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 York (Air Europa)
- Montreal (Air France)
- Chicago (KLM)
- Santa Cruz (Air Europa)
- Bonaire (KLM)
- Cayenne (KLM)
- Cotonou (Air France)
- Port Harcourt (Air France)
- Ho Chi Minh (Air France)
- Wuhan (Air France)
You will need an atlas to find some of these places, I admit. But at a 50% discount to the usual mileage rates, they are worth a look. Well, perhaps not Port Harcourt ….
How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (January 2021)
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 are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Flying Blue miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Flying Blue miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Flying Blue miles. This card is FREE for life.
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.