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 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 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
Economy Comfort on KLM flights50% discount
Seats with extra legroom on KLM flights50% discount
Preferred seats on KLM flightsFree
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+ seat on Delta Air Lines flightsFree of charge⁵
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 Miles⁶Yes
Maintain your membership level during maternity leave⁷Yes
Priority services¹²SkyPriority services:
- 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
Elite bonus75%
Free transfers¹³Free transfers between Paris-Charles de Gaulle ans Paris-Orly with Le Bus Direct
Exclusive reservation serviceYes
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.⁸ Plus the possibility to bring 1 guest for free and extra guests at a fee.⁹The guest(s) must be subject to the same travel conditions as the host.
Guaranteed seat in Economy¹°On long-haul flights with AIR FRANCE, KLM or SkyTeam partners¹¹
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 This benefit also applies to flights that are marketed by Delta Air Lines and operated by AIR FRANCE or KLM.
⁵ On the day of departure, Comfort+ seats will be assigned at the gate depending on availability. Delta Comfort+ seats cannot be reserved on a Basic Economy (E) fare ticket, regardless of Flying Blue Elite status.
⁶ 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.
⁷ One request per maternity leave, to be submitted after membership level is lost.
⁸ 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
⁹ Lounge access fee varies depending on the airport and access is subject to availability.
In the KLM non-Schengen Crown Lounge 52 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol:
- The guests of our Flying Blue Platinum and Flying Blue Gold members are welcome as always except during peak hours (every morning between 07:30 and 11:00 hours).
¹° 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.
¹¹ 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.
¹² 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.
¹³ Free service available to Elite Plus members only, upon presentation of their physical Flying Blue card.

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 

Watch the video

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.