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The July 2019 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out and two US routes to Europe are on sale: Minneapolis or Salt Lake City to Europe are now available for 25% off “regular” prices. Depending on which city you pair with these US gateways, you could fly to Europe for as little as 12,500 miles — or even fewer if you take advantage of a current point transfer bonus. I’ll still probably skip this one for #40Kfaraway because of fuel surcharges, but it’s nonetheless a potential opportunity if you’re like to travel to Europe between this fall.
- July 2019 Flying Blue Promo awards are out, with 25%-off sales on award flights from Minneapolis or Salt Lake City
- Direct link to July 2019 Flying Blue Promo Awards
- Valid for bookings made from July 1, 2019 to July 30, 2019
- Valid for travel from September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
- Key routes for North American flyers:
- MSP or SLC to Europe: 25% off economy class
- Toronto to Europe in business class: 25% off business class
Flying Blue promo awards are a mixed bag these days, but if cash prices are high on your dates they can certainly still present a deal.
For example, let’s say you wanted to take advantage of that awesome new Hyatt property in Budapest for just 8K per night or book a suite with club lounge access for 13K-16K. If you’re based in Minneapolis, you could do that for just 10,750 miles and a hundred bucks (or the equivalent of 8,600 ThankYou points with the current point transfer bonus):
That’s not a bad deal to get to Budapest and could make for an awfully cheap little European vacation if paired with that Hyatt property.
Keep in mind that Flying Blue maintains a wide definition of Europe. While availability is extremely limited, you could fly from Salt Lake City to Tel Aviv for as few as 12,750 miles (or the equivalent of 10,200 transferred from Citi) and a hundred bucks.
While I don’t consistently track paid prices in most markets, that seems like it probably presents a very solid deal if you can find it. The same priced from 13K out of Minneapolis.
Plenty of other cities offer deals. If you’re willing to position to Toronto, you can also score a discount on business class. Since Flying Blue offers dynamic pricing, it is often cheaper to fly beyond Paris and Amsterdam as routes with connections often price lower than the direct flights to Europe, so it’s worth checking a few cities if you’re pondering multiple options.
There are of course routes on sale to other parts of the world as well that may be useful if you’re planning a multi-stop itinerary around the world.
H/T: One Mile at a Time