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Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards for May 2024

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Flying Blue is the popular frequent flyer program operated and managed by the Air France-KLM group.

There is so much to love about this loyalty program — especially how easy it is to earn miles and how generously Air France releases business class award space to Paris.

The program’s beloved Promo Rewards allow you to get mileage discounts on a handpicked selection of Air France or KLM flights every month.

Let’s walk you through all there is to know about Promo Rewards.

What Are Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards?

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has many superb features and things to love, including terrific award pricing on transatlantic flights in business class and economy class.

With Flying Blue, you can book coveted business class flights to Europe for as few as 37,500 miles one-way. It gets even better, though, because Flying Blue’s Promo Rewards can help you save 25% to 50% off of your award ticket.

How does it work? Every month, a list of flights eligible for Promo Rewards is published. Consistently on this list are intra-Europe flights, Canadian flights, and East Coast U.S. flights. And sure, while getting a discount on an economy flight from Paris to Rome might be nice, the reality is you’re probably not looking for these. You’re probably looking for long-haul flights. Luckily, Flying Blue Promo Rewards often include long-haul flights, making it easy for you to save big on your journey across the pond.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards come with a booking deadline and a travel window. This means you must book your eligible flight by a specific date for travel during a certain timeframe. You can book these flights as either one-ways or round-trips, which adds even more flexibility to your travel planning.

Hot Tip: Promo Rewards do not discount the taxes and fees you’ll be charged on a given award ticket, so you’ll still have to pay $200 to $300 in each direction when booking with Flying Blue miles

One of the biggest benefits of using the Flying Blue program, in general, is that you have expanded access to award availability on Air France and KLM flights, making it easy to find flights that suit your schedule.

How Do I Earn Flying Blue Miles?

It’s easy to earn Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles, especially from credit card spending.

That’s because Flying Blue has 1:1 transfer partnerships with all of the major flexible rewards currencies, including Amex Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Brex Rewards, Capital One Miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards. Transfers from these currencies are usually processed instantaneously.

It is also a 3:1 transfer partner with Marriott Bonvoy. Whenever you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points in a single transaction to Flying Blue, you’ll get a bonus of 5,000 miles, resulting in 25,000 Flying Blue miles earned.

Also, you can earn Flying Blue miles from flying on any partner airline and credit your flight to Flying Blue — that means you can earn Flying Blue miles when flying SkyTeam partners like Delta and Korean Air, among others.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards for May 2024

Flying Blue’s current Promo Rewards cover a booking timeframe of May 1 through May 31, 2024. As long as you make the booking before the end of the month, you should be able to take advantage of these deals.

Air France 777 Economy Cabin
Air France’s 777 economy cabin. Image Credit: Nick Ellis

You can redeem this month’s Promo rewards for travel through October 31, 2024.

You can navigate to the Promo Rewards page directly, or visit Flying Blue’s homepage, click Earn & Spend Miles, and make sure the Promo Rewards tab is selected.

May 2024 Long-Haul Promo Rewards:

North America Departures

International Departures

  • 25% off Air France economy award flights between Abu Dhabi (AUH), Beijing (PEK), Cairo (CAI), Quebec (YQB), Fort de France (FDF), and Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP) to Europe
  • 25% off Air France premium economy award flights between Cancun (CUN) and Europe
  • 25% off KLM economy award flights between Dammam/Dhahran (DMM), Riyadh (RUH), and Curaçao (CUR) to Europe
  • 25% off KLM premium economy award flights between Mexico City (MEX) and Europe

Hot Tip: Visit our guide Air France-KLM Flying Blue: What Region Is Your Destination? to learn more about what countries Flying Blue considers “Europe.”

May 2024 Short- and Medium-Haul Promo Rewards:

  • 25% off Air France economy award flights between Paris (CDG) and Bastia (BIA), Biarritz (BIQ), Birmingham (BHX), Calvy (CLY), Geneva (GVA), Nuremberg (NUE), and Tromsø (TOS)
  • 25% off KLM economy award flights between Amsterdam (AMS) and Bologna (BLN), Manchester (MAN), Milan (MXP), Poznan (POZ), and Trondheim (TRD)

As you can see, there are 12 short- or medium-haul routes and 14 long-haul routes eligible for Promo Rewards in May.

Finally, Promo Rewards are offered regardless of which direction you’re going. So, if you see a Promo Reward for a route between any city and Europe, you should be able to book a Promo Reward in either direction.

Final Thoughts

Being able to book long-haul flights with a 25% to 50% discount is a fantastic benefit provided by Flying Blue’s Promo Rewards.

Remember that most Promo Rewards will be for short- and medium-haul flights. However, any time there’s a long-haul route to and from the U.S., that’s the cherry on top of the Promo Rewards cake.

Best of all, you can easily acquire the miles needed to book these awards thanks to a number of transfer partnerships with some of the biggest flexible rewards programs in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Promo Rewards?

Promo Rewards are promotional discounts you can enjoy when booking an Air France or KLM flight using Flying Blue miles. Flying Blue publishes a list of several flights every month that qualify for this discount. The discount can be anywhere from 25% to 50% off of your mileage cost. Taxes and fees, including fuel surcharges, stay the same, though.

What are the benefits of Flying Blue?

There are many benefits of Flying Blue! First of all, you can earn Flying Blue miles when you sign up for the program. You can also redeem your Flying Blue miles for free flights and much more. With Flying Blue elite status, you can enjoy other perks like lounge access, free checked bags, and more.

Do Flying Blue miles expire?

Flying Blue miles expire 24 months after they’re earned unless you take a qualifying Air France or KLM flight or make a purchase on the Bank of America co-branded credit card.

How do I add miles to Flying Blue?

You can earn Flying Blue miles easily. The easiest way to do so is to transfer them from your credit card. If you have Amex Membership Rewards points, Bilt Rewards points, Brex Rewards points, Capital One miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Citi ThankYou Points, or Marriott Bonvoy points, you can transfer those to Flying Blue almost instantly. You can also earn miles by flying on Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam partner flights.

How much are my Flying Blue miles worth?

According to our valuations, Flying Blue miles are worth 1.3 cents apiece. However, it’s possible to get much more value from your miles by booking business class flights at the Saver level or maximizing Promo Rewards.

What are 1,000 Flying Blue miles worth?

According to our valuations, 1,000 Flying Blue miles are worth about $13.

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Stephen is an established voice in the credit card space, with over 70 to his name. His work has been in publications like The Washington Post, and his Au Points and Awards Consulting Services is used by hundreds of clients.


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