Reader Question: Air France-KLM Flying Blue Changes Earning Changes Very Negative – Where To Move Business?

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about Air France-KLM Flying Blue earnings and elite qualification changes that will come to effect on April 1, 2018, and how they will affect his ability to earn miles.

Reader Question Flying Blue Changes

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Air France-KLM Flying Blue April Promo Awards For June 1 – July 31, 2018

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released their April promotional awards for June 1 – July 31, 2018-travel.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards March 2018

The discount is usually from 20% to 50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the discount is capped at 25%).

Air France Strike On March 30, 2018 & Further Strike Dates On April 3 And 7

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Number of Air France unions have already had two strikes this year on February 22nd and on March 23rd. There is an additional strike on this coming Friday March 30th. Previous strikes have lead to cancellation roughly half of the long-haul flights plus smaller percentage of short and medium haul ones. The expected strike will likely lead to similar cancellation percentage.

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Unions have called for two additional strikes next week on April 3rd and 7th. Employees are demanding 6% pay raise after six years of stagnant wages. The airline has offered them just 1%. AIr France has now issued rebooking guidelines for next week.

JOON, Air France’s “Airline for Millennials” Launches Long-Haul Flights on April 1st, and we Booked CPT-CDG to Check if it Lives Up to the Hype

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Last year Air France launched Joon, their take on a low-cost subsidiary (a-la IAG’s Level). My first impression was that the airline was trying too hard to target millennials, mostly for the aesthetics and the language chosen for the first press release (you can read John’s take here), but then I got confused when they announced their first long-haul destinations (John also covered it here), as they didn’t strike as places millennials would go.

Their new cabin concept was launched last Sunday March 25th, when the first of their newly refurbished Airbus A340 (you can access their press release here) operated their inaugural flight CDG-CAI.

Le Club AccorHotels Air France-KLM Flying Blue 250 Bonus Miles Per Stay Through May 30, 2018 (Book By April 30)

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched bonus miles campaign for Air France-KLM Flying Blue member stays between March 5 – May 30, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Air France-KLM FlyingBlue 250 Bonus Miles Spring 2018

Flying Blue members can earn 250 bonus miles for each stay of two nights or longer that is consumed during the promotional period and booked March 3 – April 30.

National Strike In France On March 22, 2018 Check Your Air France Flights

Air France is facing national strike on March 22, 2018, that will lead to reduced number of operating flights in French air space and airports in addition to the Air France’s employee strike on the following day on March 23 (read more here). Air France is facing additional strike on March 30th.

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Air France has now issued rebooking guidelines for those that have Air France or HOP! tickets booked for travel on March 22, 2018, within continental France, Europe or North Africa.

Air France Strikes On March 23 & 30, 2018

Number of Air France unions last struck on February 22, 2018, that lead to cancellation roughly half of the long-haul flights plus smaller percentage of short and medium haul ones. The expected strike will likely lead to similar cancellation percentage.

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Unions have called for March 23rd and now also for 30th strikes. Employees are demanding 6% pay raise after six years of stagnant wages. The airline has offered them just 1%. AIr France has now issued rebooking guidelines for next week.

Air France Unions Calls For Another Strike On March 23, 2018

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Number of Air France unions last stroke on February 22, 2018, that lead to cancellation roughly half of the long-haul flights plus smaller percentage of short and medium haul ones.

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Unions have called new strike for March 23, 2018. Employees are still demanding 6% pay raise after six years of stagnant wages. The airline has offered them just 1%.

Airfare of the Day: Air France / Delta / KLM BUSINESS CLASS Berlin (TXL), Germany to New York NY (JFK), USA from 1197 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the SkyTeam transatlantic partners Air France, Delta and KLM and their shoulder season business class promotional round trip fares between Berlin and New York.

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Air France-KLM Flying Blue February Promo Awards For May 1 – June 30, 2018

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released their December promotional awards for May 1 – June 30, 2018-travel.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards March 2018

The discount is usually from 20% to 50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the discount is capped at 25%).

Airfare of the Day: Delta/Air France/KLM BUSINESS CLASS Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands to Orlando FL (MCO), USA from 1179 € Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to SkyTeam transatlantic partners Delta/Air France/KLM and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between the Netherlands and Florida.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Airfare of the Day:  Delta/Air France/Air Europa/Alitalia/KLM BUSINESS CLASS Barcelona (BCN), Spain to New York NY (JFK), USA from 1085 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the SkyTeam transatlantic partners (DL/AF/UX/AZ/KL) and their low/off-peak season 2nd level business class advanced purchase round trip fares between Barcelona and the United States.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

UPDATE: Air France Strike February 22, 2018 (Canceled Flights Known)

Number of Air France employee groups are scheduled to strike on Thursday February 22, 2018, and the airline has now issued rebooking guidelines and canceled flights the airline knows it cannot operate.

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The airline has canceled 50% of the long-haul flights, 25% of the medium and 15 of the short-haul one. Passengers that hold confirmed tickets to fly on February 22, 2018, can fly on February 20 – 21, postpone their trip to February 23 – 28 or receive a credit valid for one year. If the flight ends up canceled or delayed on Thursday, passengers are obviously eligible for full refund. 

Air France Strike February 22, 2018 (Rebooking Guidelines Issued)

Number of Air France employee groups are scheduled to strike on Thursday February 22, 2018, and the airline has now issued rebooking guidelines.

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Passengers that hold confirmed tickets to fly on February 22, 2018, can fly on February 20 – 21, postpone their trip to February 23 – 28 or receive a credit valid for one year. If the flight ends up canceled or delayed on Thursday, passengers are obviously eligible for full refund.

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