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The Flying Blue Promo awards for August 2017 are now up and running. The monthly promo awards with Flying Blue can provide great value, offering discounts of up to 50% on award bookings. This month’s promotion is valid for bookings made between August 1, and August 31, 2017. The award bookings are in most cases valid for flights between October 1, and November 30, 2017. Although there are some minor variances with a few destinations only being valid in October, and a couple only valid in November; make sure to double check the valid travel dates for your destination before booking.
Limited Options for North America
With only one North American/US destination available, New York (JFK), the promo isn't the greatest. Especially since the only option is economy class awards, which will run you 18,750 miles one way or 37,500 miles round trip.
If you have other destinations in mind and are based in Europe, then there are some great discounts to be had with this month’s Flying Blue Promo awards. Some routes are discounted up to 50% off the required miles, while the majority of other routes are discounted by 25%. Some of the highlights that draw a 50% discount are as follows:
- Europe to Cayenne/ French Guiana
- Europe to Johannesburg/ South Africa (At only 75,000 miles in business class this is a great price)
- Europe to Accra/ Ghana
- Europe to Cotonou/ Benin
- Europe to Ho Chi Minh/ Vietnam
- Europe to Kuwait/Kuwait
- Europe to Dammam/ Saudi Arabia
Key Points to Remember
- Flights need to be booked by August 31, 2017
- Offer only valid on bookings made via KLM.com or AirFrance.com; phone bookings are not accepted
- Tickets cannot be changed, canceled, or refunded
- Tickets are sold as one-way or round-trip
Flying Blue Miles Transfer Partners
If you are short a few miles, Flying Blue has a well-developed partnership with all four major transferable point programs. You can transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Marriott Rewards.
The monthly Flying Blue promo awards can be a little hit and miss. The North American routes this month are a miss, especially if you are looking for premium cabin redemptions. On the other hand, if you are heading to the right destination and are based in Europe, there is still some great value to be had.
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