Air Miles and Alliances - Air France
Air France passengers can become a member of Flying Blue, the Air France airmiles rewards system. The system is simple; the more you fly with Air France or a partner airline, the more points you amass, which can be used to gain services on flights. The airline offer two types of Miles; Award Miles and Level Miles, both of which are earned every time you fly on an eligible flight.
Award Miles: earned each time you fly KLM or with any eligible partner flight, Award miles can be spent on offers – from award tickets to hotel packages. Award Miles are valid for life, if you fly at least once every 20 months with AIR FRANCE, KLM or any other SkyTeam partner.
Level Miles: Level Miles take you to a higher Flying Blue membership level: from Ivory to Silver, Gold or Platinum. Level Miles are valid until 31 December each year. On 1 January, your Level Miles are reset to zero for a new year.
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Air Miles and Alliances
Air France is a member of the Skyteam Airline Alliance, which is made up of 13 airlines and spans the globe. The participating airlines are:
- Aeroflot, based in Russia
- Aeromexico, based in Mexico
- Air Europa, based in Spain
- Air France, based in France
- Alitalia, based in Italy
- China Southern Airlines, based in China
- Czech Airlines, based in the Czech Republic
- Delta Air Lines, based in the USA
- Kenya Airways, based in Kenya
- KLM, based in the Netherlands
- Korean Air, based in South Korea
- TAROM, based in Romania
- Vietnam Airlines, based in Vietnam
SkyTeam flies to 898 airports in 169 countries, serving 385 million passengers annually.
Passengers flying on a flight operated by any SkyTeam partner can earn miles towards benefits on any partner airlines flights, according to the rules of the individual airlines. Passengers can work towards SkyTeam Elite and SkyTeam Elite Plus status, gaining benefits such as airport lounge access, priority check-in, preferred seating and guaranteed reservations on sold out flights.
If you are already a KLM silver tier passenger you automatically qualify as a SkyTeam Elite member. If you are a KLM gold or platinum tier passenger, you qualify as a SkyTeam Elite Plus passenger.
Being part of the SkyTeam Alliance also allows KLM to offer flights as part of the SkyTeam Round The World (RTW) and country specific passes. The popular RTW pass allows passengers to travel to between 3 and 15 destinations across the globe, with flights spanning between 10 days and a whole year! For more info, take a look at the SkyTeam website.
Air France flies to a huge number of global destinations, including: