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.
Please note: a return flight counts as 2 qualifying flights!
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 services
As 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, SkyPriority services, 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|
|Free first bag on European KLM flights|
|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|
|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**
|Elite transfer desks||At Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|SkyPriority services||- Priority check-in***|
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Priority boarding
Only at Amsterdam-Schiphol:
- Priority at immigration and security
- Priority service at ticket offices and transfer desks
|Exclusive reservation service||24/7|
|Lounge access||Lounge access for a fee when flying on a SkyTeam flight on the same day****|
|Guaranteed seat in Economy|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
|Economy Comfort||25% discount on KLM and Delta flights|
|More comfort on KLM flights||25% discount|
|Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights||Subject to conditions|
|Discount on rental prices||Avis: up to 10% 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
|Car upgrade||Avis: 1 car group higher|
|Guaranteed car||Sixt: for reservations up to 48 hours before rental|
|Free membership||Avis Express 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|
For detailed information about the benefits with a certain airline partner, please check out the individual partner pages.
* for all flights with a weight concept (incl. Korean Air): extra baggage allowance is 10 kg
** for flights to and from Corsica: extra baggage allowance of 5 kg
*** except at Roissy Terminal 2E and Terminal 2F for non-Schengen flights
**** lounge access fee varies depending on the airport
Compare the benefits of all membership levels
Silver benefits with other Flying Blue partners
Our 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 video
Click 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.
Carry over your Level Miles
As a Silver member you are an Elite member, which means you benefit from the privilege to carry over your Level Miles to the next calendar year. Every Level Mile you have earned above the minimum threshold can be carried over. That way, your Miles balance doesn't start at zero on 1 January, but kicks off to a good start!
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|