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Capital One is offering a 20% transfer bonus to Air France / KLM Flying Blue through 7/31/23. Flying Blue can be a good program for finding business class awards to and from Europe, and this bonus could make for some solid deals in that direction. Alternatively, this could make for a nice discount for those looking to travel to Tahiti given Air France’s flight to Papeete from Los Angeles.
- Capital One is offering a 20% transfer bonus from Capital One miles to Air France / KLM Flying Blue through 7/31/23
- Valid through 11:59pm Eastern time on 7/31/23
Flying Blue is a program that doesn’t get a ton of press because they don’t have an award chart, so there aren’t sweet spots that you can count on. However, they do offer decent business class pricing to Europe on connecting itineraries if you have some flexibility. And the partnership with the French rail system means that they now reach even more destinations.
For instance, I have a trip booked later this summer on Air France where we’ll fly from New York to Paris on Air France and then continue on to Brussels on the train.
As you can see, the price was decent at 56,500 miles per passenger plus $190.50 in taxes and fees. Keep in mind that Air France offers a 25% discount on long-haul flights for children aged 2-12, so that made it a solid deal for a family of four despite the moderate surcharges. If we had been able to take advantage of a 20% transfer bonus, it would have been just over 47,000 Capital One miles per passenger, making it an even better deal.
In my recent post about South America partnerships you may have forgotten, I noted that Air France partners with Copa Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas, which could make them pretty useful for those going south. And moving westward, you could book the Air France flight from Los Angeles to Tahiti for fewer miles if you’re able to take advantage of this transfer bonus. See more Flying Blue sweet spots for award travel in this post.
As is typically the case, I probably wouldn’t speculatively transfer to Flying Blue, especially given the lack of an award chart, but for those who frequently use Flying Blue and/or those who find a useful redemption this could certainly be a nice bump.
See our Current point transfer bonuses page for a full list of current transfer opportunities.