Monday, November 9, 2015

Using AF KLM's Promo Awards + Buy Miles Bonus to save on Business Class tickets between Vancouver and Berlin

On our Canadian site, Rewards Canada, we've brought you details over the past few weeks on how you can use the current Air France KLM Flying Blue buy miles bonus and Promo Awards discounted awards to save you money on business class flights.

Well great news today as AF KLM have opened up some business class space at the 50% off level between Vancouver and Europe!! These were not around last week! Here is availability between YVR and CDG in February (return sees even more spots open up):


These are part of newest offers of the Flying Blue promo awards you can utilize this method of buying miles to save on business class flights out of Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. Below we provide an example of using it for travel out of Vancouver!

Air France KLM's Flying Blue is once again offering a bonus on buying their miles. Usually buying FB miles isn't a great proposition but if you can tie in buying them with one of their discounted promo awards offering up to 50% off award tickets you may just be able to out some value from this promotion. YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 13 TO BUY MILES. Another option is to convert Starpoints from Starwood Preferred Guest to Flying Blue. You can get 20,000 Starpoints with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express which converts to 25,000 Flying Blue Miles and then you need to buy less miles.

Offer Details
Earn up to 50% Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you buy miles online.  Full details. Until Nov 13, 15 
  • 2,000 Award Miles – 10% Bonus
  • 4,000 to 8,000 Award Miles – 20% Bonus
  • 10,000 to 28,000 Award Miles – 30% Bonus
  • 30,000+ Award Miles – 50% Bonus
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Here is an example of this buy miles bonus saving you some money:

You can buy 63,000 miles for EUR 1155. Those 63,000 miles will be enough to redeem for a discounted business class award ticket at 50% off between Vancouver and Europe (with a few miles to spare).
Looking at Feb 9-16, 2016 in business class you can get the discounted rate between Vancouver & Berlin for 62,500 miles and C$706.80 in taxes and fees. To buy the miles will cost C$1731.66 (including 5% GST) and add in the taxes and fees on the award flight of C$706.80 for a total of C$2,438.46. For those of you not living in Canada you'll save 5% of course!


To buy the same tickets outright costs C$4,922.74. As you can see buying the miles can provide you a savings of nearly C$2,500 on these particular flights!


Some Other Options:
Vancouver - Paris Feb 9-16: To buy the same tickets outright costs C$3,875.76. Using the  buying the miles can provide you a savings of nearly C$1,800 on these particular flights!
Vancouver - Barcelona Feb 9-16: To buy the same tickets outright costs C$3,229.39. As you can see buying the miles can provide you a savings of just over C$850 on these particular flights!
Vancouver - Athens Feb 9-16: To buy the same tickets outright costs C$3,559.52. As you can see buying the miles can provide you a savings of nearly C$1,100 on these particular flights!

Remember you only have until November 13th the get the bonus on buying miles to take advantage of this offer!

Find many more Flying Blue bonus offers here!

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