(EXPIRED) Buy Air France / KLM Flying Blue miles with up to 100% bonus (from 1.53 cents each)

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Air France/KLM Flying Blue is once again offering a bonus on purchased miles that can bring the cost down to as low as 1.53 cents each. This could be especially useful if you want to take advantage of the current 25% transfer bonuses from Chase (that ends today) and /or need additional miles.

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The Deal

  • Buy Air France / KLM Flying Blue miles with up to a 100% bonus (1.53 cents each):
  • Valid 11/30/23 to 12/21/23
  • Bonus offer is tiered:
    • Buy 4,000-14,000 miles, receive 50% bonus (2.03cpm)
    • Buy 16,000-38,000 miles, receive 70% bonus (1.78cpm)
    • Buy 40,000+ miles, receive 100% bonus (1.53cpm)

Direct link to Offer (must log-in to see bonus)

Quick Thoughts

This is typically the best deal that Air France runs for buying miles. While it doesn’t make sense to buy miles speculatively, this promotion might make sense if you need to top off to book an award.

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

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
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I noticed taxes and fees have doubled on outbound Flying Blue economy transatlantic award flights recently.

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If I change the country to France on the point purchase website, the cost comes down to 1.25(euroCPP) in Euros. So, if I buy it with a fee free card, will that make the overall cost come down to 1.34 CPP?

Adventure NML

Thank you for pointing this out!!

Dr. Ethan

No faces today… Nice


Or you can get the miles for 1.25 Cents if you chose to pay by Euro. You will need to change the country of the website to any of the Euro countries.


true however if you live in the US and earn US dollars then at some point you will be converting it to US currency, assuming exchange rate stays the same your at .0134 USD per mile


plenty of people on flyertalk would be advising against buying AF miles, seems they are heading the way of skypesos


I hope not. Flying blue is currently the best deal for economy flights to Europe. I can find 11,250 points from EWR to many European destinations through March on KLM.


I just booked 5 business class tickets from LAX to CDG for about 60k/piece after the transfer bonus from Chase. I was pretty happy about that!


Your “valid by” dates are wrong