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1,000 Flying Blue Miles for Account Sign-Up

by on February 16, 2011 · 6 comments

in Air France, Flying Blue

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I’m a big fan of the Flying Blue frequent flyer program. As an Amex 1:1 transfer partner, I find that having the option of the Flying Blue airlines to be extremely useful at times, even though they do have relatively high fees on awards (often $250+).

What I like:
They allow one way awards on Flying Blue (Air France, KLM, Air Europa, Kenya, and Tarom) and they also run 50% off promo awards, which means you can get business class from the US to Europe for as low as 50,000 miles roundtrip.

And now, they are offering 1,000 miles just for signing up. You might as well do it, even if you already have an account. Their award search engine allows you to pull up Flying Blue Skyteam award availability by the month. Once you piece together the Classic Awards, you can use your Delta miles to redeem.
Update: it looks like the 1,000 points post after your first flight. There aren’t many details, but I imagine banking a Delta flight to your Flying Blue account will trigger the point bonus. I recommend doing this on a short flight if possible because Flying Blue does not give 100% mileage credit on all fare classes.

Also- I’ve had promotions like this still post the bonus miles without the qualifying activity being met, so it’s still worth a shot- if anything so you have access to their award engine.

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  • Lantean

    I don’t think you get the miles just for signing up… it says:

    Miles will be awarded to you after you have completed your first flight.

  • Ryan

    Kind of a weird caveat on the sign-up page:

    “Enroll online and receive your Flying Blue Mileage summary and newsletter via e-mail, along with an e-bonus of 1,000 Miles. Miles will be awarded to you after you have completed your first flight.”

    1,000 miles after your first flight. I wonder how long you have to complete that?

  • Eric Fauque

    But will I be able to combine the miles I have on Skymiles Delta with the ones I will get on Flying blue KLM?

    I just started going to Amsterdam every 3 week for business.
    I have registered my points to my Skymiles account for the first two trips.
    Is there any adventage or disadventage if I register the next trip to my flying blue account instead of my Skymiles one?

  • The Points Guy

    Eric- you cannot combine Delta and Flying Blue miles. You should choose one acocunt (Delta) and focus on buildling your miles there.

  • Eric Fauque

    Point Guy- Thanks for your reply.
    I will keep on registering my trips with Delta.
    Funny thing is I used to have a KLM card before the merger with Northwest and then with Delta. Never asked for my KLM card to be changed to Delta, but they did it anyway since I live in Canada.
    As long as I dont loose my miles I dont mind!

  • Bbar2000

    Dont know if it is worth it, upgraded coming out of Vancouver last month and the service and seat where just lousy, now tryign to spend some of my airmiles with a vaccation trip next October To Sacremento and there is absolutley zero seats for Sacremento in all classes, it was the same for Sept and November. Cant see much point at all in a FF program that gives no award seats.

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