Flying Blue Miles Value

Calculate the average cash value of your Flying Blue Miles. Covers flights, upgrades, baggage, lounge access and meals with Air France-KLM.
Updated 2019-02-21 By Robert Flowers III

Flying Blue Miles are valued at around 1.2 cents each when used to book award flights with Air France-KLM. Miles can also be redeemed for upgrades, baggage, lounge access, and more. This page will cover everything you can use Flying Blue Miles for.

Flying Blue Miles Value Calculator

Use the Flying Blue Miles Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of your miles based on redemption. Average values (denoted by '~') are based on how much The Point Calculator values that redemption based on research and number crunching. You can put any value in the field below.

Flying Blue Miles Value Calculator

Enter any amount of miles to see the average cash value.
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Award Flights

Flying Blue Miles can be used to book any available seat on a plane with Air France, KLM, HOP!, Joon, and Transavia. These redemptions are based on the origin, destination, booking class, and date of the flight. You can book award travel via Air France, KLM, or Transavia. You can also makes Miles & Cash books and pay for up to 25% of your ticket with cash.

SkyTeam and Partner Flights

Flying Blue Miles can be used to book flights with airlines that are part of the SkyTeam alliance as well as other partnering airlines. The cost in miles for these flights are based on the booking class and flight distance. You can also use a combination of SkyTeam partners to redeem a Round-the-World ticket which lets you create a multi-stop itinerary that circles the globe in one direction serviced by Air France, KLM, and various SkyTeam partners such as Korean Air. Air France-KLM features their own Miles Price Estimator so you can estimate how many miles it will cost you between two destinations.

Estimated costs for flights between Detroit and Amsterdam.

Seat Upgrades

Flying Blue Miles can be used to upgrade your seat on an Air France-KLM flight. Upgrades can be made in advance at least 48 hours or more before the flight. Upgrades can also be made last minute for all Air France and KLM marketed and operated flights, Delta marketed and operated flights from Amsterdam, and Kenya Airways marketed and operated flights to/from Amsterdam. If you feel the need to upgrade while on board the Air France or KLM marketed and operated flight, you can do that as well!

Flying Blue Seat Upgrade Discount Chart
Explorers 10% Discount
Silver Member 25% Discount
Gold Member 50% Discount
Platinum Member Free

Baggage

Flying Blue Miles can be used to pay for baggage on Air France, KLM, HOP!, Joon, Aircalin, and Kenya Airways. The cost of miles for a checked bag will depend on the route and airline. The Flying Blue site lists the mile rates for baggage fees.

Use Flying Blue Miles to pay for baggage on Air France-KLM and partner airlines!

In-Flight Meals

Flying Blue Miles can be used to pay for meals when flying Economy and Premium Economy on long-haul Air France and KLM flights. Most of these meals are under 10,000 Flying Blue Miles.

Dine in the sky with A la Carte options on KLM

Lounge Access

Flying Blue Miles can be used to access Air France, KLM, select SkyTeam, and other partner lounges. Flying Blue Gold and Platinum members can enjoy free entry for themselves plus 1 guest when flying Air France, KLM, or select SkyTeam partner airlines internationally. Flying Blue Explorer and Silver members can enjoy lounge access for 6,000 to 8,000 Miles, when traveling on, or connecting to or from an international flight operated by a SkyTeam partner on the same day.

Summary

The Air France-KLM Flying Blue Program offers a decent amount of redemption options that can give your Flying Blue Miles some value. Of course, the best use of these miles will come from award flights which is the usual for airline miles.

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