Air France and KLM have a loyalty program worth knowing, in ‘Flying Blue’. Between regular “promo awards” with up to 50% off the standard number of miles you may need for a flight, and great values to start with, it can absolutely help unlock luxury travel for less. Now, there’s a 100% bonus when you buy miles.
It’s not for everyone, but if you’ve got some points and need a few more, or want to cleverly save on a trip, it can be a fantastic way to acquire what you need.
Air France KLM 100% Bonus On Flying Blue Miles
Until September 30th, Air France and KLM will allow you to buy Flying Blue Miles with a 100% bonus, bringing prices about as low as we ever see.
With the ability to use the miles for comfy flights on airlines like Air France, Delta, KLM and Virgin Atlantic with ease, the bonus offer presents many potential wins.
With the 100% bonus, general members can purchase up to 100,000 miles and receive 200,000. Elite members (Silver, Gold, Platinum) can buy up to 300,000 with a 300,000 bonus as well. You must create a (free) Flying Blue account with Air France or KLM to buy miles.
Why Buying Points And Miles Can Make Sense
Buying miles makes the most sense when you have a “bird in hand” use. In other words, you have a flight where you know the cost in cash, and you know that there’s availability using points, and using points works out cheaper.
Air France KLM FlyingBlue is a transfer partner of Capital One, Citi, Chase and Amex, which makes it relatively easy to top up on points, but if you’re tapped out, this is the next best way.
Prices between the USA and Europe in business class are typically 57,500 miles each way, but during Promo Awards, or other special offers they can occasionally dip as low as 26,000 miles one way, between select cities.
For more inspiration on maximizing Flying Blue Miles, check out the GSTP guide.
During this 100% bonus offer, Flying Blue Miles are for sale at 1.38 euro cents per point (about 1.68 US cents, even more attractive in GBP), which makes buying a chunk of miles very tempting, compared to typical cash prices. You can buy miles here.
Remember: this sale, or bonus – depending how you look at it – ends September 30th.