You can transfer increments of 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points into 1,250 Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles through 4/16/21.
Flying Blue considers Israel to be part of Europe, which makes for mileage bargains. JFK to Tel Aviv via Amsterdam or Paris can be booked for as low as 25K miles. They also have rotating discounts called Promo Awards for even bigger bargains, though those have been on hiatus due to COVID.
However the real bargain is that Flying Blue lets you book Delta flights between North America and Tel Aviv for just 29K miles in coach or 72K miles in business class suites each way and availability is wide open. Plus, there are no fuel surcharges for travel on Delta! Those rates apply on the nonstop to/from JFK or via connections with other US cities.
With the transfer bonus, that’s like paying just 23.2K Citi points for coach or 57.6K miles for business class.
Flying Blue also offers travel on Virgin Atlantic with lower fuel surcharges than if you book directly with Virgin.
Flying Blue is also offering free changes and cancellations for flights through at least 9/30 due to COVID-19. Cancellations or changes normally cost 45 Euros.
You can transfer AMEX, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, or Citi points instantly to Flying Blue!
If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into miles with a 25% bonus:
- 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.
Delta One suites: