Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM scheme, has launched a new partnership based around completing online market research surveys.
We have been here before, of course, with e-rewards. You can earn 750 free Avios in avios.com for signing up with them and completing one survey.
When you’ve done that, you can sign up again with a different email address via British Airways Executive Club and earn another 750 Avios in ba.com. Full details of e-rewards and Avios can be found here.
Avios.com and ba.com also have a tie-up with ‘Rewards For Thoughts’. You earn 600 free Avios points for completing your first survey. You can presumably join twice using different email addresses, once with your BA account and once with your avios.com account.
What is interesting about the Flying Blue deal is that it is working with a partner I haven’t come across before – Opinion Rewards Club.
The other interesting fact is that this is a UK-only promotion, despite the fact that neither Air France or KLM are UK-based – although Flying Blue does have a high percentage of UK members. I get a feeling that Opinion Rewards Club may soon pop up as a partner with some other UK airline and hotel groups.
You receive 250 Flying Blue miles by signing up with Opinion Rewards Club and completing your first online survey.
Further surveys earn a far weaker 50 points each, and you should consider whether it is worth carrying on or not. You will receive 100 bonus points for every 10th survey so it averages out at 60 miles each time – still not great.
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.