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.

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 Part 1 of this article, which looks at redeeming Virgin Flying Club miles for short-haul flights on Air France […]

Come back at 11am for full details of Air France and KLM redemptions using Virgin Atlantic miles!

Today is the official day for the start of Virgin Atlantic mileage redemptions (and indeed mileage earning) on Air France and KLM. Reward seats were actually bookable on the Virgin Atlantic website yesterday, as you may have seen if you saw our comments section.  If […]

AT LAST: Here’s the date you can earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM!

After many false starts and lots of impatient speculation (including by us!), Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Air France-KLM have finally announced a date from which you will be able to earn and burn air miles across all four airlines. The partnership includes a transatlantic joint […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios, airline miles and hotel points?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

Virgin Atlantic ends its Air China partnership – are there any good partner flight awards left (except ANA!)?

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is ending its partnership with Air China. It issued a statement to say: “Our partnership with Air China is ending. Termination of the partnership is effective from the 16th March. Unfortunately, no more bookings can be made on or […]

Book a good KLM Business Class flight sale deal from the UK

KLM is running a new business class sale for departures from the UK. It is especially good for readers outside of London since these sale prices are valid for departures from 16 UK airports, via Amsterdam or (on Air France) via Paris. You won’t earn […]

Can you earn and burn Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM from 15th January?

As regular Head for Points readers will know, we are now very close to the launch date of the full partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Air France KLM. Both the EU and US authorities have approved the creation of a new joint venture for transatlantic […]

Flying Blue launches its discounted Promo Rewards mileage flights for January

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme, has launched a new batch of discounted redemption routes. These deals are released on the first day of every month and are for travel 2-3 months ahead. We don’t cover these deals on HFP on a […]

Two ‘buy miles’ bonuses currently running – with Etihad Guest and Flying Blue

Etihad is currently offering up to 30% discount when you buy Etihad Guest miles.  This is a chance to top up your account if you are a little short of a redemption. The discount is staggered: Buy 6,000 – 20,000 points = 10% discount Buy […]

NEW: Credit KLM and Air France flights to Qantas, and then redeem the miles on British Airways!

Qantas and Air France-KLM have a launched a new partnership which allows you to collect Qantas Points on ALL Air France and KLM flights.  As you can redeem Qantas Points for British Airways flights, this opens up interesting new opportunities. Before I cover this in […]

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to retain control of Virgin Atlantic, share sale to Air France-KLM abandoned

On Sunday we were the first English-language source to publish the rumours that Virgin Group was attempting to cancel its agreed share share to Air France-KLM. You can read that article here. Sir Richard Branson has just confirmed the story on his personal blog.  To […]

“Virgin Group wants to retain control of Virgin Atlantic and cancel the deal to sell 31% to Air France-KLM” – report

Our lead story last Monday was about the successful conclusion of the transatlantic joint-venture between Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines and Air France – KLM.  The US had finally given its approval to the venture (EU approval had already been obtained) and everything is now […]

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