Deal: Get 20% bonus Flying Blue miles when converting from selected HSBC and OCBC cards

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KLM/Air France Flying Blue is running a limited-time offer for credit card miles conversions to the Frequent Flyer Program (FFP).

Key points to note

  • Get 20% bonus miles for conversions from selected credit cards (see below)
  • Bonus miles are uncapped
  • Conversions have to be completed between 1 and 31 October 2023 (UTC +1)
  • Offer page
Air France Boeing 787-9 Business Class cabin (Image: Air France)
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Qualifying cards

In Singapore, Flying Blue is also a transfer partner of Standard Chartered and Citibank cards. However, this particular offer is only applicable to miles/points transfers made from the HSBC TravelOne card and OCBC STACK Rewards.

Remember, HSBC TravelOne points can be transferred to FFPs for free till 31 Dec 2023.

Additional note: A member of the group shared that his miles conversion from OCBC STACK Reward was completed almost instantly.

Miles/Points from the following cards can be converted to Flying Blue with a 20% bonus:

HSBC TravelOne

Earn 1.2 mpd on local spend, 2.4 mpd on foreign currency

🎁 Sign-up bonus

+ Card Summary

OCBC Rewards

Earn 4 mpd on selected online and offline shopping

🎁 Sign-up bonus

+ Card Summary
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Best ways to use Flying Blue miles

In my opinion, Flying Blue is an underrated FFP among Singapore-based travellers.

This is probably because it adopts dynamic award pricing on KLM/Air France-operated flights and passes on fuel surcharges (if any) on award bookings.

Allow me to share a common “mantra” among members of Suitesmile Chat:

“The best FFP is the one that has award availability

….at Saver rate and for immediate confirmation (no waitlist), if I may add.

Because of its unpopularity, I tend to find Business Class award availability fairly easily, even a couple of months prior to the peak travel season in November/December!

Let’s have a look at a couple of examples:

Still available: 3 Air France Business Class seats on the direct flight to Paris on 24 Dec 2023

RelatedCheapest ways to fly between Singapore and Europe using Miles/Points from Singapore cards

Air France Boeing 787-9 Business Class seat (Image: Air France)
Still available: 2 China Airlines Business Class seats to Tokyo on 2 Dec 2023
China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Business Class seats (Image: China Airlines)

Additional note: If you do not plan to redeem Flying Blue miles in the coming months, I do not recommend transferring your credit card miles/points speculatively for this transfer bonus.

Here are some good ways to redeem Flying Blue miles:

RouteAirlineMiles
(Business)
With 20%
Transfer
Bonus
Singapore
↓
Bali
KLM22k18.3k
Singapore
↓
Taipei
China
Airlines
29k24.2k
Singapore
↓
Seoul
China
Airlines
54.5k45.4k
Singapore
↓
Perth
Qantas55k45.8k
Singapore
↓
Tokyo
China
Airlines
61k50.8k
Singapore
↓
Melbourne,
Sydney
Qantas61.5k51.3k
Singapore
↓
Europe
KLM,
Air France
70k58.3k

Bottom line

Flying Blue is running a 20% transfer bonus for miles/points conversions from selected credit cards made by 31 October 2023.

Travellers still looking for award space for travel in the coming months should try to check if they find something that works on airfrance.sg or klm.sg.

H/T: Aloysius Boo from Suitesmile Chat

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