Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles Calculators
Details on earning and redeeming Flying Blue Miles. Calculate total miles with credit cards and the transfer of rewards to Flying Blue.
Air France is the national airline of France and is operated out Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) near Paris. Air France flies to 201 destinations across 90+ countries. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, mainly referred to as KLM, is the national airline of the Netherlands and is operated out of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (AMS). KLM flies to over 140 destinations in more than 30 countries. KLM and Air France merged in 2003 and is currently the fourth largest flying freight carrier in the world. The two airlines are commonly referred to as Air France-KLM.
Air France-KLM Hubs
Air France's official headquarters and largest hub is Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). This is also their intercontinental hub. Air France also has primary and secondary hubs at the following airports:
- Orly Airport (ORY)
- Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)
- Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
- Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)
- Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS)
KLM's official headquarters and hub is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Air France and KLM are part of the Skyteam alliance. This allows you to use Flying Blue Miles to book award travel on alliance airlines through the Flying Blue portal. The Skyteam Alliance consists of:
Credit Card Rewards Calculators
The Air France-KLM Flying Blue Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many Flying Blue Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much you value the card benefits, and the annual fee.
You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.
Best Credit Cards For Flying Blue Miles
If you want to earn the most Flying Blue Miles, you'll need the best credit card to do so. You can use this calculator to get a list of the best credit cards for earning Flying Blue Miles with Air France-KLM based on your spend across various categories. This includes credit cards that earn Flying Blue Miles directly and credit cards that earn rewards transferable to the Flying Blue Rewards Program.
United States Flying Blue Credit Card Calculators
Bank of America holds the one Flying Blue Credit Card available to those based in the United States. The Air France-KLM Flying Blue Mastercard earns triple Flying Blue Miles on all Skyteam members and also provides additional XP towards elite status and bonus miles.
Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value
Flying Blue Miles can be redeemed for award flights on Air France, KLM, Joon, HOP!, and SkyTeam alliance airlines. You can also use miles for seat upgrades, baggage, in-flight meals, and lounge access.
Flying Blue Miles can be earned using several top bank rewards programs including American Express, Citi, Chase, and Capital One. You can also top off your Air France-KLM Flying Blue account by transferring hotel rewards points with many programs. This gives you an easy way to earn lots of Flying Blue Miles by running spend through partner credit cards, earning sign up bonuses, and transferring those earned rewards to your Flying Blue account.
Earning Miles With Partner Credit Cards
All of the credit cards listed in the table below either earn rewards directly with Flying Blue or 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.
You can use the Best Credit Cards For Flying Blue Miles Calculator to find out which cards in the list above earns you the most miles based on your spend.
Flying Blue Miles can be earned flying Air France-KLM, Skyteam Alliance partners, and several other partnering airlines. Miles can also be earned booking hotels, renting cars, and by transferring points earned from other programs directly to your Flying Blue account.
Air France-KLM Airline Partners
In addition to flying Air France and KLM, you can earn Flying Blue Miles flying other airlines. This mainly consists of SkyTeam partners, but also features a few select airlines outside of the alliance. All-in-all, you earn Flying Blue Miles flying the following airlines:
- Aerolineas Argentinas
- Aeromexico Airlines
- Air Corsica
- Air France
- Air Mauritius
- Chalair Aviation
- China Airlines
- China Eastern
- China Southern Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Garuda Indonesia
- Japan Airlines
- Jet Airways
- Kenya Airways
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Middle East Airlines
- Saudia Arabian Airlines
- Twin Jet
- Ukraine International Airlines
- Vietnam Airlines
- Xiamen Airlines
When flying Air France, KLM, Joon and HOP!-marketed flights, miles will be earned per € spent excluding government-imposed taxes and fees. The number of Flying Blue Miles you earn will also depend on your level in the Flying Blue program. Do note that Air France-KLM deals in Euros.
Earn On Upgrades & Services
You can earn Flying Blue Miles per € spent on upgrading flights, paying for baggage, booking more comfortable seats, and purchasing food on-board flights. These services must be made for flights operated by Air France, KLM, or Joon. The amount you earn will be based on your status within the Flying Blue Program and usually follows the same per € rate that you would get when earning miles flying Air France-KLM operated airlines (such as 4 miles per € for Flying Blue Explorers).
Air France-KLM Hotel Partners
Flying Blue features more than 10 hotel partners that you can use to earn additional Flying Blue Miles with. This will either be by booking through a special link, transferring earned hotel rewards points to the Flying Blue program, or changing your hotel rewards loyalty program earning preferences to Flying Blue Miles.
|Hotel Partners||Book/Earn Via|
|hotels for miles||Book using hotels for Miles portal|
|Booking.com||Book via a special link:|
|ALL - Accor Live Limitless||Accor Point Transfer or via Miles + Points (see below)|
|Marriott Bonvoy||Marriott Point Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences|
|Hilton Honors||Hilton Point Transfer|
|Best Western Rewards||Best Western Point Transfer or Change Best Western Rewards Earning Preferences|
|Golden Tulip||Golden Tulip Flavours Points Transfer or Change Golden Tulip Earning Preferences|
|World of Hyatt||Hyatt Point Transfer or Change World of Hyatt Earning Preferences|
|IHG Rewards Club||IHG Points Transfer or Change IHG Rewards Club Earning Preferences|
|My Boutique Hotels||Use your Flying Blue Membership number when you book on myboutiquehotel.com|
|Radisson Rewards||Radisson Point Transfer|
|Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts||Shangri-La Golden Circle Point Transfer or Change Golden Circle Earning Preferences|
|WorldHotels||Use your Flying Blue Membership number when booking on worldhotels.com|
|YOTEL||Use your Flying Blue Membership when booking on yotel.com|
Flying Blue & ALL - Miles + Points
Accor Hotels is partnered with Air France-KLM. You can earn Accor Hotel Points flying Air France-KLM and earn Flying Blue Miles staying at Accor hotels in addition to the points/miles you would normally earn. You'll need to link your accounts in order to start earning across both programs.
Flying Blue Car Rental Partners
Flying Blue has 8 rental car partners that you can use to earn additional Flying Blue Miles. Booking your car rental will earn you a certain amount of miles based on rental length or 1€ spent. You can click on a rental company to learn more about their rewards program such as earning, redeeming, and transferring rewards.
|Avis Preferred||Book using Avis-Flying Blue Link|
|Budget Rewards||Book using Budget-Flying Blue Link|
|Enterprise Rewards||Book using Rental Car Partners Portal|
|Europcar||Book using Europcar-Flying Blue Link|
|Hertz Gold Plus||Book using Hertz-Flying Blue Link|
|Thrifty||Book using Thrifty-Flying Blue Link|
Flying Blue Miles can purchased from the Flying Blue Buy Miles page. The standard cost of buying Flying Blue Miles €0.0275 per mile. You can buy as little as 2,000 miles for €55 or as many as 75,000 miles for €2,062.50.
The primary reason for buying Flying Blue Miles is to top off your account if you're a few miles short of a redemption. This should only be done if transferring points to your account is not an option. Outside of that, buying Flying Blue Miles at such a high rate will usually not be worth it unless you can redeem them for more than what you paid for them. Flying Blue Miles do go on sale several times per year. If you're short on miles or want to purchase a little more than "a few" miles, you'll want to do it during one of their 'Buy Points' promotions.
Do note that you can buy, gift, and transfer Flying Blue Miles from the same page.
How To Buy Flying Blue Miles
- 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.