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.
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|
|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|
|Maintain your membership level during maternity leave*|
|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 Corsica**:
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|
|- Priority check-in***|
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Priority boarding
- Priority at immigration and security
- Priority service at ticket offices and transfer desks
- Priority baggage handling
|Exclusive reservation service||24/7|
|- Free access when travelling on, or connecting to/from an international SkyTeam-operated flight on the same day****|
- Possibility to invite 1 guest for free and extra guests at a fee*****. 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 partners******|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
|Economy Comfort||free on KLM
|Pre-seating in Economy Comfort||On flights operated and marketed by KLM********|
|Preferred seats on KLM flights||Free|
|Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights||Free|
|Standard seat selection on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights
|Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights||Free|
|Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights||Free of charge at time of booking*******|
|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.
* one request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
** in case of flights with a weight concept: extra baggage allowance is 1 item of 20 kg
*** except at Roissy Terminal 2E and Terminal 2F for non-Schengen flights
**** 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
***** lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability
****** 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
******* except for Basic Economy (E) fares, which are not eligible for paid or free Delta Comfort+ seats, regardless of elite status
******** When available, Platinum members benefit from automatic pre-seating in the Economy Comfort zone on flights operated and marketed by KLM. If no seats are available in Economy Comfort, Platinum members will be pre-seated on a seat with extra legroom and if these are unavailable, on a preferred seat. Should none of the seats with more comfort be available, a standard seat will be allocated.
********* For standard Economy Class seats selected on/after 1 December 2015 with the travel date on/after 26 January 2016.
Become Platinum for LifeOf 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 videoClick 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.