Flying Blue: Buy Miles With up to 120% Bonus

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You can currently buy miles with a 120% bonus from Flying Blue, KLM & Air France’s frequent flyer program. To get the 120% bonus, you have to purchase at least 40,000 miles (+ 48,000 bonus) for €1,000. The promotion ends on December 21, 2022.

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This promotion may be targeted, as some members are only offered a 100% bonus.

FlyingBlue Bonus 100 Promo

You normally pay €26.00 for every 1,000 miles. On top of that, there is currently a bonus of up to 120%. This means that instead of €26.00, you’d actually only pay €11.36 per 1,000 miles. This also results in a price of 1.136 cents/mile.

Buying Bonus Miles 1

Without a status, you can buy a maximum of 100,000 miles per calendar year from Flying Blue. In addition, you’ll currently receive the bonus and thus up to 200,000 miles. Elite members can buy up to 300,000 (+ 300,000 bonus) miles.

Your miles will expire after 24 months, unless you earn any miles with your FlyingBlue account. After any activity in your account, the expiration resets for another 24 months. We generally recommend buying miles or points only if you have specific usage in mind. It’s not a good idea to hoard them, since airlines can devalue them anytime.

Spending Miles

FlyingBlue uses dynamic pricing for its award flights, and it’s currently hard to find recommendable use for your miles. The program currently runs a promotion with decent prices for oneway business class flights from Amsterdam to Montreal, selling for as little as 27,500 + roughly €250 in taxes & fees. You can find these fares for flights until May 31, 2023.

KL AMS YUL 27500
Translates to €562 – a decent fare for a business class oneway trip.

The ticket above adds up to €562 (at 1.136 cents/mile + taxes & fees) oneway, which is a rare deal you can make out of this promo. This only works if you buy miles with the highest bonus – buying only the miles you need for the trip adds up to €400 + €250 taxes & fees = €650, a significantly worse deal we do not necessarily recommend purchasing miles for. Usually, you are better off purchasing discounted business class tickets than buying tickets with miles.

Source: One Mile At A Time – Thanks!

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