[Now + $150 statement credit] New 50K Air France KLM credit card offer

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Update 8/18/20: There is now an offer available on this card that adds a $150 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements and we have added that offer to our card-specific page as shown below. That makes this offer the best we’ve seen on this card. It could certainly be an interesting option if you’ve found yourself stuck with Air France miles from canceled travel that would otherwise expire since, as noted below, this card could help keep them alive. (H/T: Reader Carol)

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The Air France KLM Flying Blue credit card from Bank of America now has an increased welcome offer: get 50K miles after spending $2K on purchases in the first 3 months. That’s double the previous “standard” offer (though the 25K offer came with a $150 statement credit for a while).

Flying Blue miles can be useful for flights on Air France metal given that they release availability to their own members a bit father in advance. That’s how we snagged a couple of seats on this flight from Tahiti to Los Angeles last year.

The Offer & Key Card Details

For more information about this card and to find an application link, click the card info below to go to our dedicated page for this card.

Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 3X on Air France, KLM, and SkyTeam purchases ⚬ 1.5X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: 5K after anniversary when you spend $50 or more the previous year ⚬ 40XP points towards status after anniversary when you spend $15K or more the previous year

Noteworthy perks: 20 Experience Points every year; Miles don't expire as long as you make a purchase once every 2 years.

Quick Thoughts

Air France KLM miles can be valuable in the right circumstances — whether for Delta flights to Hawaii or when Air France KLM releases monthly Promo Rewards for their own flights. Obviously, given the current COVID situation, their miles aren’t going to be terribly useful for most readers at the moment. Still, the card can be worthwhile if you have a stash of Air France miles as making a purchase on the card and paying the bill keeps miles alive (whereas you otherwise need to credit a flight to Flying Blue once every 24 months in order to keep miles active — transfers from partner programs won’t do it).

This card is pretty far down my wish list — or, more accurately, it misses my wish list altogether and wouldn’t be a priority for me unless I had a big stash of miles close to expiration.

Note that we’ve gotten reports from readers about tighter approvals nearly across the board at this point. We recently opened a Premium Rewards card and it took several days to get a decision — though the application was eventually auto-approved after a wait of several days. I would therefore recommend sitting tight if you don’t get an instant approval and calling recon only if you get denied.

H/T: Deals Points

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