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Air France/KLM Flying Blue 50% off Promo Awards in December 2014/January 2015

by jeffreyOctober 1, 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 December 2015 through January 2015:

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The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015.

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

REGION—-
USA
CITY————————-
Boston-BOS to Europe——–
CABIN—–
Business—
1-way—
46,875—
Round-trip
93,750—–
USA Chicago-ORD to Europe—— Economy— 18,750— 37,500—–
USA Houston-IAH to Europe——- Economy— 18,750— 37,500—–
USA Houston-IAH to Europe——- Prem Econ- 37,500— 75,000—–
USA Miami-MIA to Europe——— Business— 46,875— 93,750—–
USA Washington-IAD to Europe— Economy— 18,750— 37,500—–

 

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

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabin1-wayRound-tripDiscount
AfricaAbidjan, Côte d’IvoireABJEconomy18,75037,50025% off
AfricaEntebbe, UgandaEBBBusiness46,87593,75025% off
AfricaKilimanjaro, TanzaniaJROEconomy18,75037,50025% off
Asia-PacificChengdu, ChinaCTUEconomy20,00040,00050% off
Asia-PacificDelhi, IndiaDELBusiness37,50075,00050% off
Asia-PacificFukuoka, JapanFUKEconomy20,00040,00050% off
Asia-PacificFukuoka, JapanFUKBusiness50,000100,00050% off
Asia-PacificHangzhou, ChinaHGHEconomy20,00040,00050% off
Asia-PacificHo Chi Minh, VietnamSGNBusiness50,000100,00050% off
Asia-PacificOsaka, JapanKIXEconomy20,00040,00050% off
Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ40,00080,00050% off
Asia-PacificTokyo, JapanNRTBusiness50,000100,00050% off
Asia-PacificXiamen, ChinaXMNEconomy20,00040,00050% off
Asia-PacificWuhan, ChinaWUHEconomy20,00040,00050% off
CaribbeanFort-de-France, MartiniqueFDFPrem Econ45,00090,00025% off
CaribbeanParamaribo, SurinamePBMBusiness46,87593,75025% off
CaribbeanPointe à Pitre, GuadeloupePTPPrem Econ45,00090,00025% off
EuropeAlgiers, AlgeriaALGEconomy7,50015,00050% off
EuropeBasel-Mulhouse, FranceBSLEconomy7,50015,00025% off
EuropeBillund, DenmarkBLLEconomy9,37518,75025% off
EuropeLondon Heathrow, UKLHREconomy7,50015,00025% off
EuropeTenerife, SpainTFSEconomy9,37518,75025% off
EuropeMoscow, RussiaDMEEconomy7,50015,00050% off
EuropeNuremberg, GermanyNUEEconomy5,00010,00050% off
EuropeNuremberg, GermanyNUEBusiness22,50045,00025% off
EuropeParis-Orly <--> BiarritzBIQEconomy5,00010,00050% off
Middle EastAlmaty, KazakhstanALAEconomy15,00030,00025% off
Middle EastBahrainBAHEconomy15,00030,00025% off
Middle EastRiyadh, Saudi ArabiaRUHEconomy15,00030,00025% off
South AmericaLima, PeruLIMBusiness43,75087,50050% off
South AmericaMadrid, Spain <--> Lima, PeruMADEconomy17,50035,00050% off
South AmericaMadrid, Spain <--> Lima, PeruLIMBusiness43,75087,50050% off
South AmericaQuito, EcuadorUIOBusiness43,75087,50050% off
USABostonBOSBusiness46,87593,75025% off
USAChicagoORDEconomy18,75037,50025% off
USAHoustonIAHEconomy18,75037,50025% off
USAHoustonIAHPrem Econ37,50075,00025% off
USAMiamiMIABusiness46,87593,75025% off
USAWashington, D.C.IADEconomy18,75037,50025% 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 October 1 – 31, 2014
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Analysis

While this list serves 5 cities in the U.S., the max discount you’ll get is 25% off which will give you a 1-way economy class ticket for 18,750 miles to anywhere in Europe–nothing to turn your nose up at but nothing extremely exciting either. The best savings on this list is to/from Asia with a lot of cities being offered at 50% off.

Here’s an example flight from Washington, DC-IAD to Amsterdam-AMS over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday:

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Total = 37,500 FlyingBlue miles + $223.37 in taxes/surcharges

Price if you bought the same ticket with cash

Price if you bought the same ticket with cash

Booking this 17-day visit to Amsterdam-AMS l in KLM/Air France economy class will only cost you 37,500 + $223 in taxes/fuel surcharge. This yields a return of (using the handy Weekend Blitz Award Calculator):

This yields a return of 2.15 cents/mile. Is it worth using miles for this redemption? I certainly would. A return of 2+ cents/mile for AMEX points (which I would transfer to FlyingBlue) is worth it in my book.

This yields a return of 2.15 cents/mile. Is it worth using miles for this redemption? I certainly would. A return of 2+ cents/mile for AMEX points (which I would transfer to FlyingBlue) is worth it in my book.

Don’t forget: 

  • Booking for this deal runs from October 1 to October 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 Flying Blue Promo awards is sort of weak, with a max discount of 25% off to/from the U.S. Still, it might give you some decent savings for travel to Europe over Christmas or New Year’s when fares are higher than normal.

Featured image source:
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License   by  caribb 

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