Flying Blue Points Nonstop: Austin to Amsterdam round-trip (36,750 points +$201 tax/fees) [18,375 points each-way] [Aug-Oct] – KLM / Flying Blue

[06/3/2023 @ 1:00 PM CT] Book this with: Our updated link list, Flying Blue (Air France / KLM points promotion).

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Flying Blue is the combined points program of KLM and Air France. At the start of each month they discount select routes. This month, Austin long-haul economy flights to Amsterdam are -12,250 cheaper due to this discount. It’s a good idea to check the promo landing page at the start of each month to see if anything worthwhile pops up.

This time KLM has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) for 36,750 points + $201 tax/fees, NONSTOP. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Promotional ends 06/30/2023. Flights between August and October. Promo awards are refundable (with a €50 Euro fee) and changeable (with a €50 Euro fee + fare price difference).

Flying Blue is a points transfer partner with all the major point programs including Chase Ultimate Rewards and AMEX Membership Rewards®. If you don’t already have a card that allows for point transfers, you should probably get one to make use of these types of deals. (The ability to transfer points is a card perk that isn’t available on all cards). The limited time AMEX offer that we mention on our page is the highest point/cash offer we’ve seen on their Green card.

  • AMEX Membership Rewards® point transfer partners are: Air France, KLM, Asia Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Qantas, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, Radisson Rewards.
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer partners are: Air France, KLM, United, Southwest, jetBlue, British Airways, Iberia, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Hyatt, and Marriott Bonvoy.

A few notes about this deal: The Flying Blue website isn’t very accurate with it’s point redemption details, sometimes I’ll see a date on the fare calendar, but when you pull up the details for that date, the discount isn’t there. It’s hit and miss. One way to speed up your search is by using the fare calendar. To pull up the fare calendar on your search, leave the Departure / Return dates blank.

One other thing I noticed when searching for these, is that the Awards Page on Air France / KLM is pretty buggy. You may need to open another browser window, switch to a different browser, go incognito, or do a search on a different device if gives you an error when returning results.


Here are some other offers that we think are worth mentioning. List updated 06/15/2024.

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  • $50 back at Grand Hyatt after $250 spend (Amex offer). Get a one-time $50 statement credit by using your enrolled eligible Card to spend a minimum of $250 USD in one or more purchases on room rate and room charges at Grand Hyatt properties in the US and internationally from 4/8/2024 to 6/30/2024. Two step process: Step 1: Login to your American Express account and register your card for the offer. Step 2: Book at Hyatt.com with the Amex card you registered. Be sure to read the full offer details on the Amex offer page.
  • Airfare/Hotel coupons on Hopper: (updated daily-ish) Hopper always has discount coupons on their main page. The full list is on Hopper’s website. Keep in mind that Hopper is an OTA, so don’t expect them to honor the free 24-hour cancellation period, or to have the lowest base fare price. Hopper will try to up-sell you on a lot of extras like “cancel for any reason” policies, if you decide to use Hopper we advise that you decline all of those extras.
  • It is common to find Southwest and Alaska Airlines gift-cards for sale at a discount of about -$50 to -$20 off the redeemable value at Costco and Sam’s Club. Before you finalize your booking on either of these airlines, you should check to see if you can save more money by using a gift card.


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  • To pull up a fare calendar on your search, leave the Departure / Return dates blank.

Book this fare on: Flying Blue (Air France / KLM points promotion). These screenshots were taken at the time this post was created. See timestamps at the top of the post.


 


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