Travel to Europe
Are you interested in earning points and traveling to Europe? Miles Logistic brought this video content that can help you.
From paid ticket sales to buyback promotions, there are seemingly endless possibilities for booking travel at a discount, and of course Miles Logistic wouldn’t leave you out.
But few sales are as reliable as the Promo Rewards we see every month from Air France-KLM Flying Blue. These deals regularly appear on the Flying Blue website and offer discounts on flights to and from select city or region pairs. All discounts can only be booked until the end of the month and there is a defined travel window.
This month, we’re seeing budget flights from the US to Europe for just 16,125 Flying Blue miles, which can be easily transferred from various transferable points programs.
Even better, you can stack this with a 25% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou and Chase Ultimate Rewards to Flying Blue, which brings the cost down to just 13,000 points plus tax and fees.
Airlines: Air France and KLM.
Routes: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to and from Europe.
Cost: Economy flights start at 16,125 Flying Blue miles one-way; 13,000 Citi ThankYou Points (transferred through May 20) or Chase Ultimate Rewards points (transferred through May 15).
Dates: Travel between May 1st and October 31st.
Pay taxes and fees with: American Express Platinum Card® (5 points per dollar on airline tickets booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, up to $500,000 on those purchases per calendar year), Citi Premier® Card (3 points per dollar on air travel).
Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airline tickets when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel).
Promotional rewards Flying Blue between North America and Europe
This month, you’ll find discounted economy award tickets from two of America’s biggest cities – New York and Chicago – to many cities in Europe for just 26,125 miles each way. While the economy cabin may be uninspiring to some, that can be a lot, given that space for economy prizes is limited this summer on many airlines, and the airfare is higher than in previous years.
TPG values Flying Blue miles at 1.2 cents each, which means you can spend less than $400 in Flying Blue miles for a budget flight to and from Europe, which is a solid deal.
The big downside is that Flying Blue tickets have moderate fees and taxes, so you should compare the total cost of the award to the cost of a cash ticket before booking. In addition, the program dynamically prices award tickets, so you may need to be flexible with your travel dates to find the lowest fares.
These Promo Rewards tickets must be booked by May 31, but are valid for travel through October 31.
Again, you can reduce the cost of these tickets to just 13,000 Citi ThankYou or Chase Ultimate Rewards points by taking advantage of a 25% transfer bonus offered by both programs. The Citi transfer bonus ends on May 20th and the Chase transfer bonus ends on May 15th. 13,000 Citi or Chase Points equals 16,250 Flying Blue miles on these transfer bonuses.
How to book
Book Promo Rewards tickets on the Air France or KLM website. Simply log into your account and click the “Book with Miles” button on the home screen. Then enter the desired itinerary and click the red search button as you normally would.
If you plan to transfer points to reserve this award, please find the award space first and then transfer your points.
How to earn Flying Blue Miles
Fortunately, increasing your Flying Blue balance is easy as the program partners with all major transferable points currencies.
You can transfer points at a 1:1 ratio from American Express Membership Rewards, Capital One, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards. You can also transfer Marriott points at a 3:1 ratio, plus a bonus of 5,000 miles for every 60,000 points transferred.
Based on our testing, Amex, Capital One, Chase, and Citi transfers should launch instantly. Unfortunately, this was not the case for our trial transfer from Marriott, which took three days to reach our Flying Blue account. In other words, credit card points are your best bet if you want to book right away.
Maximize your purchase
Don’t forget to use a card that earns additional points when purchasing airline tickets to pay taxes and fees on your award ticket. Some of the best cards include the American Express Platinum Card (5 points per dollar on airline tickets booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, up to $500,000 on those purchases per calendar year).
Citi Premier Card (3 points per dollar in air travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar in travel), American Express Gold Card (3 points per dollar in airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar when traveling) ).