Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM frequent flyer scheme, is running a very generous offer with hotel booking site PountsHound for first-time bookers.
You will earn 12,000 Flying Blue miles if you book a two-night stay via this link TODAY, for any future stay date.
I apologise for the short notice of this offer. However, whilst the link has been around for a while, I was concerned about the fact that the offer is described as being for ‘Corporate Flying Blue members’.
I don’t know what a ‘corporate’ member is but I am pretty sure I am not one. However, looking online it seems that the miles are posting for anyone who uses the link irrespective of their Flying Blue status.
Remember that hotel stays booked via PointsHound are treated as ‘non qualifying’ by the hotels and you will not earn any points or stay credit in, say, Hilton HHonors or IHG Rewards Club. Depending on the scheme you may not even earn points on your food and drink spend in the hotel.
For 12,000 Flying Blue miles, though, I can live with that.
Remember that you need to book today, Saturday, via this link and you must be a first-time PointsHound customer.
How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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 cards earn Membership Rewards points:
- 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 free 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.