Just a few weeks after the last campaign ended Air France – KLM’s Flying Blue launched a new buy miles sale that offers 80% bonus and is running through July 9, 2021.
Flying Blue members can purchase up to 300,000 per transaction, 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.
The price of a mile when purchased at he 80% bonus threshold is 1.52 euro cents each which isn’t exactly cheap unless you can make a specific award work for you.
This particular campaign has a staggered bonus system:
- 4000+ Miles = 55% Bonus
- 12,000+ Miles = 65% Bonus
- 20,000+ Miles = 80% Bonus
Here is the chart to see the example:
Until June 29th you’re still able to book the current Flying Blue Promotional Awards:
I suggest to verify availability before buying miles for a specific flight and also check the pricing of revenue fares to compare.
Flying Blue miles come in handy at times (the easiest to book awards is to use their app), and the only way to get access to first-class La Premiere-cabin for which you need to be an elite member too and that is not available using SkyTeam partner programs.
Generally I have found Flying Blue miles quite useful for award flights especially under their popular promo awards. Taxes and fees can be relatively high so it’s always important to compare.
These are the Terms and Conditions for the promotion:
*During the promotional period, Elite members can receive a maximum bonus of 240,000 Miles when buying Miles, while Explorer members can receive a maximum bonus of 80,000 Miles. Bonus Miles will be rewarded on transactions made between 17 June and 9 July 2021, 2359 CEST, and will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.
Miles are sold in units of 2,000 Miles up to 100,000 Miles, and in units of 25,000 from 100,000 to 300,000 Miles. Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of Miles, while Explorer members may only purchase or receive up to 100,000 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 100,000 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.