WOW! Unprecedented Delta Business Suite Award Availability To Tel Aviv With Partner Miles!

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Until now, Delta has almost never released any business class award space to Tel Aviv for partner airlines to book.

But between American entering the market with incredible award space and COVID-19, Delta has opened the floodgates on partner award availability!

You can book one-way Delta coach awards for 29K Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles and Delta business class awards for 72K Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles. There are no fuel surcharges.

There are also free changes and cancellations for flights through 9/30 due to COVID-19. Cancellations or changes normally cost 45 Euros.

This will work nonstop from JFK or via connections from other US cities.

You can transfer AMEX, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, or Citi points instantly to Flying Blue!

The Air France Flying Blue site can be buggy, so you may need to call to book your award at 800-237-2747 or 800-375-8723. You can also book after hours by calling an overseas office like Australia at +61-02-8223-9835.

On the Air France site, it will give the number of seats available if there are less than 9. Otherwise there are at least 9 award seats available:

 

Coach awards:

If you click on flight details you can see if the plane features Delta’s new business class suites by checking if the flight is operated by a A330-900neo:

 

The Air France rates are much lower than what Delta charges using their miles:

 

Delta One suites:


 

You can read more about Delta’s suites here and in this trip report.

Want to book? I’ve done the legwork to find which dates have business class award space.

Dates with JFK to Tel Aviv Delta business partner award space:
March 6
April 4, 5, 7, 9, 17, 18
May 3, 13, 21, 22
June 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29
July 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
September 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 29
October 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24
November 2, 16, 20, 23, 24, 25, 30
December 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Dates with Tel Aviv to JFK Delta business partner award space:
March 3, 5
April 1, 2, 9, 11, 1, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
May 7, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 29, 31
June 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, 30
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
August 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31
September 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28
October 6, 21
November 3, 10, 15, 17, 20, 23, 24, 25
December 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Want to earn Flying Blue miles?

  • You can transfer AMEX, Chase, Or Citi points to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio, Capital One points to Flying Blue at a 1:1.5 ratio, or Marriott points to Flying Blue at a 60K:25K ratio.

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Chase Ink Cash has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on groceries for 1 year, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited has a 20K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on groceries for 1 year, at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to miles include:

  • AMEX Blue Business Plus
    • No annual fee, earns 2 points per dollar spent everywhere on up to $50K in annual spending. Rates and fees.
  • AMEX Platinum Business
    • $595 annual fee, earn 1.5 points per dollar on eligible $5K+ transactions, $200 in annual airline fee credits, $200 in annual Dell credits, 1 year WeWork Global Office Space, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, 35% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access. Rates and fees.
  • AMEX Gold Business Card
    • $295 annual fee, 25% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, earn 4 points per dollar on your most common spending categories each billing cycle. Rates and fees.
  • AMEX Platinum Consumer Card
    • $550 annual fee, earn 5 points per dollar on airfare, $200 in annual airline fee credits, up to $200 in annual Uber credit, Uber Eats pass, up to $100 in annual Saks credit, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access.
  • AMEX Gold Consumer Card
    • $250 annual fee, $100 in annual airline fee credits, $10 monthly Grubhub credits, $10 monthly Uber credits, Uber Eats pass, earn up to 4 points per dollar.
  • AMEX Green Consumer Card
    • $150 annual fee, $100 in annual CLEAR credit, earn up to 3 points per dollar.
  • AMEX Everyday Preferred Consumer Card
    • $95 annual fee, earn between 1.5-4.5 points per dollar everywhere with 30+ monthly transactions.
  • AMEX Everyday Consumer Card
    • No annual fee, earn between 1.2-2.4 points per dollar everywhere with 20+ monthly transactions.

If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into miles:

  • Citi Premier offering 60,000 points for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 3 points per dollar on airfare, hotels, travel agents, groceries, gas, and dining. $95 annual fee.
  • Citi Prestige offering 50,000 points for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 5 points per dollar on airfare and dining, and 3 points per dollar on hotels. $495 annual fee.

Citi no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 points per dollar spent everywhere that can be transferred into ThankYou points. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles. No annual fee.
  • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 15,000 points for spending $1,000 in 3 months. This card can’t transfer points on its own, but can transfer points if you have one of the Citi cards above. This card automatically rounds up rewards earned on every purchase to the nearest 10 points, meaning you earn 10 points on a $0.50 Amazon balance reload. Earn 2 points on $6K in annual spending at supermarkets, 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, and a 10% points rebate when you redeem points, up to a 10K points rebate per year. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles and get a 10% points rebate on transferred or redeemed miles. No annual fee.

Capital One cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to miles include:

  • Capital One Spark Miles offering 50,000 miles for spending $4,500 in 3 months, 2 miles per dollar everywhere. Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership. $0 intro annual fee, then $95 annual fee.
  • Capital One Venture offering 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 in 3 months, 2 miles per dollar everywhere. Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership. $95 annual fee.

Marriott cards with transferable points to miles include:

Will you book any Delta One awards to Israel?

HT: bmw, via DDF


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58 Comments On "WOW! Unprecedented Delta Business Suite Award Availability To Tel Aviv With Partner Miles!"

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Daniel

Any deals from LAX? How many miles required for Business from there? Thank you!

El Capitan

Do you see this trend having a potential to last considering the new competition in the market for this route?

Yiddy

Dan would you recommend I should cancel my AA award and rebook with delta suits?

sam

as mentioned in ddf, air france cant book delta online in most cases, you get error message when you check out. you need to call in

mf

Dan,
I am looking for a SkyTeam member that has prices like Turkish on star alliance.
there are so many members there must be something hiding there.
any other sky team member can book these awards?

TC

What is the cancelation policy?

TC

If I cancel, can I transfer back flying blue miles to Amex points?

Izz

No.

netlevy

what if it is available not Neo how does the business class looks like?

Zig~Zag

Thanks Dan!!!
You nailed it again!!!

Now we need an Amex transfer bonus, and of course open borders (+ airport) .

Izz

Too bad this happens right after Virgin Atlantic jacks up the price of JFK-TLV from just 60K miles 🙁

joel

pity that virgin atlantic for 60k is no longer an option….

zow

I’m seeing the taxes/fees as about $60 or $70. How did you find $10.10?

Nolad

I paid 54.92 in taxes

Darla Perry

Any deal from Houston – business class?

Simcha

I’m confused how this works.
Is delta also a one world member and also a flying blue partner? And so is Virgin?

Moishie Hersko

FYI the Sydney office is open now and can book for you.

+61 02 8223 9835

Nolad

Thank you for your advice!

shifra

should the award space be showing up online ?
for some reason it is not showing up online when i check

Sammy J

Hi Dan,

I have about 150 k of Korean miles, any good redemption on Delta with those?

moe8555

All attempts to book JFK-TLV in business despite seeing saver on Delta.com, Alitalia.com, and Aeromexico.com failed – both online and via phone.

chaim

same here called multiple times
it seems clear that there is partner space on other airlines that is not on flying blue

D93

The pix are of the a350 not the a330-900. The suite on on the a330-900 is a drop different.

Norman Harris

If you transfer Chase points to Air France and subsequently don’t travel, can the points be returned to your Chase account

chaim

no

David

I’m not sure if this is also considered a great deal. But I see availability on nyc to tlv on virgin using delta miles for 85,000 + $48. Vs virgin charging 75,000 + around $500.

Meir

This post/deal is for a direct flight. Not comparable…

David

I was rather posting it as in comparison what virgin charges for that and for those that wana try virgin business and they like a stop.

Shawn Karp

Are stopovers available for a couple of days in Paris?
Interested in JFK-TLV then return TLV-CDG-JFK

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