(EXPIRED) 25% Transfer Bonus from AMEX Membership Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

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American Express Membership Rewards has added a 25% transfer bonus for Air France/KLM Flying Blue for transfers through 9/22/23.

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The Deal

  • Get a 25% bonus when transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue.

Terms and Conditions.

  • Expires 9/22/23.

Quick Thoughts

Flying Blue has several sweet spots that can make them very attractive, with the caveat that fuel surcharges, while not British Airways gigantic, can be significant. That said, I’ve found way more “saver” space on Flying Blue over the last few months than with SkyTeam partners Delta and Virgin Atlantic, and sometimes the best business class ticket is the one you can actually book.

As always, it’s best to have a use in mind before transferring points.

Best uses for Flying Blue Miles
  • Air France Flying Blue Promo Rewards.  Each month, Air France offers discounted award rates for a number of routes.  Sometimes we see economy flights from the US to Europe available for less than 11,000 miles one-way.
  • Fly to Israel for the same award price as to Europe.  For example, you may see business class flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv for as low as 55,000 miles one-way.
  • Delta economy flights between the US and Hawaii for 17,500 miles one-way.  Air France also has great award prices for Delta first class to Hawaii, but Delta rarely releases first class award space on its Hawaii routes.
Things to know
  • Air France awards usually incur taxes and fees.
  • Award availability may be hard to find.  Acquire Flying Blue miles only if you know that the awards you want are available.
  • Flying Blue miles expire 2 years after they are earned. Keeping miles alive beyond two years is… weird:
    • As long as you don’t credit any flying activity to your account, you can renew your miles by acquiring more miles through non-flight activity. For example, transferring miles from a transferable points program will renew these miles.
    • If you earn miles by crediting flight activity to your account, then all of your miles become flight activity miles and can only be extended by taking an eligible flight (and crediting it to Flying Blue), or by being an elite member, or making a purchase with your Air France / KLM Flying Blue credit card.
    • For more details, see: Air France’s Flying Blue miles are easier to extend than I thought

Other Transfer Bonuses

Transfer FromTransfer Bonus DetailsEnd Date
Chase Ultimate Rewards25% transfer bonus from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Air France KLM Flying Blue

45412

04/30/24
Capital One Miles30% transfer bonus from Capital One Miles to Virgin Red

45412

04/30/24
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Salve

Bummer i transferred over 200k yesterday morning for some summer ‘24 tix…on the bright side the rat team clawed back over 23k at noon (exactly 24hrs after orig rewards of last statement had posted), so now my rewards acct is neg. Thinking of closing the platinum card as the rats are making it useless via the clawbacks.

Stookey

Screw ‘um.

Kayexalate

I’m assuming there’s not much I can do if I just transferred over 250k miles yesterday for a ticket.

Sean

Am able to secure a flight in July from Seoul to Shanghai non-stop for only 8000 Miles, this is absolutely a crazy deal considering they cost $250 around that time. Glad I saw this post.
Going to search around for more deals haha, I have been keeping Amex MRs for years and have not yet spent a single point.

Juan

I see the Bilt 100% bonus transfer promo with Flying Blue (Air France/KLM) on Rent day and then Amex responds with 25% transfer promo with Flying Blue? How is Bilt able to offer 1:2 on Flying Blue points? I think Amex, Chase need to step up

LivelyFL

I clicked on the link, Flying Blue Promo Rewards and it says: No Promo Rewards available. Is it gone that quick?

Lukas

No, it’s live, I booked at midnight. It’s simply not posted on the website for whatever reason.

Economy

  • To/From Boston starting at 11,250 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Chicago starting at 12,750 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Washington-Dulles starting at 12,750 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Miami starting at 12,750 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Dallas starting at 15,000 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Houston starting at 15,000 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Atlanta starting at 15,750 Miles Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Austin starting at 18,375 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Los Angeles starting at 20,250 Flying Blue Miles one-way

Premium Economy

  • To/From Houston starting at 30,000 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Washington-Dulles starting at 22,500 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Newark starting at 22,500 Flying Blue Miles one-way

Business Class

  • To/From Newark starting at 41,250 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Houston starting at 48,750 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Washington-Dulles starting at 52,500 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Atlanta starting at 52,500 Flying Blue Miles one-way
  • To/From Dallas starting at 52,500 Flying Blue Miles one-way

All promos must be booked by May 31st, 2023 and travel must take place between May 1st, 2023 and October 31st, 2023.

bilo34

All the To/From are between USA and Europe right? Not familiar with flying blue. So for example To/From Boston/Europe starting at 11,250

bilo34

thanks

Daniel

Great timing. Thanks for pointing out this bonus.

Lukas

The promo for May is live since midnight, I booked EWR-CDG-VIE in business class for 32k MR points (57k – 25% FB promo – 25% AMEX transfer bonus). Extremely limited availability I think only couple of days in July and August when I looked at midnight but worked for my date.