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Flying Blue — the award program shared between Air France, KLM, Aircalin, Transavia, and TAROM — is offering members the ability to “multiply your miles.” This offer lets members multiply their recent earnings by up to 12x. However, there are numerous restrictions to navigate on what miles you can multiply, limits, and who is eligible.
Not everyone will be able to participate, but Flying Blue fans should check their eligibility and see what offers are available. You may be able to stock up on Flying Blue miles at a cheap rate. Here are the details of this current offer to multiply your Flying Blue miles.
Flying Blue “Multiply Your Miles” Promotion Details
I received an email from Flying Blue announcing the “Multiply Your Miles” offer. However, you can access this offer even if you didn't receive the email. First, log into your Flying Blue account, then click on the section titled “Accelerate Miles.”
My offer states that I can multiply my recently-earned miles from last month by 2X, 4X, 6X, or 12X. However, it applies only to miles earned in the previous calendar month, meaning October 2023.
- Flying Blue buy/gift points terms apply.
- No end date is listed.
- Your offer may vary. Access the Multiply Your Miles space within your Flying Blue account via this link.
- Prices include all applicable fees. GST/HST/QST is charged to Canadian residents.
- Limits exist. Those without elite status can receive up to 100,000 miles across accelerate and buy miles promotions.
- Those with elite status can receive up to 300,000 bonus miles per transaction and up to 999,999,999 bonus miles annually from buying or multiplying miles.
- Options are to multiply miles by 2x, 4x, 6x, or 12x.
- Bonus miles don't count toward elite status.
- Miles are sold by points.com.
- Miles will be deposited within 72 hours.
- You have the right to cancel your purchase of miles within 14 days.
- Miles available for multiplying are only those within the previous calendar month, and you can only accelerate your miles once per month.
Since you can only multiply your miles earned in the previous calendar month, I was surprised to see that I was eligible.
My earnings in October 2023
My only earnings last month were from a short flight on KLM from Singapore (SIN) to Bali (DPS). I earned 505 miles and 5XP for this economy flight:
In the past, Flying Blue has surprised me with eligibility to multiply miles. Previous iterations have allowed me to multiply the anniversary bonus from holding the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard® and miles transferred to my account from Chase Ultimate Rewards, as well as paying for a preferred seat on an award redemption.
Options to multiply Flying Blue miles include 2x, 4x, 6x, and 12x, available on my 505 miles earned last month. Multiplying at 2x would cost roughly 1.96¢ per mile. That's not good.
Multiplying at 12x provides the same price: 1.96¢ per mile.
Previous offers to multiply my recent Flying Blue earnings provided bonuses or discounts when I chose higher multipliers. That's not the case this month. Regardless of the offer, the price remains 1.96¢ per mile, which isn't great. Offers may vary, however, so it's worth checking your account to see what your offers are, how many miles you can multiply, and what price Flying Blue will charge you for it.
If you want to check whether you're eligible for this offer, you can go to this link or find the option for “Accelerate Miles” under the “Manage My Miles” section of your Flying Blue account. Unfortunately, other AwardWallet writers received a “not eligible” error message when trying to check their eligibility.
Is This a Good Deal?
We don't recommend buying miles speculatively, so let's start by saying “It's a good deal only if you have a plan for using these miles.” Second, it's a good deal if you can buy miles cheaply and then redeem them at high values. You can find some good ideas in our list of Air France–KLM Flying Blue sweet spots.
However, we have to point out that this isn't that great of a deal. Why? There are obviously the transaction/yearly limits and the fact we've seen better prices in the past. The most recent offer to buy Flying Blue miles with a bonus had a price point of 1.53¢ per mile. That's much better than the current price to multiply Flying Blue miles.
If you're a little bit short on miles for an upcoming award redemption, this can be a good deal; you could buy in small increments. Conversely, if you were considering buying a ticket with cash, this can be a good deal if you'll spend less money buying the miles for an award than you would spend buying the ticket in cash. It also could be a good option if you've exhausted other sources for Flying Blue miles and know you'll redeem them at a higher value than what you pay here.
Other Ways to Get Flying Blue Miles
If you're a little bit short on miles, you should also remember that Flying Blue has a ton of transfer partners:
Many of these process immediately, with transfer times based on AwardWallet user data.
Another option for earning Flying Blue miles comes from daily spending or a sign-up bonus on the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard®, issued by Bank of America in the U.S. Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 60 XP after you make $2,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
We've seen several airlines offering new and varied promotions in recent years, and the ability to multiply your Flying Blue miles with a bonus is just one such offer.
On the surface, it looks very interesting. The concept seems compelling, but the math isn't outstanding. There are other ways to get Flying Blue miles, and some of those are cheaper. However, this promotion can make sense in certain situations. Make sure to do the math before you buy — especially if your offer is only for the lower tiers or high cost per mile.
Do you have the option to multiply your miles? What price points are you seeing? Let us know in the comments.
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