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 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 […]

Game on … Virgin Flying Club ‘earn and burn’ on Air France and KLM coming as US approves deal

At long last …. and this saga has been going on for over two years …. the final box has been ticked. Late last week, the US Department of Transportation approved the creation of a joint venture for transatlantic flights between Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air […]

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Back in September, we wrote about an excellent hotel promotion. Hotel booking site Rocketmiles was (and still is) offering ‘first time users’ 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles for a one night booking. I tried this offer out myself last week when I was […]

Get a 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% […]

You’ll (very) soon be able to redeem Virgin miles on Air France KLM as the US Government approves JV

It looks like your ability to earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM – or, indeed, your ability to earn and spend Flying Blue miles on Virgin Atlantic – is closer than ever to going live. The US Government has […]

Collect Flying Blue miles or use Accor hotels? Here’s a new way to earn and spend

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Sofitel etc, and Flying Blue, the loyalty scheme for Air France and KLM, have launched a new partnership. It is a genuine improvement and EVERYONE benefits. This is a clear win for anyone who either […]

Good KLM business class sale from 16 UK airports from £1,250

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. Availability seems to […]

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 […]

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