At the beginning of every month, KLM and Air France’s frequent flyer program, Flying Blue, releases a specific list of awards that are up to 50% off. These are for both economy and business class, one way and roundtrip, and by continent. What makes this opportunity attractive is not just the discount but the flexibility to fly to/back from pretty much anywhere in Europe. The offer typically allows travel in the upcoming 2-3 months. Under Flying Blue, you can fly KLM , Air France or Alitalia metal which have quality business class hard products as well, especially KLM with their new World Business Class. Additionally, your Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou points can be transferred 1:1 to FlyingBlue.
The discount makes award redemptions between North America and Europe particularly attractive. For around 93,000 miles after discount, you could fly roundtrip business to almost anywhere in Europe from a select North American city, which is a good deal off of typical cost of 120,000 miles in other programs.
The latest promo awards for February for some continents are now live and are posted here. Taking advantage of these promos might be attractive to as a transfer of Citi Thankyou points to FlyingBlue if you plan to cancel your Prestige card in 2017.
This award promo to Cancun looks particularly attractive. Note that its important to double check availability on the Flying Blue website, as some of these promos sell out quickly!