Thursday, September 6, 2018

Save 50% on Premium Economy award flights between Toronto and Europe with the latest Flying Blue Promo Rewards

The newest set of Air France KLM's Promo Rewards came out late last week and for this month we see only one Canadian city included. With promo awards the discount ranges from 25 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 however has no business class options, the only offer is Toronto to Europe at 50% off for Premium Economy.

Offer details
September 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 Sep  30 for travel Nov 1 - Dec 31 18
This month sees:
Toronto to Europe: 50% off Premium Economy on Air France

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

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

49,000 miles and 309.08EUR in fees and taxes for business class to go to Paris in Premium Economy. To buy the same flights you are looking at $1575.65:

If you subtract the taxes and fees from the above the 49,000 miles is being redeemed for a ticket value of about $1,100 Canadian.

But as we mentioned in last month's post there are other cities in Europe that price out with lower miles, for example Toronto to Milan in Premium Economy is only 42,500 miles:

There are many other possible options to check out if this works for you and as we mentioned in the earlier Miles & More discount award post is that 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 and you'll earn 5,000 bonus miles when you convert 60,000 points at a time. That means 120,000 points is all it would take to get the round trip flight to Paris with a few points to spare.

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.

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