Earn 50% more XP with Flying Blue and Extended Miles
Flying Blue, the Air France KLM frequent flyer program, has announced 2 special measures for its members.
First, Flying Blue offers a 50% bonus XP for all flights:
- marketed by Air France and KLM (but may be operated by a partner airline such as Delta Airlines)
- made between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 (even if they were booked before this period)
No registration is required for this promotion.
In addition, the calculation of the additional 50% of XP will be rounded up. For example, on 5 XP flights, you would normally get 2.5 XP bonus. However, they will be rounded up to 3 XP so you will have a grand total of 8 XP.
In addition, Explorer members will have their miles renewed according to a few criterias. All their miles that expire between December 2021 and November 2022 will remain valid until the end of December 2022.
To see the questions and answers about this promotion, browse the list at the end of the article.
50% more Flying Blue XP
The different levels of Flying Blue status are obtained by earning experience points (XP):
- With 100 XP, you become Silver
- With 180 XP, you go from Silver to Gold
- With 300 XP, you go from Gold to Platinum
You have 12 months to collect enough XP to level up or keep your current status.
To get XPs, it depends on many factors such as the class of the cabin and the distance traveled.
Here’s how many XP you can get during this promotion:
(less than 2,000 miles)
(between 2,000 and 3,500 miles)
(between 3,500 and 5,000 miles)
(over 5,000 miles)
For example, a round-trip economy flight from Montreal to Nice through Amsterdam will bring in 39 XP instead of 26 XP:
- Montreal – Amsterdam = 12 XP instead of 8 XP
- Amsterdam – Nice = 8 XP instead of 5 XP
- Nice – Amsterdam = 8 XP instead of 5 XP
- Amsterdam – Montreal = 12 XP instead of 8 XP
Am I eligible for the 50% XP bonus offer?
All Flying Blue members worldwide are eligible, without exception. If you are not yet a member, go to the Flying Blue website (flyingblue.com) to register. Membership is free. Each passenger on the same reservation must be a Flying Blue member and indicate his or her membership number to benefit from the offer.
Do I have to sign up for the offer to get the 50% XP bonus?
It is not necessary to register for the offer. Flying Blue will automatically credit the XP bonus of 50% to your account after each flight. Your Flying Blue number must be provided at the time of booking or check-in to earn double XP.
Over what period will I earn the 50% XP bonus?
If you traveling on any eligible flight operated by Air France or KLM (with an AF or KL flight number) between January 1 and June 30, 2022, you will receive the 50 % XP bonus. You will benefit from the offer as many times as you take flights during this period.
When will the 50% XP bonus appear on my account?
Your 50% bonus XP will be credited to your account along with your regular XP after your flight.
What happens if I have already booked a flight before January 1st 2022?
The 50% XP bonus will be credited to all flights between 00:01 on January 1 and 23:59 on June 30, 2022 (local time and departure date), regardless of the date of booking. So, for flights you’ve already booked before July 1, 2021, with travel dates between January 1 and June 30, 2022, you’ll still get the 50% XP bonus.
Is the promotion valid for one booking or for all bookings?
You will earn the 50% XP bonus on all eligible flights between January 1 and June 30, 2022. The offer is not limited to a single booking.
I have already received a 100% XP bonus this year, will I also receive the 50% bonus?
Yes, and even if you receive both promotions in the same qualification period. Having not one but two promotions brings you closer to the next threshold or helps you maintain your level.
How do you calculate the 50% extra XP bonus?
We always round up. For example, on flights where 5XP is awarded, you will earn 2.5XP bonus. However, we round it up to 3XP, which means you will earn a total of 8XP.
What are Air France or KLM marketed flights?
Flights marketed by Air France or KLM have an Air France (AF) or KLM (KL) flight number. However, they may be operated by another airline.