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.

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 […]

Virgin Flying Club – what are the best partner awards, whilst we wait for Air France / KLM?

Potentially the biggest upheaval in the UK frequent flyer game in 2018 is going to be the addition of Air France and KLM as Virgin Atlantic Flying Club partners. As I wrote here, Air France and KLM are, subject to regulatory approval (which will take […]

Bits: 3600 Avios with LEGO, non-stop to Jakarta with Garuda, Flying Blue 100% ‘buy miles’ bonus

News in brief: 3,600 Avios with LEGO As we covered on Shopper Points on Tuesday, there is a VERY generous LEGO deal running again this week on Tesco Direct. As you can see on this page, you will receive 1500 bonus Clubcard points when you spend […]

Bits: Rolling Luggage Avios change, free Luxury Travel Fair tickets, 3 x Flying Blue miles with Accor

News in brief: Rolling Luggage Avios earning change Last week Rolling Luggage and Avios launched their new partnership with a generous Avios earning rate. The earning rate was: 5 Avios per £1 spent 1,000 Avios bonus with your first purchase 750 Avios bonus with your […]

Bits: BA Holidays Avios bonus being cut, Flying Blue promo awards, 30% bonus buying Carlson points

News in brief: BA Holidays Avios bonus being halved British Airways has – very quietly – announced a cut to the Avios earned when booking via BA Holidays. Currently the earning rate is 2 Avios per £1 spent. This is on top of the Avios you […]

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 although it does not mention the price. […]

Air France KLM buys 31% of Virgin Atlantic – and you will be able to redeem Flying Club miles on them

A complex merry-go-round of corporate activity was announced last night which will lead to …. well, it isn’t fully clear. You can find full details on the Virgin Atlantic website here. In the first transaction, Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have each agreed to buy […]

Bits: Virgin West Coast sale, last day for £50 Virgin Atlantic cashback, 5000 Flying Blue miles with Avis

More news in brief: Virgin West Coast sale now on Virgin Trains has been running a special sale this week which continues until Tuesday. Here are the headline fares: Birmingham to London one way from only £5 London to Manchester one way from only £11 […]

Bits: I’m flying a Boeing 747-8i today, Lufthansa UK deals to Japan and India, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and miles

News in brief: The future of the Boeing 747-8i Today I will be flying a Boeing 747-8i via Lufthansa for the first and possibly last time, on my way to New York. The 747-8i – a stretched version of the 747-4 with a longer upper deck […]