The update includes information on how to book award travel on Delta using Virgin Atlantic and the availability of award seats in each class on specific dates for different routes.

Here is a summary of the information provided:

Routes and Points/Miles Required:

  1. JFK to/from Tel Aviv: 35K Virgin Atlantic points, 39K Air France miles, or 62K Delta miles each way.
  2. Boston to/from Tel Aviv: 35K Virgin Atlantic points, 38K Air France miles, or 84K Delta miles each way.
  3. Atlanta to/from Tel Aviv: 44.5K Air France miles, 45K Virgin Atlantic points, or 120K Delta miles each way.

Available Dates: The update includes a list of valid dates for each route:

JFK to Tel Aviv accurate dates: September 23, November 14, 23, 30, December 1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 29, January 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29, February 1, 2, 7, 8, 25, April 8, 10.

Tel Aviv to JFK valid dates: November 24, December 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, January 10, 12, 15, 22, 26, February 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18.

Boston to Tel Aviv valid dates: November 14, 21, 23, 25, December 2, 5, 7, 9, January 4, 6, 13, 20, 25, February 1, 3, 17, April 13, 27.

Tel Aviv to Boston valid dates: October 1, 4, 13, 20, 25, December 1, 10, January 12, 14, 21, 31, February 4, 7, 14, 18, and April 26.

Atlanta to Tel Aviv valid dates: September 17, 23, November 21, 22, December 10, 11, 30, 31, and January 6.

Tel Aviv to Atlanta valid dates: September 2, 28, November 23, 28, 29, 30, December 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, January 9, 22, 29, 30, April 23, 26, 29, 30, May 1, 3.

 

Even expensive routes like JFK to Venice are available…if you search off-peak:

 

Just click on book my reward flight and search for the dates you want to book. Or use the dates on AirFrance.US to book with Flying Blue miles.

 

These cards can be used to earn rewards and then transferred to various airline and hotel loyalty programs for booking flights or hotel stays. Here’s a breakdown of the cards you mentioned:

American Express (AMEX) cards with transferable Membership Rewards points:

  1. AMEX Blue Business Plus
  2. AMEX Platinum Business
  3. AMEX Gold Business Card
  4. AMEX Platinum Consumer Card
  5. AMEX Gold Consumer Card
  6. AMEX Green Consumer Card
  7. AMEX Everyday Preferred Consumer Card
  8. AMEX Everyday Consumer Card

Chase cards that allow points to transfer into miles:

  1. Chase Sapphire Preferred
  2. Chase Sapphire Reserve
  3. Chase Ink Preferred Note: Some no-annual-fee Chase cards can earn points but require one of the above cards for points transfers. These include Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Unlimited, Chase Freedom Flex, and Chase Freedom Unlimited.

Citi cards that allow points to transfer into miles:

  1. Citi Premier Note: The Citi Double Cash card and Citi Custom Cash Card can earn points but require one of the above Citi cards for points transfers. The Citi Rewards+ Card can’t transfer points alone but can share points if you have one of the above Citi cards.

Capital One cards with transferable points:

  1. Capital One Venture X Card
  2. Capital One Venture
  3. Capital One Spark Miles
  4. Capital One Spark Cash Plus Card

Marriott cards with transferable points:

  1. Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card
  2. Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card
  3. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
  4. Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card

These cards offer the flexibility to transfer your points or miles to various loyalty programs, allowing you to maximize your rewards for travel bookings. It’s essential to review each card’s specific benefits, earning rates, annual fees, and terms and conditions to determine which one aligns with your travel and spending preferences.