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
In the table below, you'll find all the benefits that Flying Blue Silver members enjoy.
membership benefits per programme
|Carry over Level Miles|
|Greater availability of award tickets||Yes, when travelling in Business Class|
|Platinum for Life|
|Access to footbridge from Privium Parking at Amsterdam-Schiphol||Yes, when you have already checked in online and are travelling to a Schengen country with hand baggage only.|
|Newsletter with exclusive offers|
|Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookings|
|Miles earning possibilities|
|Miles spending possibilities|
|Flying Blue membership reductions with partners|
|Maintain your membership level during maternity leave¹|
|Exclusive check-in counters||At most airports|
|Free first bag on European KLM flights|
|Extra baggage allowance||1 extra item on flights operated by SkyTeam and on Air Corsica flights to/from Corsica²:
32 kg in First & Business Class
23 kg in all other classes
|- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Dedicated Silver boarding; boarding after SkyPriority, but before Economy Class
|Exclusive reservation service||24/7|
|Yes, possible at a fee 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 day³|
|Guaranteed seat in Economy|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
|Economy Comfort||25% discount on KLM⁴
|Preferred seats on KLM flights||25% discount⁴|
|Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights||25% discount⁴|
|Standard seat selection on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights
|Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights||25% discount⁴|
|Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights||Comfort+ seat free of charge 24 hours prior to departure⁶
|Discount on rental prices||Avis: up to 15% on all-inclusive rates for international leisure activities
|Hertz: up to 15% on the best available rates worldwide and 15% on the Hertz Prestige and Fun Collection|
|Sixt: 10% (mention code 9812073) and up to 18% discount on limousine rentals|
|Extra Award Miles||Avis: 100 extra Miles on online bookings
+ 600 extra Miles on eligible rates
|Guaranteed car||Sixt: for reservations up to 48 hours before rental|
|Free membership||Avis Preferred|
|Regus: discount on rental prices||10% discount on meeting rooms, videoconferencing and day offices|
|10% on a Businessworld Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus membership|
¹ one request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
² for all flights with a weight concept: extra baggage allowance is 10 kg
³ lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability
⁴ discount does not apply when paying for a seat with Award Miles or when arranging a seat on board your flight
⁵ outside these time frames no discounts apply. Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible for paid or free Delta Comfort+ seats, regardless of elite status.
⁶ For standard Economy Class seats selected on/after 1 December 2015 with the travel date on/after 26 January 2016.
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|