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Deal Blitz: 50% off Air France/KLM Flying Blue Awards in Jan/Feb 2014

by jeffreyJanuary 3, 2014

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s Fall promo where Air France/KLM awards are 50% off in January & February 2014:

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The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between Jan 1 – Feb 28.

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

REGION
USA
CITY
Atlanta
CABIN
Business
1-way
46,875
Round-trip
93.750
USA Boston Economy 18,750 37,500
Canada Montreal Business 31,250 62,500
Canada Toronto Business 31,250 62,500
Canada Vancouver Economy 18,750 37,500

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

RegionEurope to/fromCabin1-wayRound-trip
AfricaBrazzavilleBusiness3125062500
AfricaCairoPrem Econ2000040000
AfricaDoualaBusiness3125062500
AfricaJohannesburgPrem Econ4500090000
AfricaLagosEconomy1000020000
AfricaN'DjamenaBusiness3125062500
AsiaBeijingBusiness50000100000
AsiaBengaluruPrem Econ4500090000
AsiaBengaluruEconomy2250045000
AsiaDelhiPrem Econ4500090000
AsiaDelhiEconomy2250045000
AsiaGuangzhouBusiness50000100000
AsiaGuangzhouPrem Econ4000080000
AsiaTokyoBusiness50000100000
AsiaWuhanBusiness50000100000
AsiaWuhanPrem Econ4000080000
CaribbeanHavanaPrem Econ3000060000
CaribbeanPunta CanaBusiness3750075000
CaribbeanSanto DomingoBusiness3750075000
EuropeBerlinEconomy750015000
EuropeBirminghamBusiness1500030000
EuropeLondon HeathrowEconomy500010000
EuropeOsloEconomy937518750
EuropePragueEconomy1125022500
EuropeNiceEconomy500010000
EuropeLilleEconomy500010000
EuropeNantesEconomy500010000
EuropeToulonEconomy500010000
EuropeToulouseEconomy500010000
Middle EastBahrainEconomy1500030000
Middle EastBeirutPrem Econ2000040000
Middle EastDubaiBusiness3750075000
Middle EastMuscatEconomy1000020000
Middle EastRiyadhPrem Econ2000040000
Middle EastRiyadhBusiness2500050000
S. AmericaLimaBusiness65625131250
S. AmericaLimaBusiness4375087500
S. AmericaSao PauloEconomy2000040000
S. AmericaSao PauloBusiness75000150000
S. AmericaPanama CityEconomy2250045000
USAAtlantaBusiness4687593750
USABostonEconomy1875037500
CanadaMontrealBusiness3125062500
CanadaTorontoBusiness3125062500
CanadaVancouverEconomy1875037500

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 Dec 30, 2o13 – Feb 26, 2014.
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Analysis

US to Europe awards are generally 50k in Economy and 125k for Business, making the ones listed above between 25% and 50% off. The kicker, however, is that you’ll still be responsible for fuel surcharges. This would be appx $264.94 for a roundtrip from Boston-ORD to Paris-CDG. So total you’d be looking at 37.5k miles + $264.94 in surcharges/taxes:

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Example Boston-BOS to Paris-CDG award

What the flight would cost in $

What the flight would cost in $

Miles stretch analysis

Miles stretch analysis

A similar calculation on a business class (65k miles at promo rate) fare from Montreal-YUL-CDG, taxes/fuel is appx $687.25:

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The good new is that there’s still pretty good availability on the routes:

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Don’t forget: 

  • “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: You can find some good value in your Flying Blue points during this promo (don’t forget you can transfer from AMEX–> Flying Blue), but hefty fuel surcharges might make some routes a deal breaker, especially for economy (only 1.89 cent/mile). Business class (5.5+ cents/mile) or intra-Europe awards are a better value at the promo rates.

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