Wide Open Air France And KLM Business Class Award Space, This Summer Through Next Spring!

Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program has made award space wide open across the Pond for nearly all of their transatlantic routes, starting this summer (when space has been scarce!) and through the end of their schedule. There’s so much space and if you want a broad view use their hidden award calendar.

You’ll find two or more, sometimes even eight, business class award seats just about wherever you’re flying and regardless of which city you’re leaving from and flying back to.

  • This space costs just 50,000 Flying Blue miles per person each way
  • Taxes and fees departing Paris run around $350 per passenger. Departing the U.S. they’re far less, usually around $200.
  • Transfer points from American Express, Chase, Capital One, Citibank or Bilt Rewards.

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Air France serves nearly 20 U.S. destinations. KLM serves over 10. You can fly to and from any of them, and connect through their European hubs most anywhere you may be going.

I first saw this from the FindFlightsForMe Instagram account, and I’ve been inflight with very poor internet so have had difficulty posting. No award calendar screenshots to illustrate because I can’t get them to upload!

Air France Business Class

When I first saw this, I thought it might be a mistake! And I thought it would also be gone quickly but it’s lasted. This isn’t like back in December where there were sub-15,000 mile (and even 1,500 mile) business class awards. This is regular price, just an amazing amount of saver award space. You aren’t going to find all of this space bookable through partners like Delta or Virgin though of course some seats will be bookable (and Delta will charge hundreds of thousands of miles for it in any case).

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  1. End of the schedule looks like usual—over 250000 miles one way. Nothing about this is “wide open” to me.

  2. I saw this yesterday and thought it was a glitch that would be fixed soon enough. But this morning the 50k seats were still there for my dates from west coast to Paris and 7 of them! Booked 2 for next spring.

  3. If you fly with them, or use the branded card, are the miles extended as long as you are active? Or expire after two years anyway?

  4. If you use the card, it generates “activity” miles expire two years after activity.

    Ditto flying with them if you credit it to them.

  5. Don’t see anything for August or Sep – Can’t even get the calendar view to show up…. tried both KLM and AirFrance site…. All gone?

  6. Don’t see anything for August or Sep – Can’t even get the calendar view to show up…. tried both KLM and AirFrance site…. All gone? MCO-MPL / DTW-MPL/ TPA-MPL

  7. No saver prices in Dec MIA CDG and the calendar trick not showing up for me on edge

  8. Moved points over and availability disappeared instantly on several days I was looking at. Phantom? Huge let down on AF/KLM’s part 🙁

  9. Mine was ex-IAD. Incidentally, this is why I credit all my Delta flights to FB. They are actually useful there.

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