Gold: enjoy travelling in comfort

Flying Blue Gold is designed for frequent flyers who expect comfort when they travel. You will benefit from an increasing range of advantages and discounts, and you will earn 75% more Award Miles on your flights!

Requirements to become a Gold member

Flying Blue Gold Card

You become a Gold member when you have reached one of the following thresholds within 1 calendar year:

  •  You have earned 40,000 Level Miles (60,000 in France and Monaco) on flights with one of the SkyTeam partners.


  • You have made 30 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 30 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 Gold member and be able to enjoy the benefits!

Gold benefits on flights & flight-related services

For Gold members, Flying Blue just keeps getting better. Now, you earn 75% extra Award Miles on SkyTeam airline flights and you have access to an increasing availability of tickets when you book an award flight. As a frequent traveller, you benefit from Business Class check-in and can relax in the lounge with a drink and snack before you catch your flight. In addition, you enjoy complementary services that will make your trip more comfortable, such as: extra baggage allowance, preferred treatment, SkyPriority services, direct access from Privium parking P2 at Amsterdam-Schiphol and 50% discount on a seat in Economy Comfort. Gold enables you to travel more comfortably and in style. 

Flying Blue benefits for Gold members

In the table below, you'll find all the benefits that Flying Blue Gold members enjoy.
Flying Blue
membership benefits per programme
Elite bonus75%
Carry over Level MilesYes
Greater availability of award ticketsYes, when travelling in Business Class
Platinum for Life
Access to footbridge from Privium Parking at Amsterdam-SchipholYes, when you have already checked in online and are travelling to a Schengen country with hand baggage only.
Newsletter with exclusive offersYes
Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookingsYes
Miles earning possibilitiesYes
Miles spending possibilitiesYes
Flying Blue membership reductions with partnersYes
Maintain your membership level during maternity leave¹Yes
Exclusive check-in countersAt most airports
Award upgradeYes
Free first bag on European KLM flightsYes
Extra baggage allowance1 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
Free transfersBetween Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly in Air France buses
Priority services
SkyPriority services:
- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Priority boarding
- Priority at immigration and security
- Priority service at ticket offices and transfer desks
View all SkyPriority services per airport
Exclusive reservation service24/7

Lounge access

Find all SkyTeam lounges worldwide

- Free access when travelling on, or connecting to/from an international SkyTeam-operated flight on the same day³
- Possibility to invite 1 guest for free and extra guests at a fee⁴. Every guest must be subject to the same travel conditions as the host.
Guaranteed seat in EconomyOn long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or SkyTeam partners⁵
Preferred waitlist statusYes
Preferred standby statusYes
Economy Comfort50% discount on KLM⁶
Preferred seats on KLM flightsFree⁶
Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights50% discount⁶
Standard seat selection on AIR FRANCE and KLM flightsFree*
Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights50% discount⁶
Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flightsComfort+ seat free of charge on day of departure⁷
Car rentals 
Discount on rental pricesAvis: up to 15% on all-inclusive rates for international leisure activities

: 15%

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 MilesAvis: 100 extra Miles on online bookings
+ 700 extra Miles on eligible rates
Car upgradeAvis and Hertz: 1 car group higher⁸
Guaranteed carSixt: for reservations up to 48 hours before rental
Free membershipAvis Preferred

For detailed information about the benefits with a certain airline partner, please check out the individual partner pages.

¹ one request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
² in case of flights with a weight concept: extra baggage allowance is 1 item of 20 kg
³ access to the Arrivals lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2C is free for Flying Blue Gold and Platinum members when they have arrived on an international long-haul flight marketed by AIR FRANCE or KLM
⁴ lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability
⁵ on full-fare tickets booked at least 24 hours in advance and only if all classes (Economy, Business, and when applicable First Class) are fully booked
⁶ discount does not apply when paying for a seat with Award Miles or when arranging a seat on board your flight
⁷No discounts available outside this time frame. Seat requests can be made via My Trip on or at the Delta check-in desk. On the day of departure, all Delta Comfort+ seats will be assigned to eligible Flying Blue members according to availability. Paid or free Delta Comfort+ seats cannot be reserved on a Basic Economy (E) fare ticket, regardless of Flying Blue Elite status. This is valid for flights from 16 May 2016 onward.
⁸ upon member’s request and depending on availability

*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.

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Gold benefits with other Flying Blue partners

As a Gold member, you get even higher discounts and lower rates with our partners. You get an 18% discount on a limousine rental with Sixt and Hertz offers you 15% on the best available rates for car rentals. 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 Gold members 

Watch the video

Click on the video below to explore all the benefits of Gold membership. This short animation will show you what it means to be a Gold member. 

What you need to move up to the next level

Gold allows you to carry over your Level Miles to next year, paving the way to Platinum. To upgrade to the next level, you need to achieve either one of the following thresholds per calendar year:

Membership levelRequired number of Level Miles Required number of qualifying flights
Ivoryentry level or  entry level
25,000 Level Miles
(30,000 in France and Monaco)
 or15 qualifying flights
(Elite Plus)
40,000 Level Miles
(60,000 in France and Monaco)
 or30 qualifying flights
(Elite Plus)
70,000 Level Miles
(90,000 in France and Monaco)
 or60 qualifying flights

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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.