Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards Availability Update - Toronto to Europe for 90,000 miles or less in Business Class






At the end of April we brought you the details of Air France KLM's Promo Rewards for May and we promised to give you some examples of the offers once the were available for booking.

To recap, with promo rewards you get a discount on the number of miles required to redeem for flights with Flying Blue on Air France, KLM and sometimes their other partner airlines like Kenya Airways. The discount ranges from 20 to 50% off the regular amount of miles required to redeem for these flights. This month only one Canadian city is included and that is Toronto at 25% off business class.

Offer details
May 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 May 31  for travel Jul 1 – Aug 31, 19
This month's Canadian cities:
Toronto - 25% off business class

Here are the mileage requirements for flying from Toronto to Paris (the mileage amount will vary for other cities in Europe)



And an example of some of the business class availability from Montreal to Brussels:
 You can see lots of availability on the way out but on the return..... not as good:
Total miles and fees come to 79,500 miles and 452.37EUR - less than the 90,000 advertised!

There are also plenty of other options to choose from especially from Toronto to Europe (availability on the way back is not so good so you could look at doing this offer one way and then a different airline or redemption option on the way back) Here are just a couple of examples:

Toronto - Prague


Toronto - Zurich





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 a one way flight between Canada and Europe in Business Class!

If you don't have any Marriott Rewards Points you can always look at getting the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card to top off your account. Currently the card comes with a 60,000 point sign up bonus when you spend $1,500 on the card and then you could also grab the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card as it also has 60,000 point sign up bonus. You would then ultimately be able to have 120,000 points (50,000 miles) 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 Marriott card for yourself and one for your partner or spouse and you'll have a lot more points!

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