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40,000 Flying Blue Miles: 10 Cheap Destinations to Fly to with Air France

To the point Is your Flying Blue Miles balance greater than 40,000? Discover the most affordable destinations to fly to with Air France or a partner airline.

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Member of Flying Blue, the Air France-KLM loyalty program? As soon as your Flying Blue Miles exceed 40,000, a range of rewards become available. But it can be hard to choose between award flights, upgrades and extra baggage. To help you sort it all out, the editorial team reveals the best destinations to fly to with 40,000 Flying Blue Miles to escape winter with Air France. Pack your bags.

If you have more than 40,000 Flying Blue Miles in your account, please read our article on how to use 60,000 Flying Blue Miles from Canada.

Flying Blue Program

Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue frequent flyer program offers travelers around the world the opportunity to maximize their travel experience by earning miles. These can be used as currency for different perks, such as:

However, to maximize the value of your Flying Blue Miles, it’s best to purchase a reward ticket or a Promo reward ticket. Air France and KLM reward tickets are tickets that you can purchase with your Flying Blue Miles fromAir France, Transavia, KLM, or any other airline member of theSkyteam alliance:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Europa
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • ITA Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia
  • TAROM
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • XiamenAir

How to Earn Flying Blue Miles Quickly

Please log in with your Flying Blue login and password on the Flying Blue or Air France websites to check your available Flying Blue Miles. Your available Miles balance will be displayed at the top right of the screen. You don’t have 40,000 Flying Blue Miles yet? Don’t worry. There are several ways to earn Flying Blue Miles quickly.

In Canada

In Canada, the fastest way to earn Flying Blue Miles is with the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard®. If you join before December 18, you could earn up to 60,000 Miles:

  • 10,000 Miles when you make your first purchase
  • 10,000 Miles when you spend $5,000
  • 10,000 Miles when you spend $10,000
  • 30,000 Miles when you renew your card

The card also allows you to earn Flying Blue Miles on all your purchases. All spending in bars and restaurants translates into 2 Flying Blue Miles per dollar spent, while all other spending translates into 1 Flying Blue Mile per dollar spent.

In France

In France, the quickest way to earn Flying Blue Miles is with an Air France KLM American Express card. Unlike American Express cards, which earn Membership Rewards points, Air France KLM American Express Silver, Gold and Platinum cards, and Pro Air France KLM Silver, Gold and Platinum cards earn Flying Blue Miles for every euro spent.

Air France Flights with Miles - Destinations from Montreal

This winter, you can fly to several destinations from Montreal (roundtrip!) with less than 40,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy Class on Air France or one of its partner airlines, such as Delta Air Lines. To take advantage of these offers, all you have to do is visit the Air France website.

Although reward tickets are payable with Flying Blue Miles, it is important to note that airport taxes must always be paid in cash. The amount varies according to the cabin and distance travelled.

United States

The United States remains a destination of choice regardless of the season. But this winter, we’re going for sunny cities, from east to west. Which one do you prefer: Miami or LA?

Los Angeles

This winter, you can fly from Montreal to Los Angeles in Economy for 19,500 Flying Blue Miles.

Montreal-LA in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Miami

In January, you can fly 18,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal to Miami on Delta Air Lines, which Air France partners with.

Montreal-Miami in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

France

Although the French climate is not as pleasant as LA’s during the colder months, France proves to be a destination of choice in February. You could discover Paris‘ finest museums without the crowds, or gaze out over the Mediterranean from Nice’s legendary Promenade des Anglais. The bravest might even dare to dive in.

Nice

In January, for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy, you can fly from Montreal to Nice.

Montreal-Nice in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Paris

In January, you can also fly to Paris for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal.

Montreal-Paris in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Morocco

Whether for its ochre city, its wild coastline or its sandy dunes, Morocco leaves no one indifferent. This winter, we’re opting for a change of scenery in Morocco.

Casablanca

In January, February and March, you can fly to Casablanca for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal.

Montreal-Casablanca in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Marrakech

In February and March, you can also fly to Marrakech for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal. However, do not hold off on booking as availability is lower than in Casablanca. Our advice? You could land in Marrakech and depart from Casablanca, or vice versa.

Montreal-Marrakech in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Mexico

Mexico no longer needs an introduction. This winter, we’ll be heading to Mexico for either a cultural vacation or a beach vacation. Whether you’re flying to Mexico City or Cancun, you won’t be disappointed.

Mexico City

In January, you can fly to Mexico City for 18,500 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal, with Aeromexico, a partner of Air France and Flying Blue.

Montreal-Mexico in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Cancun

In January, you can fly to Cancun for 19,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal.

Montreal-Cancun in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Tunisia

Although less known than Morocco, Tunisia is no less magnificent. We love the cultural richness and natural beauty of this Mediterranean jewel. In January, February and March, you can fly to Tunis for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Montreal.

Montreal-Tunis in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Turkey

This winter, several flights to Istanbul are available for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy on departure from Montreal. We’re already dreaming of discovering its many markets.

Montreal-Istanbul in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Air France Flights with Miles - Destinations from Paris

This winter, you can fly to several destinations from Paris (round-trip!) with less than 40,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy on Air France or one of its partner airlines. To take advantage of these offers, all you have to do is visit the Air France website.

Again, although award tickets can be paid for with Flying Blue Miles, it is important to note that airport taxes must always be paid in cash. The amount varies according to the cabin and distance travelled.

Canada

Everyone knows Montreal, but what about Vancouver? Further west, this town enjoys an enviable location between the sea and the mountains. And this winter, you can fly there in economy for as little as 20,000 Flying Blue Miles. That’s the same price as a ticket to Montreal, even though the flight is much longer. Don’t forget your skis!

Paris-Vancouver in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Egypt

From December to May, you can fly to Cairo in Economy for as little as 15,000 Flying Blue Miles thanks to Flying Blue Promo Rewards, provided you book before December 31, 2023.

Paris-Cairo in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

United Arab Emirates

This winter, we’re heading for the Middle East. For 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you can discover the Manhattan of the Middle East: Dubai.

Paris-Dubai in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

United States

This winter, we’re crossing the Atlantic. Whether you want to discover Los Angeles and its famous studios, Miami and its idyllic beaches, or New York and its towering skyscrapers, 40,000 Flying Blue Miles is all you need.

Los Angeles

In January, February and March, you can fly to Los Angeles for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Paris.

Paris-LA in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

New York

In December, February and March, you can fly to New York for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Paris.

Paris-New York in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Miami

In December, March, April and May, you can fly to Miami for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Paris.

Paris-Miami in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Japan

Asia has never been so accessible. This winter, thanks to Flying Blue’s Promo Rewards, you could fly to Osaka in Japan for as little as 18,750 Flying Blue Miles in Economy if you book your flight before December 31.

Paris-Osaka in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Mexico

Flights from Montreal to Mexico are not the only way to do it. From Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you can fly to this enchanting country for as little as 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy.

Cancun

In December, March, April and May, you can fly to Cancun for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Paris.

Paris-Cancun in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Mexico City

In January, February and March, you can also fly to Mexico City for 20,000 Flying Blue Miles in Economy from Paris. However, there are very few dates available at this rate, so don’t delay in booking a ticket.

Paris-Mexico in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Turkey

You can fly to Istanbul in Economy for as little as 7,500 Flying Blue Miles, all winter long. It is important to note, however, that because this is a medium-haul destination, the reward ticket does not have the same monetary value as reward tickets to long-haul destinations.

But if you don’t have enough Flying Blue Miles to fly to a faraway country and the urge to get away is growing, why not set course for Istanbul?

Paris-Istanbul in Economy for less than 40 000 Flying Blue

Air France Flights with Miles - Flying Blue Special Offers

Air France Flights with Miles - Flying Blue Promo Reward Tickets

Flying Blue Promo Reward tickets are standard award tickets offered at discounted rates and changing on a monthly basis. With offers ranging from 25% to 50% off, these opportunities are worth checking out month after month. They are available in Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins, with particularly attractive offers in the upper cabins.

Here too, however, additional taxes apply. The longer the distance and the higher the cabin, the higher the costs.

Air France Flights with Miles - Flying Blue Family

Launched in 2022, Flying Blue Family allows members of the same family to pool their Miles in a single account. But that’s not the main benefit when traveling with kids. The most noteworthy aspect of this program is the discount on award tickets for children ages 2-11. Whatever their class of travel – Economy, Premium Economy or Business – young passengers flying with Air France benefit from a 25% discount on reward tickets.

So you could fly between Paris and Montreal with a family of four for less than 100,000 Flying Blue Miles. At first glance, this amount may seem quite impressive, but when two adults earn Flying Blue Miles on the same account, the earnings are doubled.

Air France Flights with Miles - Conclusion

Boarding a plane and heading for a sunny destination has never been so inexpensive. For 40,000 Flying Blue Miles, you can travel to a wide range of destinations this winter, from California to Europe, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and even Japan.

Our advice? Don’t wait too long to book, as the availability of Flying Blue Reward Tickets and Promo Reward Tickets is not always guaranteed. And if you end up changing your mind, don’t worry. Reward tickets can be changed or cancelled up to the last check-in deadline. Have a good trip!

To take advantage of these offers, visit Air France website.

Air France Flights with Miles - Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Join Flying Blue?

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Joining the Flying Blue frequent flyer program is free. To join, go to the Air France website and enter your first and last name, country of residence, date of birth, title, email address and phone number. Once you have confirmed your email address, you will automatically be assigned Explorer status, Flying Blue’s entry-level status. To reach the second level, you’ll need to earn 100 Experience Points (XP) in one year.

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What Is the Value of a Flying Blue Mile in Euros?

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There is no standard value for Miles, as it varies depending on the rewards you choose to receive in exchange for your Miles. On average, the market value of a Flying Blue Mile can fluctuate between 0.2 and 2.5 euro cents, or 4 Canadian cents.

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Where Can I Use my Flying Blue Miles with Air France?

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You can use your Flying Blue Miles with a wide range of hotel, airline and financial partners. The best way to use your Flying Blue Miles, however, is to purchase a reward ticket with Air France, Transavia or KLM, or any other member airline of the SkyTeam alliance.

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Which Airlines are Air France-KLM and Flying Blue Partners?

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In total, Flying Blue has some sixty partners with whom you can earn Flying Blue Miles, or use your Flying Blue Miles balance. These include airlines (especially SkyTeam alliance member airlines), credit cards, hotel chains, car rental companies and more.

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How Can I Buy Flying Blue Miles?

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To purchase Flying Blue Miles, go to the Flying Blue website, log in to your Flying Blue account and follow the instructions for purchasing Miles.

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How Many Flying Blue Miles Do I Need to Get an Upgrade on an Air France Flight?

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The number of Miles required to upgrade on Air France is determined by the airline. It depends on the load factor, route and original booking class.

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How Many Flying Blue Miles Do I Earn for a Flight from Paris to Montreal with Air France?

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It’s possible to book a flight with Air France between Paris and Montreal in Economy for as little as 15,000 Flying Blue Miles, plus airport taxes.

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How Many Flying Blue Miles Do I Need for a Flight from Paris to New York with Air France?

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It’s possible to get your hands on a flight with Air France between Paris and New York in Economy for as little as 15,000 Flying Blue Miles, plus airport taxes.

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