Awesome Availability: 50% Off Air France Business Class Award Prices With Promo Awards


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In this post we’ll share the most recent availability to use the Flying Blue 50% promotion awards to get heavily discounted Business Class awards between North America and Europe.

The Flying Blue (Air France / KLM / Air Europa) loyalty program offers heavily discounted Flying Blue awards called Promo Awards for certain routes throughout the year. The current discounted award tickets must be booked between 12/30/13 and 2/26/2014 for travel between January 1 or 15th through February 28, 2014. As of now, the Business Class promo awards can be booked at the discounted prices.

Montreal To Amsterdam And Beyond

This flight is operated by KLM. So Amsterdam can be a connecting point from Montreal to another location in Europe. If you aren’t in Montreal, don’t worry. A one-way award on American Airlines with British Airways Avios points can be had by transferring only 4,500 Chase points from the Chase Ink Bold® Business Card or the Ink Plus® Business Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to a British Airways Account. Once in Montreal, you can redeem only 31,250 Flying Blue miles for a one-way Business Class award ticket. So if starting from Montreal you’ll only need 31,250 Flying Blue miles plus taxes. But assuming you are starting from New York, you’ll need 31,250 Flying Blue miles plus 4,500 Avios Points.

The flight from Montreal to Amsterdam has great availability.

Air France Promo Award Availability from Montreal

The flight from Amsterdam to Montreal has great availability.

Air France Promo Award Availability from Amsterdam

Toronto To Paris And Beyond

This flight is operated by Air France. So Paris can be a connecting point from Toronto to another location in Europe. So if starting from Toronto you’ll only need 31,250 Flying Blue miles.

The flight from Toronto to Paris has great availability.

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award From Toronto January

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award From Toronto

The flight from Paris to Toronto has great availability.

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award From Paris January

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award From Paris February

Atlanta To Amsterdam And Beyond

This flight is operated by KLM. So Amsterdam can be a connecting point from Atlanta to another location in Europe. So if starting from Atlanta you’ll only need 46,875 Flying Blue miles.

The flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam has some availability.

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award From Atlanta January

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award From Atlanta February

The flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta has better availability.

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award To Atlanta January

Air France Flying Blue Promo Award To Atlanta February

How To Get And Transfer Points To Flying Blue Account

Starwood Starpoints transfer to Flying Blue (Air France) at a 1:1 ratio. But if you transfer only 20,000 points, you’ll get a 25% bonus for a total of 25,000 Flying Blue miles.

Starwood-Bonus-Transfer-to-Flying-Blue 2

Both the personal and business Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express are offering bonus points after you apply and meet minimum spending requirements.

Link to apply for Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express

Link to apply for Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express Open

Here is a detailed list of SPG transfer partners and how to Transfer SPG miles into airlines for redemption options.

Alternatively, Air France Flying Blue miles can be transferred from American Express Membership Rewards. American Express Membership Rewards program allows members to earn points with everyday spend on select American Express credit cards like the Platinum Card® from American Express. These points can be redeemed for a number of items from gift cards to products to travel experiences. Here is a detailed walkthrough of how to transfer American Express points into loyalty programs.

Bottom Line

Overall there is great award availability in Business Class at the discounted prices. The taxes are a bit higher than domestic US carriers, but the points required are at a significant discount. I would consider this as a useful one-way option if I needed one to Europe. There are some interesting non-North American promo awards as well.

Have you used one of these awards yet?

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