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Monday, January 7, 2019

Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards - Save 25% on business class awards from Calgary or Toronto to Europe



The newest set of Air France KLM's Promo Rewards are out now and for this month we see two of five Canadian cities they serve on the list.  With promo awards the discount ranges from 20 to 50% off the regular amount of miles required to redeem for these flights. As you can see just by the discount this can be a very good offer if you get 50% off for Business Class! However this month there aren't any 50% off offers for us Canucks like we saw last month. All we get is 25% off business class tickets out of Calgary and Toronto which can still be a good deal for cities like Athens or Brussels!

Offer details
January Promo Rewards - Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. Full Details
Book by Jan 31 for travel Mar 1 - Apr 30, 19
Calgary  - 25% off business class
Toronto - 25% off business class

Here are the mileage requirements for flying from the two Canadian cities to Amsterdam and/or Paris (the mileage amount will vary for other destinations in Europe)

And an example of some of the availability from Toronto to Paris:
 and Paris to Toronto:

Here's what a round trip on the above route looks like:

 But there are better opportunities for less miles for the business class offer from Toronto (same goes for Calgary)

There are lots other possible options to check out to see if this works for you and if you don't have enough miles for a Promo Reward your best bet is to convert Marriott Rewards points to Flying Blue on a 3:1 basis. Remember you'll earn 5,000 bonus miles when you convert 60,000 points at a time (a total of 25,000 miles per 60,000 points) That means 120,000 points will get you to 50,000 miles which is enough to cover any of the above on a one way basis.

If you don't have any Marriott Rewards Points you can always look at getting the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to top off your account. Currently the card comes with a 50,000 point sign up bonus when you spend $1,500 on the card and then you could also grab The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express as it also has 50,000 point sign up bonus and then you would ultimately be able to have 100,000 points not including what is earned on spending. Of course timing of getting the card(s) now, spending and getting the points will likely not happen for this month but it sets you up for future offers.  Need to grab two tickets for an itinerary? You could choose to get one SPG card for yourself and one for your partner or spouse and you'll have a lot more points!

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