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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’ll not only get more benefits, you will also get them faster.

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.

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.

Flying Blue
membership benefits per programme
Elite bonus50%
Carry over Level Miles
Free first bag on European KLM flights
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 offers
Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookings
Miles earning possibilities
Miles spending possibilities
Flying Blue membership reductions with partners
Exclusive check-in countersAt most airports
Award upgrade
Extra baggage allowance1 extra item on SkyTeam flights*:
32 kg in First & Business Class
23 kg in all other classes**
Free transfers
Elite transfer desksAt Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle

SkyPriority services

View all SkyPriority services per airport 

- Priority check-in***
- Priority boarding
Only at Amsterdam-Schiphol:
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Priority at immigration and security
- Priority service at ticket offices and transfer desks
Exclusive reservation service24/7

Lounge access

Find all SkyTeam lounges worldwide 

Lounge access for a fee when travelling on, or connecting to/from an international SkyTeam-operated flight on the same day****
Guaranteed seat in Economy
Preferred waitlist status
Preferred standby status
Economy Comfort25% discount on KLM
More comfort on KLM flights25% discount
Seat Plus on AIR FRANCE flights25% discount
Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flightsComfort+ seat free of charge 24 hours prior to departure******
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 upgradeAvis: 1 car group higher*****
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. 

* for all flights with a weight concept: 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 and access is subject to availability
***** upon member’s request and depending on availability

****** 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.
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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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View your Miles balance
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