Air France launches its new fully-flat business class seat

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Air France has finally joined the ‘fully flat seat in business class’ club.  The airline recently announced that it was about to start rolling out a new product. A total of 2,102 seats will be installed between June 2014 and Summer 2016 on 44 Boeing 777 aircraft. […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

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One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. (It is even less known today than it used to be, as Amex removed the webpage […]

2013 in review – Part 2 – ‘The Year of Devaluations’


This is the second part of my look back at 2013.  Last year I touched on some of my personal travel highlights and looked back at some of the biggest promotions.  Today I want to look at the (unwelcome) trend of the year – devaluations. […]

Flying Blue discounted redemptions for Jan-Feb released

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Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme, has launched a new batch of discounted redemption routes. There are actually two sets of deals currently available.  One block of destinations must be booked by 29th December for travel by the end of March.  The second […]

Up to 50% bonus when you buy Flying Blue miles

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Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty programme, is running a bonus promotion for anyone who is looking to top up their account: As a Flying Blue member, you can buy yourself Award Miles to get the award of your choice. Until 31 December […]

The new KLM fully-flat business class seat continues its roll-out

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I don’t write much about KLM or its Flying Blue loyalty programme on Head for Points, even though a lot of readers outside London use it as they find a transfer in Amsterdam to be more convenient than a transfer at Heathrow. Two of the key […]

Flying Blue (SkyTeam) status match – your last chance!

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If you have top-tier status with British Airways or indeed any other oneworld, Star Alliance or non-alliance airline, you have three weeks left to take advantage of the current SkyTeam status match. This would give you status with all 19 SkyTeam airlines. If you live […]

No Flying Blue qualifying flights with CityJet CitySaver fares


This is a rather niche topic, but many Heads for Points readers with Flying Blue status are likely to have achieved it by shuttling around Europe with CityJet, Air France / KLM’s UK offshoot, from London City Airport. I received an email from a reader who […]

Flying Blue Petroleum – another good scheme for oil and energy sector employees


Back in March I wrote about the Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club.  This offers special benefits to people who work in the oil and energy sector (or who can persuade Lufthansa they do …) including Silver (Frequent Traveller) status in the Miles & More programme. […]

Flying Blue announces interesting changes to its long-haul awards – a new model for others?

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Flying Blue – the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme – announced yesterday that it was planning to make a series of changes to its long-haul awards. These changes will begin at the end of June, although you can continue to book at the old […]

Flying Blue ’50% off’ redemptions for May and June released

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Via View from the Wing, Flying Blue – the Air France / KLM loyalty programme – has released detailed of its discount redemptions for the May and June period.  Booking is available from April 29th. The long-haul business class discounts are only available to: New […]

Avoid KLM’s new short-haul baggage fee by opening a Flying Blue account

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From April 22nd, Dutch airline KLM is taking the somewhat-bold step of introducing baggage charges on all short-haul fights. (I know that BA has de-facto done this at Gatwick, by giving you a discount on your ticket if you agree not to bring a suitcase. […]

KLM launches its first fully-flat business class seat

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Dutch airline KLM unveiled pictures of its new fully-flat business class seat last week, joining a growing trend of European airlines finally following the lead set by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic over 15 years ago. All 22 of KLM’s Boeing 747 aircraft will be […]