Air France/KLM Flying Blue: Promo Rewards for April 2022

the Air France/KLM blue flight The loyalty program is well known for its monthly rotating series of promotional rewards, that offer discounts of 25 to 50% on short- and long-haul redemptions on Air France and KLM flights.

The program has just launched its Promo Rewards for April 2022. Let’s take a look at the opportunities on offer.

What are Flying Blue promotional rewards?

Promotional rewards are a great advantage of being an Air France/KLM Flying Blue member. Promotional rewards are released monthly and offer 25–50% discount in select markets on Air France and KLM flights in various classes of service.

This month’s long distance promotional rewards include:

  • 25% discount in Air France and KLM economy class awards between Europe and Boston
  • 25% discount about KLM economy class awards between Europe and San Francisco
  • 25% discount about KLM economy class awards between Europe and Los Angeles
  • 25% discount in the KLM economy class awards between Europe and Atlanta
  • 25% discount at the Air France Business Class Awards between Europe and Houston

This month, all long-haul destinations are in North America, so it’s potentially handy for Canadians to get to Europe this summer.

Promo Reward tickets are available for one-way and round-trip flights, allowing flexibility in your travel plans. Promotional Rewards discounts only apply to the lowest standard award price when available, and not to dynamically priced flight segments.

While they often include both business and economy class, all but one of the promotional rewards posted for April 2022 on long-haul routes are for economy, with the exception of the promotional rewards to Houston.

Please note that Flying Blue Promo Rewards comes with a booking deadline. You should book April 2022 Promotional Rewards during the month of April; However the travel the window runs through September 30, 2022. This is a more favorable timeline compared to the shorter Promo Rewards booking windows in the past.

It is important to note that promotional reward tickets generally cannot be changed, canceled or refunded; however, in accordance with Air France/KLM’s flexible COVID-19 rebooking policy, promotional reward tickets can be changed free of charge until June 30, 2022.

Secret Promotional Rewards in Business Class!

In recent months, I have sometimes observed that Air France/KLM Flying Blue would apply a similar discount to Promo Rewards for select Business Class markets. even though there was no such offer explicitly published.

That seems to be what we’re seeing this month too, even in destinations that have only posted promotional rewards in economy!

For example, you could book Los Angeles–Amsterdam for 50,625 miles, a 25% discount on the usual rate of 67,500 miles.

And you can book Boston-Munich for Four. Five,375 miles, a 25% discount on the usual rate of 60,500 miles.

The same happens with the rest of the routes. The availability of these lower rates tends to be better the farther you get from summer, so you may need to search a wide swath of summer dates to find the best deal. I found a few scattered dates available during July and August.

Taxes and fees are a bit higher in business class, but the overall price still offers great value compared to paid business class fares.

While previous “secret” Flying Blue promotional rewards have lasted all month, there’s no telling how long these deals will last, so I’d recommend getting the surprise discounted fares as soon as you can if you’re interested.

Air France A350 business class
Air France A350 business class

How to earn Flying Blue miles

You can earn Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles by booking airline tickets with Air France, KLM and their SkyTeam partners.

Also, in Canada, you can transfer Amex MR points at a ratio of 1:0.75, which can be earned through the full suite of American Express Membership Rewards credit cards.

Credit card Best offer Value

120,000 MR points

$499 annual fee

120,000 MR points $2,416

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115,000 MR points

$699 annual fee

115,000 MR points $2,119

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75,000 MR points

$199 annual fee

75,000 MR points $1,561

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75,000 MR points

$250 annual fee

75,000 MR points $1,522

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Up to 67,000 MR points

$99 annual fee

Up to 67,000 MR points $1,221

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30,000 MR points

$156 annual fee

30,000 MR points $636

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10,000 MR points

$0 annual fee

10,000 MR points $220

apply now

If you have access to US credit cards, you can also transfer Amex US MR points, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points and Capital One points to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio to combine your Canadian-sourced Flying Blue and American. miles on the same account.

Finally, when you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to Flying Blue, you’ll earn 5,000 bonus miles on top of the usual 3:1 ratio, for a total of 25,000 Flying Blue miles.

Overall, Flying Blue is a program that’s rapidly growing in prominence for Canadian points collectors, especially with its regular Promo Rewards and propensity for an occasional secret discount fare or two.

Conclution

With rotating discounts of 25% to 50% on its entire route network, Air France/KLM Flying Blue monthly promotional rewards can be a great way to save miles if you’re planning a trip to, from or through Europe.

If you’re looking for business-class or even higher-end redemptions, you might as well consider taking advantage of the secret price of 25% off outside of Europe to the US this month.

And if you’re based in other Canadian cities served by Air France and KLM, like Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton or Quebec City, we hope it won’t be long until we see some promotional rewards in your home city in the future. . months.

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