Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fly Edmonton to Europe in business class for as little as 58,000 miles, Calgary & Toronto from 79,500 miles

On Saturday I brought you the details of the Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards for December. As I mentioned in the post they weren't bookable just yet and would follow up with an availability post. As promised, here it is! Check out Edmonton to Milan - only 58,000 miles round trip in business class!

Air France KLM’s Promo Rewards offer mileage discounts from 20 to 50% off the regular amount of miles required to redeem for flights. As you can see just by the discount this can be a very good offer if you get 50% off for Business Class and that's the case for flights on KLM out of Edmonton! For Calgary and Toronto the discount is 25% off business class. 

Offer details
December 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 Dec 31 for travel Feb 1 – Mar 31, 20

This month's Canadian cities:
Calgary - 25% off business class on KLM
Edmonton - 50% off business class on KLM
Toronto - 25% off business class on Air France or KLM

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

And an example of some of the availability from Edmonton to Amsterdam in February:

 And return flights:

Here is an example of a round trip booking:

It's actually 500 miles less than published at 60,500 miles and 424.88 EUR in taxes and fees. Even with the taxes and fees at that amount this is a great redemption as business class flights on these routes will cost you over $3,900 (this is actually a really good seat sale price too!)

Here are some other city options we looked at that price out at the same amount or even less miles:

And some 25% off potential from Calgary and Toronto:

Honestly though if you are based in Calgary I would maybe consider taking a drive up to Edmonton to save those 30,000 miles!

If you don't have enough miles for a Promo Reward your best bet is to convert Marriott Bonvoy 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 more than enough to cover a round trip flight between Vancouver and Rome, Lisbon or Warsaw in premium economy 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 50,000 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 50,000 point sign up bonus. You would then ultimately be able to have 100,000 points which can be converted 3 to 1 to Flying Blue Miles plus Marriott will kick in an additional 5,000 miles for every 60,000 points transferred.  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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