Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released the list of their August promotional awards for October 1 – November 30, 2016-travel.
It must be the peak travel summer season in France. You would know it by the fact that Air France cabin crew is starting 7 day long strike today affecting tens of thousands (if not hundreds) passengers.
The airline expects to cancel roughly 30% of the short/medium haul flights and 10% of the long haul ones. [click to continue…]
KLM and Heineken have collaborated on a special innovation that will make beer lovers happy during future flights as the airline will soon offer Heineken on draft during their flights.
The companies designed a special trolley cart that holds the beer keg and uses air pressure in lieu of carbon dioxide to serve it in proper quality. [click to continue…]
Hilton HHonors has launched quadruple miles promotion for Air France-KLM Flying Blue member stays between May 27 – September 15, 2016.
Flying Blue members can earn quadruple miles starting from their second stay in Europe, Middle East & Africa. [click to continue…]
The Air France pilot strike that I wrote last week begun this weekend and is causing havoc. The airline expects to operate 72% to 85% of the flights schedule on June 13 and 14.
The pilots are striking for three hours thee times a day (to cause maximum harm). The airline claims that less than 30% of the pilots are participating while union claims participation rate of 70%. [click to continue…]
Air France’s pilot union has informed airline management about planned strike that would cover period June 11 – 14, 2016.
The reason for this period is that it would have the maximum impact for those that are traveling to France for the start of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship. [click to continue…]
Fabulous Friday’s this week visits something that I have yet to see other airplanes to implement at their main hub besides KLM.
I took couple of KLM flights last week and again early this week. I didn’t have my Flying Blue number on the reservation because I was not quite sure where I would credit the miles. At the end, I decided that I may as well credit them to Flying Blue (other options were Alaska, Delta or Alitalia). [click to continue…]
This week the Whine Wednesdays visits the premium boarding chaos apparently affecting some European airlines and flights.
Business class passengers and elite travelers usually board first (some airlines board families with children and wheelchair passengers before others) but it is impossible to get through the hoards of people if you haven’t positioned yourself an hour earlier in case of KLM! [click to continue…]
The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday fined Air France ($200,000), British Airways ($150,000) and Lufthansa ($200,00).
The airlines had failed timely reply to complaints that passengers with disabilities had filed. The airlines are required to reply to these complaints within 30 days. [click to continue…]
Le Club AccorHotels has bonus miles promotion going on for Air France-KLM Flying Blue members February 22 – May 15, 2016.
You can earn double miles for second stay, triple miles for third stay and quadruple miles for the next five. [click to continue…]