Air France’ and KLM‘s joint frequent traveler program Flying Blue has come up with a new way to make travelling more attractive during the Covid-19 pandemic. From July 1 to the end of 2021, all flights with an AF or KL flight number will be credited with twice the usual tier points, regardless who operates the flights.
There is no special registration necessary. The promotion runs automatically for all new and existing accounts.
FlyingBlue has recently announced that their members will receive additional XP for a little while longer, granting a 50% bonus for flights between January 1 and June 30, 2022. The rest of the rules remain identical.
FlyingBlue did run a similar promotion in the second half of 2020, as well. In contrast to last year’s campaign, this year you can just gain double status points, but no additional reward mileage.
FlyingBlue credits tier points in XP. These are based on your travel class (Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First) and distance of your flight:
Each number in the sheet above will be doubled. This makes is a lot easier to gain a status or to get upgraded into a higher tier.
For example, a business class round trip from Hamburg to Manchester via Amsterdam, generates 120 instead of 60 XP. This is already enough to reach Silver tier. To gain Gold membership, that grants alliance-wide lounge access for two persons, you need an additional 160 XP.
Terms & Conditions
- The offer is valid for all new and existing Flying Blue members.
- The promotion is valid on all flights between July 1 and December 31, 2021.
- Valid on all flights with an AF or KL flight number.
- Points are credited instantly after the completion of your flight.
- The booking date of your tickets is not relevant. The bonus is applied to all already purchased tickets.
Long haul travel will probably remain quite difficult this year. With this promotion, Flying Blue makes it much easier to gain a status with European or domestic flights. Everyone needs to decide for themselves if it is worth it under the current circumstances.
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Sorry, but I don’t understand why the example of a flight from Hamburg to Manchester in business class would earn 120 XP instead of 60, when the chart is showing only 15 XP, which doubled would be 30. Am I missing something here?
You missed that there is no KLM/AF direct flight between Hamburg and Manchester.
So 2 legs a 15XP via AMS or CDG, return 60XP, doubled 120XP.