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You now have another way to earn more Flying Blue miles. A brand new Air France KLM rewards credit card is now available through Bank of America. With this card, you can earn bonus miles on any SkyTeam airline purchase. If you like booking partner flights with your Flying Blue account, you might like this option.
Meet the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard
Available now, the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard offers these perks:
- 3 miles per $1 on Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, SkyTeam member airlines
- 1.5 miles per $1 on all other purchases
- 25,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in the first three months
- 60 XP (Experience Points) upon application approval
- 5,000 miles and 20 XP anniversary bonus
The Air France KLM rewards credit card doesn’t have a foreign transaction fee but does have a $89 annual fee.
Earn 3 Miles on all SkyTeam Member Purchases
Most people are already well familiar with the FlyingBlue loyalty program as a 1:1 Chase and American Express travel partner. You’ve been able to transfer your miles to book discount international flights and to find cheap award flights to Hawaii.
Now, you can earn points with any SkyTeam purchase including:
- Korean Airlines
Being able to earn bonus points on so many airlines is impressive for a co-brand airlines credit card. Plus you earn 3x points per $1 on airlines purchases instead of the usual 2x points that most airline credit cards pay. Plus, the 1.5x points on non-airline purchase is a nice bump too.
There are plenty of ways to redeem Flying Blue miles. First, you can fly Air France from one of 14 American airports. Or, you can book a partner flight with a SkyTeam partner.
25,000 Miles Signup Bonus Plus 20 XP
The signup bonus for this card is earning 25,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in the first three months. Many short haul routes start at 7,500 miles each way. And, you can also book domestic main cabin flights with the bonus too.
As a new cardholder, you instantly receive 20 XP when your card application is approved. The 20 XP bonus gives you a headstart to earn Silver status. You need 100 XP to earn Silver status which allows you to enjoy an extra checked bag item and access to select airport lounges. You earn additional XP booking Flying Blue-KLM flights.
5,000 Miles and 20 XP Anniversary Bonus
With each card anniversary, you earn 20 XP. When you make $15,000 in total card purchases, you earn an extra 40 XP each card year. This means you can earn up to 60 XP just by owning this credit card.
When you spend more than $50 in annual card purchases, you earn 5,000 bonus points.
Summary of the Air France KLM Rewards Credit Card
If you want to maximize SkyTeam airline purchases with one credit card, this new card can be your best option. FlyingBlue is a well-respected program for its relatively low redemption options. Whether you want to fly international or domestic, you have many airline partners at your fingertips.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
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