Fly to the Seychelles in biz for 76,000 miles return and more with special edition Flying Blue Promo Rewards

Oct 17, 2019

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Starting Wednesday, Flying Blue has begun offering special edition Promo Rewards, featuring marvellous deals when booking a reward ticket. Tickets can be booked for travel between 1 November 2019 and 31 March 2020. 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 in this special edition.

London to Mahé, Seychelles from 76,000 miles return in business

With these special edition Promo Rewards, business-class tickets to Mahé, Seychelles (SEZ) drop as low as 76,000 miles return. That is an exquisite deal and amounts to a 50% discount compared to the normal redemption amount. Availability is great, with two options almost every week.

For example, a return flight from London (LHR) to Mahé (SEZ) is pricing out at 76,000 Flying Blue miles + £555 in business.

For the long-haul segments, you will fly Air France’s Boeing A330, most of which have been refurbished. To find out if the A330 you are flying on has the new business class seats, look at the number of business class rows on the seat map: six rows means new business class, seven rows is the old business class.

Even Delta's frequent fliers can enjoy Air France's new A330 biz class seats while earning SkyMiles (Photo by Emily McNutt / The Points Guy)
Air France’s new A330 business class seats (Photo by Emily McNutt / The Points Guy)

London to Tokyo in premium economy for 60,000 miles return

Another great offer is flying to Tokyo in Air France premium economy for only 60,000 miles return. For example, a return flight from London (LHR) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) prices out at 60,000 Flying Blue miles + £409 in premium economy class. Air France flies the CDG-HND route with a 777-300 aircraft.

More great deals

The party does not end here, as there are many more amazing deals. Here’s all of them:


  • Beijing from 36,000 miles return
  • Johannesburg from 28,000 miles return
  • Los Angeles from 28,000 miles return
  • New York from 22,000 miles return
  • Seychelles from 36,000 miles return
  • Toronto from 22,000 miles return

Premium economy

  • Beijing from 60,000 miles return
  • Johannesburg from 58,000 miles return
  • Los Angeles from 56,000 miles return
  • Mexico City from 58,000 miles return
  • Nairobi from 46,000 miles return
  • Seattle from 58,000 miles return
  • Tokyo from 60,000 miles return
  • Toronto from 50,000 miles return


  • Toronto from 64,000 miles return
  • Mexico City from 72,000 miles return
  • Nairobi from 72,000 miles return
  • Seattle from 72,000 miles return
  • Seychelles from 76,000 miles return

Remember to act fast, as these rewards are only bookable from 16 October to 20 October for travel between 1 November 2019 and 31 March 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 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.

Furthermore, Flying Blue is offering to buy miles with a 75% bonus, in case you need those extra few miles to book one of these great rewards.

Featured photo by Alin Meceanu via Unsplash.

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