July 4, 2022

The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program has just published a new Promo Rewards list for May 2022, offering discounts for 18 different award options. This even includes multiple destinations in the United States.

I’m a big fan of the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program, especially for long haul premium cabin redemptions. Not only does Flying Blue largely have attractive award pricing for business class travel, but the program also has access to more Air France & KLM award space than other programs.

The Promo Rewards offer is published every month by the Flying Blue program, and offers 20-50% discounts off select awards for travel on Air France & KLM. The Flying Blue program has dynamic award pricing, and generally speaking the discounts apply on the lowest award costs, but those can still vary.

We sometimes see Promo Rewards for Air France business class

Flying Blue has just published its May 2022 Promo Rewards, valid for bookings between May 1 and May 31, 2022. Most of these Promo Awards have long travel windows, and can be used for travel all the way through October 31, 2022 (historically Promo Rewards were only valid for travel over a two month period, but that’s no longer the case).

There are 18 Promo Rewards on the list, with 12 being for short haul routes, and six being for long haul routes. Fortunately four of the six long haul routes are for travel to & from the United States. Specifically, you can save in the following markets:

  • Save 25% on Air France economy class awards between Europe & Chicago
  • Save 25% on KLM economy class awards between Europe & Chicago
  • Save 25% on Air France economy class awards between Europe & New York
  • Save 25% on KLM economy class awards between Europe & New York
  • Save 25% on Air France economy class awards between Europe & Dubai
  • Save 25% on KLM economy class awards between Europe & Dubai
See also  VantageDUO: Innovative New Narrow Body Business Class Seat

All of the lowest priced awards in the above markets through October 31, 2022, should be bookable with the Promo Rewards pricing. They’re valid in both directions of travel, whether you’re traveling to or from Europe.

On the plus side, at least there are two destinations in the United States eligible this time around, for travel on Air France or KLM. Unfortunately both destinations are only valid in economy, though.

We sometimes see Promo Rewards for KLM business class

Earning Flying Blue miles is easy

One of the things that’s awesome about the Flying Blue program is how easy it is to rack up miles:

Transfer points to Flying Blue with these credit cards:

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


  • 5x total points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®

  • 3x points on dining

  • 2x points on travel purchases

  • $95

  • 3x points on Travel after the $300 Annual Travel Credit

  • 3x points on Dining

  • $300 Travel Credit

  • $550

Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card


  • Earn 3x points on travel

  • Earn 3x points on shipping purchases

  • Cell Phone Protection

  • $95

American Express® Gold Card


  • 4x points at restaurants

  • 4x points at U.S. supermarkets, on up to $25,000 in purchases annually

  • 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com

  • $250

The Platinum Card® from American Express


  • Earn 5x points on flights purchased directly from airlines or through Amex Travel (up to $500k/year)

  • $200 Annual Uber Credit

  • Amex Centurion Lounge Access

  • $695

  • Earn 3x Points on Airfare

  • Earn 3x Points on Hotels

  • Earn 3x Points at Restaurants

  • $95

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card


  • Earn 2x Venture miles on every purchase

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees

  • 10,000 bonus miles every account anniversary

  • $395

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card


  • Earn 2x Venture miles on every purchase

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees

  • Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check Credit

  • $95

Capital One Spark Miles for Business


  • Unlimited 2x miles per dollar

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees

  • Primary Car Rental Coverage

  • $0 intro for first year; $95 after that

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card


  • Earn 6x points at Marriott

  • Free Night Award Annually

  • 15 Elite Nights Towards Status Annually

  • $95
Flying Blue miles are easy to come by

Bottom line

The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program offers a Promo Rewards promotion, whereby you can book discounted award tickets in select markets. This can be a great deal, especially when you consider how easy Flying Blue miles are to come by, and also how much award space is available through Flying Blue.

With the latest Promo Rewards, you can save 25% on award tickets on select short and long haul routes. There are multiple options for North America, including savings on economy awards to both Chicago and New York.

Are there any Promo Rewards you’re considering booking?