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Flying Blue: Transatlantic Business Class Flights From 13,500 Miles!

To the point Right now, Flying Blue offers flight rewards starting at 13,500 Miles in business class to cross the Atlantic!

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Flying Blue offers incredible promo rewards flights between North America and Europe, with business class flights onAir France and KLM starting at 13,500 Miles! Book now! There are several availabilities this winter and early spring 2024 with 1 to 4 seats per flight:

  • Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Florence and Bologna (Italy)
  • Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Athens (Greece)

Bravo to Straight To The Points for unearthing this!

Flying Blue Promo - Montreal to Zagreb (Croatia) in business class

Here is an example of the Flying Blue promo rewards flights available between Montreal (Canada) and Zagreb (Croatia) for just 13,500 Miles:

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You can even enjoy the Air France VIP Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau without having to take out of your wallet one of the credit cards giving you access.

Flying Blue Promo - Montreal to Florence (Italy) in business class

Here is an example of the Flying Blue promo rewards flights available between Montreal (Canada) and Florence (Italy) for only 13,500 Miles:

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Flying Blue Promo - Montreal to Antwerp (Belgium) in business class

Here is an example of the Flying Blue promo rewards flights available between Montreal (Canada) and Antwerp (Belgium) for only 13,500 Miles:

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Flying Blue Promo - Montreal to Athens (Greece) in business class

Here is an example of the Flying Blue promo rewards flights available between Montreal (Canada) and Athens (Greece) for just 16,500 Miles:

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Tips for finding Flying Blue Flight Rewards

On the Air France KLM website, there is a tip to know when searching for 30 days using your Flying Blue Miles: don’t enter anything in the date field!

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This unlocks a hidden option: a 30-day flight reward calendar. As shown below:

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You can then select the date with the best price in Flying Blue Miles and proceed with the booking.

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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 Membership 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:

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
Grocery 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.

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:

Get a Flying Blue credit card

Since October 2022, the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard® has been available in Canada. It allows you to earn Flying Blue Miles directly.

The earning rates of the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard® are as follows:

Expenses Earning rate
Air France and KLM flight ticket (for Flying Blue members) 5 miles per euro (in addition to regular miles earned according to Elite Status)
Restaurants and bars 2 Miles per dollar
Everything else 1 Mile per Dollar
Selected BRIM retail partners Up to 30 Miles per dollar

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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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