West Coast – Europe Starting at 14,500 Miles Each Way

New variable Air France KLM Flying Blue points pricing is live and often makes no sense. Some awards are more expensive, some less expensive. Instead of a hidden award chart they have a calculator.

But they still offer various routes at 25% or 50% off each month and new ones are up for booking in November and travel in January and February.

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Here are this month’s transatlantic deals:

You can travel in either direction, and connections beyond Amsterdam and Paris gateways are part of the deal and can even drive down award prices. Routes are often discounted when flights aren’t full, suggesting that there should be good availability.

This month’s US-Europe awards are coach only, other routes feature business class. You can connect elsewhere in Europe if you wish. American Express, Chase, and Citibank points all transfer to Flying Blue.

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  1. Just a FYI: KLM makes you weigh your carry on for international flights (at least from US). I did this exact promo this summer for ORD-AMS-BCN. They let you check-in online for the flight even though it is international but when I got to gate, they made me weigh my carry-on (they also make you weigh your bag if you check-in at the counter). My carry-on was over their 12 lbs limit (it was 16 lbs) so they would not let me board without checking it (which was free). I didn’t want to check it because I had expensive camera equipment in it and they refused to let me board. They would not make an exception. I threw the ticket away and booked with United on miles. I’ll never again fly KLM because of that policy so just FYI, if you book them, prepare to have a carry-on under 12 lbs (which is hard with roll-aboard) or check your bag. They are worse than Ryan Air with their carry-on baggage policy.

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