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The Flying Blue promo rewards are up and running for September 2018, and if you are in New York and plan on visiting Europe, you are in luck. New York is the only US destination in this month's rewards. Promo rewards must be booked by September 30, 2018. The travel window for most of this month’s rewards is from November 1 through December 31, 2018.
Options For North America
New York is the big winner this month, with flights in Premium Economy discounted by 50%. Awards to and from Paris to New York start at 22,750 miles one-way, or 45,000 miles roundtrip.
Other Global Destinations
It comes as no surprise that there are some excellent opportunities for travel from Europe to other worldwide destinations. The class of travel varies for each destination. The following destinations all benefit from a 50% discount this month:
- Taipei in Premium Economy
- Beijing in Premium Economy
- Accra in Economy or Business
- Delhi in Premium Economy
- Havana in Premium Economy
- Panama City Premium Economy
- Beirut Premium Economy
Within Europe, several routes are discounted by 40%. Awards start from just 3,600 miles one-way.
How To Work Out The Cost Of Your Award
Flying Blue has developed an award calculator to indicate how many miles the award will cost. The calculator gives the standard pricing for the award, and then you will need to discount the figure by the percentage offered in the Flying Blue promo award. For instance, Paris to Washington with Air France will typically set you back 27,500 miles one-way in Economy. With a promo award discount of 50%, you would need 13,750 miles for a one-way award ticket in Economy.
Following from the changes made to Flying Blue Promo Awards in June 2018, you now cannot make connections and still benefit from the award, and you cannot use two promo award destinations and benefit from cumulative pricing.
Key Points To Remember
- Flights need to be booked by September 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
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.
This month’s promo rewards are disappointing if you don’t live in New York. Looking on the brighter side of things, if you do decide to take advantage of this month’s promo rewards you could look to schedule a weekend break in the Big Apple on either side of your trip.
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