Platinum: for an exclusive way of travelling

Flying Blue Platinum is our highest Elite level and is designed for our premium travellers. You will get the highest level of comfort and luxury that we have to offer, and enjoy 100% more Award Miles on your flights.

Requirements to become a Platinum member

Flying Blue Platinum Card

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.

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.

Flying Blue
membership benefits per programme
Elite bonus100%
Carry over Level MilesYes
Greater availability of award ticketsYes, when travelling in Business Class
Platinum for LifeYes, after 10 consecutive years of Platinum membership
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 Comfortfree on KLM
Pre-seating in Economy ComfortOn flights operated and marketed by KLM⁶
Preferred seats on KLM flightsFree
Seats with extra legroom on KLM flightsFree⁷
Standard seat selection on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights
Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flightsFree
Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flightsComfort+ seat free of charge on day of departure⁶
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: up to 15% (mention code 9812074) and up to 20% discount on limousine rentals
Extra Award MilesAvis: 100 extra Miles on online bookings
+ 700 extra Miles on eligible rates
Car upgradeAvis, Hertz, Sixt: 1 car group higher
Hertz: 1 double upgrade a year
Guaranteed carSixt: for reservations up to 24 hours before rental
Free membershipAvis Preferred
Business services 
Regus: discount on rental prices10% 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.

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 No 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.

⁷ discount does not apply when paying for a seat with Award Miles or when arranging a seat on board your flight

⁸ 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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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 levelRequired number of Level MilesRequired number of qualifying flights
Ivoryentry levelentry level
25,000 Level Miles
(30,000 in France and Monaco)
 or   15 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.