Deal Blitz: 25-50% off Air France/KLM Flying Blue Awards in May/June 2014
Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between May 1 – June 30.
For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:
Dallas to Europe——————-
|USA||Miami to Europe——————-||Economy—–||18,750—–||37,500|
|USA||Washington, D.C. to Europe——||Economy—–||18,750—–||37,500|
All destinations below. Note: Everything is to/from Europe.
|Asia||Kuala Lumpur||60,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Pointe à Pitre||45,000||25% off|
|Caribbean||St. Maarten||45,000||25% off|
|Europe||Tenerife Sur||18,750||25% off|
|Europe||St. Petersburg||22,500||25% off|
|Europe||Tenerife Norte||18,750||25% off|
|Middle East||Dubai||30,000||50% off|
|Middle East||Doha||30,000||50% off|
|USA||Washington D.C.||37,500||25% off|
How to Get It
- Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards
- Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post
- Book between March 1 – 31, 2014.
- Enjoy your savings!
This round of award is pretty weak, but it sounds like Air France/KLM FlyingBlue is changing up the program a bit. They used to publish lists every 2 months, the booking period started immediately and would be valid for appx 2 months. The new plan is that they are publishing new lists every month but the available dates will be 2 months out for a period of 2 months. They promise “more availability” and a “great choice of routes”–we’ll have to wait and see on this one.
Typically, they would release ~40 cities with Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class seating options. The March 2014 round offers appx 25 cities with only Economy seating options. About 1/3 of those choices offer a 50% off option with the remaining 16 cities at only a 25% discount.
US to Europe awards are generally 50k in Economy, the best they’re offering this round is Economy for 25% off. The kicker, however, is that you’ll still be responsible for fuel surcharges. This comes out to appx $268 for a roundtrip from Washingtion-IAD to Paris-CDG. So, total, you’d be looking at 37.5k miles + $268.10 in surcharges/taxes:
I’m actually pretty surprised at how good the availability is on the routes:
- “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: FlyingBlue has revamped the program and, overall, we really like what we see. Being able to fly from the U.S. to Europe for 37,500 miles in the summer is a steal these days and yields 3+ cents/mile–availability is better than normal, too. Keep up the good work, FlyingBlue!