June 8th, 2013
-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book, on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, or direct from the airline.
- Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, 3 points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
The $868.97 fare is valid for departures on select dates between 10/20/13-12/15/13 and 12/25/13-03/15/14.
It should be bookable from now through 06/30/13.
Currently the fare is only available on Delta but tomorrow it will also be bookable on El Al and United. More travel dates on sale will be available tomorrow when the El Al and United fares are loaded.
There will be a $1,068.97 fare nonstop from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv on El Al as well that will be bookable tomorrow.
You will earn full miles with all of those carriers but bear in mind that:
-Delta miles are worth the least of the major airlines and rumor has it that they will be making them worth even less as they shift to a revenue based program. Delta has one flight a day between JFK and Tel Aviv at night and it’s on an older though renovated 747.
-El Al Matmid points are terrible and expire but you can earn full American miles for your El Al flight by giving them your AAdvantage number. El Al flies from both JFK and Newark several times a day.
-United miles are the most valuable. They fly twice a day between Newark and Tel Aviv and their 777s are the newest aircraft that services the market.