Starwood AMEX Linky (Free for first year, Earn 10,000 Starpoints With First Purchase, and 30,000 more Starpoints with your first $15,000 in purchases) The US Mint should be able to help you there in no time!
AMEX Platinum Charge Card-“The Grandaddy of credit cards” (Earn 25,000 AMEX MR Bonus Points after you spend $1,000.) AMEX MR points transfer to Flying Blue miles at 1:1.
20,000 Starwood Starpoints transfer into 25,000 Flying Blue (Air France and KLM’s joint loyalty program) miles.
-This recurring promotion is now valid for travel on Air France as well as KLM!
-New valid US and Canadian cities have been added.
-Currently, booking must be completed by 09/28 and travel completed by 09/30, besides for departures from Calgary which must be completed by 10/30
-Be sure to check on current availability before transferring points to Flying Blue.
-Bear in mind when comparing mileage requiremnts between foreign and domestic mileage programs that nearly all foreign carriers besides for LAN (Starwood transfers at 20,000 to 50,000 LAN) charge a fuel surcharge on award tickets.
Originally posted on 01/01/09:
S.B.S. previously made an excellent 8 page PDF examining every way of getting to Israel via Starpoints.
In that article he pointed ways of getting to Israel for 40,000 Starpoints or less (Via transferring Starpoints to JAL, British Airways, LAN, or Flying Blue)
The promo award cost between North America and “Europe” in flying blue miles is:
Coach: 12,500 miles one way, 25,000 miles round trip.
Business: 25,000 miles one-way, 50,000 miles round trip.
Business class is only available on KLM.
Valid North American cities for origin or destination on Air France:
Valid North American cities for origin or destination on KLM:
This is how Flying Blue defines Europe:
Europe 1: Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland
Europe 2: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden
Europe 3: Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Western Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia
As Flying Blue considers Israel to be part of Europe (zone 3), it qualifies as a valid origin or destination.
The promo awards can only be flown with KLM via Amsterdam or with Air France via Paris, they are not valid on Skyteam partners such as Continental or Delta (although nonstop travel to Israel on those carriers is allowed on the regular 40,000 Starpoints/50,000 Flying Blue miles award to Europe zone 3 in coach or 80,000 flying blue miles in business.)
Flying Blue Promo Awards Linky (Select Air France/United States/English/Enter Website and then return here and click on this link again)
Unfortunately, you cannot search online for mileage availability on Flying Blue unless you have the required miles in your account.
A stopover in Amsterdam or Paris is allowed and will make finding mileage availability easier.
The best bet for checking availability will be by calling Flying Blue at 1-800-375-8723