HURRY: Business Class To Europe Just 13,500 Points Each Way

This is one of the cheapest award sales ever. Air France KLM’s Flying Blue, which is a transfer partner of all of the major bank currencies, is offering transatlantic business class awards starting at 13,500 points each way.

  • To and from Canada: Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa
  • Zagreb, Croatia appears to be the cheapest destination at 13,500 miles, but others have amazing pricing like Athens at 16,500 each way
  • Expect to pay around $250 taxes and fees each way
  • Generally available through May, but any dates you find saver award space should price this way – while it lasts.

Air France Business Class

Air France Business Class

Normally you might have to hunt and peck for availability day by day but there’s a trick to see Flying Blue’s hidden award calendar showing a month of availability at a time.

You can check other cities as well, but these are the ones with the best reported pricing. In theory you should be able to call and book a stopover by phone for no additional miles (partner airlines raise the price.)

Book quickly. And you may wish to wait a few days before making additional plans, in case Flying Blue gets “seller’s remorse” about these redemptions.

Award Wallet flagged the deal that was reported by premium Straight to the Points award availability alerts (I subscribe, you should consider it).

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  1. @ Gary — Surely this is dead by now. I booked a pair of tickets exactly two hours ago one-way J YOW-CDG-ZAG with no checked bag 😉 . There was next to zero availability then.

  2. @ Gary — Oh, and the fare was marked “Promo”, so I’m not so sure this was an accident. Plus, IMO, $257 + 13,500 AF miles (total ~$433) is significant enough that AF can’t legitimately claim this was an error.

  3. @Gene – and expect the flight to be cancelled in a few days. As the alert I received before Gary posted stated this is almost certainly a mistake fare and airlines are not obliged to honor them so don’t book anything you can’t cancel for no cost around this “reservation”

    BTW I never respond back o mistake fares since , unlike years ago, airlines rarely honor them and within their rights to cancel the reservation (which almost always happens).

    In any event don’t get too excited yet about this trip.

  4. @Gene – if you think the value of $433 makes it so that they can’t cancel and claim it is a mistake you are crazy! Look at the cost of one way business class seats (likely $1500-$2500) and $433 isn’t close. BTW they don’t have to prove anything – could just assert a mistake and cancel it

  5. Great from east coast

    From west coast count on additional 25k miles or equivalent to get premium cabin positioning flight to YYZ/YUL in whatever program you choose vs 50k one way ‘normal’ saver flying blue prices from west coast

  6. @ AC — My point about the ~$433 is that it’s not like it was $5 or something clearly incorrect. Airlines offer all kinds of fares, from low to high, all the time. I’ll bet you 50 cents they don’t cancel these…this was not a big error fare. It had limited availability from the outset, so I don’t think AF will suffer much from this “Promo” fare (as it was clearly marked). I very rarely make nonrefundable reservations, so if they do cancel these, whatever…

  7. Still working some dates within May even ex Florence Italy, just booked one way. Great deal for Biz class

  8. It’s still alive for Montreal to Athens, but it’s the winter and taxes are still high and would require a positioning flight. Doesn’t really fit our plans.

  9. It was still alive a few minutes ago and covers a lot more secondary cities in the Schengen area than mentioned in this post.

  10. Thanks, Gary. Booked one-way TRN-YUL in January. NOTE: I had some problems and was compelled to call Flying Blue for assistance. No problem! They even cited it as a Promo Fare, so there you go…

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