Chicago Or Toronto To/From Tel Aviv (Or Anywhere Else In “Europe”) For Just 20,000 Starpoints!!!

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20,000 Starwood Starpoints transfer into 25,000 Flying Blue (Air France and KLM’s joint loyalty program) miles.

That is all you will need to have to get to Israel or any other “European” destination in March or April!

S.B.S. previously made an excellent 8 page PDF examining every way of getting to Israel via Starpoints.

In that article he pointed ways of getting to Israel for 40,000 Starpoints or less (Via transferring Starpoints to JAL, British Airways, LAN, or Flying Blue)

Now S.B.S. points out (via fellow Clevelander “Beaubo”) that the Flying Blue program has special reduced mileage awards released every 2 months called “Web@wards.” These awards are 50% off the regular rate.

For March/April there is a Web@ward to/from Chicago or Toronto and Europe Zones 1, 2, or 3.

This is how Flying Blue defines Europe:
Europe 1: Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland
Europe 2: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden
Europe 3: Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Western Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia

The cost for the round-trip ticket is just 25,000 Flying Blue miles!!!

That’s right, open 2 free Starwood AMEX credit cards and you’ve got a mileage ticket to Israel!

As Flying Blue considers Israel to be part of Europe (zone 3), it qualifies as a valid origin or destination.

Even better, unlike with most carriers, you can book one way award tickets with Flying Blue, so if you want to go one-way it will be just 12,500 Flying Blue miles!

The Web@wards to/from Chicago and Toronto can only be flown with KLM via Amsterdam. Web@wards are not valid on Skyteam partners such as Continental or Delta (although nonstop travel to Israel on those carriers is allowed on the regular 40,000 Starpoints/50,000 Flying Blue miles award to Europe zone 3.)

There is also a March/April Web@ward for Los Angeles to/from London nonstop on Air France for just 12,500 miles OW/25,000 miles RT.

Taxes and fuel surcharges, which can be hefty on international carriers, are extra.

Flying Blue Wab@wards: March/April 2008

Unfortunately, you cannot search online for mileage availability on Flying Blue unless you have the required miles in your account.

The best bet for checking availability will be by calling Flying Blue at 1-800-375-8723

Coming soon: How you can check for mileage ticket availability on dozens of airlines.



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So this is just a short term deal. Still excellent for whoever needs or wants to go now.

Dan/Ctownbochur

I wouldn’t call it short term as it is a recurring deal.

In January/February ’08 for example the same deal was available for Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

In November/December ’07 the same deal was available for Washington DC, Montreal, and Toronto.

hocker

how do u get it from NYC??

Yossi

Hey Dan, you know of any group deals or individual deals from Miami to Tel Aviv for the summer? thanks for ur help

me

Do I have to fly in march/april? or just book in these months?

THANKS!!

Noah

Thanks Dan! Do you have to fly in March or April or just book by then?

Uri

Question for Dan and other mile collectors: approx. how many miles do you have in total?

I ask this because I want to get an idea of how “expensive” it is for you guys to take such a trip. The more miles you have, the less expensive it is to use up 25,000 of them.

Mendel

is it worth transfering my Amex MR point to “Flying Blue” if I mainly want it for domestic flights?

Josh

Is there a way for Canadians to get Starpoints?? (without having a US address of SSN)

me

Josh, use this Canadian Starwood CC (but its only 1 point per $2)

https://wwwa.applyonlinenow.com/CACCapp/Ctl/entry?sc=beqp&lc=en_CA

wanna get away for passover

how can i work this from nyc

Dan/Ctownbochur

Travel is only valid in March and April. In middle of April they should release new reduced awards for May and June.

Additionally travel must be to/from Chicago or Toronto. If you are in NYC that means you’ll either have to drive there or buy a separate ticket to one of those airports!

Stuck In Israel

Just checked for a departure from tel aviv to amsterdam for the whole months of march and april—- nothing available. Any ideas Dan???

Dan/Ctownbochur

There looks like there should be departures available from TLV to Amsterdam in March and April.

A 3rd party website seems to indicate for example that there are mileage seats from TLV-AMS for every day during the week of 03/17-03/22.

You are allowed to stopover in Amsterdam, so if there is availability from TLV-AMS, but not AMS-ORD(Chicago), try searching for AMS-ORD for the days after the TLV-AMS flight and enjoy Amsterdam!

Stuck In Israel

Thanx Dan for the quick response.
How would I be able to get that mileage seat if the Flying Blue agents cant find availability. My issue isnt from Amsterdam to US yet just from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam. Thanx for the time

Dan/Ctownbochur

It’s such a pain that Flying Blue doesn’t let you check availability online without having the required miles…

When calling phone agents the golden rule is if you don’t succeed at first, try try again…

Stuck In Israel

Thanx again. Been There Done That. They all dont haveit. Is it possible that what you saw on a different website is for a different mileage program or is it for Flying Blue (or is it possible that the flight was not KLM which is the only airline with this special), maybe I can book it through that website. Thanx for your help.

flying blue fan

I checked all the dates and there is no availability at all in March & April.

If there would have been available space for 25.000 miles it would be the deal of the year.

Sadly enough it isn’t.

Yossi

Hey Dan, you know of any group deals or individual deals from Miami to Tel Aviv for the summer? thanks for ur help….

chaim

any one check date from toronto to tlv for PESACH? please let us know if there is any availability. Thank you

mish

Dan, La Gondola doesn’t accept the restaurant.com coupons!

macdan

Dan, I transfered over 20,000 Starwoods miles and it only gave me 20,000 Flying Blue miles. I thought you said it gives you 25k FB miles?

Dan/Ctownbochur

You definitely get 25K flying blue miles for 20K starpoints.

If you didn’t, call up Starwood at 888-625-4988.

S.B.S.

MacDan!

Did you transfer them at once? Or at intervals?

hello

Anyone know if march 23 to go to israel is open and returning on the 30 ???

dovy

is it possible to leave canada april 30 and return in july with this deal?

hello

need help to get a ticket for the week after purim ??? anyone ?? i have 50000 starwood points but cant seem to get anything ??

S.B.S.

Going to Israel seems tricky. But to other places in Europe its easy (Russia for example)

Alex

Do you have any idea how much is fuel charge for such a ticket?

hello

S.B.S. ur the pro at this. can u help me get to israel I have 50000 starwood points & would like to go on March 23 thru 30 but can’t seem to figure out how/where to get it ??

S.B.S.

I sat yesterday for close to an hour with an agent trying to figure out if its possible, and she went thru the dates day-by-day the whole march & april and wasn’t able to find any availability from TLV (Tel-Aviv) to AMS (Amsterdam).

For flying from YYZ (Toronto) or ORD (Chicago) to AMS (Amsterdam), and from AMS (Amsterdam) to TLV (Tel-Aviv) there is availability. Same from AMS (Amsterdam) back to ORD (Chicago) or YYZ (Toronto) is available.

BUT, you can fly to anywhere else in EUROPE that KLM flies (Russia, England, Italy, etc.)

The problem is that Pesach is high season for Israel.

S.B.S.

HELLO.

If you have 50k Starpoints you can use it for other options, as I outlined in my PDF file that is mentioned earlier. You can transfer 50k Starpoints to KLM/AF Flying Blue and use 50k FLying Blue points for a Continental or Delta flight from NYC to Israel for Pesach. You just won’t find this promo.

hello

S.B.S. i did read your pdf but klm tells me that they have nothing open. i want to go the week of march 23 till the 30. would u get in touch with me to help me thru this ? i would greatly appreciate it. also i dont understand how i get the ticket on continental thru klm/flying blue. thanks alot

chulent

DAN PLEASE ADDRESS THE ISSUE
What happened to the Le Meridien Dead sea and Haifa
They changed to a category 3 without any notice,

Please advise!!

Thank you,
your fan in Israel

ez

when is it going to be out of newark or jfk get. get back to me thank you

Abbish

Can only search for availability online as this is a webaward (as told to me by cust svc rep)

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