KLM and Air France have launched a new discount code for long haul travel.
Since last Thursday, you have been able to earn Virgin Flying Club miles and tier points when flying on KLM and Air France.
We haven’t yet written about the ins and outs of this from an earning perspective (our article on spending Virgin Atlantic miles on KLM is here).
You can, however, get an overview of the KLM earning rates on the Virgin Atlantic website here.
If you are tempted to book your next long-haul flight on KLM or Air France as a way of boosting your Virgin Flying Club account, there is an interesting sale running this week.
You save £40 on any Economy ticket
You save £125 on any Business Class ticket
Here are the rules:
You must book by 20th February
You must use the promo codes on this page of the KLM site
You can book on Air France or KLM but you must book via klm.com
You must fly before 15th August
You must depart from one of these UK airports: London Heathrow, London City, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bristol, Norwich, Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Cardiff, Inverness and Belfast
There is a minimum spend BEFORE taxes of £1,250 for Business Class and £135 for Economy
You can find out more, including the codes, on the KLM website here.
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.