(EXPIRED) Business class to Europe for 33K points in early 2024!

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Air France / KLM appears to have an unannounced Promo Reward sale from New York (including both JFK and Newark-EWR) to Europe from just 41,250 miles + ~$220 in taxes & fees one-way in business class — and that pricing is widely available to numerous European cities during much of the first 2-3 months of 2024. Better yet, with the current point transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Air France / KLM Flying Blue, you could book these flights with just 33,000 Amex Membership Rewards points transferred to Air France / KLM Flying Blue.

The Deal

Quick Thoughts

If you have interest in heading to Europe in January or February, you’ll find that this deal is pretty widely available on many dates — and in many cases for multiple passengers and even multiple flights on the same date.

For instance, I see three different flights with business class availability on a sample date in January that all have availability for 41,250 miles per passenger from New York to Paris.

And the pricing holds up from both New York-JFK and Newark-EWR to various destinations. I have a number of examples in this post, but I’m seeing the same or similar pricing to tons of European destinations.



Thanks to Flying Blue’s variable award pricing, we often find that some connecting itineraries beyond Paris or Amsterdam will price even lower than nonstops to Paris or Amsterdam. However, in this case, I haven’t found any routes that price out lower than 41,250 miles — though there have been plenty at that price and some that are just 2,000 to 4,000 miles more each way.




Since Air France / KLM Flying Blue offers variable pricing, it is always possible that you could find a great deal on a flight. However, in this case, I am confident that this is pricing as an unannounced Promo Reward for several reasons:

Air France / KLM Flying Blue offers changes and cancellations for a fee of 50 EUR per passenger. In the past, I thought that Promo Rewards could not be changed but rather only cancelled, but I no longer see that restriction.

Flying Blue does tack on some unfortunate surcharges, though given the low mileage price here I imagine that most won’t find the ~$200 in surcharges to be exorbitant.

Keep in mind that January through March isn’t the ideal time to visit Europe according to Tim’s authoritative resource, though skiiers may find destinations of interest and much of the Mediterranean features relatively mild winters. I once spent about a month in Barcelona between January and February and while it wasn’t beach weather, I wore a light jacket most days and the weather was far more comfortable than it would have been at home.

I should note that this pricing is valid on both Air France and KLM flights in some cases. If you can get a route served  by KLM’s 787, I would highly recommend it. I’d take Air France over KLM’s A330, but the KLM 787 seat was terrific.

I’d also love to connect through Amsterdam as the flagship business class lounge there was a work of art. 

If you’re able to make it work, it is hard to beat 33K points each way for flat-bed business class to and from Europe.

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Steven The Traveller

Blogging about open seats and “hard to find deals” is counterproductive to us serious chutneys.

You want clicks so you sacrifice our diligent efforts to wannebees who just steal your discovery.

Stick with how to “Earn Miles” and let them do the work in their own on how best to redeem.


I saw some of these deals from Rome to JFK on KLM in Feb/March.

Biggie F

Found this a couple of weeks ago and booked RTs to CDG for 2nd half of March.

I say RTs because the ancillary fees turned out to be greater when booking a two OWs. I was seduced by the lower numbers exUS on the OWs such as those you show here. In the end, paid a total of $1088 for two RTs.

$1088 for two RTs…? That’s …. still a great deal. We transferred MR points, something like the 132,000 you note in the article (2 x 66). Lately with Bus Plat NLL offers, the manufacturing cost for these points – even after factoring in the interest costs of floating a loan to the IRS, and without factoring in the Dell credits etc. — is under $700. So, yeah, two people RT to CDG in a nice plane for <$1,800ai.

It’s sure not “free,” but it’s a price I can afford.

Last edited 14 days ago by Biggie F

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Mr. Seg

As a European, there is a LOT to do in Europe if you are NOT seeking sun and beaches. From the Alps to the authentic Christmas markets, to frozen lakes and magical towns covered by snow, where you can relax, go to a Spa, Shopping, ski, and enjoy a fantastic winter meal. I would definitely avoid Barcelona in winter


Thanks for this post! I’m finally going to Sicily on the new A350-900 although it might be nippy in February.

[…] Flying Blue hat gerade einen Discount auf der Strecke von Europa nach New York laufen. (Danke: Frequentmiler.boardingarea.com) […]


Is this still available? I don’t see anything pricing at the 41k level. Best I see is 55k


Hey Nick! I tried looking at previous post and the booking sites which all stated the 25% discount price for 2-11 yo but I couldn’t find get the discount to come up at all.


Never mind! Just re-read your article it doesn’t applied for this promo


Anyone know if you can call Air France for these saver fare awards in order to add a stopover in CDG or AMS?


Can. I did one for YYZ CDG MXP


Since I can buy a r/t ticket in Economy for cash for the same or less than the cost of the fees for this “free” ticket, it’s really more of an upgradable economy fare than it is a free ticket.


No – it is a business ticket. No upgrades.