Flying Blue Promo Awards – Link
Flying Blue is the joint awards program of KLM, Air France and Air Europa.
With “Promo Awards” you get 25%-50% off the normal award redemption rates.
These promos run all year long, but the gateway cities generally change every 2 months. The discounted awards are from/to various locations from all around the world. For example From North America to South America, From Israel To Europe, From Europe to Africa etc; so be sure to look around as you can find many deals.
Booking dates for this promo are: August 1st, 2014 – August 31, 2014
Valid travel dates for this promo from Washington D.C.and Houston are: – October 1st 2014 – November 30, 2014 and from Chicago: November 1st – November 31, 2014
Click here for the promo award chart.
Using Promo Awards, you can get award tickets from North America to Europe and Israel for as low as 12,500 miles each way or 25,000 miles round-trip in coach class. Flying Blue treats Israel as Europe, which means you’ll need just 25,000 miles or 37,500 miles respectively for a round-trip ticket + the fuel charges, which should be roughly about $300 or less.
Normally, Flying Blue charges 50,000 miles round-trip in coach to Israel.
There are also discounted business class tickets available to Israel, Europe etc; through “Promo Awards”.
Award tickets to Israel currently discounted by 50%, which is 25,000 miles round-trip or 12,500 one way + the fuel charges, include Chicago – TLV, Washington D.C. – TLV, and Houston – TLV.
Flying Blue allows for one way award redemption’s for half the price of a round-trip, so if you can’t find a return flight available for a reward redemption, you can just book a one way with miles.
These awards are all subject to availability and not all dates will be available. If you are planning on booking a ticket, you may want to do so before award availability gets snatched up.
Flying Blue is an instant 1:1 transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, and a 1:1 transfer of SPG or if you transfer 20,000 SPG points you’ll get a 25% bonus netting you 25,000 miles – enough for a round-trip ticket.
You can also use Hyatt points as a transfer option to Flying Blue. You can transfer UR points from your Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink cards to Hyatt, and then from Hyatt to Flying Blue. Though it’s probably not worth it, as it’ll be at a bad ratio, as Hyatt transfers to Flying Blue at a rate of 1,250 Hyatt points to just 500 Flying Blue miles.