[EXPIRED] Flying Blue Promo awards, save on business class to Europe

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Air France / KLM’s Flying Blue has released the latest set of Promo Awards, with some good values including 46,875 miles one-way in business class from New York to Paris or between Europe and CalgaryEdmonton, and Vancouver. If you fly into Paris or Amsterdam, there are also a number of European cities available from 6800 miles each way from those cities. Those with an adventurous spirit who are piecing together a longer trip might also find value in the promo awards from Europe to French Guiana or Suriname or to the Middle East. The nice thing about Flying Blue is that they are transfer partners with everyone — whether you have Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, American Express Membership Rewards points, or SPG points, you can transfer them to put together an award.

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Every month, Flying Blue releases promo award pricing on a number of routes. The current promo awards are available for booking from today through December 31, 2017 and are good for travel from February 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2018.

Travelers based in North America don’t have many options, but there are still deals available from New York or several Canadian cities to Europe for 46,875 miles one-way:

If you’re looking to travel on from there to the Middle East, there are a number of promo awards available in both business and premium economy class. I also found the rates to the “Caribbean” decent considering the fact that it’s actually French Guiana and Suriname that they consider as the Caribbean (and economy class is available as low as 15K with the promo awards). I’ve never been to either country and know very little about them, but the rates look decent if those are on your itinerary.

The nice thing about the promo awards is that they can be booked one-way, allowing you to piece together a trip to visit a few places if you intend to take advantage of more than oneaward. Also always noteworthy is that Flying Blue considers both Israel and Morocco to be in “Europe”. Economy class flights between the many European cities on the award chart and Israel for 6800 miles one-way would be a steal — as would business class from the western Canadian cities. That also enables you to take advantage of other award chart categorization — for example, flying from Morocco to South Africa on a different award ticket with a program that considers both locations to be in Africa.

See the Flying Blue promo page for more details.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

Last updated on January 6th, 2018

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Gary Leff posted an article earlier this year regarding problems with Flying Blue redemptions after a large points transfers:


I have unsuccessfully been able to get any clarity of reassurance from Flying Blue or Chase UR program that this will not happen. Your thoughts/experience here?