Platinum: for an exclusive way of travelling
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Requirements to become a Platinum member
Platinum membership is yours as soon as you have reached one of the following thresholds within 1 calendar year:
You have earned 70,000 Level Miles (90,000 in France and Monaco) on flights with one of the SkyTeam partners.
- You have made 60 qualifying flights with one of the SkyTeam partners.
Please note: a return flight counts as 2 qualifying flights!
Very frequent flyers will find it easy to reach one of the above thresholds. The 60 qualifying flights are easy to accrue when you make a lot of short trips. When your destinations are further away, and you travel in Business Class, you will find out that your Level Miles also quickly add up to reach the milestone of 70,000 Level Miles. You are now ready to be upgraded to Platinum membership and be able to enjoy all those benefits!
Platinum benefits on flights & flight-related services
Platinum members are our world-class travellers. Your Award Miles are doubled every time you fly and you can take advantage of a greater availability of tickets when you book an award flight. Accessing the airport lounges is now free of charge and you also enjoy the best priority services with our SkyPriority treatment: priority check-in, priority boarding, and the highest priority on a waiting list in case a flight is full. Flying Blue Platinum ensures that travelling and delight go hand-in-hand.
Flying Blue benefits for Platinum members
In the table below, you'll find all the benefits that Flying Blue Platinum members enjoy.
membership benefits per programme
|Carry over Level Miles|
|Free first bag on European KLM flights|
|Greater availability of award tickets||Yes, when travelling in Business Class|
|Platinum for Life||Yes, after 10 consecutive years of Platinum membership|
|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|
|Exclusive check-in counters||At most airports|
|Extra baggage allowance||1 extra item on SkyTeam flights*:
32 kg in First & Business Class
23 kg in all other classes**
|Free transfers||Between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly in Air France buses|
|Elite transfer desks||At Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|SkyPriority services||- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Priority boarding
- Priority at immigration and security
- Priority service at ticket offices and transfer desks
|Exclusive reservation service||24/7|
|Lounge access||- Free access when flying on a SkyTeam flight on the same day
- Possibility to invite a guest for free (depending on availability)
- Access for extra guests possible for a fee***
|Guaranteed seat in Economy||On long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or SkyTeam partners****|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
|Economy Comfort||free on KLM and Delta flights|
|More comfort on KLM flights||Free|
|Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights||Free|
|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: up to 15% (mention code 9812074) and up to 20% discount on limousine rentals|
|Extra Award Miles||Avis: 100 extra Miles on online bookings
+ 700 extra Miles on eligible rates
|Car upgrade||Avis*****, Hertz, Sixt: 1 car group higher
Hertz: 1 double upgrade a year
|Guaranteed car||Sixt: for reservations up to 24 hours before rental|
|Free membership||Avis Preferred|
|Regus: discount on rental prices||10% discount on meeting rooms, videoconferencing and day offices|
|20% on a businessworld Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus membership|
For detailed information about the benefits with a certain airline partner, please check out the individual partner pages.
* with the exception of Korean Air: in case of flights with a weight concept (incl. with Korean Air): extra baggage allowance is 1 item of 20 kg
** for flights to and from Corsica: extra baggage allowance of 5 kg
*** lounge access fee varies depending on the airport
**** on full-fare tickets booked at least 24 hours in advance
***** upon member’s request and depending on availability
Compare the benefits of all membership levels
Become Platinum for Life
Of course, as a Platinum member you can carry over your Level Miles to the next year, making it easier to maintain your Platinum membership. After 10 consecutive years of being a Platinum member, you are rewarded with a Platinum for Life card. This means that you no longer have to reach the required threshold and that you will continue to enjoy all privileges you are used to, every time you travel.
Watch the video
Click on the video below to explore all the benefits of Platinum membership. This short animation will show you what it means to be a Platinum member.
What you need to maintain your Platinum level
To maintain your membership 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|
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.