Monday, May 2, 2022

You can receive up to a 100% bonus when you buy Air France KLM Flying Blue Miles


Air France KLM have once again brought out their best ever bonus for buying Flying Blue Miles  and that bonus is up to 100%. When you buy at the 100% level each Flying Blue Miles will cost you about 1.53 US cents each or about CAD 1.97 cents. This can be a great deal especially when you redeem the miles for one of their monthly Promo Reward tickets (which unfortunately have no Canadian cities included this month).



Offer details:

Up to a 100% bonus when you buy Air France KLM Flying Blue Miles. Valid until May 15, 22 Click here to buy miles. 
– 50% bonus when you buy 4,000 to 10,000 miles
– 70% bonus when you buy 12,000 to 22,000 miles
– 100% when you buy 24,000 or more miles.

With this promotion Elite members can buy up to 300,000 miles (before the bonus) in one transaction with no annual limit to buying miles, all other members can buy 100,000 miles annually (before the bonus).

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 US$854. That's above the 20,000 mile requirement to get the 100% bonus which means you'd end up with 56,000 miles for that US$854 or about C$1100. 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 $1,900 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. 

If you are in a position where you are willing to pay just under $2,000 for flights that cost 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. On top of this 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?) So these are all things to take into consideration. Ideally we love it when they have the buy miles bonus at the same time as the 50% off  Promo Rewards, which has happened in the past on numerous occasion but not this time. 


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