CEO Blog

13 October 2017

Written by Ravindra Bhagwanani on . Posted in Archives

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After a corresponding software bug, which is already being discussed lively online, there is hardly any doubt left that the Air France KLM program Flying Blue will apparently, as first major European program, change to a turnover basis as of May, although an official annoucement by the program itself is still outstanding. Basis members will accumulate 4 miles per EUR spent on Air France and KLM flights while Silver, Gold and Platinum members respectively shall earn 6, 7 and 8 miles. In order to be able to judge this change, further information will indeed be required, notably regarding changes to the award tables and elite qualification as well as regarding the question how partner airlines will be treated in the future. But the change could  certainly lead to the paradox situation that Air France KLM clients, for whom a mileage basis makes more sense, will prefer the Delta program SkyMiles for their credits of Air France KLM flights – as Delta customers already do it the other way round.