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40,000 miles for business class to Europe (20,000 for coach) with American Express

by on Fri February 3, 2012 • No Comment

Air France / KLM mileage deals


American Express Membership Rewards card holders…there is now a 25% bonus on point transfers to Air France / KLM’s Flying Blue frequent flyer program, running until 2/29/12.

Why is that helpful?

Well, Air France / KLM miles can be used to book travel on Air France, KLM, DELTA, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, Korean Airlines and more.

But what makes this timing so intriguing is the fact that Flying Blue is offering business class tickets to/from Europe on Air France and KLM flights for 50,000 miles roundtrip, half the normal price, and economy class tickets for 25,000 miles roundtrip. One way fares are half that, and taxes on business class tickets work out to about $600 roundtrip, coach about $300.

So, with the 25% transfer bonus it only takes 40,000 American Express Membership Rewards points to earn a roundtrip business class ticket on Air France / KLM, and only 20,000 points for a roundtrip economy class ticket.

The catch?

You must originate in one of Air France / KLM’s selected gateways for the promotion — the choices vary by season, and you can see a fresh, complete list here. Remember the deal works in either direction for the listed cities.

The point to mile transfer is instant and free.

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$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

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