Fly to Ecuador From 79,000 Miles Return in Business With Flying Blue August Promo Rewards

Aug 2, 2019

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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 August, you can book rewards valid for travel in October and November. 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 a circa 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 UK 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 + £368.

A return flight from Dublin (DUB) to Quito (UIO) is pricing out at 79,000 Flying Blue miles + £368.

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.

US and Canada From 79,500 Miles Return in Business

Another great deal this month are business-class tickets to Chicago (ORD), Vancouver (YVR), Edmonton (YEG), and Calgary (YYC) for as few as 79,500 miles return.

Lake Meer in Piedmont Park in Chicago. (Photo by f11photo / Getty Images)
Lake Meer in Piedmont Park in Chicago. (Photo by f11photo / Getty Images)

If you fancy visiting The Windy City, a return flight from London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD) will only cost you 79,500 Flying Blue miles + £606. For the aviation geeks among us, if you pick your flights right, you can choose the coveted seat 1A on KLM’s Queen of the Skies, KLM’s newest 787-9 Dreamliner or Air France’s A330 business class that has just been refreshed. Note that Air France is still in the process of modernising its A330s. Check your specific flight dates on SeatGuru to see if your plane has been refreshed. The new configuration has six rows of business-class seats instead of seven.

London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD) for 79,500 Flying Blue miles + £606

Middle East in Premium Economy From 36,000 Miles Return

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai (Photo courtesy of the hotel)
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

Cairo (CAI), Beirut (BEY) and Dubai (DXB) are all available in discounted premium economy from 36,000 Flying Blue miles return. For example, Dubai is bookable from London for 36,000 miles + £383. Autumn will feel not nearly as chilly this year if you spend a weekend at Dubai’s poshest desert hotel.

Dubai is bookable from London for 36,000 miles + £383

Once again, these rewards are only bookable in August for travel between 1 October 2019 and 30 November 2019. 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 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.

Featured photo by Getty Images.

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