Flights to Europe starting at 15K miles: Check out Flying Blue’s April Promo Rewards

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When booking discounted travel, numerous opportunities are available, ranging from paid ticket sales to redemption promotions. However, one of the most reliable deals is the monthly Promo Rewards offered by Air France-KLM Flying Blue.

These monthly exclusive discounts are on the Flying Blue website; they apply to flights to and from specific cities or regions for booking until the end of each month and for a specified travel window.

This month, there are enticing offers for one-way economy flights to various European cities from just 15,000 miles. This represents a significant discount compared to what other loyalty programs typically charge for similar award tickets. If you're planning a trip to Europe, this could be an exceptional deal worth considering.

What is Flying Blue's April award promotion?

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Airlines: Air France and KLM
Routes: Economy awards between various European airports and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Dulles International Airport (IAD), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier International Airport (YOW); premium economy awards between several European airports and Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB); business-class awards between several European airports and Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
Cost: Economy awards start at 15,000 miles, premium economy awards start at 17,500 miles and business-class awards start at 37,000 miles
Travel dates: Travel from April 1 through Sept. 30; must book by April 30

Promo Rewards between North America and Europe

As you can see from this search, 15,000-mile economy awards from Chicago to Prague Airport (PRG) are available in April, May, August and September. Remember our tip to easily search prices month by month.

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There's also plenty of award space for 37,000 miles in Air France business class from Montreal in April, July and August; this is an excellent deal when you consider other programs can charge 10 times this number of miles.

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Remember, Flying Blue lets you add a free stopover on your connection(s). For example, you could fly from the U.S. to Paris, spend a few days in Paris or Amsterdam and then travel to your final destination for no additional miles. To book a ticket with a stopover, you'll need to call Flying Blue at 800-375-8723.

Related: The best ways to get to Europe using points and miles

How to book Flying Blue Promo Rewards flights

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Book Promo Rewards tickets on the Air France or KLM website. Log in to your account and click the "Book with Miles" button on the home screen. Then, enter your desired itinerary and click the "Search flights" button.

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Now, select the flight you'd like to book and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your reservation.

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If you plan to transfer points to book this award, you should find award space first, then place your ticket on hold and transfer your points; you never want to transfer points without concrete dates in mind.

Related: When should I transfer points to airline and hotel partners?

How to earn Flying Blue miles

Boosting your Flying Blue balance is easy since the program partners with all major transferable points programs.

You can transfer points at a 1:1 ratio from American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Capital One, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards. You can also transfer Marriott Bonvoy points at a 3:1 ratio, with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer.

Based on our tests, Amex, Bilt, Capital One, Chase and Citi transfers should post almost instantly. However, that wasn't the case with our test transfer from Marriott, which took three days to arrive in our Flying Blue account. Because of this, credit card points are your best bet if you hope to book right away, though Flying Blue generally allows three-day holds on award tickets when you call.

Maximize your purchase

Use a card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay taxes and fees on your award ticket.

Some of the best cards include:

Bottom line

Few sales are as reliable as the Promo Rewards we see each month from Air France-KLM Flying Blue. Boosting your Flying Blue balance is easy since the program partners with all major transferable points programs. Since you can reserve these tickets on the Air France or KLM website, they're simple for anyone to book.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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