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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.

Bits: BA sets the lawyers on data breach complainants, have you spent your 90,000 Iberia Avios?, Flying Blue flash sale

News in brief: British Airways sending legal letters to data breach complainants A Head for Points reader sent me an interesting letter he had received after writing to British Airways to request compensation for the recent data breach. Instead of responding directly, British Airways passed […]

Bits: earn Avios and BA tier points on a KLM route!, Icelandair in surprise rescue acquisition of WOW Air

News in brief: NEW: earn Avios and tier points on a KLM route! One of the quirks of British Airways Executive Club is that you can earn Avios and BA tier points when flying on Emirates.  Very few people know this.  All you need to […]

My poke around the public and private parts of a KLM Boeing 787-9

As part of my trip to KLM this week, I got to take a look around a Boeing 787-9 which was in the hangar.  There are four reasons why I thought you’d find this interesting: we often write about KLM business class sale fares on […]

Some interesting facts from my tour of KLM’s engine overhaul workshop

On Monday I got a tour of KLM Engine Services at Amsterdam Schiphol. Most of you will know that the most expensive part of a new aircraft is the engines.  What you might not know is the huge cost involved in maintaining them. KLM, like […]

Bits: Good KLM / Air France business sale from the UK, Iguazu flights, Cobalt launches loyalty scheme

News in brief: Air France and KLM launch strong Business Class sale from the UK 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 […]

My review of YOTEL Gatwick Airport – what’s it like to stay in a windowless cabin?

This is my review of the YOTEL at London Gatwick Airport. The YOTEL at Gatwick Airport opened about a decade ago and despite it being right inside the South Terminal, we’ve never paid much attention to it.  The idea of sleeping in a windowless tiny […]

(Potential) today only: £1200 KLM business class fares from the UK to Hong Kong

I was writing this up for ‘bits’ tomorrow when it turned out that the fare seems to expire tonight!  It might roll over but ITA Matrix says that it ends today, so I dropped this in as an extra Monday article just in case. If […]

Hilton drops ‘Travelling Connect’ but you can still earn points with your mobile abroad

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

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 […]

How to get a 35% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro since the Brexit vote has been to destroy much – but not all – of the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International […]

Join the ultimate frequent flyer MegaDo trip this October

MegaDo is a US group which organises what can best be described as ‘frequent flyer tours’.  It has just announced its first ever SkyTeam MegaDo which will take place in Europe this October. I have done two of these trips in the past and reported […]

Bits: see Bastille live in London with Hilton, extra BA Holidays discount, 300 free Flying Blue miles

News in brief: See an exclusive Bastille gig in London with Hilton Honors Following the success of the One Republic concert at Abbey Road Studios last year, Hilton Honors has arranged another exclusive London gig for its members. Bastille will be playing at LSO St […]

What are the best Virgin Atlantic airline partner awards you can book?

There were a few comments in our articles on the new Virgin Atlantic credit cards last week asking about Virgin Flying Club airline partners and the ease (or not) of getting reward availability.  In particular, what the impact of Air France and KLM as partners will be. […]

How to earn miles and get 10% off your first ride globally with Blacklane

Blacklane is, to some extent, the Uber of high end airport transfers – although Uber, of course, runs high-end cars itself in many cities including London. You can find out more on their website here. Long-term readers may remember that we ran a competition with […]

Bits: Good business fares with KLM, 23kg suitcase on Flybe with Avios, new Miles & More deal with The Economist

News in brief: Good business class fares with KLM KLM has currently got some good Business Class fare offers running.  The lead prices based on departure from Heathrow are: Abu Dhabi from £1,269 Bangkok from £1,489 Bangakore from £ 1,459 Beijing from £1,869 Dubai from […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic unveils former Air Berlin A330-200, Flying Blue promo awards, new Lufthansa logo

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic has unveiled their new leased A330-200 aircraft Virgin Atlantic has released footage of their new aircraft “Daydream Believer” (G-VMNK), the first of four A330-200 leased from the remnants of Air Berlin to replace some of its B787 aircraft whilst engine […]

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