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-Earn 5 points per dollar on the AMEX Platinum Card or 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
-Earn 3 points per dollar and get $300 in airfare automatically refunded every calendar year with Chase Sapphire Reserve.
–Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EST on Monday, 1/30. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.
-A 7 night minimum stay is required. In other words if you depart on March 1 from JFK (arriving on March 2 in Helsinki) you can’t return until March 8 (arriving the same day into JFK).
Finnair is a OneWorld member and you can use Avios to fly from Helsinki to Israel, to other cities in Europe, etc.
JFK To Helsinki valid outbound dates:
February 27, 28
March 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
JFK To Helsinki valid return dates:
March 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
These fares are not on sale with miles, but you can pay for the ticket with “hybrid points” if you have AMEX or Chase points and a Business Platinum or Sapphire Reserve card.
Using AMEX points:
The 50% rebate will go back into your account the day after redeeming points.
A $323.66 flight will be 32,966 points and you would get a 50% rebate making the effective cost just 16,483 points, a value of 2 cents per point:
Using Chase points:
If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. The card comes with 100,000 signup points and $600 in travel spending in your first cardmembership year!
A $323.66 flight will be 21,977 points. That includes all taxes and you still earn miles for flying!
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