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Title: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: MacDan on March 28, 2011, 08:40:35 PM
Dan and others,
I have $450 to work with in order to get myself to Israel in August. I have about 40,000 Starwoods points and the following in airlines:
AA- 12,300
Delta- 16,800
United-21,300

Do you know of any cash/point deals for any of those three? I can transfer the 40,000 points into them at any point. Please advise as soon as you conveniently can.
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 08:43:16 PM
No AMEX MR points?
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: MacDan on March 28, 2011, 08:44:25 PM
No AMEX MR points?

No. I have two Amex Starwoods cards (personal and business). No MR points. Since I got the cards I have a nasty on my credit reports that probably prevents me from getting another card.
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 08:45:38 PM
Check for availability on AF/KLM Flying Blue.
40K SPG=50K Flying Blue.
There are hefty surcharges though, I'm not sure what they are right now, but probably about $450 if I had to take a guess.
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: MacDan on March 28, 2011, 08:46:20 PM
Check for availability on AF/KLM Flying Blue.

Who should I transfer my miles into? Delta? They are part of the same alliance?
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: MacDan on March 28, 2011, 08:56:16 PM
Dan, Delta says that a 1st Class/Business round trip would be 230,000 miles each way, 145,000 for economy.

I am far, far short for such a flight as it currently sits. Any ideas on how to raise an obscene number of miles in such a short period of time?
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: MacDan on March 28, 2011, 09:12:19 PM
Dan, is there such thing as cash and points for international travel?
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: Monsey on March 28, 2011, 10:17:24 PM
Who should I transfer my miles into? Delta? They are part of the same alliance?
no, transfer your points into flying blue they only require 50k miles to tlv
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 28, 2011, 10:19:04 PM
no, transfer your points into flying blue they only require 50k miles to tlv

IF they have the availability...that is
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: MacDan on March 28, 2011, 10:19:41 PM
I checked and for those dates it was a lot more than 50k.
Title: Re: Israel in August on cash & points?
Post by: flyingace on March 29, 2011, 10:28:22 AM
Call them up do not rely on the website. They also let you book one ways. So you could do one way on AA and one way on FB if available.