If you're short on miles and need to top off your account, you can always transfer reward points directly to your account using any of Flying Blue's direct transfer partners. If that's not an option, your next best choice will be to buy Flying Blue Miles.
Cost To Buy Flying Blue Miles
Flying Blue Miles can be purchased for €0.0275 per mile at the standard price. This is flat rate price that is the same no matter how many Flying Blue Miles you buy.
|Flying Blue Miles Cost|
|2,000 - 75,000 Miles||€0.0275 Each|
Flying Blue Miles can be purchased in 2,000-mile increments and you can buy as little as 2,000 Flying Blue Miles for €55 per transaction. Flying Blue Explorer members can buy up to 75,000 Flying Blue Miles per transaction for €2,062.50 while Flying Blue Silver and higher members can buy up to 100,000 Flying Blue Miles per transaction for €2,750. Flying Blue Explorer members can only buy up to 75,000 Flying Blue Miles per calendar year, while those with Flying Blue Silver or higher can buy an unlimited amount of Flying Blue Miles per calendar year.
|Explorer||Silver, Gold, Platinum|
|Minimum Purchase||2,000 Miles||2,000 Miles|
|Maximum Purchase||75,000 Miles||100,000 Miles|
|Maximum Purchase||75,000 Miles||Unlimited|
When To Buy Flying Blue Miles
There's only two main reasons in which it makes sense to buy Flying Blue Miles and that's when you can redeem them for significantly more than what you paid for them or you're a few miles short of a redemption and need to top off your Flying Blue account.
If you've found a Flying Blue redemption that gives your miles great value, it could be worth it to buy points if you don't have the option to transfer them from another program. For example, if you've found a flight that would gives your Flying Blue Miles a value of €0.045 each, buying miles at €0.0275 could easily make sense if it comes out cheaper than paying cash or points+cash.
The most common reason points and miles are purchases is to top off an account. If you're a few thousand miles short of a redemption, buying Flying Blue Miles can easily be worth the price if you don't want to pay all cash or a mix of points and miles.
How To Buy Flying Blue Miles
Flying Blue Miles can be purchased directly through their website.
- Go to the Flying Blue Buy Miles page.
- Log into your Flying Blue account.
- Select how many Flying Blue Miles you want to buy.
- Enter your payment information.
- Review the details and agree to the terms and conditions.
- Click Buy Miles.
If you're in need of a few thousand Flying Blue Miles, sweeping them up can be well worth it. If you're not in a rush to top off your account, I recommend waiting until Flying Blue Miles are on sale. In addition to that, if you find yourself needing Flying Blue Miles quite often, you'll want to consider picking up credit cards that are best for earning Flying Blue Miles.