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Air France/KLM Flying Blue 50% off Promo Awards in January/February 2015

by jeffreyNovember 14, 2014

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Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s summer promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 25-50% less than normal in January and February 2015:

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The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between January 1 – February 28, 2015.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—-
USA
CITY————————-
Chicago-ORD to Europe——
CABIN—–
Business—
1-way—
31,250—
Round-trip
62,500—–
USA Houston-IAH to Europe——- Economy— 12,500— 25,000—–
USA Los Angeles-LAX to Europe— Economy— 18,750— 37,500—–
USA Miami-MIA to Madrid-MAD— Economy— 12,500— 25,000—–
USA Miami-MIA to Madrid-MAD— Business— 31,250— 62,500—–
USA New York-JFK to Europe—— Business— 12,500— 25,000—–
USA Washington-IAD to Europe— Economy— 12,500— 25,500—–

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabin1-wayRound-tripDiscount
AfricaAccra, GhanaACCEconomy125002500050% off
AfricaCairo, EgyptCAIEconomy100002000050% off
AfricaCotonou, BeninCOOEconomy125002500050% off
AfricaDakar, SenegalDKREconomy187503750025% off
AfricaLagos, NigeriaLOSEconomy187503750025% off
AfricaLuanda, AngolaLADEconomy150003000050% off
AfricaNairobi <--> BangkokBKKEconomy175003500050% off
AfricaNairobi <--> DubaiNBOEconomy100002000050% off
AfricaNairobi <--> GuangzhouCANEconomy200004000050% off
Asia-PacificBangkok, ThailandBKKPrem Econ400008000050% off
Asia-PacificBeijing, ChinaPEKPrem Econ400008000050% off
Asia-PacificChengdu, ChinaCTUEconomy200004000050% off
Asia-PacificGuangzhou, ChinaCANPrem Econ400008000050% off
Asia-PacificGuangzhou, ChinaCANBusiness5000010000050% off
Asia-PacificHangzhou, ChinaHGHEconomy200004000050% off
Asia-PacificHo Chi Minh, VietnamSGNPrem Econ400008000050% off
Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ400008000050% off
Asia-PacificKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKULEconomy200004000050% off
Asia-PacificKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKULBusiness5000010000050% off
Asia-PacificOsaka, JapanKIXBusiness5000010000050% off
Asia-PacificXiamen, ChinaXMNBusiness5000010000050% off
CaribbeanCayenne, French GuianaCAYEconomy225004500025% off
EuropeAlgiers, AlgeriaALGEconomy75001500050% off
EuropeBordeaux, FranceBODEconomy75001500025% off
EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy50001000050% off
EuropeCardiff, UKCWLEconomy50001000050% off
EuropeHanover, GermanyHAJEconomy50001000050% off
EuropeHelsinki, FinlandHELEconomy93751875025% off
EuropeLjubljana, SloveniaLJUEconomy75001500050% off
EuropeMadrid <--> PortoOPOEconomy93751875025% off
EuropeMoscow, RussiaDMEBusiness112502250025% off
EuropeNice <--> Tel AvivNCEEconomy75001500050% off
EuropeVigo, SpainVGOEconomy62501250050% off
Middle EastAmman, JordanAMMEconomy100002000050% off
Middle EastBeirut, LebanonBEYEconomy100002000050% off
Middle EastDammam, Saudi ArabiaDMMEconomy150003000025% off
Middle EastDubai, UAEDXBEconomy150003000025% off
Middle EastYerevan, ArmeniaEVNEconomy150003000025% off
South AmericaBrasília, BrazilBSBEconomy300006000025% off
South AmericaLima, PeruLIMPrem Econ5250010500050% off
South AmericaPanama CityPTYPrem Econ300006000025% off
South AmericaRio de Janeiro–Galeão GIGBusiness7500015000025% off
South AmericaSão PauloGRUBusiness7500015000025% off
USA/N. AmericaChicagoORDBusiness312506250050% off
USA/N. AmericaHoustonIAHEconomy125002500050% off
USA/N. AmericaLos AngelesLAXEconomy187503750025% off
USA/N. AmericaMadrid <--> MiamiMIAEconomy125002500050% off
USA/N. AmericaMadrid <--> MiamiMIABusiness312506250050% off
USA/N. AmericaMontreal, CanadaYULBusiness468759375025% off
USA/N. AmericaNew YorkJFKEconomy125002500050% off
USA/N. AmericaTahitiIADEconomy300006000025% off
USA/N. AmericaToronto, CanadaYYZBusiness468759375025% off
USA/N. AmericaWashington, D.C.IADEconomy125002500050% off

How to Get It

  1. Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards
  2. Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post
  3. Book between November 1 – 30, 2014
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Analysis

Let’s say you wanted to head to Europe this winter to ski the Swiss or French Alps for a few days:

You can easily book a flight from Washington-IAD, Houston-IAH, Los Angeles-LAX or New York-JFK in Jan/Feb for a quick trip. Here’s a sample booking from Washington-IAD:

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When you check Air France FlyingBlue there are plenty of dates available:

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This booking from Washington-IAD to Geneva-GVA will cost 25,000 miles + $245.77

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This returns a value of:

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This example booking saves you ~$950 by using just 25,000 Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles for a roundtrip economy ticket. This is a great value for your miles, yielding a return of 2.89 cents/mile.

If you wanted to take advantage this deal using Business Class, you could book a flight from Chicago-ORD to Europe for just 62,500 miles round-trip. Here’s an example booking from Chicago to Geneva in mid-February:

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The cheapest carrier in Business class is Turkish Airlines for $3,700–presumably, this is the flight you would book if you were paying cash.

 

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This returns a value of around 4.5 cents/mile:

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Don’t forget: 

  • Booking for this deal runs from November 1 to November 30, 2014.
  • “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).”
  • You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges!
  • We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: This is one of the more expansive lists for 50% off award travel from the US to Europe in recent months. You might not normally think of Europe as a good destination for travel in Jan/Feb, but there are many options to ski and a lot of the cities in the Mediterranean (Greece, Croatia, Israel etc…) should be rather pleasant destinations.

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