There are actually two sets of deals currently available. One block of destinations must be booked by 29th December for travel by the end of March. The second group cannot be booked until December 30th and are only valid for travel up to 28th February.
Some of the interesting long-haul deals include:
Europe to Toronto (62,500 miles return, business)
Europe to Montreal (62,500 miles return, business)
Europe to Atlanta (93,750 miles return, business)
Europe to Santo Domingo (75,000 miles return, business)
Europe to Dubai (75,000 miles return, business)
Europe to Tokyo (100,000 miles return, business)
If you know your Avios reward chart by heart, you will have spotted that – even with a massive reduction – the Atlanta and Dubai routes are only just cheaper than a standard Avios redemption! Such is the poor value that Flying Blue now represents ….
However, on the upside, taxes are now capped on redemptions. Whilst I cannot access the detailed tax data, as I don’t have an active Flying Blue account, you should find that the numbers look better than the equivalent Avios redemption.