Save up to 50% with Flying Blue May 2017 Promo Awards

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This promotion has ended, however, you can check out the Current Flying Blue Promo Rewards or see our guide on which points transfer to Flying Blue.

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.

Flying Blue New Promo Awards available every month

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.

Flying Blue Promo Awards May 2017 North America

Similar to the awards in April, there are no discounted awards in economy, the only available discounts are for Business Class travel.

Other Destinations

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 or; 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.

Our Take

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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  • It’s great that Flying Blue has so many possible transfer partners — this comes in handy to take advantage of any interesting Promo Awards.

  • It would be great if the NYC award went into July and covered more than Paris. Oh well, enjoy, Bostonians.

  • Adam Parsons says:

    There always been some great sweet spots for redeeming flying blue, to have this offer also is outstanding. Book before they all get snapped Up!

  • Very helpful hints for the SPG transfer, thanks!

  • I find the Flying Blue promo quite good.
    If you find your destination is in the list it is very good for you.
    Moreover, it is a quite simple promo: very straightforward to take advantage of it.
    The only remark is that the reduction was usually 50% and now it is just 25%.

  • The_Bouncer says:

    I have to say I’m not impressed with this list. Tge 50% discounts are getting scarcer all the time.

  • Looks like some good options for redeeming Flying Blue Miles.

  • Binita Patel says:

    Good list of all the transfer opportunities to Flying blue!

  • Strange that there are no Middle East promotions, as it is normally a low season [with very high temperatures].

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