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Deal Blitz: 50% off Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards in July/August 2014

by jeffreyMay 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 that normal in July & August 2014:

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The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between July 1 – August 31.

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

REGION—-
USA
CITY——————————–
Dallas to Europe——————-
CABIN——-
Business—–
1-way—–
31,250—–
Round-trip
62,500
USA Washington, D.C. to Europe——- Business—– 31,250—– 62,500
USA Chicago to Europe——————- Business—– 46,875—- 93,750
USA Minneapolis to Europe————— Prem Econ— 42,187—- 84,375

 

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

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount
AfricaCairo, EgyptCAIBusiness50,00050% off
AfricaHarare, ZimbabweHREBusiness112,50025% off
AfricaLagos, NigeriaLOSBusiness93,75025% off
AfricaLusaka, ZambiaLUNBusiness93,75025% off
AfricaNouakchott, MauritaniaNKCBusiness62,50050% off
Asia-PacificBeijing, ChinaPEKBusiness100,00050% off
Asia-PacificChengdu, ChinaCTUBusiness100,00050% off
Asia-PacificHangzhou, ChinaHGHBusiness100,00050% off
Asia-PacificHong KongHKGBusiness100,00050% off
Asia-PacificJakarta, IndonesiaCGKPrem Econ80,00050% off
Asia-PacificKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKULPrem Econ80,00050% off
Asia-PacificSingaporeSINPrem Econ80,00050% off
Asia-PacificTaipei, TaiwanTPEBusiness100,00050% off
Asia-PacificXiamen, ChinaXMNBusiness100,00050% off
CanadaMontrealYULBusiness93,75025% off
CanadaTorontoYYZBusiness93,75025% off
CaribbeanCayenne, French GuianaCAYBusiness75,00050% off
CaribbeanPointe à Pitre, GuadeloupePTPBusiness75,00050% off
CaribbeanPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicPUJPrem Econ60,00050% off
CaribbeanSaint Denis, RéunionRUNPrem Econ60,00050% off
CaribbeanSt. MaartenSXMBusiness75,00050% off
CaribbeanSanto Domingo, Dominican RepublicSDQPrem Econ60,00050% off
Central AmericaGuayaquil, EcuadorGYEBusiness131,25025% off
Central AmericaBogota, ColombiaBOGBusiness131,25025% off
Central AmericaQuito, EcuadorUIOBusiness131,25025% off
Central AmericaPanama City, PanamaPTYBusiness112,50025% off
Central AmericaPanama City, PanamaPTYPrem Econ60,00050% off
EuropeBremen, GermanyBREBusiness45,00025% off
EuropeDusseldorf, GermanyDUSBusiness45,00025% off
EuropeEdinburgh, ScotlandEDIBusiness45,00025% off
EuropeKiev, UkraineIEVBusiness45,00050% off
EuropeMadrid <--> ValenciaMADEconomy15,00025% off
EuropeMadrid <--> ValenciaMADBusiness45,00050% off
EuropeOslo, NorwayOSLBusiness56,25050% off
EuropePalma Mallorca <--> ValenciaPMIEconomy15,00025% off
EuropePalma Mallorca <--> ValenciaPMIBusiness45,00050% off
EuropeStockholm, SwedenARNBusiness56,25050% off
EuropeBordeaux <--> MarseilleBODEconomy10,00050% off
EuropeBordeaux <--> Paris-ORYBODEconomy10,00050% off
Middle EastAmman, JordanAMMBusiness50,00050% off
Middle EastBeirut, LebanonBEYBusiness50,00050% off
Middle EastRiyadh, Saudi ArabiaRUHPrem Econ40,00050% off
USAChicagoORDBusiness93,75025% off
USADallasDFWBusiness62,50050% off
USAMinneapolisMSPPrem Econ84,37525% off
USAWashington, D.C.IADBusiness62,50050% 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 May 1 – 30, 2014.
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Analysis

This is the now the 3rd round of Air France/KLM FlyingBlue’s new program for promo awards. 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 “greater choice of routes”–and this current list is looking pretty good and backs up this claim. The first few rounds were pretty weak with only 15-25 cities and only economy award space available. This round has nearly 50 destinations and tons of 50% off business class award space!

Here’s an example flight from Washington, D.C.-IAD to St. Petersberg, Russia-LED in August:

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Availability is amazing!

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Booking this 10-day visit to Russia in Air France Business class will only cost you 62,500 + $677 in taxes/fuel surcharge. This yields a return of (using the handy Weekend Blitz Award Calculator):

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4.41 cents/mile = a GREAT return on FlyingBlue/AMEX points

Don’t forget: 

  • Booking for this deal runs from May 1 to May 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 has been the best promo list we’ve seen since FlyingBlue revamped their program a few months ago. The availability from the U.S. to Europe is amazing and is a steal at 62,500 miles for a business class seat. Just don’t forget that you’ll be responsible for paying around ~$650 cash to cover the fuel surcharges.

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