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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards - Save 50% on economy and business class awards from Montreal to Europe, other Canadian cities see 25%


The newest set of Air France KLM's Promo Rewards are now listed on Air France's website however they won't be bookable until 6pm ET time tonight!  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! This month Montreal gets lucky with 50% off business and economy class tickets! Edmonton gets 25% off Business Class while Vancouver and Toronto get 25% off for Economy Class.

Offer details
February 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 Feb 28 for travel Apr 1 - May 31, 19
Edmonton - 25% off business class
Montreal  - 50% off business and economy class
Toronto - 25% off economy class
Vancouver - 25% off economy class

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

As we mentioned above you can book these just yet which also means we can't provide you with snap shots of availability like we usually do (we'll have a follow up post tomorrow for that) You'll have to wait until about 6pm tonight to see availability on the routes and to book them. The mileage amounts required will vary by the location you want to fly to,  for example you can usually fly to Brussels, Milan, Athens and other cities for even less than what is listed above for Amsterdam or Paris.

The Montreal offer is amazing no matter what city you pick whether it is 50,000 or 53,000 miles round trip for business class - and this is for Spring when the weather is nicer, the sun is out longer - a perfect time to visit Europe!

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 129,000 points will get you to 53,000 miles which is enough to cover the round trip Montreal to Europe flight in Business Class! Or just convert 60,000 to get the 25,000 miles which covers the round trip Montreal flights in Economy Class.

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. You would then ultimately be able to have 100,000 points not including what points are 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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