MileValue is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as CreditCards.com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit americanexpress.com to learn more.

Note: Some of the offers mentioned below may have changed or are no longer be available. You can view current offers here.


Chase Ultimate Rewards just added Air France Flying Blue miles as a transfer partner. The MileValue Award Booking Service is standing by to book your awards with Flying Blue miles! Chase now has seven airline partners and four hotel partners.

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.30.59 AM

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.31.06 AM

You can now log on to chase.com and transfer your Ultimate Rewards at a 1:1 rate to Flying Blue miles in increments of 1,000.

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.38.03 AM

Flying Blue miles are valuable to fly Delta flights within western Hemisphere, several airlines to North Africa or Israel, and Air France/KLM to Europe on Promo Awards for as little as 25,000 miles roundtrip.

ThankYou Points, Membership Rewards, and Starpoints already transferred 1:1 to Flying Blue miles, but this news just makes getting the miles easier than ever, since the Ink Plus and Sapphire Preferred are offering humungous sign up bonuses.

The Sapphire Preferred is one of the best personal credit cards on the market. It offers:

  • 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 in the first three months
  • 5,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards for adding an authorized user
  • 2 Ultimate Rewards per dollar on travel and dining purchases
  • 1 Ultimate Reward per dollar on all other purchases
  • no annual fee the first year and $95 thereafter

While I can not directly link to the current Sapphire Preferred offer, you may find it by clicking below if you decide to apply. (I receive a commission, and your support keeps this blog going.)

The Ink Plus is easily the best business card on the market. It offers:

  • 60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $5,000 in the first three months
  • 5 Ultimate Rewards per dollar at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services
  • 2 Ultimate Rewards per dollar at gas stations and hotel accommodations
  • 1 Ultimate Reward per dollar on all other purchases
  • $95 annual fee

While I can not directly link to the current Ink Plus offer, you may find it by clicking below if you decide to apply. (I receive a commission, and your support keeps this blog going.)

Flying Blue Award Chart Sweet Spots

  • Rotating Promo Award: 25,000 Flying Blue miles + $112 + taxes roundtrip from select US cities to Europe, North Africa, or Israel
  • Rotating Promo Award: 62,500 Flying Blue miles + $404 + taxes roundtrip in Business Class from select US cities to Europe, North Africa or Israel
  • 30,000 Flying Blue miles + $5.60 in taxes/fees- Mainland US to Hawaii roundtrip in Delta Economy (although Korean, also an Ultimate Rewards partner, charges only 25k roundtrip for the same flights)
  • 25,000 Flying Blue miles + $122.81 in taxes/fees- US to Mexico roundtrip in Delta Economy
  • 50,000 Flying Blue miles – US to Israel roundtrip in Economy, with taxes/fees as low as $122.13 depending on what carrier you fly
  • 50,000 Flying Blue miles – US to North Africa roundtrip in Economy, with taxes/fees as low as $123.48 depending on what carrier you fly

All these awards can be booked one way for half the price.

For whatever reason, Flying Blue places Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and the Canary Islands in the Europe region of its award chart. That’s why flights to Israel and North Africa are always so few miles with Flying Blue.

Flying Blue is famous for its Promo Awards. Every month, Flying Blue releases a new list of Promo Awards, which allow travel from specified cities in the USA to anywhere in Europe, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, or Algeria for 25% or 50% off the normal miles price.

Usually you have one month to book awards that must be flown 1-4 months in the future.

Flying Blue also offers good deals on some Delta awards. Here is the partner award chart when using Flying Blue miles (prices shown one way in thousands of miles.)

Screen-Shot-2014-08-27-at-2.44.26-AM

Fuel Surcharges on Flying Blue Awards

Flying Blue collects fuel surcharges whenever the equivalent cash ticket would have fuel surcharges with the exception that transatlantic flights on Air France/KLM are capped in fuel surcharges on awards.

At current exchange rates, those capped fuel surcharges for AirFrance/KLM are:

  • a modest $112 in fuel surcharges + taxes out of pocket on roundtrip awards to Europe in economy
  • an annoying $246 in fuel surcharges + taxes out of pocket on roundtrip awards to Europe in Premium Economy
  • a punitive $403 in fuel surcharges + taxes out of pocket on roundtrip Business Class awards to Europe

Remember that Delta tickets within the Western Hemisphere don’t have fuel surcharges, so those can be a good value with Flying Blue miles.

Getting Flying Blue Miles

The Sapphire Preferred is one of the best personal credit cards on the market. It offers:

  • 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 in the first three months
  • 5,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards for adding an authorized user
  • 2 Ultimate Rewards per dollar on travel and dining purchases
  • 1 Ultimate Reward per dollar on all other purchases
  • no annual fee the first year and $95 thereafter

While I can not directly link to the current Sapphire Preferred offer, you may find it by clicking below if you decide to apply. (I receive a commission, and your support keeps this blog going.)

The Ink Plus is easily the best business card on the market. It offers:

  • 60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $5,000 in the first three months
  • 5 Ultimate Rewards per dollar at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services
  • 2 Ultimate Rewards per dollar at gas stations and hotel accommodations
  • 1 Ultimate Reward per dollar on all other purchases
  • $95 annual fee

While I can not directly link to the current Ink Plus offer, you may find it by clicking below if you decide to apply. (I receive a commission, and your support keeps this blog going.)

Booking Flying Blue Awards

You can book almost all Flying Blue awards on airfrance.us including Promo Awards.

Before booking, read Sweet Spots with Flying Blue Miles for more information on the program’s sweet spots, routing rules, fuel surcharges, and more.

Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 80,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months and 2x points earned on dining and travel spend, this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


Editorial Disclaimer: The editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuers. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the credit card issuers, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuers.

The comments section below is not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all questions are answered.