Air France-KLM Flying Blue has released its January Promo Awards that are valid for travel through August 30, 2021, and must be booked by the end of this month.
You can often save 50% off the number of miles required (although sometimes the rebate is capped at 25%) on award travel between specific destinations.
Buying Flying Blue Miles:
You can buy Flying Blue miles from Air France – KLM, and they often have bonus sales as well. You can check their current offer here.
Here are the available routes for January 2021 Promo Awards:
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 on sale are all for economy class travel, but at least through the end of August 2021.
There is currently a requirement of having a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test proof for travel through the Netherlands, including transit, and it is unclear how long this will stay in place. Just something to keep in mind.
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.
Due to COVID-19 we have an updated rebook policy for Promo rewards, which you can read here: https://www.flyingblue.com/en/news/rebook-policy