Air France Amex Offer
There’s a new Amex Offer that allows you to get a $200 credit when you spend $1000 on Air France or KLM. It seemed to be pretty widely available across my Amex Membership Reward earning cards. What’s really great about this offer is that you can add it to an Amex Platinum Card and earn 5,000 Membership Rewards Points since you’re booking directly with the airline and earn miles via the airline loyalty program you select to credit the flight to. I’m actually going to look at stacking two of these to book to book a business class flight to Europe and see how many MQDs and MQMs I can earn by crediting the flight to Delta since I’m chasing Delta Diamond status this year.
Credit Air France Flight to Delta to Get Cheap Delta MQDs and MQMs
I found a round trip itinerary for $2200 from JFK-Cairo stopping at CDG. The on the return flight CAI-CDG-AMS-JFK. After plugging the details into milecalc.com I figured out I would earn $4700 MQDs and 17,650 MQMs. If you’re wondering how to calculate all the necessary info check out this post “Easily Calculate How Many Miles You’ll Earn for a Flight“.
4700 MQDs is more than double the amount you’ll actually spend (which would be $2200- $400 for 2 amex offers) so a total of $1800. You’ll also earn 23,500 redeemable Delta miles and 11,000 Membership Rewards Points. Check out this post which more thoroughly explains this concept. Earn Alaska MVP Status with One Trip.
Amex Offer Details
Get a one-time $200 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $1,000 in one or more transactions direct with Air France or KLM by 9/30/2021. Flights must originate in US and be charged in USD to qualify.
Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible. Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Offer valid only on flights booked through US websites www.klm.us and www.airfrance.us and via merchant US mobile app only. Flight must originate in US and be charged in USD to qualify. Not valid for purchase made through partner sites, agents, affiliates and third parties. Excludes KLM Package Deals, City Pass Amsterdam, hotel bookings, car rentals, ground transportation, tours, airport transfers, equipment services, Shop@KLM, purchases of miles, and lounge access fees. Excludes Air France Music, Air France Saphir, Air France Shopping, convention/conference/seminar services, baggage drop off, group reservations, La Boutique Air France, parking, Stress Free Flying workshop, flight crew training, Flying Blue Store, KLM Jet Center, KLM Wanna Gives. Excludes bookings made via a travel agent.
This offer obviously isn’t for everyone but it serves my purpose pretty well, so I’m excited about it. I’m hoping I can split payment or alternatively book a flight to trigger one offer and then use the current flexibility to change it or upgrade to trigger the second offer.