(EXPIRED) Air France/KLM Amex Offer: Spend $1,000 & Get 20,000 Membership Rewards

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There’s a new and targeted Amex Offer out today that’s giving 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when spending $1,000 or more with Air France and KLM. There is also a second version that offers a $200 statement credit instead of the membership rewards.

That should stack nicely with the latest batch of Flying Blue Promo Rewards that came out last week if the taxes and fees are high enough.

The Deal

  • Spend $1,000 with Air France or KLM and get 20,000 Membership Rewards with an Amex Offer.
  • There is an alternate version where you spend $1,000 with Air France or KLM and get a $200 statement credit.

Key Terms

  • Expires December 1, 2022.
  • Offer valid only on flights booked through US websites www.klm.us and www.airfrance.us and via merchant US mobile app only.
  • Flight must originate in US and be charged in USD to qualify.
  • Not valid for purchases made through partner sites, agents, affiliates and third parties.
  • Excludes KLM Package Deals, City Pass Amsterdam, hotel bookings, car rentals, ground transportation, tours, airport transfers, equipment services, Shop@KLM, purchases of miles, and lounge access fees.
  • Excludes Air France Music, Air France Saphir, Air France Shopping, convention/conference/seminar services, baggage drop off, group reservations, La Boutique Air France, parking, Stress Free Flying workshop, flight crew training, Flying Blue Store, KLM Jet Center, KLM Wanna Gives.
  • Excludes bookings made via a travel agent.

Quick Thoughts

Taxes and fees on Air France and KLM award flights can sometimes be a little off-putting, so an Amex Offer like this can help mitigate some of those costs if they’re high enough to hit the $1,000 spending threshold to trigger the bonus points.

This offer could be perfectly timed too as there’s a new set of Flying Blue Promo Rewards out today that are eligible for numerous cities in the U.S. Note that the terms of the Amex Offer state that travel has to originate from the U.S. That means booking a round trip that begins in the U.S. should work, but booking a one-way award flight originating outside of the U.S. likely won’t work to earn the 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points.

Needless to say, this offer will also work for regular paid flights with KLM and Air France, not just award flights. If possible, load the offer to an Amex Platinum card so that you earn 5x Membership Rewards on the purchase in addition to the 20,000 bonus points.

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Kayexalate

Any Data points if the deal will be triggered even if not meeting the criteria of U.S. based flights? I’m going to be booking 4 award tickets from Europe to the us (one way) and the taxes and fees will be over $1k. I know that doesn’t qualify based on the terms but just curious if anyone got the credit or MR points without satisfying all criteria.

NoneOfYaBizness

I am wondering the same thing

Jules

can you report back on your experience?

kayexalate

I ended up deciding to just put the spend on my Amex Consumer Platinum which unfortunately did not have the offer (it was on my Amex Biz Plat). Figured I’d rather get the assured 5x on 1k spend than risk only getting 1x with the biz plat if the 20k bonus didn’t go through.

Jules

Thanks for the reply. I ended up bookings several business class award tickets from YVR to Europe and was curious to know if I had hit the $1000 spend requirement if the AMEX offer would have been triggered.

kayexalate

Let us know if it worked. Would be a great DP.

Henderson

How can I get this offer added to my Platinum card??? I just literally added 320 offers (one click at a time) so I would get more offers, but this one won’t show up! I’m about to book a flight on Air France for $1,200 so this would be helpful. I also have tried to add the Shop Small Dining but can’t get it to show up.

Gene

@ Henderson — Not everyone is eligible for every offer. It may never appear for you.

Henderson

Thanks, Gene. I’m currently on the phone with an agent who is saying that the cap for the enrollment has been met so nobody else can enroll.

Henderson

Such a bummer, too, bc I’m about to book a flight. It’s hard to justify the annual fee with the Platinum card anymore. I don’t have the time to mess around with $10 here and $50 there with all of these offers.

Todd

Use maxrewards app to auto add all offers to all cards automatically

Gene

@ Stephen — This is actually not an entirely new offer The expiration date on my existing registered offer was November 6, 2022, but the expiration date was automatically extended to December 1, 2022. I have never seen this happen with any other AMEX offer. Is this expiration extension a thing?

Tushar

Does it need to be booked through the mobile app? Or does booking from http://www.klm.us also work? Also does total including taxes work?

Max

So would booking a Delta flight, via the Air France or KLM website, work then?

Elizabeth

Would a promo booking for several people trigger the bonus, ie taxes and fees like $300 each for 4 people? It seems like airline ticket charge sometimes come across on credit cards one ticket at a time so I wasn’t sure if this scenario would for sure qualify.

Jimalb

I added premium seat selection and carbon offset to get the flight over $1k. Then to my dismay the charges came through separately. Since I picked a cancellable ticket wasn’t too worried but got the trigger email later.

DSK

If I transfer points to Flying Blue and book an cheap economy KLM/AF ticket, is there any way for KLM/AF to recognize my SkyTeam Elite Plus status earned through Delta? Would they even know?

satellite

If you book a flight using your FlyingBlue account, I don’t think it can recognize SkyMiles account as well. You can however book a ticket on AF/KLM without logging into your Flying Blue account, provide your SkyMiles account and your elite+ perks will be recognized.

DSK

Thanks. I was trying to figure out how to do (transfer credit card points to Flying Blue, book a points ticket and get SkyTeam Elite benefits), and couldn’t figure out how to do it. Web searches were no help. Sounds like it can’t be done!

satellite

How are KLM/AF when it comes to canceling then using credit for a different flight? I want to book a flight originating in Europe and those are excluded from this offer. Can I book a random flight originating in the US, cancel it for ecredit and use that for the flight I want?

Vinod

Interested in this as well. Has anyone tried this out and can provide guidance?

Last edited 1 month ago by Vinod
Biggie F

Dig up the Oct. 4, 2022 page from Miles Earn and Burn, and go to his point 4 (which is motivated by this offer), then click back on the link there regarding “break the correlation.”

Todd

Perhaps you have a link?

Biggie F

https://milesearnandburn.com/index.php/category/airlines/ but you still have to scroll down to Oct. 4, 2022. From there — point 4 — you will want to click on the link leading to https://milesearnandburn.com/index.php/2022/04/06/breaking-a-banks-airfare-refund-correlation/

Todd

Great article, thank you! I just spent $4800 with AF for flights late october 2023. I am hoping that somewhere in between now and then that flying blue has a double XP promo at some point so i can scoop up Flying Blue gold status by doing something like this: MXP-CDG-AMS-KRK-AMS-CDG-MXP in J, 700€ ish, 180 XP