[AMEX Bonus Ends Today!] Transfer AMEX, Citi, Or Chase Points Into Flying Blue Miles And Get A 25% Bonus, Fly To Israel For 14K-20K Points In Coach Or 33K-41K Points In Business!

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Update, 6/15: The 25% transfer bonus from AMEX ends today!

Update, 5/20: The 25% transfer bonus from Citi ends today!

Update, 5/15: You can now get a 25% transfer bonus from AMEX through 6/15 as well!

The Chase 25% transfer bonus ends today and the Citi 25% transfer bonus ends 5/20.

Update, 5/1: You can now get a 25% transfer bonus from Citi through 5/20 as well!

The Chase 25% transfer bonus ends 5/15.


Originally posted on 4/1:

Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Into Flying Blue Miles And Get A 25% Bonus

Chase executives told me when they launched Ultimate Rewards point transfers to airlines that they decided to focus on strong partners with easy to understand transfer ratios and not on assorted transfer ratios and transfer bonuses.

But times are changing and Chase has their first ever Flying Blue transfer bonus.

Chase points normally transfer into Flying Blue miles at a 1K:1K ratio, but until 5/15 you can get 1,250 Flying Blue miles for every 1,000 Chase points.

For example you can fly in coach to Israel for 25K miles or 20K Chase points or business class to Israel for 55K miles or 41,250 Chase points.

You can also save an additional 25% for booking award tickets for kids under 12! That means kids can fly in coach to Israel for 18,750 miles or 14K Chase points or business class to Israel for 41,250 miles or 33K Chase points.

Flying Blue offers travel on Virgin Atlantic with lower fuel surcharges than if you book directly with Virgin.

Coach award calendar:

 

Business class from JFK to Tel Aviv for 55K miles:

Flying Blue charges 36K-36.5K miles to fly nonstop on Delta between JFK or Boston and Tel Aviv, so that will run under 30K Chase points each way. See this post for more.

Flying Blue also has rotating Promo Awards which discounts award tickets from rotating destinations to Europe.

Flying Blue is also offering free changes and cancellations due to COVID-19. Cancellations or changes normally cost 50 Euros for regular awards and isn’t normally allowed for Promo awards.

Flying Blue miles require earning activity every 24 months to keep them active, so transferring miles will also extend their validity. Miles won’t expire in 2022 due to COVID-19.

You can transfer AMEX, Capital One, Chase, or Citi points instantly to Flying Blue.

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Chase Ink Cash has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited has a signup bonus offering 3 points per dollar on up to $20K of spending in your first 12 month, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into miles:

  • Citi Premier offers 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. Read more here.

Citi no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require a Citi Premier card for points transfers include:

  • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 ThankYou points per dollar spent everywhere. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Custom Cash Card offers 5 points per dollar on up to $500 in purchases in your top eligible spending category each billing cycle. This is marketed as 5% cash back, but will actually come in the form of 5 ThankYou points per dollar spent! Eligible categories include Restaurants, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Select Travel, Select Transit, Select Streaming Services, Drugstores, Home Improvement Stores, Fitness Clubs, and Live Entertainment. You will also get 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 20,000 points for spending $1,500 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, 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. Read more here.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to Avios include:

Will you take advantage of this offer?

HT: Davidthebest

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57 Comments On "[AMEX Bonus Ends Today!] Transfer AMEX, Citi, Or Chase Points Into Flying Blue Miles And Get A 25% Bonus, Fly To Israel For 14K-20K Points In Coach Or 33K-41K Points In Business!"

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Joe6spd

Is it worth transferring if I have 100k Chase points and frequently use Delta?

Od

But good luck finding nonstop from nyc tlv I think your example is for 2023!!

Graz

Are young kids and babies frowned upon in business class?

Jeebs

Yes, they are frowned upon.

Jay

Where do I go to search for flights?

moshe

can i fly from tlv-nyc one way for the same 20k miles in june?

Dav

Dan how do you explain that virgin charges way less fuel surcharges tlv-jfk in j then jfk-tlv ?

NIRC

anything cheaper than this 25k/20k (amex/chase) for economy tickets from TLV-CHI in late spring? need a ticket for my kid to come home after school.

willie

and 2 free checked bags on air france

willie

any way to filter only nonstops (delta)?

Rachel

Doesn’t look like there are any Delta non-stop flights using flying blue. I confirmed with a phone representative. Should I huca? I searched online the entire September multiple times and then checked on the phone.

Jaso

“For example you can fly in coach to Israel for 25K miles or 20K Chase points”
Do you mean on Virgin?
Virgin has non stop NYC to TLV?

Rachel

Thank you. I see award space direct with Delta Skymiles, but when I go on airfrance to book with miles, and search any date in September (or May) for a direct flight, there is zero availability. I confirmed it with airfrance phone service twice. Should I keep trying or does it not exist? Tysm!

Od

I think you can only book delta nonstop with Flying blue miles if its a true saver award delta flight which I think may be 42.5 miles one way although not positive anybody can confirm its 42.5?

Rachel

I don’t see any direct flights on Virgin Atlantic from NYC to TLV for the entire September. Does that mean it’s too early to book September, or that all flights are already taken? I want to use flyingblue miles, if the flights ever become available, and I want to know if I should just wait. Ty

IVolk

Should I transfer Chase points if I am looking for flights to Spain in September

dsh321

just transferred and booked on airfrance – the miles came through immediately! Also, the flight was discounted from 25k to 18,750 for children.

KMC

We are flying Airfrance in July; worried about their masking policy. Supposedly they are makpid on surgical masks! flying back on KLM which is much laxer supposedly.

word to the wise……

hopefully things will have changed by then.

UncleMo

Been looking for NYC-TLV Aug 8/9-21/22 2022
This seems to be the best I can find so far. After the 25% bonus on transfer it will cost me under $600 with a 3 1/2 stop in Paris

Anything better out there I’m missing?? I have Chase UR, United Mileageplus miles and Marriott points

Sarah

Is israel still requiring PCR test upon arrival – I have israel passport even though I don’t live there since ten years – or are they now doing antigen tests only or are they going to stop this totally soon as I had heard from an Israeli? Please advise.

UncleMo

I’m not seeing the major metzia here. JFK-TLV there’s plenty 25k availability. Return is tough to find 25k unless I stay for like 3+ weeks (I wish I could but it’s not realistic). Realistically, a 12-14 day trip roundtrip gonna cost minimum of 64,500 points (after 25% Chase bonus). Add $195 surcharge. At a 1.25 cent PP value it’s +- $1000 per ticket. I can book for $850 right from the Chase portal. What am I missing?

Shana

Where is $850 from chase portal? Cheapest I see is $1200?

Dave

I was looking Aug 8/9 thru 8/22 or so
LOT is actually $789
Has a stop but so does Air France or KLM

tari

Fees/taxes leaving TLV-NYC is $150 even when booking via flyingblue. Alternatives?

Ely

Imagine a little ignorant about flying blue, do I book through their website? I don’t see how? Is there a post explaining how to do it?

jonny

What about from MIA to TLV

RP

Which business class is a better option to Israel between KLM and Air France ?

JDNYC

is this i good choice for flying within the us? NY-Phoenix

Esther Mendelevich

can anyone help me.. total newbie at this. i have 200,000 chase and 100,000 citi how do i book a flight for 8/20-8/31 to get this deal?

Aaron

Thanks Dan! Just booked 2 business class tickets JFK-TLV for aug 29th with 2.5 hr stopover in Paris for 89k chase points +$451 total for both. Awesome!
Question – how do I see grid view of all dates on virgin?

Shmuli

Hi dan! can i still do this? WHat is flying blue never heard of it before.

helo

dan thank you for the post, i am trying to check on flying blue for business class on june 7 nyc tlv, business class and the lowest i find is 700k miles!
also looking for virgin flights for the month of September nyc to london, i cant find any virgin, can you please advise ?

Samuel

Any summer dates that you know of? I couldn’t find

EJF

Asked this question on the transfer to virgin atlantic 30% bonus post but that seems a better value than this one unless there is something i am missing. Would you agree?

AG

Flying Blue gives me an option to book through Air France, KLM, etc. which one do I use?

Unbelievable

Dan I’m not sure where you see availability for 50k jfk tlv. Every date I check they 300k-700k. It’s beyond ridiculous

tal k

funny how everyone was at a frenzy about KLM last week but if they have good deals to Israel we say screw it and give them your money. never changes!

Jaso

For JFK-TLV, what is a better move with current point transfer deals, transfer of points to VA, or to Flying Blue?

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