Gold: enjoy travelling in comfort
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Requirements to become a Gold member
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 membersIn the table below, you'll find all the benefits that Flying Blue Gold members enjoy.
membership benefits per programme
|Carry over Level Miles|
|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|
|Maintain your membership level during maternity leave¹|
|Exclusive check-in counters||At most airports|
|Free first bag on European KLM flights|
|Extra baggage allowance||1 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||Between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly in Air France buses|
- 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 service||24/7|
|- 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 Economy||On long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or SkyTeam partners⁵|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
|Economy Comfort||50% discount on KLM⁶|
|Preferred seats on KLM flights||Free|
|Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights||50% discount⁶|
|Standard seat selection on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights||Free⁷
|Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights||50% discount⁶|
|Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights||Comfort+ seat free of charge 72 hours prior to departure⁷|
|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: 10% (mention code 9812073) and up to 18% discount on limousine rentals|
|Extra Award Miles||Avis: 100 extra Miles on online bookings
+ 700 extra Miles on eligible rates
|Car upgrade||Avis⁸ and Hertz: 1 car group higher|
|Guaranteed car||Sixt: for reservations up to 48 hours before rental|
|Free membership||Avis 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
⁷ outside these time frames no discounts apply. Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible for paid or free Delta Comfort+ seats, regardless of elite status
⁸ upon member’s request and depending on availability
⁹ for standard Economy Class seats selected on/after 1 December 2015 with the travel date on/after 26 January 2016.
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.
Watch the videoClick 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 level||Required number of Level Miles||Required number of qualifying flights|
|Ivory||entry level||or||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 knowCarry 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.