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A new month is upon us and the Flying Blue Promo awards for May are now live. The monthly promo awards from Flying Blue are a welcome regular discount of up to 50% on award bookings around the world. The May 2017 promote award bookings must be made from May 1, 2017, through May 31, 2017. The awards are generally valid for flights between August 1, and August 31, 2017. Although there are some minor date changes for a couple of destinations, so make sure to double check before booking.
Improved Options for North America
The April awards for the North American market were not enticing, however, the May options are somewhat improved with a couple of options on the East Coast (Boston and New York) as well as Mexico. All the awards are in Business Class and are discounted by 25%, Flights will set you back 46,875 miles one way or 93,750 miles round trip. There is an exception to the travel dates to and from Boston, with travel options available between July 1, and August 31, 2017. This is great news since it encompasses all the summer vacation period.
Similar to the awards in April, there are no discounted awards in economy, the only available discounts are for Business Class travel.
Other global destinations include:
- Europe to Havana/Cuba
- Europe to Santa Domingo/Dominican Republic
- Europe to Lagos/Nigeria
- Europe to Accra/Ghana
Most of these destinations are at a 25% discount, with hardly any deep 50% discounts available, the only destinations with a 50% discount is from Europe to Accra in Ghana.
Terms to Remember
- Flights must be booked by May 31, 2017
- Bookings must be made via KLM.com or AirFrance.com; you cannot make bookings on the phone
- You cannot change, cancel, or refund Promo Award Bookings
- You can purchase either one way or round trip options.
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 Flying Blue Promo awards can be a little hit and miss, although this month with some great travel dates over the summer, and if you are flying to the right destination, you can really take advantage of some great options.
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