Note: Seat availability is on a first-come-first-served basis and there are limited availabilities for the summer months.
Every month, Air France–KLM’s Flying Blue program publishes promotional rewards where you can book award seats at heavily discounted prices.
Additionally, the Flying Blue program also launched its latest buy miles promotions where you can get up to a 100% bonus or 50% off when buying miles. This makes the promo award very useful.
Flying Blue Promo Rewards May 2023
Air France–KLM Flying Blue has published its Promo Rewards for May 2023 where you can redeem Flying Blue miles online through May 31, 2023, and enjoy up to a 25% redemption discount off Economy Class and Business Class on select routes.
The Flying Blue program uses dynamic award pricing which means, even with the discounts, the redemption rates may vary on certain flight schedules.
For this month’s promotions, you must book the flight by May 31, 2023, and travel by October 31, 2023. The promo rewards are especially great for transatlantic routes. Here are the discounts on long-haul routes:
Save 25% off Economy Class awards(one-way) between Europe
- Boston(BOS): 11,250 miles
- Miami(MIA): 12,750 miles
- Chicago DC(ORD): 12,750 miles
- Washington DC(IAD): 13,125 miles
- Dallas(DFW): 15,000 miles
- Atlanta(ATL): 15,750 miles
- Houston(IAH): 16,875 miles
- Johannesburg(JNB): 17,625 miles
- New York(NYC): 18,375 miles
- Los Angeles(LAX): 20,250 miles
- Havana(HAV): 24,750 miles
- Panama City(PTY): 26,625 miles
- St Martin(SXM): 27,375 miles
- Quito(UIO): 32,250 miles
- Montreal(YUL): 41,250 miles
- Mexico City(MEX): 48,750 miles
- Bangkok(BKK): 52,500 miles
- Sao Paulo(GRU): 66,750 miles
- Rio De Janeiro(GIG): 67,125 miles
- Buenos Aires(EZE): 78,875 miles
Save 25% off Economy Class awards from select international destinations
Save 25% off Business Class(one-way) awards between the US & Europe
- New York City(NYC)
- Washington DC(IAD)
As I mentioned above, I cannot give the fixed Business Class award pricing as the program is dynamic, however, I have found some great transatlantic awards as low as 70,000 miles on selected dates throughout October 31.
Save 25% off Business Class awards from select routes between US & Europe
Here are the discounts on short-haul intra-European and medium-haul routes:
Save 25% off Economy Class awards(one-way) Within Europe and North Africa
- Paris – Geneva: 3,750 miles
- Amsterdam – London: 3,750 miles
- Paris – Lyon: 4,875 miles
- Paris – Zurich: 4,875 miles
- Amsterdam – Zurich: 6,750 miles
- Paris – Milan: 7,125 miles
- Paris – Tunis: 7,125 miles
- Paris – Algiers: 12,000 miles
Here are some terms and conditions to take note of:
- Promo reward tickets are available for one-way and round-trip tickets paid with Miles
- Promo reward tickets issued can be changed or canceled for a fee of €50
- Promo reward tickets must be booked via www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com
Buy Flying Blue Miles With Bonus Or Discount
Coincidently, Through June 11, 2023, the Flying Blue program is offering a buy miles promotion so if you have limited miles, this is a great chance to buy miles at lower rates per point and redeem for the promo awards. Keep in mind that there are two different offers targeted to different members:
- Up to 100% bonus
- Up to 50% discount
The miles are sold in tiers and you can buy up to 100,000 miles for “Explorist” status and an unlimited number of miles for elite members(Silver and above).
- Purchase 4,000 to 10,000 miles and receive a 50% bonus or 35% discount
- Purchase 12,000 to 22,000 miles and receive a 70% bonus or 40% discount
- Purchase 24,000 to 100,000 miles and receive a 100% bonus or 50% discount
Advantage of Buying Miles
For example, a one-way Business Class cost 70,000 miles. With the bonus or discount offer, you can purchase the miles at 1.52 cents each which you can pay $1,067 for to get 70,000 miles. A regular one-way Business Class flight between the US and Europe generally cost $4,000. That said, you have to make sure the seat is available for miles redemption.
Air France–KLM’s Flying Blue program published the promo awards for May 2023 offering discounted award tickets on select routes where you can save 25% off awards. Thankfully, there are some promotions for the Business Class seat awards this time.
Furthermore, through June 11, 2023, you can take advantage of the buy miles promotion to redeem the awards at much cheaper rates than the revenue fares.