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Another Flying Blue devaluation - Promo Awards just from AMS and CDG

Another Flying Blue devaluation - Promo Awards just from AMS and CDG

Old Feb 1, 2024, 5:07 am
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Another Flying Blue devaluation - Promo Awards just from AMS and CDG ???

I just noticed that this month's promo awards for long haul travel are only published from AMS or CDG. Previously longhaul promo awards were available from each European city.
European promo awards are like that since a few years already. But being based in NUE it does no longer make sense to book promo awards when the journey to AMS/CDG is not included in the promo award price.


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Old Feb 1, 2024, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by f0zzyNUE
I just noticed that this month's promo awards for long haul travel are only published from AMS or CDG.
Have a look at the conditions further down:
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Old Feb 1, 2024, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
Have a look at the conditions further down:
Maybe they forgot to adjust the T&C on the bottom? I tried to find a few advertised promo seats from NUE - nothing found. no promo award prices - no matter which date and which advertised destination I selected. Maybe bad luck - but why are the long haul routes no longer advertised as "Europe - destination" but "Paris-destination" or "Amsterdam - destination"?

The same happened with European awards - earlier advertised as "Europe-destinateion" - now only advertised as "Paris-destination" or "Amsterdam-destination" and the promo awards are only bookable as advertised since the change.
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Old Feb 1, 2024, 6:11 am
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The Flyingblue website is down since a while. Isn't posible to enter nor booking award tickets in the app. Maybe they are adjusting the website because of this error
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Old Feb 1, 2024, 8:14 am
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looks like the promo prices have not been loaded yet - maybe they want to make sure that they are created properly to probibit another cheapo error fares this month
on research CDG-LAX has plenty of 20.000 miles seats - as well as NUE-LAX
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Old Feb 2, 2024, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by f0zzyNUE
looks like the promo prices have not been loaded yet
They're bookable now
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Old Feb 2, 2024, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
They're bookable now
what a relief ...
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 9:28 am
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Where are the promo awards these days?

ETA - Found them on the blogs by googling. Not much to get excited about. They advertise Shanghai from 18,750 miles one way or something, and there's nothing even remotely near that figure. I get that there are some sweet spots to be had with this dynamic system, but it is mostly horrible. Who wants to spend 200,000-300,000 miles on a one way Economy ticket???

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Old Apr 2, 2024, 9:30 am
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They were posted on the Flying Blue website this morning, as they always are on the first working day of each month
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Concerto
Where are the promo awards these days?

ETA - Found them on the blogs by googling. Not much to get excited about. They advertise Shanghai from 18,750 miles one way or something, and there's nothing even remotely near that figure. I get that there are some sweet spots to be had with this dynamic system, but it is mostly horrible. Who wants to spend 200,000-300,000 miles on a one way Economy ticket???
I found CDG - PEK on AF for 25k mls in Y and 70k in J on certain dates in june. Not a bad deal for leisure travellers if one isn't constrainted to a fixed schedule. Granted, not sure I'd fly AF to Asia, but the deals exist.

I find the deals to the Antilles funny. There's a reason the promo is cheap during the rainy season ("hivernage")
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto
They advertise Shanghai from 18,750 miles one way or something, and there's nothing even remotely near that figure.
Originally Posted by mlin32
I found CDG - PEK on AF for 25k mls in Y and 70k in J on certain dates in june.
From Paris, Shanghai can currently be reached at the Promo Rate on these dates:

April: today, 4,10,11,16,17,23,24,30
May: 1,2,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,19,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,2 9,30
June: 2,4,5,6,11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,25
August: 20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30
September: 2,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,26,29

From Amsterdam, Shanghai can currently be reached at the Promo Rate on these dates:

April: today, 4,5,9,10,11,14,18,23,24,30
May: 1,7,9,13,15,16,19,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30
June: 2,4,6,11,13,14,16,17,18,25
August: 18,20,22,23,26,27,29,30
September: 2,3,4,5,6,10,11,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,26,27,29
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 3:18 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
From Paris, Shanghai can currently be reached at the Promo Rate on these dates:

April: today, 4,10,11,16,17,23,24,30
May: 1,2,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,19,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,2 9,30
June: 2,4,5,6,11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,25
August: 20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30
September: 2,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,26,29

From Amsterdam, Shanghai can currently be reached at the Promo Rate on these dates:

April: today, 4,5,9,10,11,14,18,23,24,30
May: 1,7,9,13,15,16,19,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30
June: 2,4,6,11,13,14,16,17,18,25
August: 18,20,22,23,26,27,29,30
September: 2,3,4,5,6,10,11,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,26,27,29
I also found many bookable dates at the promo rate from NUE.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 3:48 am
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Yeah, fair enough. Thanks, irishguy28, for painstakingly writing all the dates on which availability can be had. That must have taken a lot of work.
Needless to say, I was looking at July, so that's probably why I didn't find anything.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 6:01 am
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Following is for sure a change on Promo rewards page from this month:

Route of promo reward tickets

Promo reward tickets to long-haul destinations are available for flights to/from Europe. Bookings are possible on flights operated by Air France and KLM. Connecting flights from the destination within Europe through either Paris or Amsterdam (outbound and/or return flights) are included in the Promo reward ticket.
Long haul flights now say "Europe" to destination, instead of CDG/AMS. I still find looking up promo reward availability bit hard to get around, but overall good stuff for FB club.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by ilegalnyj
Long haul flights now say "Europe" to destination, instead of CDG/AMS. I still find looking up promo reward availability bit hard to get around, but overall good stuff for FB club.
Despite the title of this thread, Longhaul Promo Awards have always been to/from Europe. Even in the (brief) period where they were shown in the mosaic as being from either Paris (indicating operated by Air France) or Amsterdam (indicating operated by KLM).

The title of the thread arose from a glitch whereby, while uploading the new month's promo awards on the morning of 1 February, for a brief period that month's longhaul promos were only bookable from AMS or CDG. (And it's a shame that this thread was resurrected because this is a thread that should have been allowed to die away) Again, longhaul promo awards have ALWAYS been available to/from Europe, and the connecting flight from either AMS or CDG to your European final destination/origin was always included.

The verbiage, and style of presentation, changes every so often. But the basic fact remains true; longhaul Promo Awards are always (and have always been) to/from Europe.
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