- April/May 2015 Promo Awards
- May/June 2015 Promo Awards
- June/July 2015 Promo Awards
- July/August 2015 Promo Awards
- November/December 2015 Promo Awards
- January/February 2016 Promo Awards
Be sure to check out the full listing of Promo Awards, as there are plenty of Promo Awards for other regions as well.
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, as there are three markets where you can get 25% off awards starting tomorrow.
Perhaps even more useful is the 50% off Promo Award between Vancouver and Paris, which expires today. That’s a smokin’ deal!
Do you plan on taking advantage of one of FlyingBlue’s Promo Awards?