Flying Blue Miles of Air France / KLM expire after 24 months of no flight or credit card activity on the account. The miles earned through other partner activity can be extended by partner activity but NOT the miles earned through flying. So, if you have Flying Blue Miles expiring and you reside in U.S.A below are your options:
Redeem for Award Flights on Air France / KLM or any of their partners:
Although the best use of miles is to redeem for flights this option is only useful if you have enough miles to redeem for Award Flights. The redemption starts at 6,000 miles for Air France / KLM and with Air France promo rewards it might go as low as 3,600 miles. Unfortunately most partner reward redemption starts at ~10,000 miles or more each way.
Credit Delta Airlines Flight to Flying Blue program:
Delta Airlines Basic Economy (E) class fares does earn 20% of miles flown when credited to Flying Blue program. So, if you have upcoming Delta Airlines flight before the expiration of Flying Blue miles then you may consider changing your Delta frequent flyer number on your reservation to Flying Blue frequent flyer number.
Open Bank of America Air France KLM Credit Card:
Bank of America has partnered with Air France / KLM to provide credit card in U.S.A which earns Flying Blue miles. As long as you have this credit card your miles do not expire. This might be useful if you do not have any upcoming Delta or Air France flights but have substantial miles which you do not want to get expired.
Shop Online for Vouchers or gifts:
While not the best value for mileage redemption you could still use your expiring miles to shop online on Flying Blue Shop or on Air France / KLM Shop. On Flying Blue Online Store there might be option to redeem miles for activity which might give at least some value but even the best of case you would rarely get more than ~$3 in value for every 1,000 miles you redeem.
So, before you let your miles expire do check out above options and you might get some value out of your expiring Flying Blue miles.
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