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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.
Flying Blue does charge 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 25,000 miles each way in coach to Israel but they run rotating promo awards valid for select cities. Currently for North America that includes half priced flights from Chicago, Houston, Or Washington DC.
-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 08/31.
-You can travel between Houston or Washington DC and Tel Aviv in October or November or between Chicago and Tel Aviv in November.
-In some cases it may make sense to use BA Avios to get to Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC.
-You can transfer AMEX points to Flying Blue at a 1K:1K ratio or Starpoints to Flying Blue at a 20K:25K ratio.
-You can see the miles and fees for one-way tickets in the images below: