Flying Blue (Air France, KLM)

Flying Blue is the loyalty scheme for Air France and KLM. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK.

For further information on Flying Blue and Air France / KLM, visit the KLM website here.

Bits: pay for access to Etihad lounges, 3x Flying Blue & Lufthansa miles with Accor

News in brief: Buy yourself access to Etihad’s airport lounges Following rival Emirates which opened up its facilities to paying passengers earlier this year, Etihad has decided to let Economy passengers buy access to their airport lounges.  Times are getting tougher for the Middle East carriers. Included are the […]

Bits: Flying Blue improves miles expiry policy, Instamiles update

News in brief: Flying Blue improves its mileage expiry policy (a bit) Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM programme, is popular with a lot of Head for Points readers outside London.  Flying to Amsterdam to connect to a long-haul flights is a lot easier […]

Earn Avios or Virgin miles at Duty Free with Instamiles!

A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles.  Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]

Bits: last day for 2400 Avios with LEGO, Etihad / Kaligo deal, buy Flying Blue miles offer

News in brief: Last day for new Tesco Direct LEGO deal This is quick reminder that – until midnight tonight (Monday) – Tesco Direct is giving you 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you spend £60 of LEGO Friends. […]

Bits: last day for 2400 Avios on £50 of toys, Good To Go code correction, Flying Blue hotel offer

News in brief: Last day to get 2,400 Avios with £50 of toys Today, Sunday, is the last day to take advantage of the Tesco Direct offer of 1,000 Clubcard points when spending £50 on Nerf, My Little Pony, Play Doh and Hasbro Gaming. This means you get […]

Bits: 40% bonus on Hyatt points, 2-4-1 at Jumeirah in London, Air France to Male

News in brief: 40% bonus (targeted) when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points The new ‘World of Hyatt’ loyalty programme is gearing up to launch and this might be the last mention of Hyatt Gold Passport on Head for Points! Until 17th February, you can get […]

Bits: Virgin and Flybe to codeshare; Business Traveller auction; I’m looking for a Dutch HFP writer

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe to codeshare to Heathrow As I covered a couple of weeks ago, Flybe is to launch flights to London Heathrow from Edinburgh and Aberdeen in March.  These will use the slots previously given to Virgin Atlantic for its Little […]

New routes galore: IAG budget long-haul, Flybe @ Heathrow, KLM @ City, Flybe @ Southend

There has been a glut of new route announcements this week so I thought it was worth putting them together in one place: IAG to launch a budget long haul airline out of Barcelona IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has outlined […]

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

News in brief: Convert Qatar Qmiles INTO Le Club AccorHotels points (and then Avios?) Qatar Airways has become a partner of Le Club AccorHotels, the Novotel / Sofitel / Ibis / Mercure loyalty programme. You can now convert your Accor points into Qatar Privilege Club […]

I review CityJet from London City – where do they fly, how is the service?

This is my review of CityJet’s flight from London City Airport to Amsterdam. With British Airways starting to charge for sandwiches and G&T next year, you may be thinking about looking at the other travel options out there. The European regional airline CityJet certainly thinks you […]

Bits: 8000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel stay, prepaid seating on Comair, Club Carlson Radisson RED triple points

News in brief 8000 Flying Blue miles with one PointsHound booking Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France programme, is offering a very generous 8000 Flying Blue miles with your first hotel booking via PointsHound. Full details can be found here. Apart from being a […]

How to earn miles when using your mobile abroad, with ‘Travelling Connect’

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

Bits: 20% bonus converting Marriott to American, 25% hotel to United bonus, Hilton / Flying Blue bonus

News in brief: Marriott launches conversion bonus to American Airlines Marriott Rewards is currently offering a 20% bonus if you convert your points into American Airlines miles. Full details are on the American Airlines site here.  The offer runs until 14th November. This includes miles transferred […]

12,000 Flying Blue miles with any 2-night hotel booking TODAY

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM frequent flyer scheme, is running a very generous offer with hotel booking site PountsHound for first-time bookers. You will earn 12,000 Flying Blue miles if you book a two-night stay via this link TODAY, for any future stay […]

Bits: Win a trip to the Dutch Caribbean with KLM, win a trip to the Caribbean with BA

With miles and points news a bit thin on the ground today, we can let our minds wander and think …… wouldn’t it be nice to escape to the Caribbean for a week?! If the answer to that question is yes, here are two competitions […]

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]

Bits: Tesco scrapping Avios on gift cards, Flying Blue Shop&Earn, 1000 instant IHG points with Opinion Check-In

News in brief: Tesco stopping its offer of 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) on gift cards According to an announcement on the Tesco website, you will soon no longer be able to earn 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) when you spend £50 on gift cards […]

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

Last week I wrote about the Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club. This offers special benefits to people who work in the oil and energy sector including Silver (Frequent Traveller) status in the Miles & More programme. The KLM / Air France programme, Flying Blue, has […]

Bits: Flying Blue joins PointsHound, United ‘buy miles’ bonus, PartnerPlusBenefit Vienna bonus

News in brief: Flying Blue becomes a PointsHound partner I get occasional criticism for not covering Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France scheme, more on Head for Points.  For readers outside London, flying long-haul via Amsterdam on KLM is often cheaper and more pleasant than […]