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Best business class award redemption US-Israel

Best business class award redemption US-Israel

  1. AndreN

    Hi,

    Which program would require the least number of miles for an award redemption for business class between US and Israel. Transferable from Chase UR or Amex MR. I don’t mind paying some cash for fuel surcharges.
    So far the best option I found is through Singapore Krisflyer – 115K round trip plus fuel surcharges (on Turkish it’s around $300). Maybe Flying Blue (Israel is considered ‘Europe’ by them)? Any better options?

    Thanks!

  2. No Name

    [USER=995]@AndreN[/USER]

    Welcome.

    Would not call it better, but an option would Chase UR to Korean Air. NA to ME would cost 120K points for a Skyteam award.

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/02/14/how-to-redeem-korean-air-skypass-miles/[/URL]

  3. AndreN

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 8737, member: 268″][USER=995]@AndreN[/USER]

    Welcome.

    Not sure I would call it better, but an option would Chase UR to Korean Air. NA to ME would cost 120K points for a Skyteam award.

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/02/14/how-to-redeem-korean-air-skypass-miles/[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Thanks!
    I assume from West Coast the only viable option would be KLM/AF? Any idea if there are fuel surcharges when redeeming Korean for those flights?
    Is this option better than transferring directly to Flying Blue from Amex MR?

  4. No Name

    Unless I have missed something the West Coast choices are either KLM/AF or Delta.

    Korean pass on fuel surcharges, think it would be high in the range 900-1000$ if my memory is correct.

    Let me check a bit on FlyingBlue, don’t have all the information in the head about them.

    Edit
    [USER=995]@AndreN[/USER] Will try and get back to you tomorrow or on Sunday unless some of the others members can’t help you first , don’t have the time today.

    Edit 2
    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER]
    Could you one of you guys help [USER=995]@AndreN[/USER] with his FB questions? My (F)LyingBlue account does not seem to want to let me in tonight and I’m giving up. :mad::mad::mad:

  5. Gaurav

    [USER=995]@AndreN[/USER] Been traveling so haven’t been able to look this up before now. Quick look at November on FB shows the cheapest routing R/T is 125,000 miles plus ~650 in taxes and fees although the majority of dates are significantly higher.

  6. AndreN

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 8830, member: 79″][USER=995]@AndreN[/USER] Been traveling so haven’t been able to look this up before now. Quick look at November on FB shows the cheapest routing R/T is 125,000 miles plus ~650 in taxes and fees although the majority of dates are significantly higher.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks! Seems like redeeming through Krisflyer is the best option. 115k + $500 biz round trip on Turkish.

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