Flying Blue (Air France, KLM)

Flying Blue is the loyalty scheme for Air France and KLM. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK.

 

For further information on Flying Blue and Air France / KLM, visit the KLM website here.

Last call for 30% bonus buying Hyatt points & 100% buying IHG points, plus a new 100% Air France KLM Flying Blue bonus

There are two ‘buy points’ deals closing today or very soon, plus I wanted to flag a new Air France KLM offer. ENDS TODAY – 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points Until today, 29th July, Hyatt is offering (yet another) 30% bonus […]

Three reasons why British Airways flyers may find the new Qantas / Amex Membership Rewards tie-up useful

We ran two articles last week on Qantas Frequent Flyer joining UK American Express Membership Rewards as a transfer partner. This article is an overview of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Membership Rewards, and this article looks at whether you should use Qantas Frequent Flyer points […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has brought back its EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles from just one night. The offer runs until the end of 2020.  If you don’t have any plans to […]

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

LAST DAY: Win 20,000 Avios and get a lifetime discount on SeatSpy’s premium tiers

Earlier this year SeatSpy launched as a new tool to search redemption flight availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It is by far the easiest way of seeing Avios and Virgin Atlantic reward seats across an entire year without having to search for dates […]

News: Delta restarts Heathrow flights to the US, KLM launches Loganair codeshare flights from Scotland

News in brief: Delta restarts US flights with a Detroit service Delta Air Lines is restarting flights from London Heathrow this weekend. The first destination is not its hub of Atlanta but Detroit.  There will be three services per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. […]

Air France KLM gets a €10 billion bailout from French and Dutch governments – what happens now in the UK?

Whilst British Airways continues to claim it doesn’t want Government money – even though its sister airlines Iberia and Vueling have been bailed out by the Spanish Government – the two other largest European carriers are close to signing financial packages to prevent bankruptcy. Lufthansa […]

SeatSpy ‘officially’ launches, adds premium tiers and availablility searches for Air France and KLM

Earlier this year SeatSpy launched as a new tool to search redemption flight availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It is by far the easiest way of seeing Avios and Virgin Atlantic reward seats across an entire year without having to search for dates […]

Air France’s CEO speaks about the pick up in flight traffic

Let’s be honest.  Trying to predict when air travel will recover is a mug’s game at the moment. Even if you can predict flight volumes, it doesn’t help predict when you can travel.  No-one knows what different countries will put in place about quarantine restrictions, […]

How does YOTEL’s [email protected] loyalty scheme work?

This is our review of [email protected], the membership scheme for YOTEL hotels. You can sign up for [email protected] on the website here. Back in 2018, YOTEL launched a free membership scheme called My YOTEL.  It was, frankly, useless.  It gave absolutely no benefits at all […]

How to earn easy Virgin Atlantic Silver and Gold status flying with KLM and Air France

As of last Thursday, you can now earn Virgin Flying Club tier points on every Air France and KLM flight you take. We wrote this long two-part article on how to spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM.  Today I want to […]

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

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 […]

Your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM (Part 1)

This is your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM.  After a couple of years of anticipation, as well as a few unexpected delays, today is the day when you can finally fly to most of the planet using […]

Your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of your complete guide to redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM. You can now get booking at virginatlantic.com. Part 1 of this article, which looks at redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles for short-haul flights on Air France […]

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