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June 2024 Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards

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June Flying Blue Promo Rewards

Over the past couple years, Flying Blue has become one of my favorite, and most used programs. They overhauled their award rates, dropping saver business class down to 50k between the US and Europe as a baseline, and even cheaper when specific routes are a part of their monthly Promo Rewards.  In addition to their publisehd routes, often FlyingBlue will have Easter egg routes that aren’t officially on promo, but will be unofficially included. We will continue to look out for these this month – let me know if you find any!

Let’s take a look at June’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards!

Details:

  • Deal starts 06/01/24
  • Book by 06/30/24
  • Travel by 11/30/24

Flying Blue Promo Rewards for June

The prices you see below are between select destinations and Europe. So you’ll find different prices depending on where you finish/start your trip, but unfortunately nothing in business class

 

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What are Air France/ KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards?

Flying Blue Promo rewards offer discounts on select routes across an array of booking classes to/from Europe. They have to booked in the month they debut, but can be booked often times several months into the future.

  • You must book these deals in the month of June
  • Dates of travel go until the end of November 2024
  • Details here

Air France A350 business class

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How to populate the full calendar

You may notice that I will often post the full calendar look for Air France/KLM Flying Blue award availability – this is an example from January 2024.

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You can do this by just leaving the travel dates empty when you search.

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You may have some Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles and not realize it

Flying Blue is a transfer partner of 6 different transferrable point currencies and are some of the easiest miles to accrue as a result.

  • American Express
  • Brex
  • Bilt
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • Chase
  • Marriott

You can convert any of the

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Our favorite credit cards to earn those points that can be transferred

You can find a full list of cards on our Favorite Cards page, but these are tops of the tops.

Chase

American Express

Bilt Rewards

Capital One

Citi

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Great uses of Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles

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

a seat and a chair in a planeVirgin Atlantic Upper Class

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

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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’ve flown both it and the 777-300ER and they are world’s apart in comfort…make sure you find the 787-9

 

General conditions

  • Promo reward tickets must be booked via www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for minors travelling alone or when travelling with an infant under the age of 2, in these cases bookings must be made by calling customer service).
  • Promo reward tickets can be changed free of charge until further notice in view of coronavirus situation. Promo reward tickets can’t be cancelled or refunded. For details, please contact customer service.
  • Promo reward tickets are subject to the operating airline’s general conditions of carriage.
  • Promo reward tickets are available for one-way and round-trip tickets paid with Miles (Promo reward tickets are not available for purchase with Miles & Cash).
  • Promo reward tickets are subject to availability.
  • Displayed Miles Fares for Long Haul destinations are for flights to/from Paris or Amsterdam.
  • Promo reward tickets for long haul-flights depart from or arrive in Europe, as defined by IATA as the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, West Russia.
  • Due to COVID-19 we have an updated rebook policy for Promo rewards, which you can read here: https://www.flyingblue.com/en/news/rebook-policy

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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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22 Comments

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  • Christian March 6, 2024

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  • Vanessa January 29, 2024

    Have an upcoming KLM business class flight booked on points – got a great deal, thanks MM! – but been seeing a lot of KLM flights get cancelled recently. What happens when an airline cancels your business award flight:

    -Do they look to book you on next available flight in same class even if on partner airline?
    -Do they just refund your points?
    -Do they try and find a “matching points balance” flight? Which in my case would be non existant or months later due to the deal I got.

    Any and all help is appreciated!

  • […] this was a temporary glitch and to book tickets while rates were lower. It’s normal to see Flying Blue Promo Rewards price business class at discounted rates on routes that aren’t featured, and so many thought […]

  • Edward Miller May 1, 2023

    Can not book any flights with AF or KLM using the promo code. Tried multiple cities/dates, both websites, called customer service no help as you have to book with their flying blue tool which does not recognize any of the specials when you click on them, ( but if you want to pay full mileage price you can ) called flying blue customer service ( which is different from their regular customer service ) and after being on hold listening to banjo music for over 50 minutes I was told that all their reps were busy and I would have to call back and then the call was disconnected! Lousy customer service!

  • Emeka Nwani May 1, 2023

    No promos are showing on the Flying Blue website for May 2023. Is that occurring for everyone?

    • Miles May 1, 2023

      i’m seeing them still, they are just fewer and far between. this was been really well publicized so I wonder if they aren’t getting snagged. You’l find more if you search connecting cities, or if you look at routes back from Europe

      • Emeka Nwani May 1, 2023

        Usually on the Flying Blue website it gives you a list but I’m getting a notice saying “Unfortunately, there are no Promo rewards available. Nevertheless, you can book a regular reward to your destination via Air France or KLM websites”.

        Are you just searching destinations via the AF/KLM websites vs going through Flying blue? Thanks.

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  • Petra December 2, 2022

    Wow! I just booked 2 RT tix from Montreal to Milan in May!! I transferred I think it was 89,000 of my AMEX pts and it turned into more than 111,000 pts w this offer for the 2 business class tix. I’m pretty happy about this!

    I struggled to figure out how to do it but finally after trial and error with the website, I booked the flights.

    Now I need to get from Denver to Montreal. My husband has always wanted to go to Canada so we can stop there for a couple of days.

    Thank you for the tip!

  • Geoff December 1, 2022

    Wow, this gets weirder by the minute!

    When I select DTW from the Promo page, I get an Air France booking page, and it carried over my login ID and the Explorer tag, which I guess is a Flying Blue thing. It plugs DTW in the Arrival field, not the Departure field. Well, these are Europe-based carriers, so I guess I can see why they set it up this way. So I enter AMS in the departure field, and the system tells me “You must select both a departure and arrival city, and they must be different cities.” Well, they are different, so what’s this about???

    So I flipped it: I entered DTW in the Departure field, and AMS in the Arrival field. This time I get a different error: “Sorry, there are no flights available for this combination of departure airport, arrival airport and travel dates. ” Hmmm…This is the Air France site, so maybe I should shift to French cities.

    So I start over. System pops DTW in the Arrival field again, I enter CDG in Departure. Same result: “You must select both a departure and arrival city, and they must be different cities.” I flip the cities again (depart DTW, arrive CDG) and hit Search. Now I get the Months display, but no fares in either USD or points.

    Maybe the KLM site works better…I choose Montreal (YUL) from the Promos page because it has the KLM logo in the box, implying these fares are only good on KLM, not Air France. So here we go….

    KLM booking engine starts up, again with me logged in and the Explorer logo on the top margin. But it plus YUL in the Arrival spot. OK, I’m now used to that. I enter AMS in the Departure field, and I get the same error: “Please select both a departure and arrival city. They must be different cities.” But I hit Search anyway, and I get the Months display (hooray!) but with no USD or point fares displayed (boo-hoo). Just for grins, I poke a few random dates to see what will happen, and I get this error: “Sorry, there are no flights available for this combination of departure airport, arrival airport and travel dates. Please try again.”

    That’s just flat-out WRONG. Google Flights shows KLM 671 flying that route on all of the dates I chose.

    So once again, we’re tempted with a great-sounding offer but the booking engines prevent us from taking advantage of it, just like ANA (my current most-hated airline website).

    I welcome any suggestions about how to navigate this. I’ve wasted quite enough time for one night.

  • Geoff December 1, 2022

    Miles,

    Great post! No idea this existed. I joined FB just based on this post.

    One question: How can I see the various destinations for promo rewards? Do I have to enter DTW, YUL, etc as the departure airport and then choose every possible destination to find the bonus routes? Seems quite tedious! How did you find the bonus destinations for this post?

    Thanks!

  • Roberta December 1, 2022

    I cant get the departure date to stay blank. Im signed in and it requires it to be filled. Not signed in, it wont let me search. So Im unable to replicate your searches…bummer But I appreciate the insight on AF/KLM.

  • Elaine Almond April 11, 2022

    A few questions:
    1. Trying to research flights using Flying Blue and it is saying that no flights are available. I don’t have my miles transferred yet, so I have a zero mile balance. Will it not show me me the flights available to purchase with miles when you don’t have the miles available? I’m flying over the holidays so my dates are not flexible.
    2. Should I transfer the miles before I know if I can use them? So could I transfer them back if I can’t use them with Flying Blue?

    • Miles April 11, 2022

      Hey Elaine – it should show you avail whether you have award points or not, and no, unfortunately you can’t transfer miles back so you want to ALWAYS make sure there is availability before transferring otherwise you’ll be stuck with your points in that account and maybe have a better use for them elsewhere down the line.

      • Elaine Almond April 12, 2022

        So I guess they limit the amount of flights that can be taken with rewards points? The flights are there but when I search under the book with miles button, it says flights are not available??

  • […] New Flying Blue Promos:  Every month, Air France/KLM post their flying blue promotions where they offer award discounts on certain routes.  This month is extremely appealing because you’re able to stack this promotion with a transfer bonus for an amazing deal! […]

  • Sam April 5, 2022

    Thanks for this!
    Question:
    If someone books an AF business award using flying blue miles but credits their delta skymiles account, will they still be eligible to a paid upgrade option based on availability, or is it better to stick with flying blue account all the way? Thanks in advance.

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