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.

Virgin Atlantic closes Flying Co and joins BlueBiz, the Air France, KLM and Delta SME loyalty scheme

We have written before about ‘On Business’, British Airways’ loyalty scheme, which rewards the companies that book employee travel.  Our latest overview of how On Business works is here. Virgin Atlantic has a similar program called Flying Co, which we have never covered in detail. […]

Good KLM Business Class sale from UK (inc regional departures) from £1400

KLM is running a comprehensive business class sale for departures from the UK. It is not as generous as the recent Lufthansa/SWISS sale but still has some very good fares – and, like that sale, you don’t have to position yourself somewhere in Europe to […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates and one niche KLM route

We spent most of yesterday travelling back to London from holiday, so with time tight I thought I’d roll out one of our older ‘how to’ articles that won’t be familiar to new HFP readers. One of the ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ about […]

Up to 75% bonus when buying Flying Blue miles

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty programme, is running a bonus promotion for anyone who is looking to top up their account. This offer is the best we have seen for a while for anyone who wants to buy a large number of Flying Blue miles – 75% […]

KLM scraps duty free sales

Dutch airline KLM has announced that it is dropping inflight duty free sales. The service will be suspended on European flights in July and on long-haul flights from next January. British Airways has already stopped duty free sales on European flights using its new or […]

Good deals in a new KLM / Air France business class sale

British Airways has just launched a business and First sale which we will cover tomorrow (you can find the details here if you want to take a look now) once we’ve had a look through it. In the meantime, KLM and Air France have launched […]

You can now earn Virgin miles on KLM and Air France codeshares as it waits for JV approval

A few weeks ago the European Union gave its blessing to the transatlantic joint venture being planned by Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM and Delta.  This involves the four airlines acting as one, jointly co-ordinating pricing and scheduling and pooling all revenue.  As part of […]

Review of Air France business class on a Boeing 777-300ER – redeemable soon with Virgin miles (Part 1)

This is my review of Air France business class, flying a Boeing 777-300ER from Paris to Dubai. As regular Head for Points readers will know, Air France and KLM will become Virgin Flying Club partners during 2019.  I thought it was worth giving Air France […]

Review of Air France business class on a Boeing 777-300ER – redeemable soon with Virgin miles (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of Air France business class, flying a Boeing 777-300ER from Paris to Dubai. As regular Head for Points readers will know, Air France and KLM will become Virgin Flying Club partner during 2019.  I thought it was worth […]

Review of the impressive new Air France lounge at Terminal 2E (L gates) at Paris Charles de Gaulle

This is my review of the Air France lounge at Terminal 2E (L gates) at Paris Charles de Gaulle.  This lounge opened last year and is impressive. This is the third part of my review of an Air France business class flight from London Heathrow to […]

A quick review of Air France short-haul Business Class

This is my review of Air France’s short-haul business class on an A320. With Air France soon bookable using your Virgin Flying Club miles, once the various authorities give their approval to the Virgin / Delta / Air France / KLM transatlantic joint venture, I […]

Bits: more good KLM ex-UK business deals, Radisson Rewards launches a generous Spring promotion

News in brief: More good KLM business class deals from the UK A few days ago I wrote about the aggressive business class fares from London to Seoul offered by Air France and KLM.  You can get as low as £1329 return for much of […]

Bits: £1346 London to Seoul in Business, Flybe sells Gatwick slots, 5% off your ski holiday with SNO

News in brief: £1346 Business Class return from London to Seoul Air France and KLM have launched some aggressive business class fares from London to Seoul.  You can get as low as £1346 return for much of the year. I recommend starting at klm.com because […]

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 […]

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