November’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards: Deals on economy, premium economy and business flights worldwide
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Air France-KLM Flying Blue is back with its monthly Promo Rewards. The promo is live as of Nov. 1 on the Flying Blue website.
This month, we’re seeing a few deals departing North America in economy, premium economy and business class. For instance, Minneapolis to Europe will only run you 29,500 miles round-trip in economy while Vancouver to Europe is 57,500 miles round-trip in premium economy. Each promotion offers 25% off the usual award rates.
The deal is available from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, with travel dates from Jan. 1 through Feb. 29, 2020. Flying Blue also offers monthly discounts on routes to other destinations in Asia, South America, Europe and more — you can see those deals here.
TPG values Flying Blue miles at 1.2 cents each, meaning you’re spending $354 worth of miles for a round-trip economy flight from Minneapolis to Europe. Unfortunately, Flying Blue adds a fair amount of surcharges to its award flights, so you’ll want to check the cash prices before booking.
And the good news is that Flying Blue miles are some of the easiest to earn, as the program partners with all of the major transferable points currencies. You can transfer points 1:1 from Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards. You can also transfer Capital One miles to Flying Blue at a 2:1.5 ratio or transfer Marriott points at a 3:1 ratio plus a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer.
Note that Amex, Chase, Citi and Capital One all should process these transfers instantly based on our tests, so you won’t need to worry about the points not arriving right away. Our test transfer from Marriott, on the other hand, took three days to arrive in our Flying Blue account, so for the purposes of this promotion, I’d recommend sticking with one of the credit card programs.
Additional reporting by Carissa Rawson and Liz Hund.
Featured photo by Ryan Patterson/The Points Guy.
Editor’s Note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page for Flying Blue promotions. It will be updated as new ones are released.
WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel