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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.

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 […]

What are the best Virgin Atlantic airline partner awards you can book?

There were a few comments in our articles on the new Virgin Atlantic credit cards last week asking about Virgin Flying Club airline partners and the ease (or not) of getting reward availability.  In particular, what the impact of Air France and KLM as partners will be. […]

How to earn miles and get 10% off your first ride globally with Blacklane

Blacklane is, to some extent, the Uber of high end airport transfers – although Uber, of course, runs high-end cars itself in many cities including London. You can find out more on their website here. Long-term readers may remember that we ran a competition with […]

Bits: Good business fares with KLM, 23kg suitcase on Flybe with Avios, new Miles & More deal with The Economist

News in brief: Good business class fares with KLM KLM has currently got some good Business Class fare offers running.  The lead prices based on departure from Heathrow are: Abu Dhabi from £1,269 Bangkok from £1,489 Bangakore from £ 1,459 Beijing from £1,869 Dubai from […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic unveils former Air Berlin A330-200, Flying Blue promo awards, new Lufthansa logo

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic has unveiled their new leased A330-200 aircraft Virgin Atlantic has released footage of their new aircraft “Daydream Believer” (G-VMNK), the first of four A330-200 leased from the remnants of Air Berlin to replace some of its B787 aircraft whilst engine […]

Bits: IHG opening Hotel Indigo in Venice next year, KLM’s good ex-UK business class deals, Dave’s blog

News in brief: Good IHG Rewards Club redemption option in Venice IHG has announced that a Hotel Indigo will open in Venice next year.   Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena will be located next to the canal ‘Rio Sant’ Elena’, within walking distance to the Castello district, […]

Flying Blue Petroleum – a good free scheme if you’re in the oil and energy sector

Last August, just a couple of weeks after I wrote about it again, Lufthansa announced the closure of its oilandenergyclub, presumably due to the slump in the oil market.  This offered special benefits to people who worked in the oil and energy sector including Silver (Frequent […]

Bits: New HMRC card fees, Hilton sale, BA long-haul ‘no suitcase’ fares looking inevitable

News in brief: New HMRC fees for tax payments on credit cards published As we have mentioned on HFP numerous times, the last day to pay tax bills on a personal credit card is 13th January.  This is a licence to print cheap miles and […]

Bits: 2000 M&M miles with a car rental, targeted 50% bonus on Amex – Hilton transfers, KLM Flight Bundle

News in brief: 2,000 Miles & More miles with a car rental Lufthansa Miles & More is offering a generous 2,000 miles with your next car rental.  Interestingly, this offer is valid across a large number of rental companies and not just one.  More interestingly, […]

Bits: 240 Avios with £24 of rioja, in the Terminal 5 Concorde Room, 4000 Flying Blue miles with Europcar

News in brief: 240 Avios with six bottles of rioja British Airways Wine Explorer, run by Laithwaites, is fairly well known.  The latest offer is The Christmas Collection, 12 mix and match bottles for £119 plus, for new customers, 1000 Avios. Far fewer people know […]

Flying Blue: WestJet deal, a look at the KLM UK network and latest promo awards

This is, potentially, not the best time to be highlighting the joys of KLM, given our story last week about their Flying Blue loyalty programme potentially going ‘revenue based’ for miles earning. I thought the following analysis was interesting though.  If you want to know […]

Flying Blue goes to full revenue based earning? – and why BA Executive Club shouldn’t follow

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme, appears to be moving to full revenue-based miles earning from 1st May 2018. They haven’t announced this yet.  Whether by accident or design, however, the ‘Miles Calculator’ on the Flying Blue site now shows this for […]