Flying Blue’s up to 100% buy miles bonus has returned! 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.
The up to 100% bonus offer:
Up to a 100% bonus when you buy Air France KLM Flying Blue Miles. Valid until Jun 11, 23 Click here to learn more and 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.
When it makes sense to buy 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. Over the past six months they have had 50% off business class out of Montreal where you could fly for 55,000 miles round trip to Europe. They had 50% off of economy class out of Montreal where you could fly for 15,000 miles round trip and currently they also have 25% off business class.
If you do not have any Flying Blue Miles at all you could purchase miles at the 28,000 level (they only sell them in 2,000 miles increments) for US$854 and you would end up with 56,000 miles. Depending which province you live in that works out to about C$1,200 to $1,400.
You would then redeem 55,000 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 $2,200 for a round trip business class ticket that would cost you in the neighbourhood of $3,000 to $5,000 or more. And that’s why this can be an offer of note*
* Unless you fly out of Ottawa or Quebec City as they are currently selling business class tickets for only $2,200-$2,300 until May 31! Learn more about that sale here!
Wrapping it up
If you are in a position where you are willing to pay just under $2,500 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 the next 50% off business class reward flights will be so you’d be purchasing the miles speculatively – something we aren’t fans of. You also have to remember Flying Blue miles are only valid for 2 years unless you fly with Air France, KLM, have other partner activity or get their new World Elite Mastercard from Brim. 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.