Special Edition of Flying Blue’s Promo Rewards

To the point Flying Blue launches a new Promo Rewards from October 16 to 20! If you have Flying Blue miles, it's time to use them!

What are Flying Blue Promo Rewards?

Each month, Flying Blue released discounts on some destinations. You can:

  • get up to 50% discount the regular price in miles
  • rewards that can be booked up to 3 months ahead

It is possible all over the world.

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New Promo Rewards

For the month of October 2019, Flying Blue is highlighting 3 Canadian destinations in these New Promo Rewards with a 25% discount on some rewards.

However, Flying Blue will launch a special edition of these promo rewards, to be booked between October 16 and 20, 2019 with many destinations involved!

City Cabin One-way fare
New York Economy 11,000 miles
Toronto Economy 11,000 miles
Los Angeles Economy 14,000 miles
Toronto Premium Economy 25,000 miles
Los Angeles Premium Economy 28,000 miles
Seattle Premium Economy 29,000 miles
Mexico City Premium Economy 29,000 miles
Toronto Business 32,000 miles
Seattle Business 36,000 miles
Mexico City Business 36,000 miles

Travel dates must be between November 2019 and March 2020.

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Is that interesting?

With very strong competition on transatlantic flights, it is often no longer interesting to use miles to travel in economy class. We still see 3 possible redeem of Flying Blue miles:

  1. For one-way trips:for example, you could reserve a Reward flight ticket for the one-way trip on Aeroplan, and book the return on Flying Blue for the return trip. Or choose a one way low-cost airline like Level, and travel with Air France for the return.
  2. For multi-destination trips
  3. For business class: it’s still a “high-end” product, very expensive in cash. For people who have a lot of bags to transport from one continent to another, it is a solution (business class allows you to take 2 bags of 23 kg free of charge).

As part of this promotion, a one-way ticket on Air France between Toronto and Paris will cost:

  • 11,000 flying blue miles in economy class
  • 25,000 miles Flying Blue in Premium Economy
  • 32,000 flying blue miles in business class
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Which is much lower than Aeroplan’s offer for Air Canada’s direct flight (30,000 miles in economy class or 55,000 miles and $600 in taxes and surcharge in business class).

As of October 27, 2019,the Toronto-Paris route will be operated by Air France’s all-new Airbus A350! So I will try to book a ticket to test this new aircraft!

We had the opportunity to test Air France’s new business class using Flying Blue miles. Find out what it looks like!

Air France Business Class

How to earn Flying Blue miles?

Flying Blue is unfortunately not a transfer partner of American Express membership rewards (while it is in the United States).

If you regularly fly on Skyteam airlines (Air France-KLM, Delta…), it may be worth crediting your flights in the Flying Blue program.

But know that there is another way to earn Flying Blue miles in Canada: via the Marriott Bonvoy program. This program converts points at the rate of 3:1. That is, by transferring 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points you earn 10,000 Flying Blue miles.

And for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points transferred, you get a 5,000 mile bonus. So: 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 Flying Blue miles!

To earn Marriott Bonvoy points directly, you can apply to these 2 cards:

You could even transfer membership rewards to Marriott Bonvoy points and then flying blue miles!

For example:

50,000 membership rewards
60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
25,000 Flying Blue miles

In this scenario, it will be worthwhile to use the Membership Rewards points earned with the American Express Cobaltᵐᶜ card!

Bottom Line

Flying Blue’s Promo Rewards are a great opportunity to travel cheaply or use Flying Blue miles that you would have earned through your flights on Skyteam airlines!

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!
Jean-Maximilien Voisine
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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