I’ve written in the past about Flying Blue’s promo awards that come out every month. Each month they offer discounted award tickets from a couple of cities in North America to Europe and other countries like Israel, Turkey, or Greece. The Flying Blue award mileage program includes Air France, KLM, Air Europa, Delta, and more. This time, Flying Blue is offering 50% off economy flights booked to and from Dallas and 50% off business class flights booked to and from Montreal. That means you can book a flight from Dallas to Tel Aviv for only 12,500 points one way, or 31,250 points to fly in business class one way from Montreal. Be aware that Flying Blue adds a fuel surcharge that hovers around $130-$150 each way in economy and around $300 in business class.
Flights must be booked between 7/1-7/31 for travel between 9/1-10/31. If you don’t live in Dallas or Montreal but need a cheap/affordable way to get there to take advantage of this deal, try booking a short-haul flight using British Airways Avios. Dallas is a hub for American Airlines, so you should be able to find short-haul award tickets to Dallas with your BA points.
Flights from Dallas to Tel Aviv for 12,500 points:
Flights from Montreal to Tel Aviv in business class for 31,250 points:
Feel free to explore and experiment with various dates and cities to plan your trip to Europe, Turkey, or the Middle East.
How to Earn Flying Blue Points:
Flying Blue points can be transferred at a 1:1 ratio from any Membership Rewards American Express card. Points with cards such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, or the Amex Platinum Card can be used for Flying Blue award tickets. American Express Starwood Preferred Guest points are also transferrable to the Flying Blue program and you receive a 5,000 point bonus for every 20,000 point transfer made. Thus, you can fly roundtrip to Israel and Europe this summer for as low as 20,000 Starpoints! Start transferring points asap as they can take a couple of days to post in your account. Good luck!