Air France introduces new changes to First Class awards

Posted on October 9, 2019 by in Air France, Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Travel Deals, Travel News

Air France’s La Première First Class was considered one of the best programs for earning awards. Now, they have introduced some changes to the award system.

The new Air France Changes

Air France doesn’t release the First Class award space to partner airlines. Only Flying Blue elite members, silver, gold and platinum can book La Première awards.

Air France La Première award booking is introducing two new changes starting October 15:

  • Flying Blue Silver elites will no longer have access to La Première First Class award availability
  • The cost of La Première awards will be increasing

Air France’s first-class awards can exclusively be booked by Flying Blue Silver, Gold, and Platinum members. That is a big hit for silver elite users.

What does each status get you?

Silver status

  • 1 extra checked baggage item on flights operated by Air France, KLM, Aircalin, Air Corsica, China Southern Airlines and SkyTeam partners
  • Access some Air France, KLM, and Delta Air Lines lounges at a fee on international flights operated by a SkyTeam partner
  • Earn 6 Miles per € spent

Gold status

  • 1 extra checked baggage item on flights operated by Air France, KLM, Aircalin, Air Corsica, China Southern Airlines and SkyTeam partners
  • Free access for you + 1 guest when departing together on the same day international flight operated by Air France, KLM, China Southern Airways or a SkyTeam partner
  • Earn 7 Miles per € spent

Platinum status

  • 1 extra checked baggage item on flights operated by Air France, KLM, Aircalin, Air Corsica, China Southern Airlines and SkyTeam partners
  • Free access for you + 1 guest when departing together on the same day international flight operated by Air France, KLM, China Southern Airways or a SkyTeam partner
  • Earn 8 Miles per € spent

You can find more about Flying Blue rewards here!


About the author: Mila Kostic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia. After majoring in sociology at the Belgrade University she has been working as tutor and coach. Prior to taking on her role at Mighty Travels, she wrote for a video games, fitness, and health lifestyle website. After starting her work with the Mighty Travels team she discovered her passion for travel and travel writing. Now, she is focused on bringing you the newest travel news. In her portfolio here at Mighty Travels, you can find articles on Airline news, hottest credit card deals, tips and tricks on earning miles and much more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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