Discounts of Up To 50% On Awards to Europe From North America & Mexico With Flying Blue 0

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The beginning of the month sees the publication of the Flying Blue Promo Rewards. These discounted awards to multiple destinations across the globe can be exceptional value and are one of the programs best sweet spots.

The Deal

  • You need to book your discounted award by December 31, 2018
  • Promotion is valid for travel between February 1, 2019, and March 31, 2019
  • Bookings must be made online through Air France.com or KLM.com
  • You cannot change, cancel or refund tickets

Working out the cost of your award is not the easiest thing since Flying Blue does not publish award charts. You need to use the standard awards calculator, and then apply the discount to the mileage cost of a standard award.

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KLM Business Class Seating

Once you have selected a route eligible for a discount with this month’s Promo Rewards, just enter it in the calculator and hit estimate. The calculator will display the mileage cost for the route in all classes of travel. Now you need to apply the discount to work out the cost the cost of the award with the Promo Rewards discount.

North America Destinations

This month all the options between North America and Mexico to  Europe are in business, while most routes are discounted by 25%, the star of the show is Mexico city which is discounted by 50%. The following routes are participating in this month’s Promo Rewards:

  • Mexico city to Amsterdam or Paris
  • Seattle to Paris
  • Montreal to Amsterdam or Paris
  • Vancouver to Amsterdam or Paris
  • Edmonton to Amsterdam
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The new business class in the Air France Boeing 787

Flying Blue Transfer Partners

Remember that Flying blue is one of the few airlines that is transfer partner with all four major credit cards point currencies. So you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points earned from your Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, or your Chase Sapphire Preferred Card can be used to boost your Flying Blue points balance. Also, American Express Membership Rewards are also transferable to Flying Blue. So, points earned from the Amex Platinum, or the Amex Gold Card can also be used to boost your flying Blue points Balance.

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The new KLM Dreamliner 787-10 Business Class Seats

Marriott Rewards Points are also transferable to Flying Blue at a ratio of 3:1. One of the best options when transferring Marriott points is taking advantage of its inbuilt bonus. For every 60,000 points, you transfer you will receive a 5,000-mile bonus for a total of 25,000 miles. Aside from earning for Marriott stays, you can also earn points for everyday spending with your The Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card. Finally, you can also transfer Citi ThankYou points to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1:1, also in December 2018 you will also be able to transfer Capital One Venture Miles to Flying Blue.

Final Thoughts

The value of Flying Blue Promo Rewards can vary from month to month, and while last month there were more options from North America, the options are not as lucrative as this month. That being said, they are well worth checking out to see if there is an award you like. If you find a route, you like you will need to book quickly since award space is limited and the best routes run out fast.

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