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Air France-KLM Flying Blue Launches New Interactive Award Map

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Flying Blue, the joint loyalty program of Air France and KLM, has released an interactive map that showcases the lowest miles needed for an award between 2 destinations.

While the tool is interesting and can be helpful in some circumstances, it is not without it its limitations. Here is a look at how you can use this new tool when planning your next award Flying Blue award.

Flying Blue Interactive Map Details

Flying Blue Map
Image Credit: Flying Blue

The Flying Blue interactive map is designed to tell you both about how many miles a specific award will cost you by entering the city you’ll depart from and your destination, along with an inspiration element by putting in your mileage balance and seeing how far that could take you.

While this is a good starting point, the downside is that Flying Blue is a dynamically priced award program. Given that, the award price shown to you for a given route is the lowest possible price that you would pay, but after doing a search for your specific dates you might find that the price might be quite a bit higher.

Ultimately, it is simply a somewhat interesting tool that will give you a minimum price for your trip, but that shouldn’t be relied upon for 100% accuracy.

Hot Tip: Learn about the best ways to earn and redeem Flying Blue miles for max value!

“New” Flying Blue Award Chart

Flying Blue Travel Zones
Image Credit: Flying Blue

As mentioned, Flying Blue did away with its award chart with its move to dynamic pricing but has now re-released it with largely similar pricing, along with some exceptions for specific routes where the pricing will always be higher than the lowest posted figure on the standard chart.

Flying Blue Award Chart
Image Credit: Flying Blue

If you were familiar with the Flying Blue program before, you’ll notice that there aren’t many surprises here. Again, as with the interactive map, these prices are the lowest possible price you’ll pay, unless you are flying between 2 cities listed on the exceptions chart.

Flying Blue Exceptions Chart
Image Credit: Flying Blue

As you can see, there are a handful of city pair exceptions across each region. You should also note that the above chart is specifically for business class awards, and you can access the exception pricing for economy and premium economy tickets through the Flying Blue rewards chart.

Final Thoughts

We find the Flying Blue program to be quite useful for award travelers, especially when you consider that every major transferable rewards program can be transferred to it and its monthly Promo Rewards can offer big savings.

Ultimately, these are welcome changes that allow you to easily reference award pricing for specific routes, though the overall usefulness will be limited based on when and where you plan to travel.

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About Jarrod West

Boasting a portfolio of over 20 cards, Jarrod has been an expert in the points and miles space for over 6 years. He earns and redeems over 1 million points per year and his work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times.


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