Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo: 50% off awards in October/November 2014
Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between October 1 – November 30, 2014.
For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:
Chicago-ORD to Europe—–
|USA||Houston-IAH to Europe——||Economy||12,500||25,000|
|USA||Washington-IAD to Europe–||Economy||12,500||25,000|
All destinations below. Note: Everything is to/from Europe.
|Africa||Cairo, Egypt||CAI||Business||25000||50000||50% off|
|Africa||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||DAR||Economy||12500||25000||50% off|
|Africa||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||DAR||Business||31250||62500||50% off|
|Africa||Kilimanjaro, Tanzania||JRO||Economy||12500||25000||50% off|
|Africa||Kilimanjaro, Tanzania||JRO||Business||31250||62500||50% off|
|Africa||Nairobi, Kenya||NBO||Economy||12500||25000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Chengdu, China||CTU||Economy||30000||60000||25% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Hangzhou, China||HGH||Business||75000||150000||25% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Jakarta, Indonesia||CGK||Economy||20000||40000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Xiamen, China||XMN||Economy||30000||60000||25% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Xiamen, China||XMN||Business||75000||150000||25% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Wuhan, China||WUH||Economy||30000||60000||25% off|
|Caribbean||Cancun, Mexico||CUN||Prem Econ||25000||50000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Fort de France, Martinique||FDF||Economy||22500||45000||25% off|
|Caribbean||St. Maarten||SXM||Economy||22500||45000||25% off|
|Europe||Billund, Denmark||BLL||Economy||9375||18750||25% off|
|Europe||Istanbul, Turkey||IST||Economy||11250||22500||25% off|
|Europe||Moscow, Russia||DME||Economy||11250||22500||25% off|
|Europe||Sofia, Bulgaria||SOF||Economy||11250||22500||25% off|
|Europe||Nice <--> Strasbourg||NCE||Economy||5000||10000||50% off|
|Europe||Montpellier <--> Paris-Orly||ORY||Economy||5000||10000||50% off|
|Europe||Toulouse <--> Lyon||TLS||Economy||5000||10000||50% off|
|Europe||Madrid <--> Alicante||MAD||Economy||7500||15000||50% off|
|Europe||Palma Mallorca <--> Alicante||PMI||Economy||7500||15000||50% off|
|Middle East||Djibouti||JIB||Economy||10000||20000||50% off|
|Middle East||Doha, Qatar||DOH||Economy||10000||20000||50% off|
|Middle East||Muscat, Oman||MCT||Economy||10000||20000||50% off|
|Middle East||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||RUH||Economy||10000||20000||50% off|
|South America||São Paulo, Brazil||GRU||Economy||30000||60000||25% off|
|South America||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||GIG||Economy||30000||60000||25% off|
|South America||Brasilia, Brazil||BSB||Economy||20000||40000||50% off|
|South America||Lima, Peru||LIM||Prem Econ||35000||70000||50% off|
|South America||Madrid <--> Buenos Aires||EZE||Economy||20000||40000||50% off|
|South America||Madrid <--> Buenos Aires||EZE||Business||50000||100000||50% off|
|USA||Chicago, Illinois||ORD||Economy||12500||25000||50% off|
|USA||Houston, Texas||IAH||Economy||12500||25000||50% off|
|USA||Washington, D.C.||IAD||Economy||12500||25000||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 August 1 – 31, 2014.
- Enjoy your savings!
This list has 3 great options to take you from the U.S. to just about anywhere in Europe for 12,500 miles each way.
Here’s an example flight from Washington, D.C.-IAD to Athens, Greece-ATH:
Booking this 6-day visit to Athens, Greece in KLM/Air France economy class will only cost you 25,000 + $317 in taxes/fuel surcharge. Using the handy Weekend Blitz Award Calculator, we know that this yields a return of 1.71 cents/point on your FlyingBlue/AMEX points. This isn’t phenomenal but isn’t terrible either.
You could also stack 2 of the promo awards and book a flight from Washington, D.C., Houston, or Chicago to Singapore-SIN, with a few stops in Europe:
Oct 6: Fly Washington-IAD to Munich-MUC, stay for 2 nights
Oct 9: Fly Munich-MUC to Singapore-SIN, stay for 6 nights
Oct 16: Fly Singapore-SIN to Amsterdam-AMS, stay for 3 nights
Oct 20: Fly Amsterdam-AMS to Washington-IAD
This scenario stacks the 12,500 one-way from the U.S. to Europe and the 20,000 one-way from Europe to Singapore.
You could accomplish this by booking 4x one-way flights, which would allow you to have the multiple stopovers in Europe and a weekend in Singapore. With the promo awards, the total for this trip would be appx 65,000 miles + $600.48 in taxes/surcharges. The cheapest you could book this same itinerary in dollars is around $3,100:
Using the Weekend Blitz Award Calculator, this returns a value of around 2.57 cents/mile:
- Booking for this deal runs from August 1 to August 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 Air France/KLM promos gives you 3 U.S. cities to choose from for booking 25,000 mile roundtrip flights to Europe–it’s really hard to beat this deal! Consider booking as multiple one-way flights to maximize stopover and open-jaws and consider stacking the promotions for better worldwide travel options outside of Europe.