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Save money on KLM long-haul business class flights with a Valentine promotion

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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

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.

KLM business class 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.