Air France-KLM Flying Blue has updated its latest promotional awards, valid for travel through August 31, 2023, which must be booked by March 31.
The maximum discount is 50% off the usual number of miles required (although often the rebate is capped at 25%).
You can buy Flying Blue miles often with a bonus. You can check the latest offer here.
Available routes for the March 2023 Promo Awards
- BUSINESS: Bogota, Mumbai, Tel Aviv & Antananarivo
- PREMIUM ECONOMY: Douala & Antananarivo
Helsinki – Bogota
The business from Helsinki to Bogotal is 40,250 miles + $235.60.
Barcelona – Antananarivo
Barcelona to Madagascar nicely prices at 34,000 miles + $235,60.
You can also book these one way. These are not only for flights originating from Europe, as all the long-haul destinations are valid for both directions. Flying Blue used to divide Europe into zones 1, 2, and 3 but seems to use the designation EUROPE for all these from now on.
Note that Europe should include all the following countries for long-haul awards:
Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Austria, Balearic Islands, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Canary Islands, Croatia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Romania, West Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine.
Flying Blue has changed the taxes and mainly fuel surcharges it collects for award tickets making economy awards a better deal than they used to be. In addition, the fuel surcharge that Air France-KLM now calls a “carrier-imposed international surcharge” is capped for premium economy, business, and first-class flights.
The long-haul destination mix this month is good, and at least some of the destinations are available in business/premium economy at a discount. Unfortunately, Flying Blue no longer clearly spells out what cabins are on sale.
Here are the terms and conditions of this award type:
Promo reward tickets must be booked via www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for minors travelling alone or when travelling with an infant under the age of 2, in these cases bookings must be made by calling customer service).
Promo reward tickets issued before 29 June 2022 can be changed or cancelled free of charge. Promo reward tickets issued as of 29 June 2022 can be changed or cancelled for a fee of €50. For details, contact customer service.
Promo reward tickets are subject to the operating airline’s general conditions of carriage.
Promo reward tickets are available for one-way and round-trip tickets paid with Miles (Promo reward tickets are not available for purchase with Miles & Cash).
Promo reward tickets are subject to availability.
Displayed Miles Fares for Long Haul destinations are for flights to/from Paris or Amsterdam.
Promo reward tickets for long haul-flights depart from or arrive in Europe, as defined by IATA as the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, West Russia.
Due to COVID-19 we have an updated rebook policy for Promo rewards, which you can read here: https://www.flyingblue.com/en/news/rebook-policy