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Get a 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:

Limited time offer – Receive up to 20,000 additional Miles for free

Buy Award Miles between 15 October and 31 December 2012 and receive up to a 20,000 Bonus Miles.

Buy 2,000 – 8,000 Miles = No Bonus
Buy 10,000 – 18,000 Miles = 5,000 Bonus Miles
Buy 20,000 – 28,000 Miles = 10,000 Bonus Miles
Buy 30,000 – 38,000 Miles = 15,000 Bonus Miles
Buy 40,000 Miles = 20,000 Bonus Miles

The sweet spot, of course, is to buy exactly 10000, 20000, 30000 or 40000 miles, in order to get a 50% bonus!

At the top end, buying 60,000 miles (40,000 plus the 50% bonus) will cost €1,000. That works out at £810, so 1.35p per mile.

Is that a good deal? Well, Flying Blue is not exactly well regarded amongst European frequent flyer programmes. However, it does have regular ‘50% discount’ sales on some routes that look interesting.

At the end of the day, though, I don’t imagine anyone except an existing Flying Blue member topping up an account getting excited by this.

To buy, go here and scroll down to the Flying Blue logo.

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (October 2022)

Air France and KLM do not have a UK Flying Blue credit card.  However, you can earn Flying Blue miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

These cards earn Membership Rewards points:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Flying Blue miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Flying Blue mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

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