Save up to £125 on Air France and KLM flights

Feb 18, 2020

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Air France and KLM are offering U.K.-based travellers the chance to save on flights. As reported by Traveling for Miles, the two airlines are giving passengers the opportunity to save up to £50 on return economy flights and up to £125 on return business-class flights.

The deal is valid for long-haul travel in economy with Air France or economy or business with KLM — it breaks down differently with each carrier. But for both discounts, you must book on the U.K. version of the respective airline’s website.

Air France — Save up to £50 on long-haul economy flights

With the Air France offering, you must book a flight to any long-haul destination in economy class. Travel must be booked through the U.K. website, and you must originate at one of the following U.K. airports: London Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI) or Newcastle (NCL).

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Upon checking out, you must enter the promo code AFVALDAYUK in order to get the £50 discount. Bookings must be made by 28 February 2020, and eligible travel must be completed by 14 August 2020 for travel with KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Flybe, Air France Hop!, Virgin Atlantic, Transavia, Kenya Airways, China Southern or Delta.

For example, on a sample booking from London Heathrow (LHR) to Johannesburg (JNB), I was able to enter the promo code to save £50 — bringing the return cost from £635 to £585.

However, on another sample booking between London Heathrow and New York (JFK), I got an error message that the discount code was not valid. It’s unclear if that’s because New York isn’t considered a proper long-haul destination as far as this promotion is concerned.

When I tried the promo code on a return ticket to Los Angeles (LAX), it worked.

While £50 isn’t groundbreaking savings, it could be enough to make you book a flight you had already been considering. Be sure to enter promo code AFVALDAYUK upon checking out with Air France in order to trigger the savings on long-haul economy flights.

KLM — Save up to £40 on long-haul economy flights; save £125 on long-haul business class flights

Meanwhile, if you have your eyes set on business-class flights, you’ll want to use the KLM promo codes. With them, you can save £40 on long-haul economy tickets and £125 on long-haul business-class tickets. For economy, use the promo code HPPYVDAYEC, while for business class, use the promo code HPPYVDAYBC.

Bookings must be made by 20 February 2020, and eligible travel must be completed by 15 August 2020 for travel with KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Air France or Air France Hop!. Travel must be booked through the U.K. website, and you must originate at one of the following U.K. airports: London Heathrow (LHR), London City (LCY), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle (NCL), Glasgow (GLA), Bristol (BRS), Norwich (NWI), Durham Tees Valley (MME), Humberside (HUY), Leeds Bradford (LBA), Cardiff (CWL), Inverness (INV) or Belfast (BFS).

For example, on a sample business booking from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town (CPT), I was able to enter the promo code to save £125 — bringing the return cost from £2,525 to £2,400.

Overall, while it’s probably not enough of a discount to get you to book a business-class flight if you didn’t already have one on your radar, there is some nice savings to be had.

Bottom line

This is a nice promotion from Air France and KLM for U.K.-based flyers to catch some extra savings on flights from the U.K. The good news is that if you’re considering flying in economy, you can book with Air France, while if you’re considering business class, you can book with KLM. The promotions won’t be around for long, so you’ll want to act sooner rather than later if you’re interested.

Featured photo by Ryan Patterson.

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