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The KLM / Air France loyalty programme, Flying Blue, has been offering some extremely generous first stay bonuses for booking hotels through PointsHound recently, and this month is no exception. Make your first booking for a 2+ night stay at any hotel listed by 31st December 2016 and you will receive 10,000 bonus Flying Blue Miles.
Crucially, there is no minimum spend requirement to get the bonus Miles, which if you value Flying Blue Miles at anything like 1p each (I do), makes this offer easily ‘mattress-runnable’
If you have a 2 night stay coming up anyway (and can see yourself using the Miles at some point), this is likely to be the best offer around for booking many hotels.
Perhaps a bit of Algarve sunshine sounds good before the Christmas madness?
Flying Blue Miles can be pretty useful (particularly when there’s no Avios/OneWorld availability, and in Africa where OneWorld doesn’t have great coverage), and you can always top up with American Express Membership Rewards Points, so building a decent balance isn’t too hard.
Taxes/fees on Economy redemptions are reasonable, though Business Class fees can sting a bit. If you find a 50% discounted ‘Promo Award’ though, you might be willing to overlook that.
I’m not entirely sure why Flying Blue is calling this its “best bonus yet”, as I took advantage of 12,000 bonus Miles offer very recently. I can report though that it all worked out perfectly with the Miles posting to my account very quickly – and 10,000 Miles is still a great bonus!