Flying Blue is the Frequent Flyer program of Air France and KLM – plus a few other smaller airlines.

They have a competition running until 9th July whereby you upload your favourite holiday photo in landscape format and a panel of judges choose the best three.

The three winners win:

  • A print of their Photograph on one of the luggage tags offered to Flying Blue members (Silver, Gold or Platinum tags)
  • 200,000 Miles
  • A platinum card valid for one (1) year from date of receipt of card.

You can enter up to ten photos.

My advice for entering:

  1. Avoid pictures with any people in them. If I were Flying Blue I wouldn’t choose pictures with people as it would be pretty embarrassing if, after printing a zillion luggage tags, it turned out the person depicted was an axe murderer. Even if your photo features your most-trusted travelling companion or spouse, Flying Blue don’t know their history, or what they might do in the future.
  2. Avoid pictures with any brand logos. Flying Blue won’t want to co-brand, even with their preferred partners. They also won’t want to bother obtaining permissions from other trademark holders.
  3. Avoid pictures that feature gambling or alcohol. These won’t go down well in some countries and these tags are for everyone.
  4. Avoid pictures that feature obvious religious symbols. Again, these won’t sit well in some countries. I’d even avoid things like the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio.
  5. Do not overly re-touch or re-colour your images.
  6. Ensure your picture still looks good when the luggage tag name field, right-side slot and left-side hole have been applied. For example, here’s a picture I won’t be entering (breaks rule 1 and the luggage tag name field and hole don’t fit well with the image) as shown on the entry page.
Example Luggage Tag
Example Luggage Tag