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Deal Alert! Tons of 50k Business Class Award Space to Europe via FlyingBlue ( Air France/KLM – partner of all transferrable points )

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This kind of space doesn’t last long. We are seeing a ton of award space, across the network from summer through winter to Europe. If you’re thinking of a European getaway…I’d have a gander at award availability especially because you can populate these miles with every transferrable currency. Details below:

How do you get Flying Blue Miles?

They are a transfer partner of every flexible bank point so you probably have them and don’t even know it

  • American Express
  • Bilt Rewards
  • Brex
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citi
  • Wells Fargo

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Searching a Month at a time

  • Search One Way
  • Leave the dates blank

LIke this:

a screenshot of a search boxAnd then can see space 30 days at a time

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Samples

One of the hardest to find ( usually ) is west coast flights…quite a bit of space especially later in the year.

Los Angeles

Midwest: Chicago

South: Raleigh/Durham ( RDU )

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Taxes and fees

Depends on where you’re flying to/from but usually around $200 to $300 ( the UK is substantially more )

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Air France/KLM North American Destinations

KLM

  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • Minneapolis
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Austin
  • Miami
  • Atlanta
  • DC
  • New York
  • Boston
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver

Air France

  • Seattle
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Phoenix
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Minneapolis
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • Miami
  • Detroit
  • Raleigh
  • Washington DC
  • New York City/Newark ( JFK and EWR )
  • Boston
  • Montreal
  • Quebec
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa

courtesy of FlightConnections

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Air France/KLM business class

I’ve flown both a few times and you want to make sure that you get the newer planes.

KLM

For instance, KLM has older 777s that they fly that have this business class. You want to avoid them ( the seat map with be 2-2-2 )

Instead you want to find seat maps with 1-2-1 with all aisle access that look like this:

 

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KLM has retrofitted that look like this but have doors. They are on 777s with a 1-2-1 configuration

Air France

Air France has A350s and 777s with a new business class with doors that look amazing ( I haven’t flown it yet ) and you can tell the ones that have the new

a row of seats with monitors and a tv in the middle of the aisle

 

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Welcome Offer

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

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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:
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  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
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  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
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    • 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
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  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
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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.

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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. 

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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

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5 Comments

  • Caitlin May 20, 2024
  • Sava May 17, 2024

    This site always feels like a scam. I don’t get the same results when searching the exact formula of flights and on the same day these articles are released. What am I doing wrong?

  • Jordan May 16, 2024

    American Express Gold: https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/gold-card?ref=JORDABjWg9&XLINK=MYCP

    I’m seeing 90,000 points + 20% back on restaurant purchases in the first three months!! Try this link in Incognito mode on Google Chrome, and hopefully you’ll find the same offer!! If you don’t see the 90,000 point off on the first try in Incognito, try to paste the link again.

    This offer ends on 5/22, so jump in while it’s still available!

  • Zak May 15, 2024

    Are the 50k mile deals only on direct flights? Trying to book Chicago to Krakow and then Rome back to Chicago in September.

  • Chanda May 15, 2024

    OMG!!!! Just booked business class for my husband and myself….going to Vienna in July using 100,000 miles. Reached out to son and guess what? He booked a ticket too on the exact same flight. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS TIP OF THE DAY!

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