Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo: 50% off awards in November/December 2014
Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between November 1 – December 31, 2014.
For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:
Detroit-DTW to Europe—–
|USA||New York-JFK to Europe——||Economy||18,750||37,500|
|USA||Washington-IAD to Europe–||Prem Econ||18,750||37,500|
All destinations below. Note: Everything is to/from Europe.
|Africa||Cairo, Egypt||CAI||Economy||15,000||25% off|
|Africa||Cairo, Egypt||CAI||Prem Econ||30,000||25% off|
|Africa||Dakar, Senegal||DKR||Prem Econ||37,500||25% off|
|Africa||Kigali, Rwanda||KGL||Economy||12,500||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Bangkok, Thailand||BKK||Prem Econ||40,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Beijing, China||PEK||Economy||20,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Beijing, China||PEK||Business||75,000||25% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Chengdu, China||CTU||Business||50,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam||SGN||Prem Econ||40,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Guangzhou, China||CAN||Economy||20,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Hong Kong||HKG||Economy||30,000||25% off|
|Caribbean||Cayenne, French Guiana||CAY||Economy||22,500||25% off|
|Europe||Toulouse, France||TLS||Economy||7,500||25% off|
|Europe||Bremen, Germany||BRE||Business||22,500||25% off|
|Europe||Durham Tees Valley, UK||MME||Economy||7,500||25% off|
|Europe||Athens, Greence||ATH||Economy||11,250||25% off|
|Europe||Cologne, Germany||CGN||Economy||5,000||50% off|
|Europe||Geneva, Switzerland||GVA||Economy||7,500||25% off|
|Europe||Amsterdam <--> Marseille||AMS||Economy||7,500||25% off|
|Europe||Palma Mallorca <--> Zaragoza||PMI||Economy||7,500||25% off|
|Europe||St. Petersburg, Russia||LED||Economy||7,500||50% off|
|Europe||Marseille <--> Venice||VCE||Economy||9,375||25% off|
|Europe||Paris-Orly <--> Bordeaux||BOD||Economy||5,000||50% off|
|Europe||Paris-Orly <--> Toulouse||TLS||Economy||5,000||50% off|
|Middle East||Abu Dhabi, UAE||AUH||Economy||15,000||25% off|
|Middle East||Dubai, UAE||DXB||Economy||15,000||25% off|
|Middle East||Kuwait||KWI||Economy||10,000||50% off|
|North America||Mexico City, Mexico||MEX||Economy||18,750||25% off|
|South America||Santiago de Chile||SCL||Economy||20,000||50% off|
|South America||Panama City, Panama||PTY||Business||37,500||50% off|
|South America||Panama City, Panama||PTY||Prem Econ||30,000||50% off|
|South America||Bogota, Colombia||BOG||Prem Econ||35,000||50% off|
|South America||Madrid <--> Santa Cruz, Bolivia||VVI||Economy||20,000||50% off|
|South America||Madrid <--> Santa Cruz, Bolivia||VVI||Business||50,000||50% off|
|USA||New York-JFK||JFK||Economy||18,750||25% off|
|USA||Washington, D.C.||IAD||Prem Econ||25,000||50% 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 September 1 – 30, 2014
- Enjoy your savings!
This list has 3 options to take you from the U.S. to just about anywhere in Europe for a reduced amount. I would consider the Detroit-DTW to Europe flights to be a great deal at only 12,500 each way. The Washington-IAD deal gives you premium economy seating at a 50% reduction, costing only 25,000 miles each way and the New York-JFK discount is the least impressive at 18,750 miles one-way for an economy class award. However, even at only 25% off, the New York-JFK might make a lot of sense for some especially given that most US carriers charge 60k miles RT between Europe and this deal can be had for just 37.5k miles.
Here’s a sample booking from New York-JFK to Paris-CDG around the Thanksgiving holiday:
The return on this ticket isn’t great; it comes in around 1.67 cents/mile:
- Booking for this deal runs from September 1 to September 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 round of Air France/KML Flying Blue promos leaves us with just one city from the U.S. offering flights to Europe for 12,500 miles each way over the busy end-of-year holiday period. You should be able to squeeze 2.5+ cents/miles out of your points if leaving from Detroit-DTW; departures from New York-JFK might be a bit tougher to get a decent value.