Silver: the smooth way to travel

Flying Blue Silver is our first Elite membership level – and it’s where your privileges start building up, including 50% more Award Miles on flights! So you will not only get more benefits, you will also get them faster.

Requirements to become a Silver member

Flying Blue Silver Card

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 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, 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.

Flying Blue
membership benefits per programme
Elite bonus50%
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 transfers

Priority services

- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Dedicated Silver boarding; boarding after SkyPriority, but before Economy Class
Exclusive reservation service24/7

Lounge access

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 statusYes
Preferred standby statusYes
Economy Comfort25% discount on KLM⁴
Preferred seats on KLM flights25% discount⁴
Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights25% discount⁴
Standard seat selection on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights
Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights25% discount⁴
Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flightsComfort+ seat free of charge on day of departure⁵
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
+ 600 extra Miles on eligible rates
Car upgrade
Guaranteed carSixt: for reservations up to 48 hours before rental
Free membershipAvis Preferred
Business services 
Regus: discount on rental prices10% 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.
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 upon member’s request and depending on availability
⁵No 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.

*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.

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. 

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 levelRequired number of Level Miles Required number of qualifying flights
Ivoryentry level   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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