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Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo: 50% off awards in November/December 2014

by jeffreySeptember 2, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 10.51.32 PMNote:  These are bookable now. 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 November & December 2014:

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The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between November 1 – December 31, 2014.

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

REGION—-
USA
CITY————————–
Detroit-DTW to Europe—–
CABIN—–
Economy—
1-way—
12,500—
Round-trip
25,000
 
USA New York-JFK to Europe—— Economy 18,750 37,500
USA Washington-IAD to Europe– Prem Econ 18,750 37,500

 

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

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabin1-wayDiscount
AfricaCairo, EgyptCAIEconomy15,00025% off
AfricaCairo, EgyptCAIPrem Econ30,00025% off
AfricaDakar, SenegalDKRPrem Econ37,50025% off
AfricaKigali, RwandaKGLEconomy12,50050% off
Asia-PacificBangkok, ThailandBKKPrem Econ40,00050% off
Asia-PacificBeijing, ChinaPEKEconomy20,00050% off
Asia-PacificBeijing, ChinaPEKBusiness75,00025% off
Asia-PacificChengdu, ChinaCTUBusiness50,00050% off
Asia-PacificHo Chi Minh, VietnamSGNPrem Econ40,00050% off
Asia-PacificGuangzhou, ChinaCANEconomy20,00050% off
Asia-PacificHong KongHKGEconomy30,00025% off
Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGEconomy30,00025% off
CaribbeanCayenne, French GuianaCAYEconomy22,50025% off
EuropeToulouse, FranceTLSEconomy7,50025% off
EuropeBremen, GermanyBREBusiness22,50025% off
EuropeDurham Tees Valley, UKMMEEconomy7,50025% off
EuropeAthens, GreenceATHEconomy11,25025% off
EuropeCologne, GermanyCGNEconomy5,00050% off
EuropeGeneva, SwitzerlandGVAEconomy7,50025% off
EuropeAmsterdam <--> MarseilleAMSEconomy7,50025% off
EuropePalma Mallorca <--> ZaragozaPMIEconomy7,50025% off
EuropeSt. Petersburg, RussiaLEDEconomy7,50050% off
EuropeMarseille <--> VeniceVCEEconomy9,37525% off
EuropeParis-Orly <--> BordeauxBODEconomy5,00050% off
EuropeParis-Orly <--> ToulouseTLSEconomy5,00050% off
Middle EastAbu Dhabi, UAEAUHEconomy15,00025% off
Middle EastDubai, UAEDXBEconomy15,00025% off
Middle EastKuwaitKWIEconomy10,00050% off
North AmericaMexico City, MexicoMEXEconomy18,75025% off
South AmericaSantiago de ChileSCLEconomy20,00050% off
South AmericaPanama City, PanamaPTYBusiness37,50050% off
South AmericaPanama City, PanamaPTYPrem Econ30,00050% off
South AmericaBogota, ColombiaBOGPrem Econ35,00050% off
South AmericaMadrid <--> Santa Cruz, BoliviaVVIEconomy20,00050% off
South AmericaMadrid <--> Santa Cruz, BoliviaVVIBusiness50,00050% off
USADetroitDTWEconomy12,50050% off
USANew York-JFKJFKEconomy18,75025% off
USAWashington, D.C.IADPrem Econ25,00050% 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 September 1 – 30, 2014
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Analysis

This list has 3 options to take you from the U.S. to just about anywhere in Europe for a reduced amount. I would consider the Detroit-DTW to Europe flights to be a great deal at only 12,500 each way. The Washington-IAD deal gives you premium economy seating at a 50% reduction, costing only 25,000 miles each way and the New York-JFK discount is the least impressive at 18,750 miles one-way for an economy class award. However, even at only 25% off, the New York-JFK might make a lot of sense for some especially given that most US carriers charge 60k miles RT between Europe and this deal can be had for just 37.5k miles.

Here’s a sample booking from New York-JFK to Paris-CDG around the Thanksgiving holiday:

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All 4x flights per day from JFK-CDG have availability

The return on this ticket isn’t great; it comes in around 1.67 cents/mile:

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Don’t forget:

  • Booking for this deal runs from September 1 to September 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 round of Air France/KML Flying Blue promos leaves us with just one city from the U.S. offering flights to Europe for 12,500 miles each way over the busy end-of-year holiday period. You should be able to squeeze 2.5+ cents/miles out of your points if leaving from Detroit-DTW; departures from New York-JFK might be a bit tougher to get a decent value.

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