The Flying Dutchman KLM/Kenya Airways

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The Flying Dutchman KLM/Kenya Airways Reviews

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KLM/Kenya Airways Flying Dutchman Programme Aug 04, 2009
In order to maximise your frequent flyer points as you travel around the world or domestically within your country you need to be a member of the frequent flyer program that helps you maximise your points even when you fly different airlines. The best way I have found to do this is by joined one with each airline I use, though it is hard to tell if you will use the airline again, it is still safer to have it than not.

I began flying KLM and Kenya Airways when I was but 16 years old. I did not joine the Flying Dutchman frequent flyer programme until 1998 when Peter and I flew to Germany from Nairobi aboard KLM. We filled out the frequent flyer forms while aboard the plan and handed them to the hostess on duty. It took a month before Peter received the cards in the mail with our names imprinted on each card. Then it was the Blue Wing. Flying Dutchman was replaced by the new Loyalty program Flying Blue of the joined Airlines Air France and KLM on June 6th, 2005.

The Flying Dutchman programme has two types of reward miles: Award Miles and Level Miles. Award Miles add up to great offers including Award tickets to hotel and car rental packages. Your Award Miles are valid for only 20 months. After this period, they expire. But you can extend this period of validity by booking a paid flight on AIR FRANCE, KLM or one of the SkyTeam partners at least once every 20 months.

Membership levels are four: Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum.


1. Miles are good for 3 years (36 months)

2. For most miles flown with KLM, Air France, Kenya Airways, Air Europa or any other member of SkyTeam, you are rewarded with one Award Mile and one Level Mile.

3. Earn 2 miles for each mile flown (one award mile and one level mile)

4. A minimum of 500 award and level miles for most domestic flights

5. Earn Bonus Miles in KLM’s Business Class, Air France’s Business and First, Kenya Airways and Air Europa Business Class.

Cons of the programme:

1. Miles are not transferable

2. You must travel a lot, lol!
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