Save up to 50% on Air France KLM Transatlantic business class awards

Air France KLM Flying Blue‘s Promo Rewards are here for December.  As we reported last week this month’s offers include 50% off business class flights out of Montreal, 25% off business class flights out of Toronto and 25% off economy flights out of select U.S. cities.

The Promo Rewards

December Promo Rewards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. Click here for more details  Book by Dec 31, 22 for travel until May 31, 23

This month’s North American cities:

Atlanta: 25% off Air France Economy Class
Austin: 25% off KLM Economy Class
Detroit: 25% off Air France Economy Class
Mexico City: 25% off Air France Premium Economy Class
Montreal: 50% off Air France or KLM Business class
Toronto: 25% off KLM Business Class

Also available is 25% off economy class on six routes within Europe.

50% off Montreal to Europe

50% off Montreal

We see the best offer possible return for departures from Montreal!  We haven’t seen 50% off business class since 2019 but now it is back! The 50% off will be valid on both Air France and KLM flights to Europe.

Business Class on Air France will start at only 35,000 miles one way and KLM will be 27,500 miles one way. Round trip will be exactly double at 70,000 miles and 55,000 miles respectively. The mileage amounts will vary depending on which destinations you choose in Europe but a good proportion of them should be available at these rates. We’ll follow up with a post early in December with examples!

Here’s an example of some the availability between Montreal and Amsterdam in April 2023:

Montreal – Amsterdam

 

Amsterdam – Montreal

 

And example of a roundtrip redemption in April:

 

 

Booking and travel dates:

You can book these rewards starting on December 1st right through to December 31st on the Air France or KLM websites.

What I also like about the offer is the actual travel window is big! You can travel on these offers anytime between December 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.

Buy Flying Blue Miles with up to a 120% bonus

If you don’t have enough miles or credit card points to transfer you can buy Flying Blue Miles. At the regular price it doesn’t really make sense to buy the entire amount of miles for a reward but if you only require a couple thousand miles it can make sense to do so.

The good news is they are also offering up a 120% bonus for buying miles as of today! If we look at the above flight example requiring 55,000 miles, you can buy 56,000 miles (28,000 plus a 100% bonus) for US$938:

US$938 will work out to around C$1,280 and if you are in Canada you have to GST/HST on top of that. So may be looking at upwards of C$1,450 to buy the miles and then C$657 in taxes and fees on the award ticket. In the end around $2,100 needs to be spent to get this ticket that costs over $5,500:

 

If you want to buy enough miles for two tickets, you’ll get the 120% bonus:

Here this will cost US$1,675 or about C$2,285 before GST/HST. All in with HST would be around $2582. Divide that by 2 and you get $1,291 per ticket plus the $657.15 in fees/taxes on the reward flight and you business class tickets to Europe for C$1,948 each! Click here to learn more and to Flying Blue buy miles.

 

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Comments

  1. Amex has a 25% transfer bonus for Air France/KLM so that brings the miles cost on KLM business class from YUL-to-AMS down to 44,000!

    • That’s right! Thank you for reminding me. I forgot the US based cards had this bonus right now. It’s a pretty amazing deal.

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