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Capital One 20% transfer bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue
We’ve seen a lot of transfer bonuses to Air France/KLM Flying Blue since the start of the year and Capital One has jumped on the train. Let’s take a look at this 20% transfer bonus, if it makes sense, and some cool ways to make use of it!
Capital One to Air France/KLM
- Must transfer by 8/31/22
- 1000 Cap1 Miles = 1200 Flying Blue Miles
- Transfers are 1 way and can’t be reversed
- Account names must match exactly
What is a Transfer Bonus?
Pretty simple. Effectively, you’re taking a flexible currency and turning it into one of the transfer partner currencies with a stipulated bonus. In this case, it’s turning 1000 Capital One Miles into 1200 Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles.
Should I just go ahead and transfer?
Not unless you have a flight in mind that you want to book. Airlines devalue their programs without notice and you don’t want your flexible points stuck in a fixed currency.
Check out Flying Blue Promo Awards for even more value
Every month FlyingBlue has a list of promo awards that specifically target cities and cabins around the world. Go here to read all about them
Have you flown Air France or KLM?
Yes, I’ve flown KLM business class on their 777 and Air France on both the A350 and 77W in business class. Personally, I enjoyed AF’s 77W seat more than the A350, and I would certainly prioritize looking for KLM’s dreamliners vs their older 777s
- KLM 777 business class review
- Air France 77W business class review
- Air France A350 business class review
What are the programs that partner with Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles
Flying Blue is a transfer partner of 6 different transferrable point currencies and are some of the easiest miles to accrue as a result. If you’re short on Chase points you could always shore up your account with these programs.
- American Express
- Capital One
Is this the best transfer bonus we’ve seen?
I believe this is the first time we’ve seen a Citi transfer bonus to Air France so it would be the best.
Should I go ahead and transfer without a trip in mind?
Absolutely not, I would never advise speculatively transferring points without having a definitive award booking available you want to book. Programs devalue all the time, without warning or notice.
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Great uses of Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles
Looking to make use of your newly minted Flying Blue miles? Here are a few great redemptions.
Air France Business Class
There are many great uses, but in particular redeeming miles for Air France business class is a wonderful use. Normal rates begin at 53k miles – this is a super competitive rate, but keep in mind a couple hundred in taxes and fees will also apply
Starting as low as 61,500 miles and a couple hundred in taxes and fees its a great way to fly on a super cool product and pay fewer taxes and fees than Virgin Atlantic would charge
KLM Business Class
KLM offers world class service and a great business class – keep your eye out for the planes that offer reverse herringbone 1-2-1 configuration ( primarily the 787-9 ). I haven’t been lucky enough to fly it yet, but I have flown the 777 in a 2-2-2 configuration in a mini cabin and was pleasantly surprised. We did a quick hop from Singapore to Bali and it was great.
If you have a trip coming up and you’ve found award availability, this could be an excellent time to transfer with a bonus and book.
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