New Air France points pricing is live today. Some awards are more expensive, some less expensive. Instead of a hidden award chart they have a calculator.
It’s interesting how this plays out with their promo awards, which are now out for June booking and August/September travel.
Historically one of the great values in the Air France KLM Flying Blue program, has been their ‘promo awards’ — a rotating set of cities for discounted travel. You can fly from any featured city through Paris (if Air France) or Amsterdam (if KLM) to anywhere in Europe for fewer miles.
Once upon a time they were an amazing value, one way business class was normally 50,000 miles and selected cities were 50% off. More recently the ‘normal’ cost has been 62,500 miles and the discounts have been smaller.
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The number of cities chosen each month for travel to and from North America has shrunk as well. For the last two months there weren’t any North American cities at all.
Now that June’s promo awards are live there are two cities available, coach only.
It’s interesting that you can fly Chicago to Europe for 11,000 miles each way. That’s coach, but it’s still a great deal since fuel surcharges are modest on economy awards. That really stretches the miles. American Express, Chase, and Citibank points all transfer to Flying Blue.