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.

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 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 […]

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 […]

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