07/27 Snapshot Of Saver Level Awards Between The US And Israel Through October

For obvious reasons, saver award tickets to Israel have never been easier to obtain than right now.  United miles are great for Israel but I’ve never seen anywhere near amount of United nonstop award space.

For people redeeming round-trip coach saver awards to Israel in advance you are probably better off accumulating points on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus rather than traditional miles as the 2.11% back will probably be easier to use and require fewer points.

Saver awards typically open up within a month of the flight.  Here is a look at some of the nonstop options from North America to Tel Aviv.

I didn’t include El Al in this snapshot as their industry trailing website makes it too time intensive to search for lots of award space, but their nonstop coach award can be booked by American for 45K miles each way and their nonstop business award can be booked by American for 67.5K miles each way.

I also didn’t include Delta in this snapshot as their award calendar and the Air France award calendar have ridiculous amounts of false positives.    You can book a Delta coach award one-way with 25K Air France Flying Blue/AMEX miles with no fuel surcharges or a round-trip for 85K Delta miles.  You can book business class one-way with 62.5K Air France Flying Blue/AMEX miles or round-trip with 140K Delta miles.

Note that if you’re willing to fly with connections that there’s much more availability, but this post is just looking at nonstop flights.  Of course if you’ve been to a DansDeals seminar hopefully you know of even more ways to find award space.

United: Newark-Tel Aviv nonstop saver award space
-A coach round-trip with ANA/AMEX miles is 60K or a one-way “workaround” ANA coach award is 38K. A business round-trip is 90K or a one-way “workaround” ANA business award is 63K. No fuel surcharges for United flights
-Bookable in coach one-way with 40K Air Canada/AMEX miles. Business would be 82.5K one-way. No fuel surcharges for United flights
-Bookable in coach one-way with 42,500 United/Chase miles. Business would be 70K one-way. No fuel surcharges for any flights

Notes:
-You can also redeem 70K United miles for business class even when there is only coach available. Read this post for how to do that.
-The Chase United Explorer card gives expanded saver and standard award space. Read more about the unique benefits of the Chase United card in this post.
-Read about how to use and decrypt United’s powerful expert mode here.

07/27: UA84, 9+ coach and 7 business saver awards.
07/27: UA90, 9+ coach and 9+ business saver awards.
07/28: UA84, 9+ coach and 9+ business saver awards.
07/28: UA90, 9+ coach and 8 business saver awards.
07/29: UA84, 9+ coach and 9+ business saver awards.
07/29: UA90, 9+ coach and 9+ business saver awards.
08/02: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/03: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/03: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/04: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/04: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/05: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/05: UA90, 9+ coach and 7 business saver awards.
08/06: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/06: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/07: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/07: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/09: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/10: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/10: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/11: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/11: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/12: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/12: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/13: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/13: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/14: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/14: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/16: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/17: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/17: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/18: UA90, 2 coach saver awards.
08/19: UA84, 3 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 2 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/26: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/26: UA90, 5 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 1 seat for non cardholders/elites.
08/27: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/27: UA90, 8 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 4 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/28: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/28: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/30: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/31: UA84, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/31: UA90, 9+ coach saver awards.
09/27: UA90, 3 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 0 seats for non cardholders/elites.
09/29: UA84, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 5 seats for non cardholders/elites.

United: Tel Aviv-Newark nonstop saver award space
08/03: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/03: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/04: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards and 4 business saver awards.
08/04: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/05: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards and 9+ business saver awards.
08/05: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/06: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/06: UA91, 4 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 3 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/07: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards and 9+ business saver awards.
08/08: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards and 9+ business saver awards.
08/09: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/10: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/10: UA91, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 7 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/11: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards and 6 business saver awards.
08/11: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/12: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/12: UA91, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 7 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/13: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/13: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/14: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/14: UA91, 8 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 6 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/15: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/16: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/17: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/17: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/18: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/18: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/19: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/19: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/20: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/20: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/21: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/21: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/22: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/23: UA91, 8 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 5 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/24: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/24: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/25: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards and 8 business saver awards.
08/25: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/26: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/26: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/27: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/27: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/28: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/28: UA91, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 6 seats for non cardholders/elites.
08/29: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/30: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/31: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
08/31: UA91, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 6 seats for non cardholders/elites.
09/01: UA85, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 5 seats for non cardholders/elites.
09/01: UA85, 8 business saver awards.
09/04: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
09/05: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
09/07: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
09/07: UA91, 9+ coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 5 seats for non cardholders/elites.
09/08: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
09/08: UA91, 8 coach seats for credit cardholders or elites, 4 seats for non cardholders/elites.
09/09: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
09/09: UA91, 9+ coach saver awards.
10/13: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
10/14: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.
10/15: UA85, 9+ coach saver awards.

Air Canada, Toronto-Tel Aviv coach nonstop saver award space
-Bookable one-way with 42,500 United/Chase miles. No fuel surcharges for any flights.
07/27: 8+ saver award seats
07/28: 1 saver award seat
07/29: 8+ saver award seats
07/30: 8+ saver award seats
08/03: 6 saver award seats
08/04: 8+ saver award seats
08/05: 8+ saver award seats
08/06: 2 saver award seats
08/07: 8+ saver award seats
08/10: 8+ saver award seats
08/12: 8+ saver award seats
08/13: 7 saver award seats
08/14: 8+ saver award seats
08/17: 8+ saver award seats
08/18: 4 saver award seats
08/21: 3 saver award seats
08/28: 8+ saver award seats
09/01: 8+ saver award seats
09/02: 8+ saver award seats
09/07: 1 saver award seat
09/08: 1 saver award seat
09/10: 1 saver award seat
09/11: 7 saver award seats
09/14: 8+ saver award seats
09/15: 8+ saver award seats
09/17: 7 saver award seats
09/18: 7 saver award seats
09/21: 8+ saver award seats
09/22: 5 saver award seats
09/28: 8+ saver award seats
09/29: 8+ saver award seats
09/30: 3 saver award seats
10/12: 2 saver award seats
10/13: 2 saver award seats
10/20: 7 saver award seats
10/26: 8+ saver award seats
10/29: 4 saver award seats

Air Canada, Tel Aviv-Toronto coach nonstop saver award space
08/04: 8+ saver award seats
08/07: 8+ saver award seats
08/10: 8+ saver award seats
08/11: 3 saver award seats
08/12: 4 saver award seats
08/13: 8+ saver award seats
08/14: 8+ saver award seats
08/17: 8+ saver award seats
08/18: 8+ saver award seats
08/19: 8+ saver award seats
08/20: 8+ saver award seats
08/21: 2 saver award seats
08/24: 1 saver award seat
08/25: 4 saver award seats
08/26: 8+ saver award seats
08/27: 8+ saver award seats
08/28: 8+ saver award seats
08/31: 1 saver award seat
09/01: 2 saver award seats
09/02: 6 saver award seats
09/03: 6 saver award seats
09/04: 8+ saver award seats
09/07: 6 saver award seats
09/08: 8+ saver award seats
09/09: 8+ saver award seats
09/11: 6 saver award seats
09/14: 8+ saver award seats
09/15: 1 saver award seat
09/16: 2 saver award seats
09/18: 8+ saver award seats
09/21: 8+ saver award seats
09/28: 8+ saver award seats
09/29: 5 saver award seats
09/30: 8+ saver award seats
10/01: 5 saver award seats
10/02: 3 saver award seats
10/05: 6 saver award seats
10/06: 8+ saver award seats
10/07: 6 saver award seats
10/12: 8+ saver award seats
10/13: 8+ saver award seats
10/14: 8+ saver award seats
10/23: 6 saver award seats
10/26: 8+ saver award seats
10/27: 8+ saver award seats
10/30: 8+ saver award seats

USAirways, Philadelphia-Tel Aviv nonstop saver award space
Coach, Bookable one-way with 45K AA miles with no fuel surcharges or 30K BA miles plus fuel surcharges.
Business, Bookable one-way with 67.5K AA miles with no fuel surcharges or 60K BA miles with fuel surcharges.
07/27: 6 coach saver award seats, 9+ business saver award seats.
07/28: 9+ coach saver award seats, 2 business saver award seats.
07/29: 9+ coach saver award seats, 8 business saver award seats.
07/31: 5 coach saver award seats
08/03: 2 coach saver award seats, 1 business saver award seat.
08/05: 1 coach saver award seat, 2 business saver award seats.
08/07: 6 coach saver award seats.
08/11: 1 business saver award seat.
08/17: 9+ coach saver award seats.
09/01: 1 coach saver award seat
09/03: 1 coach saver award seat
09/18: 1 coach saver award seat
09/23: 2 coach saver award seats

USAirways, Tel Aviv-Philadelphia nonstop saver award space
07/29: 1 business saver award seat.
07/31: 6 coach saver award seats.
08/03: 9+ coach saver award seats.
08/07: 2 coach saver award seats
08/17: 1 coach saver award seat
08/18: 3 coach saver award seats
08/19: 1 coach saver award seat, 1 business saver award seat.
08/20: 3 coach saver award seats
08/21: 2 business saver award seats.
08/26: 2 coach saver award seats
08/27: 9+ coach saver award seats, 2 business saver award seats.
08/28: 6 coach saver award seats.
08/31: 4 coach saver award seats
09/01: 9+ coach saver award seats, 1 business saver award seat.
09/02: 7 coach saver award seats, 3 business saver award seats.
09/03: 9+ coach saver award seats, 4 business saver award seats.
09/04: 9+ coach saver award seats, 3 business saver award seats.
09/06: 1 coach saver award seat
09/07: 8 coach saver award seats
09/08: 7 coach saver award seats, 1 business saver award seat.
09/09: 1 coach saver award seat
09/10: 2 coach saver award seats
09/21: 2 coach saver award seats
09/27: 4 coach saver award seats
09/28: 4 coach saver award seats
09/29: 2 coach saver award seats
10/13: 1 coach saver award seat
10/14: 9+ coach saver award seats

It’s important to stress that award availability is very fluid. What’s available now may not be available in a few minutes. What’s unavailable now may become available later today, so you just need to keep checking!

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40 Responses to “07/27 Snapshot Of Saver Level Awards Between The US And Israel Through October”

  1. Abe Says:
    1

    Can you post Atlanta-israel availability ?

    Thanks so much

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  2. Dan Says:
    2

    @Abe:
    There are no nonstops from Atlanta.
    Just search for Atlanta to NYC/PHL/YYZ and then work the websites or call to stitch it together in one award redemption.

    Or book it as 2 awards on different airlines if needed.

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  3. Mike Says:
    3

    The question is the availability with return flights.

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  4. Dan Says:
    4

    @Mike:
    Did you read the post before commenting?

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  5. Mike Says:
    5

    @Dan: Whoops :-[

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  6. Heshy Says:
    6

    Is there a one way workaround if you fly with UA/ANA tlv-ewr?

    Thank you.

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  7. Dan Says:
    7

    @Mike:
    No worries, seems to be contagious around these parts 😉

    @Heshy:
    Yes.

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  8. AJK Says:
    8

    I guess AC J availability is not as good?

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  9. Dan Says:
    9

    @AJK:
    My search turned up a goose egg for Air Canada business class.

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  10. Jacob Says:
    10

    So the availability for Sukkos somehow never seems to get better… Hmmm. What to do??

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  11. Dan Says:
    11

    @Jacob:
    They’re not going to open up prime dates until they see that there will be unsold seats.
    And that won’t happen until much closer to those dates.

    ReplyReply
  12. Heshy Says:
    12

    @Dan:
    Dan, Where would I return from/to?

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  13. Dan Says:
    13

    @Heshy:
    TLV-EWR; IST-TLV would be 38K ANA miles in coach or 63K ANA miles in business.

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  14. Heshy Says:
    14

    Thank you Dan!
    Please let me know when/if you plan another seminar in Lakewood.

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  15. Dan Says:
    15

    @Heshy:
    I think the seminar concept may have run its course.

    I’ll try to make it out to Baltimore, but that might be it for now.

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  16. Heshy Says:
    16

    Then you have to offer me a private course. Or sell me a recording.

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  17. Dan Says:
    17

    @Heshy:
    Come to Baltimore when I arrange one there 🙂

    Did the IST flight work for you?

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  18. Heshy Says:
    18

    Its too far out. Its for November. I will wait.
    By the way – thanks to one of the forum members – I flew with United EWR to Shangai, and returned from TLV to EWR with ANA miles, and HKG-TLV with El Al booked in business with AA.
    Would have been double the miles with United miles.

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  19. zalmen leib teitelbaum Says:
    19

    can i booked it with ANA as a one way and how much will it be???

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  20. Dan Says:
    20

    @Heshy:
    Very well done!

    @zalmen leib teitelbaum:
    Read the post and previous comments.

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  21. Anonymous Says:
    21

    Thanks dan but two questions

    1 how can havin the explorer card help me if at all booking
    Using Ana miles.
    2. I have been looking for two biz seats on united using
    My Ana miles but cannot find even one seat between now
    And next June. Any guidance would be so appreciated

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  22. Dan Says:
    22

    @Anonymous:
    1. It doesn’t.

    2. Did you check any of the dates I found in this very post?

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  23. Heshy Says:
    23

    Hi. I booked a one-way ticket in November from JFK- Tel Aviv and I’m looking for a way back. Would love to get some help…I have lots of credit card points but I am so green at it.

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  24. RF Says:
    24

    Dan, curious if you know, do the (non El Al) airlines actually have revenue desks which track the Jewish calendar and zmanim and keep TLV holiday prices higher? How do they always know to charge much more for the specific flights that are just before and after every yom tov, with such pinpoint precision that a flight which is too close to the zman is drastically cheaper, even 11 months out? Or perhaps they simply copy El Al?

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  25. shmaiss Says:
    25

    @Dan, How do I book on ANA, utilizing my United Explorer card? It doesn’t show availability for a Saver award on 9/1…but should have availability with my card.

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  26. Jeff Says:
    26

    I see some award seats between now and tish bav.
    whats the customs or thoughts about flying during the nine days.

    dont want to do something i should avoid.

    thanks

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  27. W Says:
    27

    How much is fee for us direct via ba?

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  28. jason Says:
    28

    Dan, your patience when dealing with the same questions over and over again (that you already spelled out in your post) is amazing – as I don’t have kids I can only imagine this patience is am acquired skill from parenthood ☺

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  29. Freddie Says:
    29

    It sounds crass but… if I have lots of international flights in the coming months, would it be a strategy to use TLV as my “hub” so to speak? Like would it make sense to go through TLV coming in and out of Australia?

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  30. yay :) Says:
    30

    Super excited for a Baltimore seminar! Started following after going to Hawaii for $85 🙂 When do you think you will host it?

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  31. Baltimore Says:
    31

    @ Dan, we are waiting for you in Baltimore

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  32. A Canadian Says:
    32

    @dan
    Is there any way to get AC business YYZ-TLV?

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  33. LARRY ELLARD Says:
    33

    Can you post information regarding Houston to Tel Aviv? I know Turkish airlines Flys nonstop to Istanbul and then on to Tel Aviv. Been telling a LOT of people about your website. Toda raba . Larry0

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  34. reuvenhunt Says:
    34

    Will AMEX allow me to transfer MR points to a friends ANA account? (friend is not currently an AU on my AMEX)

    Alternatively, will ANA allow me to us my miles to book travel for a friend?

    Thanks!

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  35. Dan Says:
    35

    @RF:
    Of course they do.

    @shmaiss:
    You don’t.

    @Jeff:
    Ask a Rabbi.

    @W:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/47130

    @jason:
    Lol.

    @Freddie:
    Depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

    @A Canadian:
    Sure, search further out.
    Check United.com for nonstops only.

    @LARRY ELLARD:
    Use ITA to search for cheap flights?

    @reuvenhunt:
    If you call they will let you transfer.

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  36. chana k Says:
    36

    @reuvenhunt: Most airline programs let you book a ticket for a friend.

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  37. AAA Says:
    37

    I knew that the AF calendar has ridiculous amounts of false positives, but I never saw DL showing false availability.

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  38. Freddie Says:
    38

    @Dan
    Thanks for the reply. What I would be trying to accomplish would be increased award availability in F. I have to fly to three continents in September and I am having a hard time finding first class. Does it make sense to break everything into trips in and out of TLV?

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  39. A Yid Says:
    39

    hey i have 46k UR points and need to get from TLV-NYC are there any good deals for 10/26-30

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  40. AG Says:
    40

    Dan – I have been saving up my SPG points to travel business class elal for 3 ppl. through AA. AA does not seem to have access to all of Matmid’s availablity and it appears as though elal only releases 2 business seats per flight to AA in advance. Other than trying last minute, do you have any advice to work around it?
    Also, is AMEX MR the only cc I can accrue Matmid points through?

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