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
|Extra check-in baggage allowance¹||1 piece in addition to the baggage allowance given on your ticket on flights operated by SkyTeam, HOP!, Aircalin and on Air Corsica flights to/from Corsica.²|
|Seating benefits on KLM flights³|
|Pre-seating in Economy Comfort⁴||On flights operated and marketed by KLM|
|Economy Comfort on KLM flights||Free|
|Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights||Free|
|Preferred seats on KLM flights||Free|
|Standard seat selection⁵||Free|
|Seating benefits on AIR FRANCE flights³|
|Duo Seat in a row 2||Free|
|Duo Seat on the A380 upper deck||Free|
|Seat at the front of the cabin||Free|
|Standard seat selection⁵||Free|
|Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights||Comfort+ seat free of charge at the time of booking⁶|
|Earn Miles on flights and with partners|
|Spend Miles on flights and with partners|
|Greater availability of award tickets||Yes, when travelling in Business Class|
|First Class award tickets and award upgrades with AIR FRANCE|
|Carry over Level Miles⁷|
|Maintain your membership level during maternity leave⁸|
|Platinum for Life||Yes, after 10 consecutive years of Platinum membership|
- 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
|Free transfers¹⁴||Free transfers between Paris-Charles de Gaulle ans Paris-Orly with Le Bus Direct|
|Exclusive reservation service|
|Flying Blue membership reductions with partners|
|Newsletter with exclusive offers|
|Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookings|
|Lounge access||Yes, 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 Economy¹¹||On long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or SkyTeam partners¹²|
|Preferred waitlist status|
|Preferred standby status|
¹ The 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.
² For all flights with a weight concept: extra baggage allowance is 10 kg (Silver), 15 kg (Gold) or 20 kg (Platinum).
³ Please 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.
⁴ 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.
⁵ 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.
⁶ 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 delta.com 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.
⁷ 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. If you have not maintained your membership level over the last year, your Level Miles will not be carried over.
⁸ One request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
⁹ 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.
¹° Lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability.
* Flying Blue Platinum members can take their children aged 0-18 for free into the KLM Crown Lounges at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol when they are travelling on the same flight. Platinum members travelling on the same flight with their children aged 18-24 receive a discounted access rate of €15 or 2,500 Miles per child.
¹¹ Your 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.
¹² 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.
¹³ In order to enjoy the benefits of the SkyTeam Elite or Elite Plus level on TAROM flights, please present a valid frequent flyer card at the check-in desk.
¹⁴ Free service available to Elite Plus members only, upon presentation of their physical Flying Blue card.
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.