Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles sale: 100% bonus (as low as 1.53 cents each)


Air France and KLM are offering a 100% bonus on the purchase of Flying Blue miles. While this sale isn’t as good as a recent offer we saw of 120%, it still brings the cost down to as low as 1.53cpp. This could be especially useful if you’re looking to top off your points balance to reach high-value awards.

The Deal

  • Air France / KLM Flying Blue is offering up to 100% bonus on purchased miles (Buy points from 1.53 cents each).
  • Valid 2/7/23 to 2/27/23
  • Bonus offer is tiered:
    • Buy 4,000-10,000 miles, get a 50% bonus
    • Buy 12,000-22,000 miles, get a 70% bonus
    • Buy 24,000-100,000 miles, get a 100% bonus
  • Maximum purchase per calendar year: 100,000 miles (not counting bonus miles).  Elite members are not limited in how many miles they can buy, but they can only receive a maximum of 300,000 bonus miles.
  • Maximum bonus miles that can be earned during promotion: 100,000 for non-elites / 300,000 for elite members)
  • Direct link to Offer (must log-in to see bonus)

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

Quick Thoughts

While this isn’t the best deal that we’ve seen Flying Blue run for buying miles, before the last mileage sale, the best that we’d seen is 100%. While we never advise that you buy miles speculatively, this promotion might make sense if you need to top off for an award (or are interested in this month’s promo rewards), especially given the low threshold to max out the discount. That said, make certain that you have a specific redemption in mind before you buy.

Flying Blue mileage purchases are processed by, so this will not code as travel – use your best “everywhere else” card to purchase.

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Like most programs the award costs have increased which is making buying miles deals like this much less valuable. That doesn’t even account for future devaluations either. As an AF elite, I’ll be passing on this. I used to get such good value from Flying Blue, even with the fees, but no longer.


I had to buy 50K min to get the 100% bonus