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 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 […]

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 […]

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