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Sale: 25,000 mile awards to Europe, 50,000 business class in 2012 (select cities)

by on Mon November 14, 2011 • 2 Comments

Air France mile discountAmerican Express Membership Rewards account holders…here’s a great way to use your points for travel next year as noted by The Points Guy blog…

Air France / KLM, whose frequent flyer program is ‘Flying Blue’ offers 50% discounts on select mileage tickets every two months. Air France / KLM is a mile transfer partner for American Express Membership Rewards — points transfer 1:1 instantly so you don’t need to have flown Air France or KLM to take advantage of this.

Until December 29, 2011 — you can book coach tickets for 25,000 miles roundtrip and business class tickets for just 50,000 miles roundtrip.

The following U.S. cities to Europe are eligible for travel through the end of 2012:

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Miami
  • Orlando (coach only)
  • Seattle (service ends in March)
  • Washington, D.C.

The complete list is here. There are also lots of destinations within Europe to book end a separate trip at low rates.

  • One way awards are also available for half price
  • You can search for availability online at
  • Once you see flights on the dates you want, go to and initiate the mile transfer.
  • Then, return to to  book the flight

Air France / KLM mileage deals

If you want more Membership Rewards points, consider applying for an American Express Gold or Platinum credit card.

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2 thoughts on Sale: 25,000 mile awards to Europe, 50,000 business class in 2012 (select cities)

    1. MileCards

      @Victoria- Thanks. Unfortunately the Aeroplan card’s points are only Aeroplan points, and can’t be used on Air France / KLM. The US card earns ‘Membership Rewards’ points which have more flexible mileage transfer options (including Aeroplan and Air France/KLM).


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