Air France – KLM’s Flying Blue has launched a new offer to buy miles at a 100% bonus through the end of 2020.
Elite Flying Blue members can purchase up to 100,000 and others 75,000 miles before the bonus. There is no limit on the number of miles that elite members can buy yearly.
You can access Flying Blue’s page for buying miles here.
Here’s the price:
The price of a mile is 1.38 euro cents each.
Flying Blue miles come handy at times (easiest to book awards is to use their app) and the only way to get access to La Premiere-cabin (need to be an elite member as well).
This is the lowest price that Air France & KLM sell their miles yearly. I would only buy in this environment if you can use them in the next few months.
It is probably better to book using miles, if reasonable, compared to cash considering how difficult it has been getting refunds as of late. My last award cancellation (voluntarily) with Flying Blue came with a rather reasonable fee of 20 or so euros.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
During the promotional period, elite members can receive a maximum bonus of 100,000 Miles, while Explorer members can receive a maximum bonus of 75,000 Miles. Bonus Miles will be rewarded on transactions made between 27 July and 31 December 2020, 2359 CET +1, and will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.
Miles are sold in units of 2,000 Miles. Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of Miles, while Explorer members may only purchase or receive up to 75,000 Miles in any calendar year, unless a promotion is active in which case it is possible to either purchase or receive Bonus Miles on top of the 75,000 Miles.
Miles are sold to you by Points Inc. Miles will be deposited into your account within 72 hours of purchase. You have the right to withdraw your purchase within 14 days as provided in the Buy and Gift Miles Program Terms and Conditions. To exercise the withdrawal right or to obtain assistance with the Buy and Gift Miles Program, please contact the Customer Service Centre.