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This month's Flying Blue Promo Awards are up and running. Every month the promotion gives discounts of up to 50% on award bookings with Flying Blue. Bookings must be made by February 28, 2018. Travel dates for most routes in this month's promotion are April 1, through May 31, 2018.
Options For North America
This month the options are not particularly stellar, with only two destinations in the US and two in Canada. Options this month are for travel between Europe and Minneapolis and Houston, while in Canada the options are for travel from Europe to Edmonton and Toronto. All the options are discounted by 25%. Travel to Canada is in Business class and will set you back 46,875 miles one way or 93,750 miles round trip. Options to the US are in Economy and are 18,750 miles one way or 37,500 miles round trip. The only restriction for travel dates is to Edmonton, with travel being valid from April 1 to April 30, 2018.
Other Global Destinations
This month the options for global destinations are very limited, which comes as no surprise since the travel dates cover a busy holiday period. The only route discounted by 50% is from Europe to Cayenne, French Guiana. Not only are the discounts limited this month, but also the choice of destinations. South America, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent only have one route a piece, with discounts to Bogota, Accra, and Mumbai respectively, while the rest of the world only has a handful of routes.
Key Points To Remember
- Flights need to be booked by February 28, 2018
- Bookings only valid if made via KLM.com or AirFrance.com; phone bookings are not possible
- Tickets cannot be canceled, changed, or refunded
- Tickets are sold as one-way or roundtrip
Flying Blue Miles Transfer Partners
If you are short a few miles, Flying Blue has a well-developed partnership with all 4 major transferable point programs. You can always transfer points to hit the required mileage, and all the following programs transfer points at a ratio of 1:1:
Option 1: American Express Membership Rewards
You can transfer American Express Membership Rewards at a ratio of 1:1 and points typically transfer instantly. Transfer points earned from The Platinum Card® from American Express, your Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, or The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express.
Option 2: Chase Ultimate Rewards
Chase Ultimate Rewards can be transferred to Flying Blue miles at a ratio of 1:1; transfers are typically completed instantly. Points earned from your Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, are easily transferred to Flying Blue.
Option 3: Citi ThankYou Points
Citi ThankYou points can also be transferred to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1:1 and conveniently, points typically transfer instantly. If you have earned points from your Citi Prestige® Card, or Citi® ThankYou® Premier Card, you can move them over to hit the needed mileage.
Option 4: Starwood Preferred Guest
Flying Blue is also a transfer partner to SPG; Starpoints can be transferred including points earned from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. Remember SPG has a built-in transfer bonus, which gives you a 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer 20,000 SPG points, giving you an effective transfer ratio of 1:1.25. Transfers to Flying Blue typically take 1-2 business days.
This month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards have a couple of options for North America, thankfully, which is better than last month. Overall, nothing too exciting.
Source: Flying Blue Promo Awards
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