Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Air France KLM Flying Blue: Up to a 50% Bonus when you buy miles & how it can save you some $$$ flying out of Montreal

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:

Offer Details
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
During this limited-time offer, you can earn up to a maximum bonus of 50,000 Award Miles. Ivory members can purchase a yearly maximum of 75,000 Award Miles, while Elite members can buy an unlimited number of Award Miles.

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.

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