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20,000 points could get you 5 free flights within Europe…

Two tickets to Europe could easily set you back $500 a piece, so why not get at least $200 worth of points back when you book your $1000+ vacation? American Express (US), Air France and KLM are out with very generous promotional collaborations, offering at least 20,000 bonus points when you spend $1000 or more in a single transaction. This deal is easy to take advantage of, and gets even sweeter, so here’s how to make the most of your next Air France/KLM purchase. And don’t forget, Air France serves champagne in economy, not that points aren’t enticing enough!

Invalid request error occurred.Amex Offers

Whichever American Express card you have, and wherever your account is based, you need to pay close attention to Amex Offers. These handy discounts are available when you login online, and involve targeted offers designed to win your spending. In this latest installment, there’s a widely targeted cardmember offer involving Air France or KLM – and it’s simple. Register for the offer in your online account, spend $1000 or more on Air France/KLM in one transaction before July 31st, 2018 and you’ll score 20,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points. If you have Amex Platinum, you’ll get 5x points per dollar spent too, for a grand total of 25,000 points. And of course, when you actually fly, you’ll earn frequent flyer miles with the SkyTeam airline of your choice.

a city with a tall towerFind The Offers

According to American Express: Check out the latest offers by logging in to American Express and scrolling down to the Amex Offers and Benefits section at the bottom of the page. Each card you have receives different offers, so don’t give up after searching just one, if you have multiple Amex cards. There’s also an Amex Offers page, which may help pull the offers up directly. Once you find the offer (fingers are crossed) – you’ll need to register. Just click “add to card” and the offer will automatically be added to your account. be sure to pay with the card where the offer is registered to receive your bonus. P.S. Air France has had excellent premium economy offers lately, which would be perfect for this!

a city with a castle in the backgroundUsing The Points

British Airways flights within Europe start at just 4,000 points one way and you can transfer Amex Points to British Airways and many other airlines in seconds. With 20,000 bonus American Express Points, you’d have enough for 5 one way flights to explore Europe, or two one way business class tickets within Europe. Even if you’d prefer to save your points for a flight at a later date or with another airline, 7,500 points is enough for a one way flight in most of the U.S. and the rest of the world. Basically, you could score hundreds in value from your 20,000 points, or just add them to your hoarding stack, for a rainy day!

a row of seats in a planeFine Print Stuff

To take advantage, you must use the U.S. version of the Air France or KLM websites and pay in USD, with the credit card specifically targeted for the offer. For example, if the offer is only targeted to your Amex Gold, you can’t play with Platinum to receive the bonus. These purchases must be flight only, and cannot be used to buy points, hotels, car rentals or anything of that sort. Just book a simple flight or flights, with a grand total of $1000 or more in one transaction and you’re good to go. Full details will be found when you register for the offer with American Express.

Will you take advantage of these great offers?

HT: One Mile At A Time.


Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Has anyone received the 20k MR points in their account for the Air France offer? I received an email from AMEX right after hitting the $1k spend requirement but no points in my account yet….

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