Flying Blue, the Air France-KLM partnership, is currently offering a 50% award miles promo for bookings from Boston to Europe. Flights must be booked between April 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 for travel between June 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014. Now, the best part of this deal is the fact that you can fly to places like Israel, Athens, Moscow, Istanbul, and many other locations considered part of Europe by Air France and KLM. So for 25,000 points and $300, you can fly from Boston to Tel Aviv in the peak summer!
You should find many options and flight selections for only 12,500 points each way.
Select your flight with a stopover in Paris both ways and you should find an itinerary similar to the following:
Using 20,000 Starpoints
So if the total comes out to 25,000 points, then how come I only need 20,000 to book this flight? With the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Card, you can transfer your points to dozens of airlines including Air France/KLM. Starwood has one of the best promotions of any card, that when you transfer 20,000 points to any airlines, you will receive a 5,000 point bonus free! You will not find a better deal to Israel or any of the other destinations shown below, in the peak summer. Refer to my previous article on the best cards from American Express for a complete list of airline transfer partners with the Starwood Preferred Guest Card.
As I’m sure many of you don’t happen to live in Boston, there are many great options to fly there with points. If you live on the east coast, you can most likely fly to Boston for only 4,500 points each way with British Airways Avios points. You can transfer points from the Chase Ultimate Rewards program to British Airways, or to other airlines such as United and Southwest. If you can’t use points to get to Boston and flights to Boston turn out to be too expensive, then this deal might not be worth it for you. However, if you’d like to visit Israel or Europe this summer and flights are well in excess of $1,000, then this deal would be well worth the savings.
Good luck and comment below if you book a flight or have any questions!