Transferring Miles To Flying Blue - Transfer Partners

Transferring Points To Flying Blue

Calculate the transfer of points earned in other programs directly to your Flying Blue account and get the best credit cards for earning miles.


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Outside of flying Air France/KLM and using their credit cards, one of the easiest ways you can earn a bunch of miles is by transferring rewards earned in partnering programs directly to your Flying Blue account. There are over 10 different programs you can use to earn Flying Blue Miles which includes all of the major transferable point reward programs.

Transfer Points To Flying Blue

Flying Blue is a direct transfer partner of several programs. This includes hotels programs and all four major bank credit card rewards programs. You can enter any amount of Flying Blue Miles in the calculator below to see how many rewards is needed in partnering programs to equal the amount you specified. The best transfer options are explained in detail under the table.

Membership Rewards Points

You can transfer Membership Rewards Points at a 1:1 ratio to your Flying Blue account. This allows you to earn a significant amount of Flying Blue Miles for everyday purchases with any of AMEX's 10 Membership Reward Point earning credit cards. Use the AMEX Gold Card to earn 4x on supermarket & restaurants purchases and 3x on airfare purchases (such as Air France-KLM) or the Blue Business Plus Card to earn 2x points on the first $50,000 in purchases for the year. Jump over to the AMEX Membership Rewards Point Calculators to calculate how many points you can earn with any of their credit cards, calculate the cash value of those points, and get the details on the other ways AMEX Points can be redeemed including transferring them to over 20+ airline and hotel partners.

Bonus Flying Blue Points

Flying Blue members can earn extra Flying Blue Miles when renting cars with Avis Car Rental. Avis Preferred members can set their earning preference to Air France-KLM. Book With Avis!

Ultimate Rewards Points

Ultimate Rewards Points transfer to Flying Blue Miles at a 1:1 ratio allowing you to earn miles using Chase's 3 Ultimate Reward Point earning credit cards. Owning a Ultimate Reward Points earning credit card will also allow you to convert any cash back earned with Chase Cards to Ultimate Rewards Points as well! This gives you a total of seven credit cards to work with that focus on travel, dining, and business purchases. Grab up the Chase Sapphire Reserve and earn triple points on all travel and dining purchases. Combine a point earning card with the Chase Freedom and earn 5x points on quarterly rotating categories for the ultimate return! Check out the Ultimate Rewards Points Calculator to calculate how many Ultimate Rewards Points you can earn with their credit cards, the value of those points, and the many options you have when it comes to redeeming them!

ThankYou Points

Citi ThankYou Points transfers to Flying Blue Miles at a 1:1 ratio. Citi offers 3 ThankYou Point earning credit cards which focus on dining, entertainment, and travel. Earn triple points on travel and double points on dining and entertainment using the Citi ThankYou Premier. Calculate the cash value of Citi ThankYou Points and learn about what they can be used for and how many you can earn using their ThankYou Point earning cards.

Capital One Miles

Capital One Venture Miles and Capital One Spark Miles transfers to Flying Blue at a 4:3 ratio. This means for every 2 Venture or Spark Miles you transfer, you will receive 1.5 Flying Blue Miles. Outside of promotions, Capital One Mile earning cards never earn more than 2 miles per $1 spent. At most, this gives you a flat earning rate of 1.5 Flying Blue Miles per $1 ran across the Capital One Venture Card or Capital One Spark Card in which both has an annual fee.

The best earning rate that Capital One has right now is it's 10x Venture Miles promotion going on until January 2020 for the Venture and VentureOne Cards. This gives you a total of 7.5 Flying Blue Miles when transferred to Flying Blue (as well as several other airlines) making the Venture Cards the best cards for anyone that consistently spends money on Hotels.com.

Earning With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Flying Blue Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Flying Blue Points. Remember that you can use the Search By Currency function to get a list of cards that earn rewards with a specific program!

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Best Cards For Airfare Purchases

The AMEX Platinum and Citi Prestige will earn you the most points on airfare purchases. Both luxury cards offer 5 points per $1 spent on airfare purchased directly with the airline which gives you a great return.

If you're not shopping in the luxury card department, the runner ups for airline spend include the Citi Premier Card with 3 points per $1 spend and the AMEX Gold Card with 4 points per $1 spent.

Best Cards for Grocery Purchases

American Express is going to be your best bet for earning Flying Blue Miles on grocery purchases. The AMEX Everyday Preferred Card earns up to 4.5 points per $1 spent on Grocery purchases for those who runs at least 30 transactions through their card in a statement period.

Runner up by a fraction of a point is the AMEX Gold Card. It earns 4 points per $1 on both restaurant and supermarket purchases and 3 points per $1 on airfare which makes a well rounded rewards card for those looking to earn points and transfer them to Flying Blue or any other partner.

Best Cards for Business Purchases

Chase's Ink Business Preferred earns 3 points per $1 spent on travel, shipping, internet, cable, telecommunications, and advertisement. For those who holds an Ultimate Rewards Point earning card, you can up the earnings on Chase's Ink Business Cash Card and earn the equivalent of 5 points per $1 on office supply stores, internet, cable, and telecommunications.

The American Express Business Card is also a solid choice for business purchases as it earns 4 points per $1 on the two categories with the highest spend for the month between airfare, advertisement, gas stations, shipping, restaurant, and computer hardware / software / cloud computing. If you dabble in any of these categories, you can earn some serious Flying Blue Miles.

Best Cards for Travel Purchases

If you're looking for a luxury card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve earns 3 points per $1 on both dining and travel purchases. It also offers $300 in airline credits, up to $100 towards a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application, and Chase's line-up of superb travel insurance and trip protection. It also offers a solid sign up bonus of 50,000 points which could be a nice boost to your Flying Blue Miles when transferred.

Those who are looking for something a less deluxe can experience the same earning power without all the extra bells and whistles. The Citi Premier Card offers the same 3 points per $1 on general travel purchases which includes gas purchases. This card also comes with a 50,000 point sign up bonus which can pad your Flying Blue account nicely.

Best Cards for Miscellaneous Purchases

The winner of this category is easily secured by the American Express Blue Business Plus Card which earn 2 points per $1 spent on the first $50,000 in purchases during the calendar year.

The runner up would be the AMEX Everyday Preferred Card which earns a 50% boost to points after making 30 transactions in a statement period. That bumps up non-category purchases made on the card to 1.5 points per $1 spent.

Another interesting runner up would be the Citi Rewards Plus Card which rounds up points to the nearest 10. So someone purchasing a $1 coffee everyday would earn 10 points giving a superb return. Of course, this card only applies to those making consistent small purchases.


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Page Last Updated: 2019-08-27

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