Update, 12/10: This promotion has been extended to allow bookings until 12/20!
Originally posted on 12/01:
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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.
With the current offer that starts today you can fly in either direction between Atlanta, Boston, Houston, JFK, Or Washington DC and Israel, Europe, or Russia for just 12.5K miles each way!
Tax and fuel surcharges from the US adds about $101 one-way while tax and fuel surcharges from Israel adds about $137 one-way.
Availability is wide open. For example from JFK-TLV:
Flying Blue charges fuel surcharges on their own flights but not on Delta flights. However availability is much better on their own flights than on Delta flights. When there is Delta availability though it’s significantly cheaper to book the Delta flights with Flying Blue miles than with Delta Skypesos.
-They normally charge 25K miles each way in coach to Israel but they run rotating promo awards throughout the year that are valid for select cities.
-Promo awards are only valid on Air France or KLM.
-Travel is valid in either direction and is valid for one-way or round-trip travel.
-You need to book the current promo awards by 12/10.
-Travel is valid between 01/15-03/15.
-Promo awards are nonrefundable and non-changeable.
-Promo awards require Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles. You can’t use Delta miles for these awards and you can’t transfer Delta miles to Flying Blue.
-You can transfer AMEX or Citi points to Flying Blue at a 1K:1K ratio or Starpoints to Flying Blue at a 20K:25K ratio.
Want to pickup some Flying Blue miles?
AMEX MR points transfer instantly to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio, Citi Thank You points from the Premier, Prestige, or Chairman cards transfer at a 1:1 ratio, and Starpoints transfer at a 20:25 ratio so 20K Starwood becomes enough for a round-trip ticket between JFK and Tel Aviv.
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-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX 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 a few days.
The Preferred card awards 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, 3 miles per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 miles per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month.
The EveryDay card awards 1.2 miles per dollar everywhere and 2.4 miles per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month.
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 any of the membership rewards cards listed above to transfer points from that card into airline miles.
–Citi Thank You Premier, Prestige, and Chairman cardholders can also transfer points into Flying Blue. You can find credit card offers by issuing bank in the “other credit cards” tab at the top of this site.