Flying Blue is one of a handful of award programs that partners with all of the flexible point programs.
Flying Blue Credit Cards
Flying Blue recently released its Air France-KLM World Elite Mastercard, which is issued by Bank of America.
While the credit card comes with a 25,000 point signup bonus after making $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days, we recommend focusing your spending with credit cards by American Express, Chase, Citi, and Marriott that earn transferable points.
American Express Credit Cards
American Express credit cards are a great way to earn Amex points that can be transferred directly to Flying Blue.
With its impressive selection of personal and business credit cards, you’ll have more than enough ways to earn miles for your next redemption.
Amex also has regular bonuses with some of its airline partners when you transfer your points into airline miles, making this a valuable program to earn points in.
Brex is an interesting small-business card unlike other credit cards. Points from Brex transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio
Capital One Cards
Capital One has been upping its game in the realm of transfer partners and this includes its relationship with Flying Blue. You can transfer over your Capital One Miles to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio.
Chase Credit Cards
Chase is another flexible point program that partners with Flying Blue, giving you an excellent way to earn miles.
Chase stacks up with Amex in terms of the number of personal and business credit cards it has that earn Ultimate Rewards points, which can be transferred directly to Flying Blue.
Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)
If you’re a business owner, see our list of recommended Chase credit cards.
Citi Credit Cards
Citi falls short of Amex and Chase with the number of credit cards it has that earn transferable ThankYou points. But that doesn’t mean the program should be ignored!
Citi, like Amex, has regular bonuses when transferring points to some of its airline partners, which can provide significant value.
The only credit card available to new applicants that earns ThankYou points is the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card. You can find more about it here:
Marriott Credit Cards
Marriott credit cards provide yet another way to earn flexible points that can be transferred directly to Flying Blue.
What makes this transfer even better is the fact that you’ll receive a 5,000-point bonus for every 60,000 points that you convert into airline miles.
Marriott points convert into airline miles at a 3:1 ratio, so 60,000 miles become 25,000 airline miles with the 5,000 point bonus.
Other Hotel Partner Credit Cards
Transferring other hotel points to Flying Blue will result in a terrible transfer ratio, so we recommend avoiding this if at all possible.
If you are topping off an airline account or are in a bind, this option can be used as a last-ditch effort.