Flying Blue Promo Awards August 2017 out now. More half priced business class routes than usual.

The monthly Flying Blue Promo Awards were released for general booking yesterday. You need to book by 31st August 2017 for travel between 1st October – 30th November 2017.

As usual, the intra-Europe routes are discounted 20% in economy class only. A couple of things to note:

  • Usually all the routes are Europe to somewhere and vice versa. This time round some routes have the additional restriction that it must be to or from Paris.
  • These tend to offer little value to anyone anyway due to the high taxes and other fees which negates the roughly 7000-10000 miles required to book a one way. Also, October and November are typically the cheapest months of the year to pick up economy class tickets, so I do not recommend booking these routes.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the lack of North America routes for this shoulder season period. The only route on offer is between Paris-Orly (not Charles de Gaulle CDG) and New York JFK which has precisely one flight per day and in economy class only.

There are a few deals which look worthwhile, namely those which are 50% discounted in Business Class. The ones which interest me are:

  • Europe to Cayenne, French Guiana for 37500 miles each way (this one is slightly odd in that the premium economy price is higher than business class!)
  • Europe to Accra, Ghana. 31250 miles each way
  • Europe to Cotonou, Benin. 31250 miles each way (I actually know very little of Benin so this could be a good way to explore.)
  • Europe to Johannesburg. South Africa. 37500 miles each way.
  • Europe to Kuwait. 25000 miles each way.

The full list of routes below.

Route Airline Class One Way miles Round Trip miles Booking Dates Travel Dates
Paris-Orly – Bordeaux (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Paris-Orly – Clermont Ferrand (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Paris-Orly – Lyon (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Paris-Orly – Lorient (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Paris-Orly – Marseille (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Paris-Orly – Nice (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Inverness (and v.v.) KLM Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Cardiff (and v.v.) KLM Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Hanover (and v.v.) Air France Economy 6,800 13,600 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Turin (and v.v.) KLM Economy 8,400 16,800 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Oslo (and v.v.) KLM Economy 8,400 16,800 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Aalborg (and v.v.) KLM Economy 8,400 16,800 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Algiers (and v.v.) Air France Economy 10,000 20,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Paris-Orly – New York JFK (and v.v.) Air France Economy 18,750 37,500 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Curacao (and v.v.) KLM Economy 18,750 37,500 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/11/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Paramaribo (and v.v.) KLM Economy 18,750 37,500 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/11/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Paramaribo (and v.v.) KLM World Business Class 46,875 93,750 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/11/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – St. Maarten (and v.v.) Air France / KLM Economy 22,500 45,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Cayenne (and v.v.) Air France Premium Economy 45,000 90,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Cayenne (and v.v.) Air France Economy 15,000 30,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Cayenne (and v.v.) Air France Business Class 37,500 75,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Accra (and v.v.) Air France Economy 12,500 25,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Accra (and v.v.) Air France Premium Economy 25,000 50,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Accra (and v.v.) Air France Business Class 31,250 62,500 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Cotonou (and v.v.) Air France Business Class 31,250 62,500 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Johannesburg (and v.v.) Air France / KLM Business Class 37,500 75,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/11/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Dammam (and v.v.) KLM Economy 10,000 20,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Kuwait (and v.v.) KLM Economy 10,000 20,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Kuwait (and v.v.) KLM World Business Class 25,000 50,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Cairo (and v.v.) Air France Premium Economy 30,000 60,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Amman (and v.v.) KLM World Business Class 37,500 75,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 30/11/17
Europe – Astana (and v.v.) KLM Economy 15,000 30,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 31/10/17
Europe – Astana (and v.v.) KLM World Business Class 37,500 75,000 01/08/17 – 31/08/17 01/10/17 – 31/10/17

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