Flying Blue, the loyalty program for Air France and KLM, unlocks a vast network of destinations across the globe. But with a tricky dynamic award chart and prices changing often, finding the best ways to use your miles can feel overwhelming. Fear not, traveler!

In this guide, we show you how to maximize your Flying Blue miles with AwardFares, sharing our favorite insider tips on searching for and booking award flights that deliver the most value. Let’s get started!

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What is Flying Blue?

Flying Blue is the loyalty program of Air France-KLM, one of the world’s largest airline groups, including several other airline partners. Launched in June 2005 and born from the merger of Air France’s and KLM’s previous loyalty schemes, Flying Blue offers features like earning miles based on the amount spent on tickets, a wide range of redemption options, and periodic Promo Rewards (or Promo Awards). Members of Flying Blue can redeem their accumulated miles for flight tickets, upgrades, extra baggage allowance, and other services. The program features different membership tiers, starting from Explorer and moving up to Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Ultimate, each offering progressively more benefits, including priority boarding, lounge access, and increased mileage accrual.

How to find the Best Flying Blue Award Flights (Step-by-step)

1. Go to AwardFares

Creating an account is optional, but it’s also free, and it gives you access to more features. Make sure to sign up for one here.

2. Select the Frequent Flyer Program

In the Frequent Flyer Program picker, select Flying Blue.

Select Flying Blue in AwardFares Frequent Flyer Program Picker.

3. Add a Route(s)

In the From and To fields, enter your departure and arrival airports. In the example below, we search for flights between Paris (CDG) and Montreal (YUL).

Select the origin and destination city in AwardFares.

4. Explore Travel Dates

If you have a particular date in mind, add it by tapping on the Calendar field.

Select the desired date to find Flying Blue Award Flights in AwardFares.

Then, AwardFares will search for available flights on that day, showing the results in a list below.

Search results for award flights on AwardFares (List View).

In addition, you can use the Timeline View to explore the availability for multiple days simultaneously if you don’t have a set travel date. The bars show different classes in different colors.

Search results for award flights on AwardFares (Timeline View).

5. Sort by Price

A great advantage of AwardFares is that it lets you easily sort and filter results intuitively and with just a few clicks. This way, you can explore the cheapest and most convenient options and find the best deals for your reward flights.

On the result list, tap on the different header columns to sort the results by price. Use the Eco, Prem, Biz, and First class tags to find cheap awards across multiple dates, itineraries, and airlines.

Sort Flying Blue Promo Rewards by price with AwardFares.

Plus, use the Max Price pill to set a maximum number of miles for the reward flights you are searching.

Search results for award flights on AwardFares (Timeline View).

5. Add more filters (optional)

Try filtering out by cabin class (e.g., Business Class, First Class), number of stops (e.g., nonstop), number of passengers, aircraft type, or even flight number!

6. Book with Air France or KLM

Once you find your desired flight, click the Book button.

AwardFares redirects you to Air France website to book Flying Blue award flights.

AwardFares will redirect you to Air France’s website to complete your booking without the need to re-enter your search criteria, as it will be pre-populated. Note that Flying Blue does not have a centralized booking portal, so you’ll need to book through either Air France or KLM website.

AwardFares redirects you to Air France website to book Flying Blue award flights.

Note on Promo Rewards

Flying Blue Promo Rewards are discounted award flights on Air France and KLM that Flying Blue releases every month. These discounted tickets can offer up to 50% off the regular miles cost. AwardFares will show you the already discounted prices for the Promo Rewards.

Why is AwardFares the easiest way to find Flying Blue Award Flights?

AwardFares is the world’s fastest search engine for award flights, and it works across different frequent flyer programs, routes, and dates at once. It makes it incredibly easy to find award flights in seconds, without having to do manual searches on Air France o KLM booking portal.

Advantages of using AwardFares:

  1. It is free. You can use AwardFares to search for award availability without having to create an account or pay a fee. You can upgrade to get more features, such as monitoring and alerts, or higher search limits.
  2. Easy to use. Our interface is modern and simple, it makes it easy to find award availability and understand the results. You can enter your departure and arrival airports, your travel dates, and your class of service, and AwardFares will display a list of flights that are available to book using Flying Blue miles.
  3. Use it on-the-go. It works perfectly on the phone, letting you find new flights, plan journeys and set up alerts while you are on the road.
  4. Real-time results. AwardFares finds real-time availability, showing you the latest and most up-to-date results.
  5. Alerts. Couldn’t find the seat you were looking for? Don’t panic. Set up an alert and AwardFares will notify you via email or push notification as soon as seats become available.

Become a Flying Blue Pro

You can try AwardFares for free. We are rolling out new features and improvements regularly, so sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay on top of the latest news, announcements, and pro tips.

With our Gold and Diamond tiers, you can access premium features such as unlimited daily searches, alerts, seat maps, flight schedules, and more!

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