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Up to 40% bonus when you buy Flying Blue miles this week

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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:

Did you know you can give your Award Miles balance a big boost towards that next award by visiting our Buy Miles section and buying extra Award Miles today? It’s quick, easy and best of all you will receive a bonus of 25%. And if you purchase 40,000 Award Miles or more you will even receive a bonus of 40%! So make sure you buy before 30 June 2014 to take advantage of this exclusive bonus.

If you are a base level Ivory member, this offer is better than most recent ‘buy miles’ deals. This is because ALL small purchases – the minimum is 2,000 miles – receive a 25% bonus this time. The last time this offer ran it was tiered from 10% upwards.

If you purchase your annual limit of 40,000 miles, you will receive a bonus of 40%.

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. This is the latest list of promotional routes.

Base level (Ivory) members can buy up to 40,000 miles per year, plus any bonus. Flying Blue status members can buy up to 100,000, whilst top-level Elite members can buy an unlimited amount (although its not clear why an Elite level member who presumably already has a large pile of them would want to!).

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. It is also worth remembering that Flying Blue is an American Express Membership Rewards partner if you need to top up your account.

The ‘buy miles’ page is here, scroll down to the Flying Blue logo.  The bonus will not show until you log in.


Earning Flying Blue miles from credit cards

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (April 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 cardsThese are:

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.

Comments (7)

  • Kevin says:

    KLM are a good carrier to Thailand – although but not for some of you first class glory hunters

  • Daftboy says:

    I just did this – €53 for 2,500 flying blue miles (€0.02 per mile), the minimum you can purchase.

    I’ve had a balance of ca. 24,000-ish for quite some time, and with many of the more useful Promo Awards being at 25,000 miles (e.g. Europe 1/2/3 to JFK one way) this seemed like the most efficient way of turning the small chunk of miles into something that will be usable at some point – bearing in mind that low economy fares get a princely 188 miles at a time, if anything!

  • stealthmoose says:

    My miles are due to expire at the end of next month. If I gift them to someone (say I open another account with a different address or open an account for my partner) will that extend their life for another 18 months?

    • signol says:

      Unfortunately you can’t gift FB miles 🙁 The only way to keep them alive is to take a Skyteam flight. You may as well take a browse through the online shop, as you may be able to spend them there.

      • Charlie says:

        Except the delivery charge to the UK is astronomical, I think I was quoted 18 euros for a cheap wallet! I had to let my miles expire instead 🙁

        • M says:

          A perfect example why people shouldn’t be loyal to programs that force you to fly to keep your miles from expiring.

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