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Flying Blue

  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • Tarom
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The Ace Line

Air France/KLM's Flying Blue has a quirky award chart that makes it a good option for Hawaii awards.

  • Rotating list of 25-50% discounted "Promo Awards"
  • Good option for Hawaii awards
  • Stopovers are allowed on round-trip tickets
  • Good selection of transfer partners
  • Heavy fuel surcharges on virtually all awards
  • Little transparency into award prices
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Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Flexible Transfer Card
The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express 1:1 Instant
Citi 1:1 2-5 days
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 10-14 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Flying Blue.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.


Airline Type Pricing Type

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Strategy to Spending Points

Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Aeroflot (SU) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Aeromexico (AM) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
Air Europa (UX) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Air France (AF) Yes Yes 0–$ SkyTeam
Alitalia (AZ) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
China Airlines (CI) No Yes $ SkyTeam
China Eastern Airlines (MU) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
China Southern Airlines (CZ) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Czech Airlines (OK) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Delta (DL) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
Garuda Indonesia (GA) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Japan Airlines (JL) No Yes $ oneworld
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL) Yes Yes 0–$ SkyTeam
Kenya Airways (KQ) Yes Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Korean Air (KE) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV) Yes Yes NONE SkyTeam
Tarom (RO) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Vietnam Airlines (VN) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Xiamen Airlines (MF) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 20 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Fees and Charges

Fees EUR
Phone Booking
Change Award 45
Cancel Award 45

Key Airlines and Resources

Click through to each airport code to use our discover feature.

Primary Airlines Code City Name
Air Europa (UX) MAD Madrid Barajas
PMI Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan
Air France (AF) CDG Paris Charles De Gaulle
LYS Lyon Saint Exupery
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL) AMS Amsterdam Schiphol
Kenya Airways (KQ) NBO Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International
Tarom (RO) OTP Bucharest Henri Coanda

Elite Status


Tiers (4) LM
Silver 25000
Gold 40000
Platinum 70000

Level Miles (LM)
Actual total miles flown

Elite Benefits

Benefit Ivory Silver Gold Platinum

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