Yesterday we showed you how to avoid high fuel surcharges using Flying Blue miles. Another tool to save with Flying Blue are their monthly promo awards. They are 25-50% off the mileage required. The fuel surcharges are NOT reduced and you HAVE to fly with Air France/KLM to take advantage of the promo amounts.
Here are two offers that seem decent:
Dallas to anywhere in Europe (you will need to find Air France/KLM availability though) for 25,000 miles and $280.50
The same flight sells for about $1,200 right now – that's about 4 cents per mile. Pretty good for economy!
Barcelona to Saigon, Vietnam for 40,000 miles and $252.16
The same flight sells for about $1,000 now. So you only get about 2 cents per mile – just about okay for economy.