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.
- How to get a $5000 KLM Business Class ticket between Edmonton and Amsterdam for only $3,300
- Air France KLM Flying Blue – Up to a 50% Bonus when buying miles and an example of how it can save you money
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):
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Remember you only have until November 13th the get the bonus on buying miles to take advantage of this offer!