Today Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue program has launched a buy miles promotion on what could be the best promotion before the end of the year.
Buy Flying Blue Miles With Up To 120% Bonus
Through December 21, 2022, the Flying Blue program is selling miles with up to a 120% bonus. The bonus miles are tiered as follows based on the ‘Explorer’ level:
- Purchase 2,000 miles, there will be no bonus
- Purchase 4,000 to 10,000 miles and receive a 50% bonus
- Purchase 12,000 to 22,000 miles and receive a 70% bonus
- Purchase 24,000 to 100,000 miles and receive a 120% bonus
Miles are sold in units of 2,000 miles up to 100,000 miles, and in units of 25,000 from 100,000 to 300,000 miles. Flying Blue Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of miles, while Explorer members may only purchase or receive up to 100,000 miles in any calendar year.
There are limitations on bonuses members can receive. For instance, Flying Blue Explorer members can receive up to 120,000 miles during this promotion while Elite members can receive a maximum bonus of 360,000 Miles.
How Much Does Flying Blue Miles Cost
Generally, Flying Blue sells miles at US$63.40 for a block of 2,000 miles, which is around 3 cents each. But during this bonus promotion, you can buy up to 220,000 miles at a rate as low as 1.38 cents each (Based on Explorer status).
Flying Blue Elite will be able to buy 660,000 miles at US$9150.
Redeeming Flying Blue Miles
Flying Blue program is one of the most used programs among Skyteam members as it has great value when redeemed on Air France-KLM flights or partners. Specifically, it is the only way to redeem Air France’s exclusive La Première seats though yesterday, it announced that only Flying Blue Platinum and above can redeem these seats.
The program uses dynamic award pricing where the miles needed to redeem for flights vary depending on certain conditions. Flying Blue also offers promo rewards every month so you can take advantage of that offer to score a cheaper redemption.
For example, a one-way business class from Europe to the US on Air France costs as low as 55,000 miles plus tax. As the revenue ticket on the same route costs nearly US$3,000, with the buy miles promotion you can take almost 4 flights at the same price.
You can redeem 60,000 miles on a one-way business class from Paris to Dubai.
Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue program is offering promotions on purchased miles. Through December 21, members buying miles will receive up to a 120% bonus which costs as low as 1.38 cents per mile.
This is one of the best promotions I have seen so far so if you have travel plans in mind with Air France or KLM, this is your opportunity to buy them at great prices.