El Al Matmid Discounted Business Class Award Tickets To/From Tel Aviv
El Al is offering discounted business class award tickets to select cities that can be found in the link above.
Awards are discounted further for “Executives” and it’s very easy to become an executive. A transfer of just 5,000 AMEX points from the US AMEX Membership Rewards program to El Al’s Matmid program will earn you executive status for a year. Points transfer instantly from AMEX to El Al, though it takes about a day after the transfer for the executive status to take effect on your El Al Matmid account.
Note that transferred points expire after 36 months and can’t be extended with activity.
Business class flights from Boston and Toronto to Tel Aviv are normally 4,000 points round-trip plus fuel surcharges. That’s 200K AMEX points.
With the sale:
Toronto-Tel Aviv is 3,100 Matmid points+$218 round=trip. That’s 155K AMEX points or a 45K AMEX point discount.
Boston-Tel Aviv: 3,500 Matmid points+$345 round=trip That’s 175K AMEX points or a 25K AMEX point discount.
You are able to fly one-way for half the miles.
Discounted awards are not available from NYC or Los Angeles, though you can use 4.5K BA Avios to fly from NYC to Boston or Toronto.
Discounted awards are also available between Tel Aviv and Europe, South Africa, and the Far East.
These awards must be booked by 12/31.
Travel must begin by 03/31, though return travel can be completed at any time.
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To translate Matmid rates into AMEX rates, just multiply the Matmid requirement by 50.
-American Express Membership Rewards points can be earned from credit cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Card or The Amex EveryDay Card.
The Everyday Preferred card awards 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 3 points per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 points per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month.
The EveryDay card awards 1.2 points per dollar everywhere and 2.4 points per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month. It’s the only no annual-fee card that can directly transfer points into miles.
You can also earn Membership Rewards points from consumer charge cards like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express, and from business charge cards like the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Charge Card or The Business Platinum Card.
The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express has no annual fee and a limited time increased signup bonus. It earns a generous 1.3 points per dollar everywhere, but you’ll need one of the membership rewards cards listed above to transfer points from that card into airline miles.