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Air France and KLM launch a strong Business Class sale from the UK

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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.

Details are here on the KLM site and here on the Air France site.  Both usually show the same options covering both airlines.

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.

Flights will credit to Flying Blue or any other SkyTeam loyalty programme.  Flying Blue is an American Express Membership Rewards partner if you need to top up your account later.

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.

Take a look here on the KLM site and here on the Air France site.

Air France KLM sale

How to earn Flying Blue miles via UK credit cards

As a reminder, 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 – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Flying Blue miles.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Flying Club mile.