Air France KLM Flying Blue Can Book One-Way Awards on Delta (Including Transatlantic, With No Fuel Surcharges)

Online Travel Review finds that the Air France KLM Flying Blue program not only allows one-way award bookings on partner Delta (when Delta Skymiles does not allow their own members to book one-way awards at half price) but they do not appear to be adding fuel surcharges to those awards.

I was skeptical at first — I commented that of course they don’t add fuel surcharges in his New York – Detroit example, since paid travel doesn’t include fuel surcharges on that route. Jared replied to my comment and amended his post — he’s found that even one-way transatlantic travel, US – Europe on Delta, does not incur fuel surcharges in the Flying Blue program!

Of course you have to find saver award availability on Delta metal to make that work, and Delta remains about the hardest airline to do that with, but it’s still a novel find, since Flying Blue is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards especially (points transfer instantly).

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  1. It’s been easy to pick out days with DL availability on the af award calendar from the lack of surcharge for a while.

  2. The day that Delta allows to book one-way awards using SkyPesos can’t come fast enough…

  3. I have booked a couple of these before to israel – fantastic value for Delta metal. One way business cost me 50000 miles and $5!

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