Aegean is a Star Alliance member, you can view their Star Alliance award chart here.
Aegean considers Israel to be part of Europe/North Africa, so you can book a one-way between North America and Europe (including Israel) for just 30K miles in coach, 45K miles in business, or 60K miles in first class!
Aegean does not charge fuel surcharges to fly on Air Canada or United.
A flight within Europe/North Africa (including Israel) is just 12.5K miles in coach or 21K miles in business class each way.
You can transfer 20K Starpoints into 25K Aegean miles.
Aegean only charges 20 Euros to change or cancel an award ticket and there are no close-in fees.
You need to call Aegean to book awards on partner airlines at +30-21-0626-1000.
Aegean miles expire after 24 months, but if you credit any Star Alliance flight to Aegean your points will be extended by another 24 months.
Want to pickup some Starpoints?
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You can earn them on the Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX. Aside from valuable Starpoints, they also provide 4pm late checkout and free premium internet at Starwood hotels. The business card also provides free lounge access at Sheraton hotels like the Sheraton Tel Aviv. They also provide free unlimited Boingo WiFi access worldwide.
You can learn all about Starwood and using Starpoints in this post. Note that Marriott is in the process of buying Starwood, though it will be quite a while before the loyalty programs can be merged. And the great thing about Starwood is that we can always bail and transfer our points into airline miles with a 25% bonus if we don’t like the details of the new program.
Short on Starpoints?
You can buy up to 30,000 Starpoints per year here. Plus you can buy more than 30K with multiple members by transferring points for free between members living at the same address.
You can earn Starpoints with the Starwood Consumer or Business AMEX or the Chase Marriott Consumer or Business Visa. You can view credit card offers by hovering over the “Credit Cards” tab. You can then click on “Credit Cards From All Banks“ to find card offers via the logo of the bank you’re looking for.