“Special” Air France KLM Promo Awards Available 3 Days Only For Fall Travel

Each month Air France KLM offers ‘promo awards’ discounted awards you can book from specific cities to anywhere in Europe over a close-in two month period.

Here are May’s routes between North America and Europe:

Destination Cabin One way Round trip Booking dates Travel dates Operated by
Dallas Business 42,000 Miles 84,000 Miles 01/05/2019 – 31/05/2019 01/07/2019 – 31/08/2019 Air France
Toronto-Lester B. Pearson Business 45,000 Miles 90,000 Miles 01/05/2019 – 31/05/2019 01/07/2019 – 31/08/2019 Air France

In addition to these they’ve just announced a set of special promo awards bookable May 22-24 for travel September 1 – December 12. Business class is available between Panama City and Europe for 40,000 miles each way.

From North America we have:

  • Washington Dulles: 12,500 miles each way in coach

  • Chicago O’Hare: 12,500 miles each way in coach


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Travel is bookable to and from these cities and anywhere in Europe on either Air France or KLM.

I usually look for business class deals, but that’s pretty cheap for economy even potentially when factoring in surcharges. American Express, Capital One, Chase, and Citibank all offer points transfers to Air France KLM Flying Blue, and transfers are generally immediate.

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  1. In addition to limited availability, wish those fees weren’t so killer. $90 in fees on the one-way from the U.S. is too bad. How come it’s not like U.S.-based airlines that only charge $5.60 on the outbound leg?

  2. How can I transfer my Delta Miles to KLM or AirFrance?
    I also have 75k+ on my Chase CC I would like to do the same… which European airline program would benefit me more?

  3. @ Sal- you can’t transfer Delta miles to another airline. They’re company scrip. You may use them on Delta’s website to book flights, including on Delta partners like Air France and KLM. But since you’re using Delta currency, you’d pay Delta prices (i.e., this promo deal wouldn’t apply).

    Air France and KLM share a frequent flier program- Flying Blue. The European airline program that would benefit you most is probably the one you’re most likely to fly. If it’s Chase points, you might not even need to transfer to a European airline program (e.g., Chase transfers directly to United, through which you can book flights on Lufthansa or Swiss).

  4. @Sal- ETA: you have roughly enough miles to do a round-trip economy class trip from the US to Europe. I would suggest picking an itinerary first (noting that United has an Excursionist perk which I seem to recall giving you a free flight within the region you’re visiting, e.g., EWR-FRA-MUC-ZRH-EWR would be the same cost as a round-trip ERW-FRA) and then figuring out which frequent flier program gets your there the best way.

  5. Not a fan of Air France with their messed up pricing. Simple economy in points costs 2x more than actually paying in cash for the ticket. It’s much cheaper to fly American Airlines to Paris in cash than play around with Flying Blue’s overpriced redemptions.

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