Thursday, February 28, 2019

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

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 all of the Canadian cities are at 25% off for Business Class. Those cities are Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.  Even at 25% off this is a pretty good deal considering May and June are great times to visit Europe before the major summer rush!

Offer details
March 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 Mar 31  for travel May 1 - Jun, 19
Calgary - 25% off business class
Edmonton - 25% off business class
Toronto - 25% off business 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't 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 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.

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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