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Bilt Rewards Exclusive: Flying Blue Status Match for Platinum Members

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It’s a good day to be a Bilt Platinum status holder.

The loyalty program that is taking the U.S. by storm has unveiled a new status match with Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue frequent flyer program.

Starting today, Platinum members can match their status to Flying Blue’s Gold elite status level.

Here are the details and how you can take part.

Get Flying Blue Gold Status by Matching Your Bilt Rewards Platinum Status

First things first: To apply for this status match you must already be a Platinum member, which means you must’ve earned at least 200,000 points in a calendar year.

If this applies to you, then simply open up your Bilt Rewards app and head to the Elite Status Match, section where can request the status match.

Rather than just simply matching status like for like, Bilt members are required to transfer 10,000 points from their accounts to the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program.

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You might want to consider transferring even more points to the Air France-KLM program, as the Air France’s latest business class product is quite something. Image Credit: Daniel Ross
Hot Tip:

Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue program is known for its great value redemptions. For example, there are times you can redeem flights from the East Coast to Europe in economy from just 11,000 one-way — that’s just 1,000 points more than the amount needed for the Bilt Rewards status match.

It could take up to 3 days for your Flying Blue account to upgraded to Gold status once you’ve applied for the status match.

Once it’s been confirmed and your status has been activated, your upgrade is valid for 12 months. Right now, it looks like this will be a Bilt benefit for the foreseeable future.

If you don’t currently have any travel with Air France-KLM (or any SkyTeam member airline, including Delta) booked for the foreseeable future, it might be worth holding off and applying for the status match when you know you’ll be able to make the most of it.

Bottom Line:

Air France-KLM’s Gold status is the equivalent of SkyTeam’s Elite Plus, which is the airline alliance’s highest status category. The perks and benefits — including SkyTeam lounge access on international economy flights, better checked bag allowance and priority check-in and boarding, a 50% discount on Comfort+ seats, and no points expiration — also apply when traveling on a domestic flight with Delta Air Lines, a fellow SkyTeam member.

Final Thoughts

Bilt Rewards is the gift that keeps on giving.

This latest status match offer could be of benefit to its members who have SkyTeam flights booked, whether it’s on a domestic hop with Delta or a far-flung adventure with Air France, KLM, or one of the other member carriers.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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