Air France (via Paris) and KLM (via Amsterdam) have jointly launched a good UK sale. Deals are available across Economy, Premium Economy (Air France) and Business Class – I am just focusing on the latter here.
Here is the headline pricing, other destinations are available. This is from London Heathrow, prices may vary from other regional airports. With KLM active in most major UK airports, this is an especially good offer for those outside the M25.
- Delhi £1239
- Mumbai £1359
- Ho Chi Minh City £1489
- Seoul £1409
- Chennai £1489
- Osaka £1739
- Quito £1800
- Beijing £1619
- Cape Town £1909
- Johannesburg £1909
- St Martin £1519
- Panama City £1479
- Abu Dhabi £1221
- Dubai £1209
- Amman £899
You need to book by 17th September. Travel dates are not given, unfortunately.
You will also be able to credit Air France and KLM flights to Virgin Flying Club from early 2019.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.
How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (November 2020)
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.