10 Ways To Use Air France Flying Blue Miles
To anyone who likes travel a lot it is common to know, collect and use miles. These serve as a kind of “reward” for the frequent traveler. Air France is one of the many airlines that offer such programs, especially their most recent one called “Flying Blue”. The Flying Blue programme rewards the loyalty of airline’s users, providing then with ‘Level Miles’ and ‘Award Miles’ that represent the actual amount of miles you fly.
- Level Miles
The amount of Level Miles you have will depend on the amount of miles you fly and how many of those flights are qualifying ones. The more is always the better. They also will determine your status; whether you are in an Ivory, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level.
- Awards Miles
Award Miles can be earned by flying with Air France, KLM or with any of their partners both on air and ground. Your type of membership also gives you extra benefits; a better membership means more miles.
Now that you know what these Air France Flying Blue Miles are, here you have 10 ways to use them and take advantage of all the benefits.
- Book flights
First, the most popular way of using your Miles is by booking more flights. What is better than flying because of flying? Not many things, probably. There are plenty of destinations to choose from. Just review their list and keep flying.
- Purchase Award Tickets
Very much like in the last point, with your Flying Blue Miles you can purchase “Award Tickets” on flights provided by Air France, KLM, or any of their partner airlines.
There are three types of Award Tickets: Classic, Flex, and Promo. All of them offer very good benefits and their condition is that you have to pay all the extra fees and respective airport taxes.
- Purchase Miscellaneous
Also a good way to use your Miles is by getting into Air France’s Shopping Site. There you can find a selected list of luggage, travel accessories, clothing, and even specially-designed child strollers that fit comfortably on airplane cabins. You can see the full catalog at their website: Air France Shopping site.
- Upgrade your trip
Using your Miles, you have the opportunity to upgrade your ticket and enjoy the luxurious and comfortable Business Class if you are flying in Economy. You can also enjoy some benefits like extra baggage allowance, priority boarding and, if applicable, lounge access. This benefit only applies to AIR FRANCE, KLM, Aircalin, Kenya Airways, Delta Air Lines, and selected SkyTeam airlines.
- Better Menus
With your Miles you can ask for better food options such as À la Carte Menus and special-diet meals. And starting with 4.200 miles, you can opt for special meals with food from the country you are flying to. Some of the most recommended specialties are the Bella Italia, the Japanese Delight, the Indonesian Rice Dish, the Champagne Delight, the famous Captain’s Choice and many dessert options to choose from.
- Better Seats
Using your Miles you are able to change your flight seats to better ones. Go for seats with extra legroom, seats behind the Economy Comfort zone or seats in a row of only 2 seats
- Baggage Options
You can opt to use some Miles to check in extra baggage. That means, you can take more bags, oversized baggage or special baggage and pay for them with your Miles. The Miles rates for the extra baggage will depend on your destination, and the amount of extra bags you want to take with you. It is very much important to notice that this benefit only applies to flight provided by AIR FRANCE, KLM, Kenya Airways or Aircalin.
- Rent Cars
With your Miles you can rent cars to use during your stay, or you can even hire a Limo to pick you up from the airport. You just have to change them in any of Air France’s affiliate companies such as: Avis, Hertz Car Rental, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt rent a car, Budget and Driving Blue.
- Book Hotel Rooms
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Lastly, one good way to use your Miles is donating them. Air France teamed up with non-profit organizations and you can help them by turning your unused miles into donations. Some of the organizations they work with are: Unicef, WWF, The French Red Cross, Wings of Support, the Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties (in Englisg, the “Dutch Joint Appeal Alliance”), the Luchtvaart Zonder Grenzen (whose job consists on arranging flights to kids in need of special medical treatment) and GERES.
In conclusion, if you are a frequent Air France traveler and have not yet used the Flying Blue programme, we invite you to join it to start discovering all the benefits it can give you. And for more information, go to their official website https://www.flyingblue.com/index.html and Have a nice flight!