Seattle or Vancouver to Europe in Business: from 13,250 miles each way

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Each month, Flying Blue, the loyalty program for Air France and KLM, announces Promo Rewards, offers of 25-50% off award flights. There are usually many deals, though only a handful of great ones. I don’t get too excited for 25% off.

50% off, though, feels worth writing about. And this month you can fly to Europe from Seattle or Vancouver (or vice versa) for half price.

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Interestingly, though, my post was originally titled “Seattle or Vancouver to Europe in Business: from 29,750 miles each way” because that was what I was finding myself, searching routes to Paris.

But remember that Air France made Flying Blue a rather difficult to figure out program earlier this year, removing award charts and following Delta’s lead where “the price is the price and passenger transparency be damned.”

And so, mid-way through writing my post I noticed that Nick Reyes at Frequent Miler had found a flight for less than half of what I did.

Additionally, if you are EU based and want to go to Osaka, Japan, that is also 50% off in Business Class.

So the best advice I have is this: Take a look at the destinations offered and, if one appeals, do a calendar month search to see what comes up. Note that taxes and fees can average around $300 each way on the North America – Europe routes.

It’s too bad that the Citi ThankYou promo for 30% bonus miles ended Aug 29th, because this article could have been titled “Business Class to Europe for under 10,000 Points One Way” – which would have sounded even more insane.

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