Not everyone is accustomed with the idea that it is possible to purchase airline frequent flyer miles. This is a shortcut you can use to reach the miles you need to redeem a reward trip. At the moment though not only can you purchase Air France-KLM Flying Blue frequent flyer miles, but you also get a hefty bonus for doing so. Here’s what the two blue European airlines are offering.
Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue Miles Purchase Offer
Until November 7th 2023 it’ll be possible to purchase Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s frequent flyer programme, miles. The two airlines are offering quite interesting bonuses for those customers who decide to purchase upwards of 2,000 miles.
Depending on the amount of miles purchased you will receive a bonus between 50% and 100% of your purchase. More specifically:
- Buying from 4,000 to 10,000 miles you will receive a 50% bonus. In essence you buy 10,000 miles, you get 15,000.
- If you decide to purchase between 12,000 and 22,000 miles the bonus amount jumps up to 70%.
- Finally, purchasing more than 24,000 miles the bonus is as high as 100%. Basically you get double the miles you purchase.
There are however some status related limitations. For instance if you are an entry level Flying Blue member you can only receive a maximum of 100.000 miles.
How Much Do Flying Blue Miles Cost With This Offer?
That all depends on how many miles you buy. The larger the amount bought, the larger the bonus, the smaller the price. The smallest miles package for sale that offers a bonus is for 4,000 miles which costs 104,00 Euro. Along with the 6,000 and 8,000 miles package it is the worst deal in this special offer.
Simply put, with these 3 packages miles cost approximately 2.6 Euro cents each, on the other hand purchasing 10,000 miles and above the cost goes down to 2.5 Euro cents per mile.
When we factor in the bonus the cost per mile drops significantly to 1.7 cents per mile in the 4,000 miles package and to 1,6 cents per mile in the 10,000+ miles packages.
You can purchase miles and get the bonus by logging into your Flying Blue profile from the Air France or KLM websites.
Why Should I Buy Airline Miles?
In some circumstances it might be a good option to buy airline miles as it might be the cheapest option to reach the threshold needed to redeem a reward ticket. This is particularly true if you are just missing not a large amount and just want to get there quickly.
Also tacking advantage of the bonus offered you can jumpstart your miles accrual and plan ahead for a trip.