Air France Flying Blue Award Search (Login required to search for award flights)
Flying Blue is the joint program of SkyTeam member Air France and KLM.
They consider Tel Aviv to be part of Europe which can make for some decent deals.
Air France is currently having a promo award special for flights from Boston to Europe for just 12,500 miles each way. Air France’s Flying Blue program considers places like Tel Aviv and Moscow to be part of Europe.
There are fuel surcharges and fees. A one-way flight from Boston to Tel Aviv will be 12,500 miles plus $132. A one-way flight from Tel Aviv to Boston will be 12,500 miles plus $173. And a round-trip in either direction will run 25,000 miles plus $305.
You’ll have to change planes in Paris.
Availability to and from Tel Aviv is excellent right now:
You have to book this by 04/30 and travel in June or July. Seats are limited of course.
You can fly to Boston for just 9,000 BA Avios round-trip from cities like Buffalo, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and more. Or it can even pay to book a paid flight to Boston for a cheap flight to Israel.
AMEX MR points transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio and Starpoints transfer at a 20:25 ratio so 20K Starwood becomes enough for a round-trip ticket.
-The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express awards 25K signup points with no fee for the first year. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Flying Blue with the permanent 25% transfer bonus. Transfers can take 2-9 days.
-American Express Membership Rewards points can be earned from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express.
These points can transfer instantly at a 1:1 ratio.
-You can get 50,000 BA Avios for spending $2,000 on the Chase British Airways card.