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 25% off economy flights booked to and from Boston and 50% off economy flights booked to and from Houston. That means you can book a flight from Boston to Tel Aviv for 18,750 points each way, or 12,500 points each way from Houston. Be aware that Flying Blue carries a fuel surcharge that hover around $130-$150 each way.
Flights must be booked between 6/1-6/30 for travel between 8/1-9/30. If you don’t live in Boston or Houston 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.
Flights from Boston to Tel Aviv for 18,750 points:
Flights from Houston to Tel Aviv for 12,500 points:
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!
American Express is currently offering an increased sign up offer on their fantastic Starwood Preferred Guest Card of 30,000 points instead of the normal 25,000 points. After you meet the spending requirement of spending $5,000 in the first 6 months of card opening, that’s 35,000 points – almost enough for 2 free roundtrip tickets with this promo! If you need the referral link to sign up for this promotion, then please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to send you a referral code asap and help get you on your way towards that free ticket (or two) to Israel. Start transferring points asap as they can take a couple of days to post in your account. Good luck!