Several of the major airlines that sell their own miles offer points promotions where you can receive either a discount or bonus miles when making a purchase. Air France and their loyalty scheme Flying Blue (shared with KLM) historically haven’t marketed hugely aggressive points promotions. Their last promotion earlier in the year offered a 50% bonus when purchasing Flying Blue miles. Now Flying Blue have announced their biggest points promotion to date, offering a 100% bonus when purchasing Flying Blue miles.
Earlier in the year Air France / KLM also purchased 31% of Virgin Atlantic. The purchase means that in the future you will be able to redeem Flying Blue miles for Virgin Atlantic flights.
To earn the 100% bonus when purchasing Flying Blue miles you need to purchase a minimum of 4,000 Flying Blue miles. Flying Blue Elite members can purchase an unlimited amount of miles (capped at 100,000 miles per transaction), and Ivory members can purchase a maximum of 75,000 award miles per year. Points purchases must be in batches of 2,000 award miles.
Buy Flying Blue miles with a 100% bonus. Promotion ends 25th September 2017.
Flying Blue also announce “Promo Awards” each month which are a selection of routes discounted by around 50% when compared to the typical points redemption amount required. Combining the purchase of Flying Blue miles with Promo Awards redemptions means that you can travel for much less, especially when comparing to Air France Business class.