Reminder: Excellent promotion in December 2022
Recently, RewardsCanada mentioned that Air France and KLM are offering up to 50% off business class airfares while adding departures from Canadian cities to their offerings in December 2022.
Here is the offer:
- 50% discount on flights from Montreal to Europe: from 27,500 miles with KLM and 35,000 miles with Air France for a one-way ticket
- 25% discount on flights from Toronto to Europe: from 41,250 miles with KLM only for one-way travel
This promotion will apply to bookings made from December 1st through December 31, 2022, for travel dates between December1st, 2022 and May 31, 2023.
December 2022 Promo Rewards
During the month of November, you can book flight rewards at a discounted rate: up to 50% off, depending on the route.
Here are the December 2022 Promo Rewards (to/from Europe) to be booked before December 31, 2022:
Short and medium haul flights:
|Paris – Venice||Air France||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Paris – Toulouse||Air France||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Amsterdam – Milan||KLM||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Paris – Lyon||Air France||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Paris – Marseille||Air France||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Amsterdam – Venice||KLM||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
Long-haul flights :
|Strait||Air France||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Atlanta||Air France||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Austin||KLM||Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Montreal||KLM||Business||50 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Mexico City||Air France||Premium Economy||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
|Toronto||KLM||Business||25 %||December 1 – May 31, 2023|
As every month, there are also several Promo Rewards valid within Europe.
And don’t forget that children between the ages of 2 and 11 receive a 25% discount on award tickets (this is in addition to the discount you get through Promo Rewards).
Examples of good redemptions
For the Montreal-Paris flight in business class, there are excellent tickets that require fewer miles than usual.
In the calendar below, we notice good deals to be done during the month of January, February, March and April 2023:
Then, for the flight Montreal – Milan in Business Class, there are good dates to catch if you want to go for only 27 750 Miles:
Then, to visit the famous souks in Marrakech from Montreal, you can go there in Business Class from 27,500 Miles, from January to March 2023.
Tips for finding Flying Blue Flight Rewards
On the Air France KLM website, there is a tip you need to know to run a 30-day search using your Flying Blue Miles.
Instead of doing a one-way search as you would typically do when searching for a flight reward, search for a round-trip flight. By indicating the same date for the outbound and inbound flights.
This unlocks a hidden option: a 30-day flight reward calendar. As shown below:
You can then select the date with the best price in Flying Blue Miles and proceed with the booking.
Earn Flying Blue Miles in Canada
Transfer your Membership Rewards Points to Flying Blue Miles
The primary method of earning Flying Blue miles in Canada is through American Express Rewards Cards. You can transfer your Membership Rewards into Flying Blue Miles at a ratio of 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Flying Blue Miles.
Here are the American Express Rewards Cards available in Canada:
The best Membership Rewards card in Canada for earning Flying Blue miles is the American Express Cobalt® Card as it offers:
- 5 points per dollar for grocery, restaurant, bar, food delivery, or convenience store purchases
- 3 points per dollar for streaming services
- 2 points per dollar for travel, local transportation, and gas stations
- 1 point per dollar on everything else
If we translate this into Flying Blue Miles, we get:
- 3.75 Flying Blue Miles per dollar for grocery, restaurant, bar, food delivery, or convenience store purchases
- 2.25 Flying Blue Miles per dollar for streaming services
- 1.5 Flying Blue Miles per dollar for travel, local transportation, and gas stations
- 0.75 Flying Blue Miles per dollar for other purchases
Transfer your Marriott Bonvoy points to Flying Blue Miles
The second method of earning Flying Blue miles in Canada is through Marriott Bonvoy Amex credit cards. You can transfer your Marriott Bonvoy points into airline miles including Flying Blue Miles at the ratio of 3 Marriott Bonvoy points = 1 Mile.
And if you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, you’ll earn 5,000 bonus Miles. Thus, 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 Flying Blue Miles.
The two Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards available in Canada are:
A Flying Blue credit card
In mid-October 2022, the Air France KLM World Elite MasterCard® from BRIM was launched in Canada. It allows you to earn Flying Blue Miles directly.
The earning rates are:
|Air France and KLM flight ticket (for Flying Blue members)||5 Miles/1 Euro (in addition to regular miles earned according to status)|
|Restaurants and bars||2 Miles/dollar|
|Everything else||1 Mile/dollar|
|Selected BRIM retail partners||Up to 30 miles/dollar|
Promo Rewards are one of the best opportunities to use Flying Blue Miles: you can either save money on economy class flights or treat yourself to Air France KLM business class at a discounted fare.