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: Virgin West Coast sale, last day for £50 Virgin Atlantic cashback, 5000 Flying Blue miles with Avis

More news in brief: Virgin West Coast sale now on Virgin Trains has been running a special sale this week which continues until Tuesday. Here are the headline fares: Birmingham to London one way from only £5 London to Manchester one way from only £11 […]

Bits: I’m flying a Boeing 747-8i today, Lufthansa UK deals to Japan and India, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and miles

News in brief: The future of the Boeing 747-8i Today I will be flying a Boeing 747-8i via Lufthansa for the first and possibly last time, on my way to New York. The 747-8i – a stretched version of the 747-4 with a longer upper deck […]

Bits: Avios / Caffe Nero deal tweak, Flying Blue / PointsHound bonus, AA hotel bonus

News in brief: Tweak to the Avios / Caffe Nero in-store cashback deal As we wrote back in December, you can now earn Avios when you buy coffee or a snack at Caffe Nero. This is an in-store cashback deal organised by avios.com and requires […]

Bits: TAP launches London City, generous SAS / Hertz deal, KLM drops free bags for BlueBiz

News in brief: TAP launches flights from London City In a surprising move, Portuguese national carrier TAP has announced a new service from London City Airport to Lisbon.   One possible reason I saw yesterday is that it is a potential prelude to a sale […]

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 […]