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.

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 […]

Bits: book No 1 Lounges from £15, 75% bonus buying Flying Blue miles, special Malaysia Airlines companion fares

News in brief: Save money on No 1 Lounges If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 […]

Bits: final British Airways retro livery revealed, Hotels.com credit card in the pipeline, KLM scraps duty free

News in brief: British Airways reveals its final retro livery The 4th and final British Airways aircraft to be repainted as part of the 100th birthday celebrations is currently in the Dublin paint shop. A Boeing 747 is getting the ‘Negus’ livery, which was the […]

Bits: KLM / Air France business sale, 25% off Iberia redemptions from BHX and MAN, cheap Lufthansa miles

News in brief: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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