How to combine points with Flying Blue Family Account ( Air France and KLM )

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Flying Blue Family Accounts

In March, Air France and KLM’s loyalty program, Flying Blue, introduced the Flying Blue Family Account. This permitted a group of 8 people, 2 adults, and up to 6 children ( under 18 ) to share their miles in a family account. It’s pretty simple to use, the head of the account can transfer miles in/out of the other members accounts once linked.

I just took advantage of it on a last minute booking when I realized I had two separate Flying Blue accounts and needed to merge points.  Long ago I had a problem with my account and created another one…apparently Chase was linked to one and Amex to the other. I ended up taking advantage of the 25% transfer bonus from Chase for a Flying Blue booking and realized it ended up in a different account from where I had a small balance. This isn’t the intention of the family account, but it’s possible to use it as I did. Let’s walk through how I linked accounts, and then combined points to make a booking.

Family Account rules:

  • 2 Adults
  • up to 6 children, under 18
  • All members must have Flying Blue accounts

Step 1: Finding Flying Blue Family in your account

Super simple, just drop down the Flying Blue tab once you’re in your account and you’ll see the Flying Blue Family listed as an option
Step Two: Create Flying Blue Family

And then send an invite to the other Flying Blue Member

You’ll see the invite has been created

Step 3: How to Transfer miles

Super easy…you can see the linked family accounts below and you’d just click transfer miles.

Once you click that button you’ll select the amount you need and voila…it’s transferred.


This is a great way for family and friends to combine points. Currently, I’m not seeing an easy way to remove a family member online ( which I’d like to do so I can add my wife’s account instead of my secondary account ) I’ll update this post when I figure that out!



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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. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

Super solid welcome offer.

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.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 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 Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.

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

Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. 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. 

1 Comment

  • khatl September 6, 2022

    It’s also important to get the right person as your primary member. Once created, you cannot change the primary member for 6 months

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