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Air France

Air France is a French airline based at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France, Paris, France, and is one of the world's largest airlines. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Air France serves 20 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 150 destinations in 83 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France). The airline's global hub is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Paris Orly Airport, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, and Nice Côte d'Azur Airport serving as secondary hubs. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in central Paris,[3] are located at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, north of Paris.

Air France-KLM merger
On 30 September 2003, Air France and Netherlands-based KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced the merger of the two airlines, the new company to be known as Air France-KLM. The merger became reality on 5 May 2004. Air France-KLM became the largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenues, and third-largest (largest in Europe) in passenger kilometres. Although owned by a single company, Air France and KLM continued to fly under their own brand names. Air France-KLM remained part of the SkyTeam alliance, which now included Aeroflot, Delta Air Lines, Aeroméxico, Korean Air, Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Northwest Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air Europa and Continental Airlines. As of March 2004, Air France employed 71,654 people. As of March 2007, the airline employed 102,422 personnel.

According to Air France-KLM, the company's principal activities became:
Passenger transport: first European airline with 25.5% of market share (November 2004) and largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenue.

Freight transport: largest company for international freight transportation without integration. With integration, Air France-KLM is third worldwide behind FedEx Express and UPS Airlines.

Airplane maintenance and repair: largest multi-services operator.

About Air France Flying Blue Programme
Here´s the programme for you. Whether you fly frequently for business, or just occassionally for pleasure, Flying Blue lets you earn Miles your way. It is free to join, and rich in rewards. Like collecting Miles. Enjoying Awards. Or sharing the pleasure of giving. The choice is yours.

How to become an Elite Member 
With Silver, Gold and Platinum membership, Flying Blue puts Elite status in everyone´s reach.
All you need to do is enjoy flying with us often enough to qualify. And with so many other ways to earn Miles as well, that may be sooner than you think!

Membership thresholds

All you have to do to qualify for Flying Blue Silver, Gold or Platinum membership, is collect the given number of Level Miles, and/or complete a set number of Level flight segments with any SkyTeam member. As soon as you reach the next threshold, your membership will be upgraded. Otherwise, your status is valid for one year, and revised annually.

Level Miles
Level Miles are the Miles that count toward your threshold for Elite membership.

You earn Level Miles:

  • when you fly with AIR FRANCE, KLM, Air Europa, or Kenya Airways, whatever the operating company
  • when you fly on SkyTeam airlines operated flights
  • The following Miles do not count as Level Miles:

  • Miles earned with other airline and non-airline partners
  • Promotional Miles and Elite bonus Miles

Please note that Domestic flights within Metropolitan France by residents in Metropolitan France earn Level Miles, but do not count as Level flight segments.

Silver benefits

As a Flying Blue Silver member, you are recognised as a SkyTeam Elite customer by all Skyteam airlines which entitles you to save time throughout your entire journey. In addition, Silver membership makes you earn 50% more Flying Blue Award Miles when flying on SkyTeam airlines.

The brief benefits:

  • 50% Elite Bonus
  • Exclusive reservation service
  • Guaranteed seat with 7 days notice
  • Priority reservation waitlist
  • Preferred seating
  • Priority check-in and transfers
  • Priority airport standby
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Access to lounges
  • Priority boarding
  • With our partners
Flying Blue Gold member

As a Flying Blue Gold member, you are recognized as a SkyTeam Elite Plus member* by all Skyteam airlines which offers you and your guest access to all our airport lounges, so that you can rely on comfort wherever you are. In addition, with Gold membership you earn 75% more Flying Blue Award Miles when flying on SkyTeam airlines.

Flying Blue members residing in the USA and Mexico are recognized as SkyTeam Elite member

  • 75% Elite Bonus 
  • Exclusive reservation service 
  • Guaranteed seat with 24h notice
  • Priority reservation waitlist
  • Preferred seating
  • Priority check-in and transfers
  • Priority airport standby
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Access to Lounges
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority baggage handling
  • With our partners
Platinum benefits

As a Flying Blue Platinum member, you are recognized as a SkyTeam Elite Plus member by all Skyteam Airlines. You are Flying Blue's most valued customer. As a result, you are able to earn and spend Miles faster than ever with 100% more Flying Blue Award Miles when flying on SkyTeam Airlines. You can carry your Level Miles forward from one year to the next, after a certain threshold and even get a Platinum Card for life after 10 years of Platinum membership.

The Brief benefits:

  • 100% Elite Bonus
  • Exclusive reservation service
  • Guaranteed seat with 24h notice
  • Priority reservation waitlist
  • Preferred seating 
  • Priority check-in and transfers
  • Priority airport standby
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Access to Lounges
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority baggage handling
  • Platinum extended 
  • Platinum for life
  • With our partners
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