Fly to Ecuador from 79,000 miles return in business with Flying Blue January Promo Rewards

Jan 2, 2020

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Every first of the month, Air France and KLM’s loyalty programme Flying Blue launches Promo Rewards, which offer substantially discounted rewards.

In January, you can book rewards valid for travel in March and April. These reduced tickets apply to return but also one-way travel, no matter the direction. That makes them extra valuable for one-way travel or complex itineraries.

Let’s take a look at some of the best deals.

Quito, Ecuador from 79,000 miles return in business

With this month’s Promo Rewards, business-class tickets to Quito, Ecuador (UIO) drop as low as 79,000 miles return. That is a wonderful deal and amounts to an approximate 50% discount compared to the normal redemption amount. No better way to start your expedition to the Galapagos Islands in luxury.

To avoid the notoriously high U.K. departure taxes, position to nearby Dublin (DUB) or Amsterdam (AMS). For example, a return flight from Dublin (DUB) to Quito (UIO) is pricing out at 79,000 Flying Blue miles + £270.

For the long-haul segments, you will fly KLM’s 777-200 fitted with the latest-generation World Business Class seats.

Quito is also available in premium economy and economy, both offered at 50% off the regular amount of Flying Blue miles.

Houston, Texas from 44,000 miles return in premium economy

Another great deal this month is premium economy to Houston, Texas (IAH) for as few as 44,000 miles return.

Houston, Texas, USA downtown city skyline. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images)
Houston, Texas, USA downtown city skyline. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images)

Explore Texas with a return flight from London (LHR) to Houston (IAH) for only 44,000 Flying Blue miles + £411. The intercontinental part of this trip is flown with Air France’s 777-300’s offering the new premium economy cabin with wider and more private seats in a small, three-row mini-cabin. A great way to cross the pond.

Paramaribo, Surinam from 21,500 miles return in economy

Usually a high demand and rather expensive route, Paramaribo (PBM) is available for as few as 21,500 miles return in economy. This multicultural country and former Dutch colony with its turbulent past and untouched jungle interior is a wonderful destination for the off-the-beaten path traveller looking to experience South America. Fly on KLM’s 747-400 to J.A. Pengel International Airport (PBM) and immerse yourself in the world of the friendly Surinamese people.

Once again, these rewards are only bookable in January for travel between 1 March 2020 and 30 April 2020. Not all available reward seats are eligible for a Promo Rewards booking, so act sooner rather than later before they’re all taken.

In case you are low on Flying Blue miles, remember you can top up your account by transferring from American Express U.K. Membership Rewards at a 1:1 rate. You can also convert Marriott Bonvoy points at a 3:1 rate, plus get a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer.

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