As of April 1, 2018, Flying Blue, Air France-KLM’s loyalty program, is changing, becoming simpler to use and offering more flexibility, as well as a clearer reward scale and more choice in the use of miles.
For each euro spent, Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum members will receive four, six, seven and eight miles, respectively. The number of miles earned will no longer depend on the distance flown between origin and destination, on flights marketed by Air France, KLM, HOP! or Joon. This, according to officials, will make the accrual of miles easier.
In addition, customers will be able to earn miles when purchasing additional services such as an A la Carte Menu on board an Air France flight, additional baggage allowance, or reserving an Economy Comfort seat on a KLM flight. The balance of Award Miles as of March 31, 2018 will remain unchanged on April 1, 2018.
For an ever more personalized offer, booking Award tickets will no longer be limited per flight, but offered until the last seat available for sale. All seats on Air France, KLM, HOP!, Joon and Transavia flights can be booked with miles. The miles needed for a ticket will be based on origin, destination and flight date. In addition, the new Miles & Cash option will allow Flying Blue members to pay up to 25% of Award tickets in cash.
As of April 1, 2018, Flying Blue accounts will be automatically updated and customers will be able to keep using all functionalities of their account.