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

Requirements to become a Silver member

Flying Blue Silver Card

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.

OR

  • 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, 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

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 flights25% discount
Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights25% discount
Preferred seats on KLM flights25% discount
Standard seat selection⁴Free
Seating benefits on AIR FRANCE flights³
Seat Plus25% discount
Duo Seat in a row 225% discount
Due Seat on the A380 upper deck25% discount
Seat at the front of the cabin25% discount
Standard seat selection⁴Free


Delta Comfort+ on Delta Air Lines flights⁵Comfort+ seat free of charge 24 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

Priority services

- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage drop-off
- Dedicated Silver boarding; boarding after SkyPriority, but before Economy Class
Elite bonus50%
Exclusive reservation serviceYes
Flying Blue membership reductions with partnersYes
Newsletter with exclusive offersYes
Flying Blue account for quick & convenient bookingsYes
Lounge accessYes, possible at a fee⁹ to a selection of the AIR FRANCE, KLM and Delta Air Lines airport lounges when travelling on, or connecting to/from an international SkyTeam-operated flight the same day.
Preferred waitlist statusYes
Preferred standby statusYes

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 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.
⁵Available on domestic US and Canada flights.
⁶ Since 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 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.
⁸One request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
⁹ Lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability.

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 

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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.

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
Silver
(Elite)
25,000 Level Miles
(30,000 in France and Monaco)
 or15 qualifying flights
Gold
(Elite Plus)
40,000 Level Miles
(60,000 in France and Monaco)
 or30 qualifying flights
Platinum
(Elite Plus)
70,000 Level Miles
(90,000 in France and Monaco)
 or60 qualifying flights


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