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How to buy Flying Blue Miles with Air France and current promotion

To the point Until June 10, 2024, Air France is allowing members of its frequent flyer program to purchase up to 100,000 Flying Blue Miles with an attractive 70% bonus.

Want to get your hands on some Air France award tickets, but don’t have enough Flying Blue Miles in the bank? Don’t get depressed. Air France allows its loyal passengers to buy Flying Blue Miles at any time of the year, for an approximate value of 3 cents USD. We’ll tell you how – and more importantly, how to do it as cost-effectively as possible.

Buy Flying Blue Miles with Air France - Current promotion

Air France sometimes puts special offers online to make buying Miles even more profitable. Until June 10, 2024, enjoy a bonus of up to 70% on your purchase of Flying Blue Miles.

Here is the current price list:

Threshold Bonus Cost per mile
(EUR)
Cost per mile
(USD)
Cost per mile
(CAD)
2 000 – 100 000 70 % 1.65 cents 1.79 cents 2.44 cents

So if you buy 100,000 Flying Blue Miles by June 10, 2024, you also get a 70% bonus and pay $3,050 US ( $2,810 EUR or $4,162 CAD) to receive 170,000 Miles.

Please note: This promotion is recurrent and frequent. Air France offers promotions on the purchase of Flying Blue Miles several times a year. The last one dates back to April 2024 and the bonus was 35%.

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Air France - How can I buy Flying Blue Miles?

To purchase Flying Blue Miles, you must first be a Flying Blue member. Registration is free and is done online on the loyalty program website.

Once you are registered and have your Flying Blue membership number, you must go to the Buy Miles page on the Flying Blue website to proceed with the purchase. You will not be able to view this page until you become a member.

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You can purchase Flying Blue Miles in increments of 2,000, between 2,000 and 100,000 Flying Blue Miles. When there is no promotion, the value of a Mile is equivalent to 3 cents USD.

Miles are credited to your account within 72 hours of purchase, and you have 14 days to cancel your purchase.

Buy Flying Blue Miles - Tips for Canadians

Use a credit card with no conversion fees (France)

For Canadians, since the purchase of Flying Blue miles is billed in US dollars, it is advisable to use a credit card with no conversion fees this transaction.

As the transaction is carried out by Points.com (a Canadian company), taxes are also applied to this purchase.

If you have a U.S. credit card and/or a U.S. address, use it to avoid paying taxes.

Maximize your earning of Flying Blue Miles

On the American Express Membership Rewards side, the transfer rate is 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Flying Blue Miles.

So, with a credit card like the American Express Cobalt® Card, you can earn the equivalent of up to 3.75 Flying Blue Miles per dollar of purchases:

Category Membership Rewards Flying Blue Miles equivalent
Groceries 5 3,75
Food delivery 5 3,75
Restaurants and bars 5 3,75
Convenience stores 5 3,75
Streaming subscriptions 3 2,25
Gas station 2 1,5
Transportation 2 1,5
Travel 2 1,5
Other 1 0,75

There are many other American Express Membership Rewards credit cards from which you can convert your points to Flying Blue Miles.

You can also earn Flying Blue miles with the Marriott Bonvoy program: 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 Flying Blue miles

Here are 2 Marriott Bonvoy credit cards:

Finally, it is possible to earn Flying Blue Miles directly with the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard®.

Buy Flying Blue Miles with Air France - Tips for French customers

Use a credit card with no conversion fees (France)

For the French, as the purchase of Flying Blue miles is charged in US dollars, it is advisable to use a credit card with no conversion fees for foreign currency transactions.

This is the case, for example, with the BoursoBank Ultim Card (which offers a particularly attractive welcome bonus ) or the cards offered by Revolut.

Maximize your earning of Flying Blue Miles

In France, there are many American Express cards affiliated to the Flying Blue program that earn Flying Blue Miles through welcome offers and purchases made with the cards. Our favorites? Air France KLM American Express and American Express France cards.

The American Express Membership Rewards program allows you to transfer points to the Flying Blue program. The transfer rate is 5,000 Membership Rewards points = 4,000 Flying Blue Miles.

Bottom Line

Is it worth buying Flying Blue miles? As with any miles & points purchase, this will depend on the circumstances. But with a good 70% bonus like right now, and a very specific trip coming up, it could be worthwhile. You’ll need to decide based on the reward flights you plan to book soon.

The Flying Blue program does not have a fixed fare structure, but it is possible to get good deals via the Flying Blue Promo Awards, a monthly event offering savings of up to 50% on award tickets.

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For example, when Montreal was on promotion in June 2023, I was able to treat myself to four round-trip flights between Amsterdam and Montreal for just 45,000 Flying Blue Miles + 464 euros in taxes. What’s more, when you book with Flying Blue Miles, your first piece of luggage is included, which is not necessarily the case with paid fares.

So buying Flying Blue Miles can be a great way to get your hands on award tickets in certain situations!

Buy Flying Blue Miles with Air France - Frequently asked questions

What is the Flying Blue Store and how can I buy flying blue miles?

The Flying Blue Store is a platform where Flying Blue members can redeem their miles for various products and services. 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.

How can I use my Air France miles?

Flying Blue Miles can be used to obtain an award ticket with Air France, which is an airline ticket purchased entirely or partly with miles. You will need to log in to your Flying Blue account and search for flights eligible for mileage redemption. See our article on what to do with 60,000 Flying Blue Miles or our article on the best ways to use Flying Blue Miles.

What is the "Shop for Miles" option and how does it work?

“Shop for Miles” is a feature that enables Flying Blue members to purchase additional miles or earn them from commercial partners. It’s a good deal, especially when there’s a special limited-time offer.

How can I take advantage of Flying Blue promotions to buy miles?

Flying Blue regularly offers promotions to encourage the purchase of miles.

How do I convert my Miles into airline tickets?

To convert your Miles into flight tickets, log in to your Flying Blue account, search for eligible flights and follow the instructions to complete the transaction with your Miles.

How can I earn extra miles with Air France KLM?

There are many ways to earn miles, including flying with Air France, KLM or other airline partners, using an Air France KLM American Express card, or taking advantage of special limited-time offers.

Can I give or offer Flying Blue Miles?

Yes, you can give the Flying Blue Miles you need to a loved one, thanks to Flying Blue Family. If you are a member aged 18 or over, you can create your Flying Blue Family via “My profile” on the Air France or KLM website. There, you can invite other members to join your Flying Blue Family. A Flying Blue Family can consist of eight people maximum; one extra adult and six children.

What is the value of a Flying Blue mile in euros?

The value of a Flying Blue Mile can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of ticket you wish to purchase and current promotions. In general, the value of a Mile can vary between €0.01 and €0.03. So it’s crucial to assess your needs and the offers available to maximize the value of your Miles.

How can I use Miles for purchases on the Flying Blue website?

You can use your Miles to make purchases on the Flying Blue website. You will need to log in to your Flying Blue account and follow the instructions to complete your purchase with Miles.

Is it worth buying Flying Blue Miles?

Buying Flying Blue Miles may be worthwhile if you are close to a certain mileage threshold, which would enable you to secure an award ticket or other benefits. However, it is important to compare the value of the miles with the cost of purchase.

How can I use my Flying Blue Miles with Air France?

To redeem your Miles with Air France, log in to your Flying Blue account and search for flights, hotels or products eligible for mileage redemption.

How many miles for an Air France flight?

The number of Miles required for an Air France flight depends on the flight distance and the travel cabin. For example, a short-haul flight in Europe can cost between 5,000 and 20,000 miles for an economy-class ticket. For a long-haul flight, such as Paris-New York, you’ll generally need between 25,000 and 100,000 Miles for an Economy cabin ticket.

How many Miles for a flight from Paris to New York?

The number of miles required for a flight between Paris and New York varies according to the travel cabin and availability. You can get a reduced price for this ticket between Paris and New York with Flying Blue Promo Rewards.

How many miles do I earn for an upgrade with Air France?

The number of Flying Blue Miles required to obtain an upgrade is determined by the airline. Based on flight load, route and original booking class.

What can I do with 100,000 Flying Blue Miles?

There are many things you can do with 100,000 Flying Blue Miles. You could fly to Mauritius in the Business cabin. It is possible to find tickets for 70,000 Flying Blue Miles. A real bargain!

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Jean-Maximilien
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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