Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards return! Save 25% on Economy class reward flights from Calgary, Montreal & Vancouver to Europe


After 18 months we see the return of Air France KLM Flying Blue’s Promo Rewards to Canada! Due to the pandemic and shut down of international travel for the greater part of that time these discounted award flight offers have mostly been limited to flights within Europe and to French/Dutch overseas possessions over the past 8-10 months. But as of this month we see the return of offers for North America as there are Canadian and Mexican cities in the mix.

If you are unfamiliar with Flying Blue Promo Rewards, they are a limited time offer that sees flight rewards discounted by 20 to 50% for select flights on Air France and KLM (sometimes even Kenya Airways) and those discounts can be for economy class, premium economy class and even business class. The best deals by far are when they offer 50% off business class, which we have seen many times from Canada however for this month we only see 25% off economy class redemption options from Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.

Even with 25% off this may not be the greatest deal as Flying Blue tends to have high taxes and fees on  top of the miles required for reward flights. When you are looking at nearly $300 in fees alone between Montreal and Paris or over $500 in fees for Calgary to Rome you may be better off saving the miles and just buying those economy class tickets outright with cash. If you do however find an economy class redemption on a date where the cash prices are high then by all means redeem away but on our experience of covering Flying Blue Promo Rewards your best bet is for those 25 to 50% off business class offers!

Here are the details of this month’s Canadian offers:

Book by Aug 30
Travel Period: Oct 31 – Dec 30, 2021

Book by Aug 30
Travel Period: Oct 31 – Dec 30, 2021

Book by Aug 30
Travel Period: Jul 31 – Dec 30, 2021


Offer details

August Promo Rewards – Save 20%
to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket.
Destinations vary by each promotional period. Click here for more details  Book by Aug 30, 21

This month’s Canadian cities:
Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver – 25% off economy class 

Wrapping it up 

Even though 25% off economy class rewards may not be the greatest deal we here at Rewards Canada are excited to finally see the return of these offers for Canada! This means we should hopefully see more offers come in the near future and typically we do see the 50% off business class offers for travel over winter so our fingers are crossed that perhaps September or October’s Promo Rewards will have them! If anything you can use this post as a reminder to start planning for those future business class flight reward flights on Air France or KLM. The best way to rack up more Flying Blue miles here in Canada is with the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card as Marriott Bonvoy points can be converted to the Flying Blue program. Also keep an eye out for the occasional Flying Blue Buy Miles offer where we have seen them offer up to a 100% bonus. When you combine the 100% bonus with 50% off business class it can provide you with some big time value.