Update 7/15/21: It looks like this transfer bonus is actually not targeted but rather a public offer. Loyalty Lobby reported seeing the offer here on the Flying Blue US website, so I just now gave it a shot and transferred 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Sure enough, the transfer was instant as was a 30% bonus despite not having received an email about this promotion. This could certainly make for a great deal if you have any Flying Blue bookings in mind as this should make business class flights to Europe or beyond very competitive (though note you will still pay moderate surcharges).
Air France / KLM Flying Blue is sending a email to some members offering a 30% transfer bonus when converting American Express Membership Rewards points to Flying Blue miles.
- Air France Flying Blue is offering a
targeted(Update: this appears to be a public offer) 30% transfer bonus when converting Amex Membership Rewards points to Flying Blue miles
- Valid for 30 days only
This appears to be offered on the Air France side as Greg received this email from Flying Blue but he does not see this reflected when logged in to his Amex account. I did not receive this offer.
Update: Despite not having received the email, I was able to verify the 30% bonus still applied as shown at the top of this post.
Note that the top of the email says that it is valid “for 30 days only”, so I am assuming it is valid for 30 days from receipt of the email.
We never recommend speculatively transferring points without an immediate use in mind, but the bonus here could make for some excellent deals. Keep in mind also that it may be easier than you thought to keep Flying Blue miles alive.