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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. 

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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.

a screenshot of a number of miles

So is the return flight from Paris to New York!

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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 or (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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