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How to: Air France/KLM Flying Blue Award availability
Air France/KLM Flying Blue eliminated general access to their calendar search function a couple of years ago. This was an incredible tool for easily searching larger swaths of dates to see when the best priced award tickets populated. I stumbled upon an interesting way of getting that calendar back when I was fiddling around with the latest Flying Blue Promo Awards. If you can give the FlyingBlue search engine date parameters it can’t complete – it will populate the calendar showing you award availability on your specified route for months at a time. Let me show you.
Search Roundtrip Same Day flights that can’t be matched and you’ll populate the entire award calendar
You can’t fly from New York to London with a connection in Amsterdam or Paris and land with enough time to do it all over again in the opposite direction. For whatever reason, this will populate the entire calendar of flights from NYC to LON
The result is the whole calendar populating:
Here you can see the same thing with Chicago
These are populating because of the current FlyingBlue Promo awards.
Westbound flights do populate…here is Shanghai to Paris
Interestingly enough I could get Paris to Tahiti to populate, but not LAX-PPT on its own
But… when you search it one way on its own out of LAX… it has space for 73,500 on the dates that 110k show on the CDG to PPT calendar which is about as good as it gets.
The trick doesn’t seem to work if you can land and get a flight to turn back around the same day, or if no space is available the entire month on the route you’d like – it just populates an error message.
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