Amazing: Only 12,500 Miles To Europe With 50% Off From Air France This Summer

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In this post we’ll share an amazing deal where you can get 50% off summer awards to Europe with Air France. The latest promotional offer only requires 12,500 Air France miles plus $87.99 in taxes for a one-way flight to Europe from Houston during peak summer season.

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 from North America must be booked between June 1st and June 30th for travel between August 1st, 2014 and September 30, 2014.

Air France Promo Award From Houston June Booking

Availability For 50% Off Coach Tickets

The availability for 50% off coach tickets is simply amazing. Almost everyday in August or September has availability from Houston to Amsterdam and Paris, and beyond if you are looking for it just piece an award ticket beyond Amsterdam or Paris for the 50% savings.

For a one-way coach class award ticket on KLM to Amsterdam it only requires 12,500 miles one-way plus $87.99 in taxes and fees.

KLM to AMS from IAH August

KLM to AMS from IAH September

For a one-way coach class award ticket on Air France to Paris it only requires 12,500 miles one-way plus $88.85 in taxes and fees.

Air France to Paris from IAH August Air France to Paris from IAH September

Terms And Conditions

  • Reservations must be made exclusively on airfrance or klm (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorised to book an award on the website).
  • In the event that a technical problem occurs when reserving the promotional fare or if the reservation cannot be finalised, the Flying Blue member must log on to the site and repeat the procedure.
  • This award ticket may be used on connecting flights within Europe and on connecting flights from Europe to long-haul flights and vice-versa.
  • These promotional Promo Award@ may not be modified, cancelled or refunded.
  • Promo Award@ are available for one-way tickets and round trips.
  • Flex Award are not included in the Promo Award@ offer.


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 allow you to transfer points over to a Flying Blue Air France account.

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.

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

There is exceptional summer availability between Houston and Europe for 50% off the normal mileage redemption with Air France or KLM. The flight to Europe is cheaper because the taxes and fees are only $87.99. So the outbound from the U.S. can add value if you are looking for a cheap way to get to Europe this summer.

The Air Lingus is also a good option using British Airways Avios points for coach at 25,000 miles plus ~$150 in taxes and fees, but that is only to and from Dublin. The Air France promo awards includes destinations beyond just Paris and Amsterdam.


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  1. This promo is just about killing me. I’ve been stewing about it for a week now trying to figure out if I want to risk the connection between a paid domestic leg (to get to and from IAH) and the promo award. No way to do it on the same PNR. If anyone has any ideas, please post.

  2. What are the options for upgrading on the substantial reduced fares? Is it possible at all with miles or totally out of question? I can’t seem to find what class they book into.

  3. I think that if your paid positioning flight is on Skyteam and you respect the minimum connection time for domestic to international at IAH, you should be protected by the airline in the event of IRROPS.
    At least I know that AA’s policy is to protect passengers on separate oneworld tickets, Skyteam should be similar. Try searching for “skyteam separate tickets” on FlyerTalk, you’ll probably find your answer there. 😉

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