Up to 50% Off with Flying Blue October 2016 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.

Flying Blue has released it's October 2016 Promo Awards for Air France and KLM. This month includes a mix of economy and business class flights with a maximum 50% off award flights.

Bookings must be completed by the end of October 2016, with flights taken between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017. You’ll need to check the dates for each region as redemption windows vary.

Flying Blue Promo Awards October 2016

There's some top value for Intra-European flights with redemptions as low as 5,100 miles or 40% off the regular award price. And 50% discounts between Europe and the Caribbean opens up some great options for multi-city itineraries between Europe and the Americas.

All discounted flights between Europe and the U.S. are reduced by 25% and feature a bunch of business class options.

  • Atlanta – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1 – 31, 2016 (KLM)
  • Mexico – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1 – 31, 2016 (KLM)
  • Washington DC – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1 – 31, 2016 (KLM)
  • Detroit – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1 – 31, 2016 (Air France)
  • Chicago – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (KLM)
  • Houston – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (Air France)
  • New York JFK – Europe: 25% discount in business class for travel between December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (KLM)
  • Washington DC – Europe: 25% discount in economy class for travel between December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (Air France)

One-way economy fares at a 25% discount are reduced from 25,000 to 18,750 miles while business class fares have dropped from 62,500 to 46,875 miles. If you are looking to fly return, a roundtrip Promo Award will set you back 37,500 miles in economy and 93,750 miles in business class.

The Best Value Flying Blue Promo Awards For October 2016

The best value on offer from Flying Blue’s Promo Awards this month are between Europe and the Caribbean, with a mix of business, premium economy, and economy fares on offer at 50% off the standard award rate.

Flying Blue Promo Awards October 2016

Recent law changes allowing flights between the U.S. and Cuba opens up some interesting routing options with these discounts. Utilizing Promo Awards for between 25/50% discount on award tickets, you could fly a multi-city itinerary from the U.S. through Cuba, Europe, an Intra-European flight, and fly direct back to the U.S. using Flying Blue Promo Awards for 85% of the miles. (Complete list of Promo Awards on the October 2016 Promotion page)

Important Points To Remember

  • Book your flights by September 31, 2016, to receive the discounts.
  • You need to make your reservations through AirFrance.com or KLM.com; bookings cannot be made over the phone.
  • Promo Awards cannot be changed, canceled or refunded.
  • Flying Blue offers Promo Awards for both one-way and round-trip flights

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.

Final Thoughts

The monthly Promo Awards can be a touch hit and miss for high-value redemptions but this month has a few gems if you’re flying to the right destinations. Head over to Flying Blue and check out if you can put this month's Promo Awards to good use.

Up to 50% Off with Flying Blue October 2016 Promo Awards
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