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When you check out this month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards, you will get a small surprise, since the site has had a complete redesign. The key change is that the routes are no longer subdivided by continental tabs, instead, the page shows all the promotional routes and you can filter by continent at the top right-hand corner. Apart from the redesign not much has changed, and you can still get discounts of up to 50% on award bookings with Flying Blue. This month, the bookings must be made by April 30, 2018. Travel dates for most routes in this month’s promotion are between June 1 and July 31, 2018.
Options For North America
We have seen some very poor choices for travel to North America in recent months, and this month is no exception. In fact, Flying Blue has taken it a step further, and there is not a single option for travel between Europe and North America which, when you consider the size of the transatlantic route network, is sad indeed.
Other Global Destinations
There is generally better choice on awards to global destinations from Europe, although since this month’s promo covers some of the peak summer holiday travel window, it comes as no surprise that the choices are relatively limited (35 in total), and there are very few routes discounted by 50%. Some of the routes on offer this month include:
- Europe to Mahe Island, Seychelles – 25% discount
- Europe to Singapore – 50% discount
- Europe to Bangkok – 50% discount
- Europe to Havana, Cuba- 25% and 50% depending on the class of travel
- Europe to Beirut, Lebanon – 50% discount
- Europe to Cairo, Egypt – 25% discount
- Europe to Dubai, UAE – 25% discount
Key Points To Remember
- Flights need to be booked by April 30, 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 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 sometimes, and this month it is definitely a miss. Even though the new design makes the site more attractive, the lack of options to North America is a real killjoy. However, with the travel period covering some of the summer, you've got potential to piggyback an inexpensive flight to Europe with one of these promo awards.
Source: Flying Blue Promo Awards
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