December 23rd, 2012
Update, 12/24 : This is still alive, but with very limited dates.
For example on Orbitz using multi-city from Newark to Tel Aviv on 01/30 and Tel Aviv to Miami on 02/10 comes out to $538 (it says $498 but then the price jumps to $538 on the next page). The return flight is nonstop via JFK where you can claim your luggage and leave the airport.
If you find more dates make a comment!
I apologize in advance for posting yet another NYC-TLV fare deal…
The $592 deal for Newark-Amsterdam-Tel Aviv-Amsterdam-Newark is still alive and well. All of the same rules apply as with that deal, so be sure to read that post first! That deal has many more working dates than this one does. For example if you are looking for Succos tickets be sure to look at that deal and not this one.
Here’s another way to book it for even less:
Go to Orbitz and under the flight search click on “multi-city.”
You may also have luck with Priceline.
For example search for:
Flight 1 from Newark To Tel Aviv on 01/22
Flight 2 from Tel Aviv to Miami on 01/31.
In the results will be fares starting from $444, but anything less than $498 is just a dummy fare and will give an error. Scroll down to the $498 price and select it.
The itinerary is as follows:
01/22, Delta 34, EWR-AMS
01/22, Delta 9575, AMS-TLV
01/31, Delta 269, TLV-JFK
01/31, Delta 269, JFK-ATL
01/31, Delta 2373, ATL-MIA
Now here’s the catch. You fly nonstop from Tel Aviv to JFK and you pickup your bags in JFK to go through customs. At that point you can go into line to recheck your bags to Miami or you can just leave the airport. Nobody will force you to recheck your bags or board the plane to Atlanta and then Miami.
Of course you can always just go to Miami and book a one-way flight back home. Or if you’re from Miami just book a one-way flight to NYC at the beginning of the trip. This trick also works for Fort Lauderdale.
Sample $498 dates:
03/13-04/08 (Pesach, $
498) Now $541 (cheaper fares error out)
03/17-04/08 (Pesach) Now dead!
Post a comment if you find other dates.
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