3 Days Only: Flights to Europe From 28,000 Miles Round-Trip on Air France/KLM
Flying Blue is the combined loyalty program of Air France, KLM and a smattering of smaller airlines. Although there's still value to be found in the program, it's currently profoundly illogical after a change to the program that went into place at the beginning of June 2018. One thing that's remained: solid mileage deals through the program's Promo Rewards monthly promotion.
Through this promotion, you can fly from Seattle to Europe from 21,500 miles round-trip or Boston, Chicago, Houston or Washington, DC to Europe from 32,200 miles round-trip. These flights must be booked by Nov. 29, 2018, for flights from Dec. 31, 2018, to Feb. 27, 2019.
But Wednesday through Friday (Nov. 14-16), Flying Blue is running a "special edition" of Promo Rewards. Although there are 20 routes worldwide available during this sale, only two of the routes are to/from the US:
Here's a quick breakdown of the deal:
Airline: Air France, KLM
Routes: New York or San Francisco to Europe
Cost: 28,000 miles plus taxes/fees starting at $216 round-trip
Travel Dates: January 1 to March 31, 2019
Booking Dates: November 14-16
Booking Link: Flying Blue
This promotion isn't like a standard Flying Blue Promo Rewards promotion, which offers a certain percentage off of the typical award amount. For example, the Flying Blue calculator shows a starting price of 21,500 Flying Blue miles each way for New York to Dublin. For three days, this route is pricing at low as 28,000 miles round-trip:
Meanwhile, NYC to Paris standard pricing starts at 22,000 miles each way, but the promotion is also pricing this route at 28,000 miles round-trip:
Unfortunately, these discounted award rates aren’t available on all dates in the window. Also, taxes and fees on these awards start at $216 round-trip and sharply increase from there. Unless you have Flying Blue miles burning a hole in your account, make sure to check cash prices for these routes to ensure you’re getting a good deal on your miles — as we’ve seen some solid flight deals to Europe recently.
One quick note: While Flying Blue has historically included Tel Aviv (TLV) in the Europe region, this promotion isn't pricing round-trip awards to Israel at 28,000 miles.
H/T: Doctor of Credit