Fly to Europe for 22k Miles RT with Air France Flying Blue Promo Rewards

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Air France & KLM’s Flying Blue loyalty program rolled out their new points pricing structure today (June 1st). Instead of a fixed award chart, the Flying Blue program now has a mileage calculator. The calculator allows you to enter a departure city and an arrival city and will then give you the number of Flying Blue miles required for each cabin.

 

Fly from ORD-CDG for 22,000 Miles round trip with Promo Rewards

 

In addition to this news, flying Blue frequently runs their Flying Blue promo rewards program which offers discounted travel from a selected list of cities. Right now, flights departing out of both Chicago O’Hare and San Francisco are discounted through the promo rewards program. You must book by June 30th for travel in August or September of 2018.

Thrifty Tip: For a full list of departure cities, visit the Flying Blue promo rewards page.

You can currently get 50% off of your award booking from Chicago O’Hare. Using the example above into Paris, that means your round-trip ticket in economy will only cost 22,000 Flying Blue miles. 

 

 

You can also save 25% off of your booking for flights from San Francisco (SFO) into Europe. It is currently possible to fly into Paris for 58,000 miles. Using the promo rewards discount, you can fly roundtrip to Europe from San Francisco for 43,500 Flying Blue miles.

 

 

These are both incredible deals, and if you can position to either San Francisco or Chicago for an August/September Europe trip, you will be hardpressed to find a better value from any points program.

 

How to Earn Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles

One of the reasons this is such a great deal is that Flying Blue Miles are some of the easiest points and miles to earn. You can transfer into Flying Blue from all four of the major transferable points currencies (Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou & Starwood Preferred Guest).

American Express has a handful of credit cards that earn Membership Rewards points. We love the American Express Platinum card. It currently has a 60,000 point welcome bonus and an unbeatable suite of perks for the frequent traveler, including lounge access.

It also comes with $400 in annual credits for airfare and Uber and free Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. The 5X points you get on airfare purchases is unrivaled in the world of miles and points, justifying the card’s $550 annual fee. Learn more about this card and other travel rewards cards here.

Further, Chase has a suite of cards that earn their Ultimate Rewards points. Both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred our two of our favorite travel rewards credit cards. The sign-up bonus alone on both of these cards is enough for roundtrip flights to Europe with this current promotion. Get more information about this card and other travel rewards cards here.

 

Bottom Line

This is a great offer. You’re not going to find a lot of situations in which you can fly to Europe roundtrip in economy for 22,000 miles. To take advantage of this current promotion, travel must be booked by June 30th for trips between August 1st and September 30th.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    Any ideas what the taxes would be on that award from Chicago?

    • Nick Serati says:

      I just did some searching and taxes are reasonable. Should be around 80 to 120 dollars depending on your destination.

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