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

by jeffreyAugust 7, 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 October & November 2014:

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The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between October 1 – November 30, 2014.

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

REGION—-
USA
CITY————————–
Chicago-ORD to Europe—–
CABIN—–
Economy—
1-way—
12,500—
Round-trip
25,000
USA Houston-IAH to Europe—— Economy 12,500 25,000
USA Washington-IAD to Europe– Economy 12,500 25,000

 

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

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabin1-wayRound-tripDiscount
AfricaCairo, EgyptCAIBusiness250005000050% off
AfricaDar es Salaam, TanzaniaDAREconomy125002500050% off
AfricaDar es Salaam, TanzaniaDARBusiness312506250050% off
AfricaKilimanjaro, TanzaniaJROEconomy125002500050% off
AfricaKilimanjaro, TanzaniaJROBusiness312506250050% off
AfricaNairobi, KenyaNBOEconomy125002500050% off
Asia-PacificChengdu, ChinaCTUEconomy300006000025% off
Asia-PacificHangzhou, ChinaHGHBusiness7500015000025% off
Asia-PacificJakarta, IndonesiaCGKEconomy200004000050% off
Asia-PacificXiamen, ChinaXMNEconomy300006000025% off
Asia-PacificXiamen, ChinaXMNBusiness7500015000025% off
Asia-PacificWuhan, ChinaWUHEconomy300006000025% off
Asia-PacificSingaporeSINEconomy200004000050% off
CaribbeanCancun, MexicoCUNPrem Econ250005000050% off
CaribbeanFort de France, MartiniqueFDFEconomy225004500025% off
CaribbeanSt. MaartenSXMEconomy225004500025% off
EuropeBillund, DenmarkBLLEconomy93751875025% off
EuropeIstanbul, TurkeyISTEconomy112502250025% off
EuropeMoscow, RussiaDMEEconomy112502250025% off
EuropeSofia, BulgariaSOFEconomy112502250025% off
EuropeNice <--> StrasbourgNCEEconomy50001000050% off
EuropeMontpellier <--> Paris-OrlyORYEconomy50001000050% off
EuropeToulouse <--> LyonTLSEconomy50001000050% off
EuropeMadrid <--> AlicanteMADEconomy75001500050% off
EuropePalma Mallorca <--> AlicantePMIEconomy75001500050% off
Middle EastDjiboutiJIBEconomy100002000050% off
Middle EastDoha, QatarDOHEconomy100002000050% off
Middle EastMuscat, OmanMCTEconomy100002000050% off
Middle EastRiyadh, Saudi ArabiaRUHEconomy100002000050% off
South AmericaSão Paulo, BrazilGRUEconomy300006000025% off
South AmericaRio de Janeiro, BrazilGIGEconomy300006000025% off
South AmericaBrasilia, BrazilBSBEconomy200004000050% off
South AmericaLima, PeruLIMPrem Econ350007000050% off
South AmericaMadrid <--> Buenos AiresEZEEconomy200004000050% off
South AmericaMadrid <--> Buenos AiresEZEBusiness5000010000050% off
USAChicago, IllinoisORDEconomy125002500050% off
USAHouston, TexasIAHEconomy125002500050% off
USAWashington, 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 August 1 – 31, 2014.
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Analysis

This list has 3 great options to take you from the U.S. to just about anywhere in Europe for 12,500 miles each way.

Here’s an example flight from Washington, D.C.-IAD to Athens, Greece-ATH:

Source: http://ds-lands.com/athens.html

Source: http://ds-lands.com/athens.html

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Booking this 6-day visit to Athens, Greece in KLM/Air France economy class will only cost you 25,000 + $317 in taxes/fuel surcharge. Using the handy Weekend Blitz Award Calculator, we know that this yields a return of 1.71 cents/point on your FlyingBlue/AMEX points. This isn’t phenomenal but isn’t terrible either.

You could also stack 2 of the promo awards and book a flight from Washington, D.C., Houston, or Chicago to Singapore-SIN, with a few stops in Europe:

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Oct 6: Fly Washington-IAD to Munich-MUC, stay for 2 nights
Oct 9: Fly Munich-MUC to Singapore-SIN, stay for 6 nights
Oct 16: Fly Singapore-SIN to Amsterdam-AMS, stay for 3 nights
Oct 20: Fly Amsterdam-AMS to Washington-IAD

This scenario stacks the 12,500 one-way from the U.S. to Europe and the 20,000 one-way from Europe to Singapore.

You could accomplish this by booking 4x one-way flights, which would allow you to have the multiple stopovers in Europe and a weekend in Singapore. With the promo awards, the total for this trip would be appx 65,000 miles + $600.48 in taxes/surcharges. The cheapest you could book this same itinerary in dollars is around $3,100:

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Using the Weekend Blitz Award Calculator, this returns a value of around 2.57 cents/mile:

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Don’t forget:

  • Booking for this deal runs from August 1 to August 31, 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/KLM promos gives you 3 U.S. cities to choose from for booking 25,000 mile roundtrip flights to Europe–it’s really hard to beat this deal! Consider booking as multiple one-way flights to maximize stopover and open-jaws and consider stacking the promotions for better worldwide travel options outside of Europe.

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