(EXPIRED) 25% Transfer Bonus from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

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Chase is offering a limited-time 25% bonus when transferring Ultimate Rewards to Flying Blue (Air France/KLM). With the bonus, the transfer rate is 1 UR – 1.25 Flying Blue Miles.  There are some very useful Flying Blue promo awards from North America that just went live: 25% off economy from multiple US cities to Europe and 25% off of business from Houston to Europe  Together with the transfer bonus, it effectively means that you can book Flying Blue awards for 60% of the Ultimate Rewards that you would normally need.

The one downfall of Flying Blue is that there can often be substantial surcharges, especially with business class awards.  There is a targeted Air France/KLM Amex offer that went live today offering $200 off of $1000 spend that could actually be useful in helping defray those costs for a multiple passenger booking.

It’s definitely worth taking a look at the promo rewards to see if something fits, as there will be some very good values to be had.

The Deal

  • Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Flying Blue and get a 25% bonus (1 MR – 1.25 Flying Blue Miles ).

Key Terms

  • Bonus Flying Blue offer is valid for Chase Ultimate Rewards® point transfers to Flying Blue completed between 12:00AM ET on April 1, 2022 and 11:59PM ET on May 15, 2022.
  • Minimum transfer is 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points. Bonus Miles will be awarded by Flying Blue in your Flying Blue account when your transfer is complete.
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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Enrico

I just looked from Europe to SFO. 70k miles one way economy end of June beginning of July.
So much for a “discount”

Jules

Is this the first ever Chase transfer bonus to KLM/Air France?

MalMel

Transfer to Avios??