Air France, Bank of America, KLM

New Air France / KLM Credit Card from Bank of America

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The Air France / KLM credit card is now being offered via the Air France website

It comes with 25,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 in your first 90 days. It offers the following:

  • 3 Miles per $1 spent directly on Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and SkyTeam member airlines purchases
  • 1.5 Miles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 5,000 Miles every year on your account anniversary after you spend $50 or more on purchases within the anniversary year
  • 60 XP (Experience Points) upon approval
  • Redeem Miles toward flights with any SkyTeam member airline to over 1,000 destinations worldwide
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Annual fee of $89

Should you rush out to get this card?

If you are an AF elite who can really use those 60 XP points for your status, probably so assuming that you are already over 5/24 or value this more than a 5/24 slot.

Otherwise and generally, this is probably only exciting to someone maxed out on 5/24, possibly on other transferable points cards, and really values FlyingBlue.

You can already transfer to Flying Blue from every transferable point currency, so having this card really doesn’t do much for most people. Even the 3x for travel is only identical to what you would earn on a Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi ThankYou Prestige, which you could transfer 1:1. The 1.5 on all purchases is nice, but, again, you could just have a Chase Freedom Unlimited and aid that with a Sapphire or Ink Preferred card to have the same points but with much more flexibility.

All that to say, for 99% of you, there are better cards. 

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