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Air France Flying Blue Promo Awards – Special Edition ( Biz from 32k )

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Flying Blue Promo Awards – Special Edition. Book by October 20th

Every month Air France/KLM puts together a list of promo awards that offer discounts on certain city pairs. Some of the best deals in the past have put business class between North America and Europe in the mid 40ks. Those deals are fantastic, but these new ‘special edition’ awards absolutely put them to shame. Whereas other promo awards normally require city pairs, these special edition awards allow you to travel to any European city as long as you start in one of their designated origin cities. Econ, Premium Econ, and Business Class are all included. Business Class awards drop as low as 32k one way between Toronto and anywhere in Europe. How’s that for a deal?!

Cities included in Flying Blue Promo Awards Special Edition? Go here for more info

New York

  • Economy from 11k

Toronto

  • Economy from 11k
  • PE from 25k
  • Biz from 32k

Los Angeles

  • Economy from 14k
  • PE from 28k

Seattle

  • PE from 29k
  • Biz from 36k

Mexico City

  • PE from 29k
  • Biz from 36k

What to expect from Air France Business Class?

You can read our entire review, but I really enjoyed my experience from Paris to DC. Just make sure, if possible, to avoid the A380, and personally, I’d prefer to not fly on the 2-2-2 A330s which have been recently retrofit. The pic below can be found on the 787-9s, 772s, 773s, and I believe some A330s. Air France also has a new business class on the A350 which is fit with Zodiac Optima ( similar to what’s found in United Polaris ).

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What to expect from KLM business class?

What you see below is what you can expect on most KLM business class flights. A 2-2-2 configuration outfitted with B/E Diamond seats that are fully flat. Personally, the 747 is a cool option if you can find it with its second floor all biz, but the best that KLM has to offer can be found on their dreamliners. These bad boys are fit with reverse herringbone Cirrus seats – much like you see above on AF.

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These can be booked for travel November through March

Look at all that avail from Mexico City to Athens in biz for just 36k. I mean…yes!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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