A trick for viewing the Air France / KLM Flying Blue award calendar (updated)

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Air France / KLM Flying Blue miles are super easy to get. You can transfer 1 to 1 from any major transferable points currency: Amex, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Bilt, or even Brex.  Even better, you’ll often find transfer bonuses. If you then sprinkle in the fact that Air France / KLM often has excellent award prices, you get an incredibly useful combo…except for one thing: low cost awards can be hard to find. Luckily, there’s a great trick to make it easy.

Previously this post described a method for finding the Flying Blue award calendar that involved not entering any dates into the search tool when looking for awards. Recently, that stopped working, but some enterprising folks on reddit quickly found a workaround: instead of entering no dates, choose the last available date on the calendar. We’ll detail the process, step-by-step, below.

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Flying Blue award searches used to automatically show a full month of results at a time, but in recent years that calendar appeared to have been discontinued. Fortunately, there’s a super easy way to see the award calendar: enter the last available date into the search screen (Hat Tip: various redditors).

Step 1: Enter Search Criteria with Last Available Calendar Date

Go to airfrance.us or klm.com and log into your Flying Blue account (create one if you don’t already have one). Click “Book with Miles” and enter your search criteria as shown above.  Select the last available date in the calendar. In this case, it was June 30th, 2025.

Click “Confirm” and then “Search Flights.”

Step 2: View Monthly Calendar

The search results should now be displayed on a monthly calendar, as shown above. Note that, in this example, May is the furthest month available to book, even though I selected June 30th.

You can use the arrows to tab through the months at the top to quickly move to the dates that you want to check.

Calendar Issues

The calendar view can be very helpful for finding saver level awards on Air France and KLM, but it’s not perfect. Here are some issues I’ve come across:

  1. Air France / KLM Only: It doesn’t show award pricing for other airlines. For example, there may be award availability on Delta and/or Virgin Atlantic which can be booked with Flying Blue miles, but the calendar won’t show it.
  2. Results don’t always match class of service: In one search for business class awards, I saw a day that appeared to have business class award availability for the saver price of 50,000 points (which is reasonable), but when I clicked on the date, that option didn’t show. I finally checked economy pricing and found the option there.
  3. When trying to edit the initial search criteria, I sometimes run into a “forever hourglass”. Basically the system is stuck until I fully log out, close out my browsers, and try again later or try again with a different browser instance.

Despite all of the above issues, this can be a very helpful tool for finding Air France / KLM award availability. Good luck!

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Jessica

I genuinely don’t understand how people even use their air miles? I’m finding this nearly impossible. I’ve wasted days of my life trying to search for flights clicking through months worth of days and combos. I will go back to my Alaska Airlines card where I can clearly see the calendar and best deals. This is ridiculous.

nick

That method does not work anymore. AF/KLM calendar view completely useless.

jeff

It does not work when selecting 30 June 2025 from California using airfrance.ca site. It automatically display the May calendar where June is not clickable.

Last edited 26 days ago by jeff

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norm

what I have noticed is sometimes it will say something like 72000 on a Tuesday, but its actually for the next day, where it shows as a blank. Also on the app, it I think it’s just randomly generated numbers! Sometimes on the tab it says 127000 or something and then look at the flight it’s 450000.

Points and Miles Doc

I was still having problems in safari, but it worked as usual on FireFox!

Patrick S

It works on Air France’s Canadian site (airfrance.ca) so until they get the glitch fixed you can search for availability there first if you don’t want to search on KLM’s site and then move to the US Air France site to book so you aren’t charged the fees in C$.

Last edited 5 months ago by Patrick S
anonymous

Greg, why do airlines (apparently) want to make it so difficult to search for award tickets?

Eric Pease

this seems to be dead now

Eric Pease

seems to be back! woot!

eric

This hasn’t worked in days. I think AF killed it.

asdfasdf

still waiting for the “trick”

shitty clickbait article… disappointed.

Ben

Nice calendar. I had a few business flights with AF in 2020 and 2021 (and one that I had to cancel at the beginning of 2022). Since then, AF raised significantly the award flight mileage requirement which makes it less appealing.

kons

The calendar quite often shows lower mileage available but when clicking on that date, the price advertised is nowhere to be found. This is not just for business class, the same thing happens for economy.

kons

And sometimes it is the opposite – the calendar shows higher mileage than when you click on a specific date. So it appears the calendar feature is not reliable.

khatl

using the air france mobile app also v. easy way to see multiple days at a time, and it works even if you’ve entered dates. Though, still sometimes a bit buggy with the issues you note. I’ve also had it sometimes show pricing that is way higher when there is an available cheaper date. I also find it far faster to scroll through multiple dates using the mobile app.