Availability, and it’s subsequent zero averaged in, is what seems to be the Achilles heal of many foreign carriers valuation’s. Unfortunately, Air France/KLM’s Flying Blue program is no different. This month, we’re assigning a value of $0.104/mile. A real shame, considering when there was availability, there were some decent redemption opportunities.
|Intro-Europe Non-zero Average||0.0073|
|International Non-zero Average||0.0217|
|Overall Non-zero Average||$0.0145|
Also frustrating, is the almost(as in I couldn’t find any) award availability for Air France’s La Premier(first class). A real shame, as the retrofitted 777’s in the fleet are absolutely fantastic.
Looking at this month’s best/worst chart, we have an abysmal $0.0005/mile value on the bottom and a great $0.05 value on the top. The latter is due to a $3,500 cash equivalent flight from CDG to ORD available for $377.50 and 62,500 Flying Blue miles.