Best Ways to Earn Air France KLM Flying Blue Miles


Flying with AirFrance/KLM and Partners

Air France/KLM– Flying Blue is a revenue-based program, where the number of miles that you earn is based on your status and the amount you spend on a flight. The earning rates are:

  • Explorer (4 miles per Euro) (base status)
  • Silver (6 miles per Euro)
  • Gold (7 miles per Euro)
  • Platinum (8 miles per Euro) for flights with Air France, KLM, Aircalin, Hop, Joon, Kenya Airways, Tarom, and Transavia.

Flying With PartnersEarn Chart for Each Partner


Points Transfer Partners

Flying Blue is a 1 to 1 transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Points. You can also transfer from Marriott at a 3 (Marriott) to 1 airline point transfer ratio. You can also get an additional 5,000 airline points bonus if you transfer in increments of 60,000 Marriott points. (e.g., 60,000 Marriott points become 25,000 airline points, whereas if you only transfer 59,000 Marriott points, you would only get 19,667 airline points).

Other ratios:

  • Capital One (2 to 1.5)
  • IHG (5 to 1)
  • Le Club Accor (2 to 1)
  • Hilton (1o to 1)

Bank of America Air France- KLM Credit Card

Application Link (Target: 25,000 points; Current: 25,000 points)

Annual Fee: $89

Earning: 3x on Air France, KLM, and SkyTeam airlines; 1.5x everywhere else.

Benefits: 5,000 points every year on your account anniversary after you spend $50 within that year, no foreign transaction fees, and 60 XP (collect an additional 40 XP for Silver elite status) your first year. Plus earn 20 XP on your account anniversary every year, plus 40 additional XP on your account anniversary when you spend $15,000 in purchases within the cardmember year.


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