Here’s your chance to buy Flying Blue miles with a 75% bonus

Oct 13, 2019

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Flying Blue, the award program of Air France and KLM, happens to be one of the easiest programs with which to acquire miles. As a transfer partner of five major currencies, it’s never difficult to find ways to top up your Flying Blue balance.

However, if you’ve run out of transferable points, Flying Blue currently has a promotion awarding you 75% bonus points if you purchase more than 4,000 miles. While this isn’t the best promotion we’ve seen, it can still present a pretty compelling option.

Here’s the cost breakdown:

  • 2,000 miles €55 ($60)
  • 4,000 + 3,000 miles €110 ($121)
  • 10,000 + 7,500 miles €275 ($303)
  • 20,000 + 15,000 miles €550 ($606)
  • 30,000 + 22,500 miles €825 ($910)
  • 40,000 + 30,000 miles €1,100 ($1,213)
  • 50,000 + 37,500 €1,375 ($1,517)
  • 60,000 + 45,000 €1,650 ($1,820)
  • 70,000 + 52,500 €1,925 ($2,124)
  • 75,000 +56,250 €2062.50 ($2,275)

There are several variations of this, so make sure to check the page for the mileage you need. At this rate, you’re buying miles at 1.72 cents each, and though TPG values Flying Blue miles at 1.2 cents each, you can certainly find outsized value with these miles, especially with monthly promo awards, which offer a 25-50% discount on award redemptions.

Flying Blue miles purchases are processed by Points.com, so you generally won’t get any travel category bonuses from this purchase. Make sure to use the best non-bonus category credit card for your situation. Based on TPG’s valuations, the Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express’s 2x Membership Rewards (on the first $50,000 per year; then 1x thereafter) or Chase Freedom Unlimited’s 1.5% cash back would be the most rewarding choices.

Feature photo by Alberto Riva/TPG

2018 TPG Award Winner: Mid-Tier Card of the Year
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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.

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More Things to Know
  • 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
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.74% - 24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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