December 5th, 2012
Update #2, 12/05: This sale will end sometime tomorrow.
It is now valid from JFK to Tel Aviv and from Tel Aviv to JFK.
Additionally on Orbitz there are flights on Swiss between January and March on select dates for under $740 round-trip from Tel Aviv to JFK via Zurich or Geneva. Use ITA advanced routing code LX+ to find valid dates.
Update: 12/02: Now bookable on El Al as well.
I posted yesterday the details of an upcoming El Al fare sale.
Delta and United have now gone ahead and proactively copied their fare sale, offering nonstop flights for $953 round-trip with tax. The El Al sale won’t be bookable until tomorrow. I wrote in yesterday’s post the pros and cons of each airline but suffice it to say that I’d fly on United from Newark even if I didn’t have elite status with them.
-The fares are bookable now on Orbitz, which offers regular mileage earning, price assurance refunds and more importantly free cancellations until 11pm ET the day after you book. (I.E. Book at 1:00am and have 46 hours to cancel for free), or you can book direct from the airline, though with United for example you will then have a shorter cancellation period (24 hours from whenever you book)
Don’t forget to use the best credit card for airfare:
-Earn over 5 points per dollar with Chase Freedom (up to $1,500 per quarter with registration), or 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, or 3 points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
Seats for specific dates are all limited and may sell out quickly.
To help find other valid dates check the Orbitz box to search “3 days before and after” to help find other valid dates.
-The JFK-TLV flight must begin between 01/13-03/10.
-Maximum stay is 30 nights.
Sample valid dates: