Well, this is potentially the best sale offer that I have ever run on Head for Points. We had the British Airways £777 Club World tickets to Seoul, but was a one-off promotion to launch a new route, and for a limited period. This is different.
For four days only – you need to book by August 18th – Air France / KLM is selling business class tickets from London and other regional airports to the following destinations for £999 return:
£999 business class to Dubai is pretty impressive. You can get this over October half-term – seats are available at the time of writing. I am currently sitting on reward tickets with ‘taxes’ which come to 60% of the cost of buying these Air France KLM tickets outright ….
To Japan, though, £999 return in business class is crazy. This is a l-o-n-g flight. I remember paying £1700 for a BA Club World seat about nine years ago and thinking I had got a good deal.
Even if you don’t want to visit Japan, it would make sense to fly to Tokyo for £999 and pay for a connection onwards. Remember that Japan Airlines is an Avios partner so you could redeem for a connection.
You may end up flying either Air France or KLM depending on route and which flight you select. The new Air France business class seat is still rolling out. I ran a few pictures of it earlier in the year although there is no guarantee that you would get this on any particular flight. You would need to be on a Boeing 777 to even have a chance of getting it. If you fly on a KLM 747 then you should get the new flat seat – it may be more pot luck with a 777.
These discounted tickets must be booked by 18th August. You can travel at any point to 31st March 2015.
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.