Up to a 100% bonus when you buy Air France KLM Flying Blue Miles and how there can be value in buying them

Flying Blue’s buy miles bonus has returned not too long after we last saw it. The offer provides up to a 100% bonus when you buy Flying Blue miles and this time that 100% level starts at 20,000 miles instead of 30,000 miles. If you are short some miles for a redemption or want to speculatively buy for if and when we see a 50% off business class promo reward you’ll want to check out this offer.

can earn up to a 100% bonus when you buy Flying Blue miles by November 5. The bonus is tiered and you’ll  get the 100% when you buy 20,000
or more miles in one transaction. 

Offer details:
Up to a 100% bonus when you buy Air France KLM Flying Blue Miles. Click here to learn more and to  buy miles.  Until Nov 5, 21

– 50% bonus when you buy 2,000 to 8,000 miles

– 70% bonus when you buy 10,000 to 18,000 miles

– 100% when you buy 20,000 or more miles.

Now you may be asking why
this is an offer of note. It is for several reasons, the first of course
is to top off your account for an award if you happen to be shy a few
thousand miles however the second is the big one. That second reason is
when Air France KLM offer those 25 to 50% off business class Promo
Rewards. For example the last time they had 50% off (pre-pandemic) you
could fly round trip in business class between Montreal and Paris for
53,000 miles. If you have no Flying Blue Miles at all you need to
purchase miles at the 28,000 level (they only sell them in 2,000 miles
increments) for 770EUR. That’s above the 20,000 mile requirement to get
the 100% bonus which means you’d end up with 56,000 miles for 770EUR. 
That works out to about C$1153. You would then redeem 53,000 of those
56,000 miles for the business class reward flight and on top of that you
would need to pay close to $800 in fees and taxes. Add the two together
and you would be looking at paying around $1,950 for a round trip
business class ticket that would cost you in the neighbourhood of $3,000
to $4,000 or more. And that’s why this can be an offer of note. 

you are in a position where you are willing to pay just under $2,000
for flights that costs 50 to 100%+ more than that, it is something to
consider. You also have to consider the fact that we don’t know when we
will see 50% off business class reward flights from Canada so you’d be
purchasing the miles speculatively – something we aren’t fans of and you
have to remember Flying Blue miles are only valid for 2 years unless
you fly with Air France, KLM or a partner airline (not sure if WestJet
counts?) Ideally we love it when they have the buy miles bonus at the
same time as the 50% off  Promo Rewards and that has happened on
numerous occasions in the past and that is when you want to buy.