Flying Blue - Flying Blue
A distinction is made between status and award miles:
- Status miles are used to determine the frequent flyer status and are only valid in the current calendar year.
- Award miles can be used for flight and material awards. They do not expire as long as a flight takes place at least every 24 months for which additional miles are credited.
Status miles can only be earned by flights with members of SkyTeam and selected partner airlines, while award miles can also be earned e.g. B. can be credited to hotels, rental car companies, Travel Value and duty-free shops. However, when status miles are credited, the corresponding award miles are generally also credited.
The crediting of miles depends very much on the booking class. More miles are generally credited in Business Class than in Economy, and here it can still vary between the individual tariffs. On flights with partner airlines, sometimes - depending on the booking class - no miles are credited at all.
The calculation is made in nautical miles , as the direct distance between the flown airports.
Various awards can be earned with the award miles.
Award flights are not “real” free flights, as taxes and fees (including kerosene surcharge ) have to be paid in addition to the corresponding award miles .
Frequent flyer status
Flying Blue knows different categories for frequent flyers:
- Ivory , from the first mile (Plastic cards have not been issued since January 2016. Card only available in paper form or as an app download.)
- Silver, ab 100 XP
- Gold, ab 180 XP
- Platin ab 300 XP
In 2018, the company switched from status miles to status points.
Fixed values are now assigned:
Middle distance |
Long 1 |
(2,000 - 3,500 miles)
Long 2 |
Long 3 |
(> 5,000 miles)
|Economy||2 XP||5 XP||8 XP||10 XP||12 XP|
|Premium Economy||4 XP||10 XP||16 XP||20 XP||24 XP|
|Business||6 XP||15 XP||24 XP||30 XP||36 XP|
|First||10 XP||25 XP||40 XP||50 XP||60 XP|
The Flying Blue status is not limited to the airlines that are affiliated with Flying Blue: Flying Blue Silver corresponds to SkyTeam Elite, Gold corresponds to Elite Plus.
Flying Blue members can earn miles on almost all SkyTeam flights; a few booking classes of some airlines are excluded. The redemption of miles for award flights is possible with all SkyTeam members - but not with all partner airlines.
Flying Blue Partnerairlines
The following airlines are partner airlines of Flying Blue:
- Air France
- Kenya Airways
- Argentinian airlines
- Air Corsica
- Air Europa
- Air Mauritius
- Alaska Airlines
- Bangkok Airways
- Chalair Aviation
- China Airlines
- China Eastern
- China Southern Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Garuda Indonesia
- Japan Airlines
- Jet Airways
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Middle East Airlines
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Twin Jet
- Ukraine International Airlines
- Vietnam Airlines
- Xiamen Airlines
- http://www.flyingblue.com/ , official website of the program