(EXPIRED) Flying Blue Promo Rewards: 50% Off Award Tickets From IAD & IAH

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If you’re looking to travel to Europe in September or October, using Flying Blue miles could be a great option. You can now get 50% off Economy award flights to Europe from Washington Dulles (IAD) and Houston (IAH). With the Citi ThankYou transfer bonus to Flying Blue, flights to Europe in late-summer / early-fall can be a steal.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards July

The Deal

  • Get 50% off Economy award flights to Europe from IAD or IAH when using Flying Blue miles.
  • Direct link.

Key Terms

  • Book by July 30, 2018
  • For travel from August 31, 2018 to October 30, 2018.

Quick Deals

If you live near – or can easily position from – Houston or Washington DC, this month’s promo rewards can give you a killer deal. That’s because there’s also a 30% transfer bonus with Citi ThankYou points right now (See: Citi ThankYou Transfer Bonus: 30% To Flying Blue).

For example, let’s say you wanted to fly from Dulles to Amsterdam. I found direct round trip flights in September for only 24,500 miles + $170.81. That means it’d effectively cost fewer than 19,000 Citi ThankYou points to fly round trip.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards IAD-AMS

Alternatively, you could fly from Houston to Prague via Amsterdam for just 26,000 miles + $196.59 round trip. That would require precisely 20,000 Citi ThankYou points when taking advantage of the transfer bonus.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards IAH-PRG

Be sure to check cash prices before booking as there are sometimes fare sales for travel to Europe in the fall. With fees and surcharges of almost $200 on some of these flights, it might make sense to pay entirely in cash, especially if you can also take advantage of the Air France and/or KLM Amex Offers that are offering 20,000 Membership Rewards when spending $1,000. That said, with 50% off award flights and a 30% transfer bonus, the cash price would have to be pretty low to make it worthwhile.

If you don’t have any Citi ThankYou points, Flying Blue is also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. Although none of those currently have a 30% transfer bonus like Citi ThankYou, these Promo Rewards could still be worthwhile.

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