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Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM), offers a number of promotional awards on the first day of each month. The typical discount is around 20-25%, but they can be as deep as 50%. Promo Awards are mostly for economy flights, but a few awards in business class are usually available.

Flying Blue August 2017 Promo Awards

Flying Blue August 2017 Promo Awards is bookable online, valid for bookings made between August 1 and August 31, 2017. Unfortunately this month’s list is extremely short for North America, and only one city is included – between New York JFK and Paris-Orly in economy class for 18,750 miles each way between 10/1/17 and 11/30/17. 

As you see, the travel dates include Thanksgiving holiday. I searched for availability for a family of four and availability is very good from New York to Paris Orly.

So is the return flight from Paris to New York!

The cost comes to 37,500 miles per person plus $236.14 for taxes and fees. Using Google Flights, I looked up the fare for the roundtrip flights departing November 18 and returning November 25. The cash fare is only $560! This puts the “value” of each mile at less than 1 penny each, not a rate I normally redeem my miles.

Here are the terms and conditions of promo awards:

  • Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).
  • In the event that a technical problem occurs when reserving the promotional fare or if the reservation cannot be finalized, the Flying Blue member must log on to the site and repeat the procedure.
  • This award ticket may be used on connecting flights within Europe, and on connecting flights from Europe to long-haul flights, and vice-versa.
  • These promotional Promo Award@ may not be modified, cancelled or refunded.
  • Promo Award@ are available for one-way tickets and roundtrips.
  • Flex Award are not included in the Promo Award@ offer.

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