Gold: enjoy travelling in comfort

Flying Blue Gold is designed for frequent flyers who expect comfort when they travel. You will benefit from an increasing range of advantages and discounts, and you will earn 75% more Award Miles on your flights!

Requirements to become a Gold member

Flying Blue Gold Card

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 members

Baggage benefits

Extra check-in baggage allowance¹1 extra piece on flights operated by SkyTeam and on Air Corsica flights to/from Corsica² . On European KLM flights in Economy Class the total free check-in baggage allowance is 2 pieces.
Seating benefits on KLM flights³

Economy Comfort on KLM flights50% discount
Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights50% discount
Preferred seats on KLM flights50% discount
Standard seat selection⁴Free
Seating benefits on AIR FRANCE flights³
Seat Plus50% discount
Duo Seat in a row 250% discount
Due Seat on the A380 upper deck50% discount
Seat at the front of the cabin50% discount
Standard seat selection⁴Free

Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights⁵Comfort+ seat free of charge 72 hours before departure⁶
Earn Miles on flights and with partnersYes
Spend Miles on flights and with partnersYes
Greater availability of award ticketsYes, when travelling in Business Class
Award upgradeYes
First Class award tickets and award upgrades with AIR FRANCEYes
Carry over Level Miles⁷Yes
Maintain your membership level during maternity leave⁸Yes
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. The footbridge is accessible via Privium Parking P2 between 5 am and 10 pm.
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
Elite bonus75%
Free transfersBetween Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly in Air France buses
Exclusive reservation service24/7
Flying Blue membership reductions with partnersYes
Newsletter with exclusive offersYes
Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookingsYes
Lounge accessYes, to all SkyTeam lounges worldwide when travelling on, or connecting to/from an international SkyTeam-operated flight the same day.⁹ Plus the possibility to bring 1 guest for free and extra guests at a fee.¹°The guest(s) must be subject to the same travel conditions as the host.
Guaranteed seat in Economy¹¹On long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or SkyTeam partners¹²
Preferred waitlist statusYes
Preferred standby statusYes

¹The extra piece is limited to a maximum weight of 23 kg when travelling in Economy or Premium Economy Class, or 32 kg when travelling in Business or First Class.
²For all flights with a weight concept: extra baggage allowance is 10 kg (Silver), 15 kg (Gold) or 20 kg (Platinum).
³Please note that it is not possible to request these seating options at the gates, and that the discount is no longer applicable after boarding. The discount does not apply when you purchase the seat with Miles.
⁴Applicable 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.
⁵Available on domestic US and Canada flights.
⁶Since 2 June 2016, complimentary Delta Comfort+ seat upgrade are available on direct flights operated by Delta between North America and Europe via the seat map. For all other flights, Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members are required to request their Comfort+ upgrade during the booking process as a fare product rather than a paid seat product, and this can be done via or the Fly Delta app, at a Delta kiosk, through Delta Reservations or select other channels including travel agencies. On the day of departure, all Delta Comfort+ seats will be assigned to eligible Flying Blue members according to availability. Delta Comfort+ seats cannot be reserved on a Basic Economy (E) fare ticket, regardless of Flying Blue Elite status.
⁷On 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. If you have not maintained your membership level over the last year, your Level Miles will not be carried over.
⁸One request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
⁹Access 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
¹°Lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability.
¹¹Your seat will be guaranteed in Economy Class for full-fare reservations on long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or any other SkyTeam airline partner made at least 24 hours in advance.
¹²On 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.

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.

Explore what our partners have to offer our Gold members 

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Click 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 levelRequired number of Level Miles Required number of qualifying flights
Ivoryentry level or  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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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.