Air France-KLM Flying Blue has brought back its promotional awards that are valid for travel February 1 – May 31, 2021, and must be booked by December 31.
50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the rebate is capped at 25%).
Flying Blue members can buy miles with a 100% bonus through the end of 2020:
Here are the available routes for December 2020 Promo Awards (note that we link both Air France & Flying Blue versions):
You can also book these as one-way. These are not only for flights originating from Europe, as all the destinations are valid for both directions. Flying Blue used to divide Europe into zones 1, 2, and 3, but seems to use the designation EUROPE for all these from now on.
Note that Europe should include all the following countries:
Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Austria, Balearic Islands, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Canary Islands, Croatia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Romania, West Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine.
Flying Blue has changed the taxes and mainly fuel surcharges that it collects for award tickets making economy awards a better deal than they used to be. The fuel surcharge that Air France-KLM now called “carrier-imposed international surcharge” is capped for premium economy, business, and first-class flights as well.
The long-haul destinations available on Promo Awards are rather limited right now, understandably.
There could be perhaps intra-Europe flights available at a reasonable price using miles for the spring 2021-travel.
Here are the terms and conditions of this award type:
Promo reward tickets must be booked via www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for minors travelling alone or when travelling with an infant under the age of 2, in these cases bookings must be made by calling customer service).
Promo reward tickets can be changed free of charge until further notice in view of coronavirus situation. Promo reward tickets can’t be cancelled or refunded. For details, please contact customer service.
Promo reward tickets are subject to the operating airline’s general conditions of carriage.
Promo reward tickets are available for one-way and round-trip tickets paid with Miles (Promo reward tickets are not available for purchase with Miles & Cash).
Promo reward tickets are subject to availability.
Promo reward tickets for medium- and short-haul flights depart from or arrive in Paris or Amsterdam.
Promo reward tickets for long haul-flights depart from or arrive in Europe, as defined by IATA as the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, West Russia.