Deal Blitz: 50% off Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards in July/August 2014
Note: 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:
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:
Dallas to Europe——————-
|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.
|Africa||Cairo, Egypt||CAI||Business||50,000||50% off|
|Africa||Harare, Zimbabwe||HRE||Business||112,500||25% off|
|Africa||Lagos, Nigeria||LOS||Business||93,750||25% off|
|Africa||Lusaka, Zambia||LUN||Business||93,750||25% off|
|Africa||Nouakchott, Mauritania||NKC||Business||62,500||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Beijing, China||PEK||Business||100,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Chengdu, China||CTU||Business||100,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Hangzhou, China||HGH||Business||100,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Hong Kong||HKG||Business||100,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Jakarta, Indonesia||CGK||Prem Econ||80,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||KUL||Prem Econ||80,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Singapore||SIN||Prem Econ||80,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Taipei, Taiwan||TPE||Business||100,000||50% off|
|Asia-Pacific||Xiamen, China||XMN||Business||100,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Cayenne, French Guiana||CAY||Business||75,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe||PTP||Business||75,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||PUJ||Prem Econ||60,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Saint Denis, Réunion||RUN||Prem Econ||60,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||St. Maarten||SXM||Business||75,000||50% off|
|Caribbean||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||SDQ||Prem Econ||60,000||50% off|
|Central America||Guayaquil, Ecuador||GYE||Business||131,250||25% off|
|Central America||Bogota, Colombia||BOG||Business||131,250||25% off|
|Central America||Quito, Ecuador||UIO||Business||131,250||25% off|
|Central America||Panama City, Panama||PTY||Business||112,500||25% off|
|Central America||Panama City, Panama||PTY||Prem Econ||60,000||50% off|
|Europe||Bremen, Germany||BRE||Business||45,000||25% off|
|Europe||Dusseldorf, Germany||DUS||Business||45,000||25% off|
|Europe||Edinburgh, Scotland||EDI||Business||45,000||25% off|
|Europe||Kiev, Ukraine||IEV||Business||45,000||50% off|
|Europe||Madrid <--> Valencia||MAD||Economy||15,000||25% off|
|Europe||Madrid <--> Valencia||MAD||Business||45,000||50% off|
|Europe||Oslo, Norway||OSL||Business||56,250||50% off|
|Europe||Palma Mallorca <--> Valencia||PMI||Economy||15,000||25% off|
|Europe||Palma Mallorca <--> Valencia||PMI||Business||45,000||50% off|
|Europe||Stockholm, Sweden||ARN||Business||56,250||50% off|
|Europe||Bordeaux <--> Marseille||BOD||Economy||10,000||50% off|
|Europe||Bordeaux <--> Paris-ORY||BOD||Economy||10,000||50% off|
|Middle East||Amman, Jordan||AMM||Business||50,000||50% off|
|Middle East||Beirut, Lebanon||BEY||Business||50,000||50% off|
|Middle East||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||RUH||Prem Econ||40,000||50% off|
|USA||Minneapolis||MSP||Prem Econ||84,375||25% off|
|USA||Washington, D.C.||IAD||Business||62,500||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 May 1 – 30, 2014.
- Enjoy your savings!
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:
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):
- 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.