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Each month brings with it new Flying Blue Promo Awards, during which you can book certain routes using Flying Blue miles at a discount that range up to 50%. Because Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program of both Air France and KLM, you can expect to see discount flights on both of these airlines.
How Flying Blue Promo Awards Work
- Book your award flight online with Air France or KLM (phone bookings don’t qualify for the discount).
- These sale fares are only available during December 2016, so book by the end of the month to take advantage of them.
- Flying Blue Promo Awards are nonrefundable and cannot be changed. As usual, you’ll still need to pay taxes, fees, and surcharges.
What Are The Promo Awards for December 2016
This month’s sale is disappointing for anyone in North America. Last month, there were sales to/from 13 North American locations; this month, there are only two. Both of these only qualify for a 25% discount, so quality doesn’t make up for the lack of quantity. Neither is in the United States; you’d need to leave from Mexico or Toronto, Canada to take advantage of this month’s sales from North America.
On the European side, though, things are a bit brighter. Standouts include 50% discounts on economy flights from Europe to Aruba and Bonaire, for a total of 12,500 miles each way or 25,000 round trip.
December 2016 Flying Blue Promo Awards to/from North America
Economy Class (discounted 25% to 18,750 miles one way, or 37,500 miles round trip):
- Mexico – Europe (Air France) for travel dates from March 3, 2017, through March 31, 2017.
Business Class (discounted 25% to 46,875 miles one way, or 93,750 miles round trip):
- Toronto – Europe (Air France) for travel dates from February 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017.
December 2016 Flying Blue Promo Awards to/from Europe
Many intra-European flights are discounted 20% for Economy this month, including the following locations:
- Perpignan (to/from Paris-Orly only)
Europe to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean (and vice versa) comes with some great deals this month. Several are for 50% off in Economy, bringing them to 12,500 to 15,000 miles each way. These include:
Europe to and from Africa also includes some decent sales this month, with Accra and Ouagadougou both available for 50% off in Economy, bringing the one-way total to 12,500.
Flights between Europe and the Middle East, as well as Asia Pacific, are minimal this month compared to previous promos. For complete details of everything available take a look at this month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards.
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