Silver: the smooth way to travel
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Requirements to become a Silver member
Silver membership is yours as soon as you have reached one of the following thresholds within 1 calendar year:
You have earned 25,000 Level Miles (30,000 in France and Monaco) on flights with one of the SkyTeam partners.
- You have made 15 qualifying flights with one of the SkyTeam partners.
Which threshold you reach first depends on your travel behaviour. When you make a lot of short trips, the 15 qualifying flights could be yours in no time. But when your destinations are further away, you might very soon earn enough Level Miles to become a Silver member and be able to enjoy the benefits!
Silver benefits on flights & flight-related servicesAs a Silver member, you always earn 50% extra Award Miles when you fly with one of Flying Blue's SkyTeam airline partners. You also benefit from a greater availability of tickets when you book a ticket with your Miles.
In addition, you enjoy complementary services that will make your trip smoother, such as: extra baggage allowance, preferred treatment, direct access from Privium parking P2 at Amsterdam-Schiphol and the use of dedicated Elite transfer desks. To arrive at your destination in a relaxed and well-rested state, you can enjoy the comfort of the AIR FRANCE, KLM and Delta Air Lines lounges by paying an entrance fee or opt for more comfort on board in Economy Comfort for a reduced fare or by paying with your Miles.
Flying Blue benefits for Silver members
|Extra check-in baggage allowance¹||1 extra piece on flights operated by SkyTeam and on Air Corsica flights to/from Corsica². On European KLM flights in Economy Class the total free check-in baggage allowance is 2 pieces.|
|Seating benefits on KLM flights³|
|Economy Comfort on KLM flights||25% discount|
|Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights||25% discount|
|Preferred seats on KLM flights||25% discount|
|Standard seat selection⁴||Free|
|Seating benefits on AIR FRANCE flights³|
|Seat Plus||25% discount|
|Duo Seat in a row 2||25% discount|
|Due Seat on the A380 upper deck||25% discount|
|Seat at the front of the cabin||25% discount|
|Standard seat selection⁴||Free|
|Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights⁵||Comfort+ seat free of charge 24 hours before departure⁶|
|Earn Miles on flights and with partners|
|Spend Miles on flights and with partners|
|Greater availability of award tickets||Yes, when travelling in Business Class|
|First Class award tickets and award upgrades with AIR FRANCE|
|Carry over Level Miles⁷|
|Maintain your membership level during maternity leave⁸|
|- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Dedicated Silver boarding; boarding after SkyPriority, but before Economy Class
|Exclusive reservation service|
|Flying Blue membership reductions with partners|
|Newsletter with exclusive offers|
|Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookings|
|Lounge access||Yes, possible at a fee⁹ to a selection of the AIR FRANCE, KLM and Delta Air Lines airport lounges when travelling on, or connecting to/from an international SkyTeam-operated flight the same day.|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
¹ The extra piece is limited to a maximum weight of 23 kg when travelling in Economy or Premium Economy Class, or 32 kg when travelling in Business or First Class.
² For all flights with a weight concept: extra baggage allowance is 10 kg (Silver), 15 kg (Gold) or 20 kg (Platinum).
³ Please note that it is not possible to request these seating options at the gates, and that the discount is no longer applicable after boarding. The discount does not apply when you purchase the seat with Miles.
⁴ Applicable to standard Economy Class seats selected on/after 22 June 2016 with travel date on/after 24 August 2016. This benefit also applies to flights that are marketed by Delta Air Lines and operated by AIR FRANCE or KLM.
⁵Available on domestic US and Canada flights.
⁶ Since 2 June 2016, complimentary Delta Comfort+ seat upgrade are available on direct flights operated by Delta between North America and Europe via the seat map. For all other flights, Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members are required to request their Comfort+ upgrade during the booking process as a fare product rather than a paid seat product, and this can be done via delta.com or the Fly Delta app, at a Delta kiosk, through Delta Reservations or select other channels including travel agencies. On the day of departure, all Delta Comfort+ seats will be assigned to eligible Flying Blue members according to availability. Delta Comfort+ seats cannot be reserved on a Basic Economy (E) fare ticket, regardless of Flying Blue Elite status.
⁷ On 31 December of each year, all Flying Blue Elite members, who have earned Level Miles above the Miles threshold required to maintain their current membership level, will carry over the surplus of Level Miles to the next year. This also applies when a higher level is reached. If you have not maintained your membership level over the last year, your Level Miles will not be carried over.
⁸One request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
⁹ Lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability.
Silver benefits with other Flying Blue partnersOur other partners have special rates and many discounts from which Silver members benefit. What would you say to getting an upgrade when you rent a car with Avis? At some of our partner hotels, you can take advantage of a late check-out or a room upgrade. Our other partners will make sure you'll be treated as a VIP and will surprise you with numerous discounts.
Explore what our partners have to offer our Silver members
Watch the videoClick on the video below to explore all the benefits of Silver membership. This short animation will show you what it means to be a Silver member.
Good to know
Carry over Level Miles
On 31 December of each year, all Flying Blue Elite members, who have earned Level Miles above the Miles threshold required to maintain their current membership level, will carry over the surplus of Level Miles to the next year. This also applies when a higher level is reached. Members who have not maintained their membership level will not carry over their Level Miles.
What you need to move up to the next level
To upgrade to the next level, you need to achieve either one of the following thresholds per calendar year:
|Membership level||Required number of Level Miles||Required number of qualifying flights|
|Ivory||entry level||entry level|
|25,000 Level Miles
(30,000 in France and Monaco)
|or||15 qualifying flights|
|40,000 Level Miles
(60,000 in France and Monaco)
|or||30 qualifying flights|
|70,000 Level Miles
(90,000 in France and Monaco)
|or||60 qualifying flights|