New Flying Blue Promo Awards Now Bookable: Fly Between Tel Aviv And Chicago, JFK, Or Toronto For 12.5K-25K Miles Each Way

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Update: Now is the last chance to book the promo awards listed below. Officially it’s bookable until tomorrow, but they are often pulled early.

In January you’ll be able to book discounted coach awards from Houston or Atlanta or discounted business awards from Montreal or Toronto.


Originally posted on 12/02:

Flying Blue Promo Awards (Click here to view worldwide promo awards)

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.

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 and 62,500 miles each way in business to Israel but they run rotating promo awards 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 12/31.

-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.

Current deals:
-You can travel between Chicago and Tel Aviv in February or March for 12,500 miles each way in coach.
-You can travel between JFK and Tel Aviv in February or March for 25,000 miles each way in premium economy.
-You can travel between Toronto and Tel Aviv in February or March for 25,000 miles each way in premium economy.

-Air France premium economy gives a more comfortable seat with a leg rest, 20% more legroom, a 20% wider seat thanks to a 2-3-2 configuration rather than 2-4-2, gives 2 free checked bags, an amenity kit, and more.  It’s a whole lot better than the sad “premium economy” offerings from the US carriers.

-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.

-For example on 02/05-02/15 you can fly from JFK to Tel Aviv nonstop on Delta for 50,000 Flying Blue miles round-trip plus $84.92 or in premium economy with a stop on Air France for 50K Flying Blue miles round-trip plus $436.20.

Note that Flying Blue can only book Delta saver availability which is much far more limited that Air France and KLM saver availability. The easiest way to search for Delta saver availability is to do an award search on, click on “View award calendar” and look for the dates that say 85K miles nonstop. Then plugin those dates on the Air France site and it should pull up the Delta option.

Want to pickup some Flying Blue miles?
AMEX MR points transfer 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.

American Express is a advertiser.

-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 a few days.

-American Express Membership Rewards points transfer instantly at a 1K:1K ratio to Flying Blue and can be earned from new cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express.

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.

Both of those cards also give a free year of Amazon Prime for a limited time only.

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express.

-You can see the miles and fees for one-way tickets in the images below:

Chicago-Tel Aviv in coach:


















JFK-Tel Aviv in premium economy:



















Toronto-Tel Aviv in premium economy:


















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When are the dates till?
Can I book something around Lag Ba’Omer time?


Read the post.


Thnx Dan!! How is the KLM Pre. economy like air France?


what am I doing wrong Dan? Im on Delta’s website. I only see 2 dates in the entire march JFK to TLV for the 85,000 fair……


anything available to Europe for 12500?

Chase UR

Is there a way to use chase UR points for this?


Any way to get free stopovers on this?

@ dan

Thnx Dan!! How is the KLM Pre. economy like air France?

dov bennish

seriously people read the article all your questions will be answered


@dov bennish: how so?

mia flyer

its close to impossible to get the delta tickets via air france , i flew this route in the summer amd the paris-tlv seats are smaller then spirit , otherwise it was fine


Thanks, Dan, I just booked AF Prem Econ JFK-TLV for 25K points and $198. This has to be the best deal around. On a related note, I have taken advantage of other offers that you have posted and I regret that I haven’t taken the time to thank you. So….thank you!!



I’m new at this. I can transfer points from another source (Amex? Chase sapphire) to Flying Blue and can then us these for tickets on Air France (NY – TLV via France) or KLM. Correct?
Thank you for any help!


I always have such a hard time locating the “view award calendar” for Delta. Is there a link to it?


@Daniel the Maniel,
Any idea exactly which minute I can book the YYZ-CDG-TLV in J promo? Is it as the ball drops in NY?


Do you recommend the Starwood card for air and hotel?
How is the Hilton card?
Thank you


can this be done TLV-JFK-TLV


How do i transfer my points from chase too, ba or any other program.


Keep checking tomorrow.

Starwood is a good currency, Hilton is not.


Only AMEX, Starwood, and Citi transfer to Flying Blue.


So whats my best option to transfer my ink card points for nyc to miami? I have 90,000 chase ink points.


Do you know if this would be available for this January?

Eli Ekstein

How long does it typically take for SPG points to show up on flying blue?
I initiated the transfer, called SPG, they said it can take up to 14 business days.
Called flying blue, they said if i want i can buy millage with full price, and within 14 days i can get a refund for the millage which will be from what i got from SPG…
What would you say?


Dan, any Flying Blue or other mileage deals in March, leaving from either NY or Toronto to Belgium?


How do you get Flying Blue points. Which credit cards do you use to get that.


I have sapphire preferred, AA, United, US Airways points. What do I use for Flying Blue

sruly koval

Shalom, Dan!
Is there some kind of deal still available for travel to Israel for the 3rd week in January?
Sruly Koval


@Yebo: you need to go to not delta you also have to create a flying blue account


Is there still any promotions? I would love to book a delta flight in premium E if I can!