Last seen in March, Air France KLM's Flying Blue is once again offering a bonus on buying their miles. Usually buying FB miles isn't a great proposition but if you can tie in buying them with one of their discounted promo awards offering up to 50% off award tickets you may just be able to out some value from this promotion. For us here in Canada, Montreal is 25% off in Business Class on KLM and we show an example below on how it can save some cash:
Up to 50% Bonus Miles when you buy Flying Blue Miles online. Full details Until Jun 17, 16
- 2,000 Award Miles – 10% bonus
- 4,000 to 8,000 Award Miles – 20% bonus
- 10,000 to 28,000 Award Miles – 30% bonus
- 30,000+ Award Miles – 50% bonus
Here is an example of how this can save you some money using the buy miles bonus combined with the promo awards:
Montreal to Amsterdam August 3-11 is 93,750 miles plus 421.66EUR To buy miles the closest option is 64,000 miles + 32,000 bonus for 96,000 miles for 1760EUR. Total cost to buy this business class ticket using the Buy Miles+Promo Awards is C$4004.57. The cost via buying miles and redeeming comes in around C$3,200. So you can save about 20% using the buy miles + promo awards route.