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: £15 off £200 Opodo flight, new UK KLM destinations, Radisson & Park Inn Nordic sale

News in brief: New Opodo discount code launched Until the 29th (Friday), Opodo is offering a £15 saving when you book a flight for £200 or more.  You need to be careful about any fees they add which may reduce the value of the bonus […]

Bits: $75m for Heathrow slot pair, new InterCon in Pattaya, Flying Blue miles sale

News in brief: Pair of Heathrow slots sold for reported $75m If you want proof that no-one expects to see a new Heathrow runway in the near future, Oman Air has reportedly paid $75m to Kenya Airways for its Heathrow slot pair. Oman Air will […]

Bits: Avoiding Virgin’s 1.5% credit card fee, duty free ‘reserve and collect’ at LHR, Luxury Travel Diary auctions

News in brief: How to avoid the Virgin Atlantic credit card fee but still earn double miles One of the benefits of the Virgin Flying Club credit cards is double credit card miles when you purchase Virgin Atlantic tickets via the American Express part of […]

Bits: Tesco 20% bonus emails arrive, bonus on Flying Blue miles purchases, Marriott / Hertz bonus

News in brief: Emails arrive for the Tesco / BA 20% conversion bonus The mythical emails regarding the new 20% conversion bonus of Tesco Clubcard points to British Airways Executive Club finally arrived yesterday.  Details of this promo can be found in my original article […]

Bits: new BA routes, Osaka in Business for £1050, 1000 Avios with

News in brief: British Airways launches three new European routes British Airways has announced three new routes for next Summer: Biarritz (photo of Hotel du Palais below) – twice weekly from 1st May Mahon, Menorca – four times weekly from 29th April Palermo, Sicily – […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

Bits: Hilton T5 deal, KLM raises award prices with no warning, £399 Air New Zealand to LA

News in brief: Interesting Hilton Terminal 5 deal Amazon Local is currently selling a good package for the Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 5.  Note that this hotel is NOT connected to Terminal 5 and requires a shuttle bus trip. For £149, you get: a King room […]

Bits: more on combining Avios from Iberia Plus, up to 50% bonus buying Flying Blue miles

Some news in brief: More ideas if having trouble using Combine My Avios with Iberia Plus I wrote an article last year on how to do ‘Combine My Avios’ from an Iberia Plus account.  Reader David dropped me a note with another hint. When you log […]

Bits: 10% off Etihad fares with Amex, Eurostar flash sale to Marseille & Lyon, £278 J to Paris with Air France, The Railway Children tickets

News in brief: 10% discount on Etihad flights for Amex cardholders Etihad is offering a 10% discount on flights in all classes to American Express cardholders.   You need to book via this special website here. The last day to book is July 15th although you […]

Bits: North America KLM deals, BA £932 Club World to New York, South West Trains deal

Here is some news in brief that accumulated whilst I was running around Stockholm (SAS), Toulouse (Airbus) and Heathrow this week – which accounts for the slightly disjointed flow of articles recently!  There are some very interesting stories from that trip to come next week, but for now: […]

Where to buy airline and hotel points

This page contains links to the ‘buy miles’ or ‘buy points’ sections of the major airline and hotel schemes. Click on the link to be taken directly to the ‘buy’ page. Airlines: American AAdvantage British Airways Executive Club Flying Blue (Air France / KLM) Iberia […]

Bits: KLM business class sale, Corinthia sale, Luxury Travel Diary auction ending – massive bargains

News in brief: KLM launches more business class deals Dutch airline KLM may be feeling the heat from the aggressive business class fare deals that Qatar Airways has been running from the UK, with Qatar siphoning off traffic from passengers who are happy to fly […]

Bits: 1500 bonus Iberia Avios with any booking, 40% off Hilton points, KLM £396 to SIN/BKK, Kaligo offer extended

Some news in brief: 1,500 bonus Avios with a flight booking on Until next Tuesday 17th March, you will 1,500 bonus Avios in Iberia Plus when you book a cash flight on  This is not automatic – you need to be logged in […]

250 free Flying Blue miles for completing one survey (and more for more)

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM scheme, has launched a new partnership based around completing online market research surveys. We have been here before, of course, with e-rewards. You can earn 750 free Avios in for signing up with them and completing one […]

Bits: exclusive £10 HFP code for Kabbee, €999 business class Dublin to China, double Rocketmiles

I am determined to clear my inbox this week so here are a few news stories in brief: £10 sign-up code for minicab app Kabbee – exclusive to Head for Points I wrote about Kabbee a few days ago.  Kabbee works with 70 individual minicab […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

Flying Blue discounted redemptions for March and April launched

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme, has launched a new batch of discounted redemption routes. Frankly, this list is pretty poor if you are looking for business class seats but that will not come as a surprise if you follow these deals […]

As the BA sale ends … £999 KLM Business Class sale

For the last week, British Airways had been selling Club World tickets for £1007 for flights over Christmas.  That sale ended last night. If you missed out, don’t worry.  Late in the day, KLM has launched its own £999 business class sale. This sale runs […]

Bits & pieces: Qatar sale from £315, 50% bonus on buying Flying Blue miles

Two quick things today which did not justify a full post of their own: Qatar Airways economy and business sale Qatar has been running special deals all week as part of their ‘Global Promotion Week’.  Out of the UK, they are offering Dubai for just […]