Last month Flying Blue relaunched their loyalty scheme, moving to full revenue based miles earning. One of the worries of the new Air France / KLM frequent flyer scheme was that the popular, discounted promo awards would be removed when the scheme relaunched. However seeing as last months promo awards where launched with no issues, and yesterday May Air France and KLM promo awards have again been launched on time, it is safe to say that Flying Blue promo awards are set to continue.
Promo Awards by Flying Blue could be one of the best redemption options even if you don’t already have a Flying Blue miles balance. The scheme allows you to book discounted award tickets, typically between 25-50% less than the normal redemption rate. Even if you don’t have a balance with Air France or KLM you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points directly into the scheme (1 American Express Membership Rewards point = 1 Flying Blue mile). Perfect if Flying Blue announce a discount on a route you want to book.
This months Promo Award fares are valid for bookings made before 31st May 2018, for travel between 1st July and 31st August 2018. Both one-way and return flights are bookable. All Flying Blue members have the opportunity to book the discounted seats, which have a limited availability.
Some of the most interesting May Flying Blue Promo Awards (full list of Promo Awards), include the following discounted routes:
- Europe to Kuwait – 30,000 miles round-trip in Economy Class (25% discount)
- Europe to Dubai – 60,000 miles round-trip in Premium Economy (25% discount) or 75,000 miles round-trip in Business Class
- Europe to Mumbai – 90,000 miles round-trip in Premium Economy (25% discount)
- Europe to Ho Chi Minh City – 120,000 miles round-trip in Premium Economy (25% discount)
The full list of Promo Award destinations available to book until 31st May are shown on the Flying Blue site.