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Global Tours Succos Sale: NYC To Israel For $1,195 With A Stop On Prime Dates

Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 9:38 pm

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Travel must be booked through this link.

-Succos to Israel with a stop: $1,195 on prime dates Click here to book with a stop.

Fares are round-trip and inclusive of all taxes. Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

8 Day Tour Of Israel With Airfare, Hotel, And Food From Just $999 Via Groupon

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 4:33 pm

8 Day Tour Of Israel With Airfare, Hotel, And Food For $999 Via Groupon

-Groupon promo codes don’t apply to this deal.

For questions about this Groupon deal call Gate 1 Travel at 1-800-682-3333.
-Upgrades from connecting flight to nonstop flights are available for approximately $200-$300, call for the exact price for your date.

This Groupon includes:
-Round-trip airfare from Chicago/ORD, JFK, or Los Angeles to Tel Aviv.
-Flights from JFK and Chicago start at $999, flights from Los Angeles start at $1,299.
-Airline taxes and fuel surcharges included.
-1 night of accommodations at Cinema Hotel, Art Plus Hotel Tel Aviv, or similar in Tel Aviv
-2 nights of accommodations at Kibbutz Lavi, Nof Ginosar, Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, or similar in Galilee or Ron Beach Hotel or similar in Tiberias
-3 nights of accommodations at Mount Zion Hotel or similar in Jerusalem
-All transfers.
-Six breakfasts, two dinners.
-Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motorcoach.
-Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.
-Entrance fees per itinerary.
-All options priced per person, based on double occupancy, or pay an additional $400 fee to travel solo.
-Stays can be extended for a fee.
-Book by 7/11/17 or promo value expires

HT: Nechama S., via DDFB

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Monday, June 19th, 2017, 11:22 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Sunday, June 11th, 2017, 9:45 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

Last Chance: Drawing Monday! Win 6 Round Trip Tickets to Israel With VIP Service.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 9:48 pm

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Win a VIP family trip for 6 to Israel, starting at $36! Trip includes airfare for 6, VIP Airport Service, VIP Shabbos in Jerusalem, and Exclusive VIP Gedolim Tour.

The drawing is this Monday.

*Click here to enter now*: www.fly2ey.com

Additional 6 Amazing Packages including: Silver, Elegance Sheitel, 2 tickets anywhere in the US, Schotenstein Shas & more

Enter: www.fly2ey.com
Email: Raffle@fly2ey.com
24 Hours: 732-268-1152

By purchasing a raffle you will have a part in helping fund the beautiful Yeshiva Stolin Karlin in Lakewood. Tizka Lmitzvis

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Monday, June 5th, 2017, 9:35 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

AMEX Will Cover Car Rental CDW Coverage In Israel Effective In September

Sunday, June 4th, 2017, 10:28 pm

Currently AMEX cards exclude car rental CDW insurance in Australia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, and New Zealand.

Effective on 9/1, only Australia, Italy, and New Zealand will be excluded from coverage.

CDW coverage covers damage to your rental car.

Of course in Israel you are also required to take out liability insurance, but having a credit card from Chase, or from AMEX starting in September, will save you from paying for CDW insurance. Be sure to ask for a letter of coverage before traveling to Israel to provide to the rental car agency.

As always when renting in Israel, you should take detailed pictures of scratches on your rental car before and after your rental. And be sure that the agent signs off on every scratch. Israeli car rental agencies are notorious for charging over and over again for the same scratch. Even if you buy the CDW from the car rental agency you’ll still have to pay for the scratch as they have a high deductible on their own CDW coverage. Be sure to decline the car rental agency’s CDW coverage and you’ll have zero deductible from your credit card. If you do not decline the car rental’s CDW coverage then your credit card will not cover your rental.

AMEX only provides secondary coverage unless you pay for a premium car rental plan for $19.95/rental. However in general your personal auto insurance won’t cover you when abroad, so the credit card insurance will effectively provide primary coverage outside of the US.

In general the best card for car rentals is the Chase Sapphire Reserve. That card earns triple points for car rentals and has primary coverage worldwide.

But AMEX protections typically have less red tape than protections from other banks, so adding coverage for car rentals in Israel is a nice benefit addition.

HT: Lou Bob, via DDF and Grant

Global Tours Succos Sale: NYC To Israel For $1,795 Nonstop Or $1,195 With A Stop On Prime Dates

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Travel must be booked through the following links:

-Succos to Israel Nonstop: $1,795 on prime dates Click here to book nonstop.

-Succos to Israel with a stop: $1,195 on prime dates Click here to book with a stop.

Fares are round-trip and inclusive of all taxes. Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

Last Chance To Win A Flight For Your Family To Israel For Only $50 Thanks To Air Canada!

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:41 pm

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Grand Prize Linky

Planning a trip to Israel? For only $50 you can enter for a chance to win FIVE tickets to Israel on Air Canada plus $5,000 in cash to spend while you are there.

The drawing is tomorrow, Sunday May 21st. Tickets can be purchased online until 7:00PM EST.

Don’t miss the Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes Auction. Due to the small size of our auction your chances of winning are HUGE.
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Today Only: Win Bonus Trips To Israel From Oorah!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 4:27 pm

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It’s the deal of a lifetime and it’s over tonight!

In advance of the Oorahthon this Motzai Shabbos, with your donation to the Oorah Auction, you’ll also be entered to a bonus last chance raffle to win tickets to Israel.

6 winners will be drawn today 9 pm. That’s right, besides for winning all the other great Auction prizes, you can also win bonus tickets to Israel.

Make sure you’ve entered the Oorah Auction for a chance to win tens of valuable prizes such as $36,000 cash, gift cards, and vacations.

Enter today to get your bonus tickets! Visit oorahauction.org

Summer Car Rental Special In Israel From Noach Car Rental And Budget

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 11:53 am

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Noach Car Rental Deals:

Summer early bird special discounted low season rate (approximately 30% cheaper than the regular season rate). Plus pay no rental fee (mandatory liability fee will apply) for Shabbos.

This offer must be booked by May 28th.

Offer is valid for most 5 passenger cars.

-Car pickup is at terminal 3 (no shlepping onto a long shuttle!)

-Second Driver is Free and customer service is second to none, our customers love us for good reason!

–We are here to help and assist you by phone and by email and are around to help when you pickup and dropoff your rental. Jerusalem based office 8am-9pm Israel time (1am-2pm EST). Israel: 0722-777-200. US: 212-901-5205. UK: 203-868-0276 Email: Rent@NoachCar.co.il Web: NoachCar.co.il

VIP Israel Family Trip! Win 6 Round Trip Tickets To Israel With VIP Service For Just $36! You Can Still Fly To Miron

Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 9:28 pm

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An amazing opportunity at your fingertips: Win a VIP family trip to Israel, starting at $36! Trip includes airfare for 6, VIP Airport Service, VIP Shabbos In Jerusalem, and Exclusive VIP Gedolim Tour.

*Click here to enter now*: www.fly2ey.com

Additional 6 Amazing Packages including: Silver, Elegance Sheitel, 2 tickets anywhere in the US, Schotenstein Shas & more

Enter: www.fly2ey.com
Email: Raffle@fly2ey.com
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By purchasing a raffle you will have a part in helping fund the beautiful Yeshiva Stolin Karlin in Lakewood. Tizka Lmitzvis

DansDeals exclusive: enter “DANSDEALS” in the referral box when purchasing grand prize tickets, and you will be automatically entered to win an enhanced package.

Lag Baomer And Shavuot Deals In Israel With YeRent Car Rental: Prices From Just $16/Day Including Insurance And An Extra Driver!

Monday, May 8th, 2017, 6:16 pm

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Reserve now and lock in an amazing car rental rates!
Coming to Israel For Lag Baomer or Shavuot? It’s time to reserve a car. Make a reservation now and get the special price.

Prices from just $16/day including 3rd party insurance and an extra driver based on a weekly rate!

Reserve Now and Get the Lowest Rate!
– Car Pick Up conveniently located in Terminal 3.
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Great deals and more options as well in Israel, Europe, and USA!

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Win A Flight For Your Family To Israel For Only $50 Thanks To Air Canada!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Grand Prize Linky
Planning a trip to Israel? For only $50 you can get a chance to win FIVE tickets to Israel sponsored by Air Canada plus $5,000 in cash to spend while you are there.

Purchase your auction tickets in advance and get EXTRA chances to win. Every week we will pick one name from all orders placed before that date.
-The 1st drawing will take place on May 8th.
The winner will receive an iPod Shuffle.
-The 2nd drawing will take place on May 15th.
The winner will receive an iPod Touch.
-The 3rd drawing will take place on May 19th.
The winner will receive iPad Air.

Place your order early for a chance to win in all three drawings!

Don’t miss the Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes Auction. Due to the small size of our auction your chances of winning are HUGE.
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VIP Israel Family Trip! Win 6 Round Trip Tickets To Israel With VIP Service For Just $36! Early Bird Deadline Today!

Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 10:33 pm

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An amazing opportunity at your fingertips: Win a VIP family trip to Israel, starting at $36! Trip includes airfare for 6, VIP Airport Service, VIP Shabbos In Jerusalem, and Exclusive VIP Gedolim Tour.

Early bird special ends today: Enter by April 30th and win a Weekend getaway for 2 at the Raleigh Hotel NY.

*Click here to enter now*: www.fly2ey.com

Additional 6 Amazing Packages including: Silver, Elegance Sheitel, 2 tickets anywhere in the US, Schotenstein Shas & more

Enter: www.fly2ey.com
Email: Raffle@fly2ey.com
24 Hours: 732-268-1152

By purchasing a raffle you will have a part in helping fund the beautiful Yeshiva Stolin Karlin in Lakewood. Tizka Lmitzvis

DansDeals exclusive: enter “DANSDEALS” in the referral box when purchasing grand prize tickets, and you will be automatically entered to win an enhanced package.

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, 10:07 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

Last Few Seats! Pesach To Israel Non-Stop For $1,795 Round-Trip After Taxes!

Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 10:10 pm

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Fly JFK-Tel Aviv-JFK on April 5th – April 19th for $1,795 after taxes!

Book your tickets here.

Additionally, we offer a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017

-For other departure dates please call.
-Limited availability, so book now.
-Offer may expire at any time.
-May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

For more info & to book, please visit www.globaltoursinc.com, call 877-SEE-TEL-AVIV, 212-986-7400‎ or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Last Few Seats! Pesach To Israel Non-Stop For $1,795 Round-Trip After Taxes!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 9:23 pm

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Fly JFK-Tel Aviv-JFK on April 5th – April 19th for $1,795 after taxes!

Book your tickets here.

Additionally, we offer a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017

-For other departure dates please call.
-Limited availability, so book now.
-Offer may expire at any time.
-May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

For more info & to book, please visit www.globaltoursinc.com, call 877-SEE-TEL-AVIV, 212-986-7400‎ or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Getting To Israel Using Starwood Starpoints, 2017 Edition

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 12:42 pm

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-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX offer 25K signup points each with no fee for the first year. You can also use your Starpoints to stay free at the the highly rated Sheraton Tel Aviv and later this year at the W Tel Aviv – Jaffa which is scheduled to open on October 1st. With a Starwood business card you’ll even get free lounge access and meals at the Sheraton Tel Aviv! 


Related post: The Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart (2015)


The Starwood card is an excellent card for general spending. You can use just a couple thousand points for free hotel nights or transfer points into the mileage programs of 36 different airlines with a 25% transfer bonus. If you are transferring points you may also want to consider Starwood’s Nights & Flights option where you can save 8,000 points on a mileage transfer plus a 5 night stay in a category 3 or 4 hotel.

To make a mileage transfer just login to your Starwood account at SPG.com. If you have never made an account at SPG.com you may need to set one up. Locate your SPG number on the Starwood AMEX statement where it lists how many points you earned in the past month and for the year. Then you can setup an SPG.com account. Click here to transfer Starpoints into airline miles. Note that transfers can take a few days to complete.

A new feature that is awesome but makes the options are lot more complicated is the ability to transfer Starpoints into Marriott points at a 1:3 ratio.

Marriott has their own airline transfer option and an excellent miles+nights redemption option.

You can read more about the 5 ways of transferring Starpoints into airline miles here.

-With 90K Starpoints you can get 270K Marriott points.

-With 270K Marriott points you can get 7 nights in a Marriott category 1-5 hotel plus 132K United miles! Or you can get 7 nights plus 120K miles with Air Canada, Alaska, American, British Airways, or Delta.

That’s a better deal than transferring 100K Starpoints into 125K airline miles. However for the purpose of this post I’ll ignore the Marriott transfer options as they only work in specific transfer amounts and it will make this post even more complicated. However, I have added United as an option below using via Marriott as Starpoints don’t transfer at a 20K:25K ratio with United, but the transfer ratio to United is worthwhile via Marriott at 18,667 Starpoints to 25,000 United miles. You can do far better than that with a miles+nights redemption and you should read this post to learn more.

The rates in this post are for flights from NYC to Tel Aviv unless otherwise noted.

Read more about using Starpoints to fly to Israel after the jump: (more…)

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Monday, March 20th, 2017, 10:10 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

Early Bird Special: Win 6 Round Trip VIP Tickets To Israel For Just $36!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 2:49 pm

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Early Bird: An amazing opportunity at your fingertips: Win a VIP family trip to Israel, starting at $36! Trip includes airfare for 6, shabbos in Jerusalem, and exclusive Gedolim Tour. Early Bird: Weekend getaway for 2 at the Raleigh Hotel

Click here to buy tickets.

Additional 6 prize packages including: Silver, Elegance Sheitel, 2 tickets anywhere in the US, Schotenstein Shas & more…

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Email: Raffle@fly2ey.com
Call: 732-595-2392

By purchasing a raffle you will have a part in helping fund the beautiful Yeshiva Stolin Karlin in Lakewood.

DansDeals exclusive: enter “DANSDEALS” in the referral box when purchasing grand prize tickets, and you will be automatically entered to win an enhanced package.

How Far Will Team Israel Go?

Sunday, March 12th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Israel, the 41st ranked team in the World Baseball Classic, defeated Cuba this morning.

They failed to qualify for the World Baseball Classic in 2012 and it took a miracle for them to qualify for this year’s tournament. Israel is the only team without any current major league players on their team.

They have defeated South Korea (ranked #3), Taiwan (ranked #4), Cuba (ranked #5), and the Netherlands (ranked #9).

They even managed to squeeze in a megilla reading in honor of Purim!

 

The world is noticing. And the comments are hilarious:

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Next up for Team Israel is the Netherlands (ranked #9) at 6AM EDT tomorrow morning and then on Wednesday at 6AM EDT they’ll face off against Japan, the number 1 ranked team.

The odds of them winning the World Baseball Classic were set at 200:1, so I’m not expecting them to go all the way. But then again the Cavs came back from 3-1, the small market Indians shocked everyone by taking the Cubs into extra innings of game 7 in the World Series, and the Patriots overcame a 25 point deficit to win the Superbowl in overtime.

I guess the only question is how many Starpoints will it cost to throw out the first pitch of the World Baseball Classic’s championship game between Israel and the United States 😀

$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 9:24 pm

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: HOLYLAND2017 

-For any questions and to book please call us at 877-SEE TEL AVIV, 212-986-7400, or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

Global Tours Pesach Sale: Fly Nonstop NYC-Israel $1,195, NYC-Miami $399, NYC-Orlando $485 On Prime Dates

Sunday, February 19th, 2017, 9:30 pm

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Travel must be booked through the following links:

-NYC to Israel: $1,195 on prime dates Click here to book NYC to Israel.

-NYC to Miami: $399 on prime dates Click here to book NYC to Miami.

-NYC to Orlando: $485 on prime dates Click here to book NYC to Orlando.

Fares are round-trip and inclusive of all taxes. Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

Special Deals For Pesach In Israel From YeRent Car Rental

Sunday, February 19th, 2017, 4:07 pm

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Reserve now and lock in an amazing car rental rates!
Coming to Israel For Pesach? It’s time to reserve a car. Make a reservation now and get the low season price.

Reserve Now and Get the Lowest Rate!
– Car Pick Up conveniently located in Terminal 3.
– Cars are only rented from major and reliable rental companies.
– Guaranteed no hidden fees or surprises.

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Get A 100% Bonus When Purchasing IHG Points; Lock In PointBreaks For $28.75/Night And Hotels In Israel From $57.50/Night

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 10:47 am

IHG: Get 100% bonus points through 2/17.

An IHG account is required, you can join here for free.

IHG normally sells points directly for 1.15 cents each. You can also transfer points from Chase, but that’s a criminal use of Chase points. Of course there’s a hack to buy their points at .7 cents each but with the current sale you can buy them directly for less than that without jumping through hoops. And that hack requires that you have points to start with.

IHG will double all the points you purchase, but to get the lowest rate (.575 cents per point) you’ll need to purchase at least 26K points which will be doubled to 52K points for $299. Of course you’ll also earn points on your credit card which will make the effective rate less than .575 cents per point.

You can purchase 60K points per member per year, so you can get up to 120K points with this promotion which would cost $690.

Note that IHG points require activity every 12 months, but you can just redeem for a hotel award and cancel it to extend the expiration for another 12 months.

IHG runs PointBreaks which allows you to book rooms at rotating hotels for just 5,000 points per night. That’s just $28.75 for a room if you buy points at .575 cents each. Those hotels rotate every couple of months.

Plus you don’t pay tax on award nights.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties in NYC, London, Paris etc. For example an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora can go for as much as $1,000 with tax but costs just 60K points. That’s just $345 at .575 cents per point.

There are several IHG hotels in Israel. They won’t necessarily be a deal with this promotion, but they may be depending on the price of your desired travel dates.
Holiday Inn Ashkelon: 10K ($57.50 with this promo)
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem: 20K ($115)
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Eilat: 25K ($143.75)
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv Diamond District: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Haifa: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center: 30K ($172.50)
InterContinental David Tel Aviv: 40K ($230)

Emirates Adding a 2nd Nonstop From NYC To Europe; Another Good Use Of Starpoints To Israel

Thursday, February 9th, 2017, 11:34 am

Update: Award availability for this flight has been loaded and is wide open for travel in March, April, and May.

You can search for award space on alaskaair.com or emirates.com

Alaska charges 95K miles in coach, 210K miles in business, or 360K miles in first class round-trip between NYC and Athens or Milan:

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However you can book the trip with JAL miles for just 40K miles in coach, 65K miles in business, or 100K miles in first class round-trip.

Taxes and fees on a round-trip should be about $95 with Alaska miles or $70 with JAL miles.

You can transfer Starpoints to JAL at a 20K:25K ratio and then call JAL to book at 800-525-3663 as it can’t be booked online with JAL miles.


Originally posted on 1/23:

Related posts:
-The Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart
-Getting To Israel Using Starwood Starpoints, 2016 Edition
American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.


Emirates currently flies a daily A380 nonstop between JFK and Milan.

Effective 3/12 they will also fly a daily 777 nonstop between Newark and Athens.

Both flights offer coach, business, and first class, though the 777 has 7 across seating in business class, has no business/first class bar, and doesn’t offer first class showers like the A380 offers.

Partner award inventory hasn’t been loaded for the Athens flight, but for when it does, JAL has the best award chart for Emirates flights. They don’t charge a fuel surcharge for Emirates flights.

A round-trip on either route or an open-jaw (for example departing JFK-Milan and returning Athens-Newark) costs 40K JAL miles in coach, 65K in business, or 100K in first class, round-trip.

The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX have the ability to earn points that are transferable to dozens of airlines at a 20K:25K ratio, effectively 1.25 miles per dollar spent everywhere.

Thanks to the 25% bonus for transferring Starpoints to JAL it’s effectively 32K Starpoints in coach, 52K Starpoints in business class, or 80K Starpoints in first class, round-trip.

From Athens it’s a sub-2 hour flight to Israel on Star Alliance member Aegean or on El Al. In May SkyTeam member Aliatalia will also fly nonstop between Athens and Tel Aviv.

Round-trips from Athens to Tel Aviv start at just $117:

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From Milan you can fly on EasyJet or El Al nonstop to Tel Aviv.

HT: Chapshnell, via DDF

Ultra Low-Cost Carrier RyanAir Will Add 15 New Routes To Israel This Year

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 9:44 am

Ticket prices from Europe to Israel are sure to plummet as RyanAir announced they will launch a massive expansion in Israel.

RyanAir currently flies from Eilat, Israel to
Krakow, Poland
Kaunas, Lithuania
Bratislava, Slovakia
Budapest, Hungary

They will start flying from Tel Aviv to Paphos, Cyprus on March 28.

-They will also add service later this year from Tel Aviv to:
Baden-Baden, Germany
Milan, Italy
Gdansk, Poland
Poznan, Poland
Wroclaw, Poland
Krakowm Poland

-From Eilat they will add service later this year to:
Brussels, Belgium
Baden-Baden, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Milan, Italy
Gdansk, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Poznan, Poland

HT: mend89, via DDF and Elisheva B.

Global Tours Pesach Blowout Sale: Fly Nonstop NYC To Israel For $1,195, NYC To Miami For $399 Round-Trip On Prime Dates

Monday, January 30th, 2017, 10:19 pm

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Travel must be booked through the following links:

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Fares are round-trip and inclusive of all taxes. Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. May not be combined with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

WOW Air Plans To Launch Service To Tel Aviv In June, Will You Fly A ULCC To Israel?

Friday, January 27th, 2017, 11:33 am

WOW Air plans to fly from Iceland to Israel starting in June.

WOW serves or plans to serve 10 North American cities: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Newark, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto. You’ll be able to connect from those cities to Tel Aviv via Reykjavik.

They’re fashioned as a ULCC (Ultra low-cost carrier) like Spirit, but WOW.

They advertise cheap fares, but the extras add up quickly.

For a round-trip from the east coast to Europe you’ll pay:
-$102/$140 for a carry-on bag paid for in advance/at checkin. You’ll pay an additional $60 if it doesn’t fit in their bag sizer.
-$142/$160 for a 44 pound checked bag paid for in advance/at checkin. You’ll pay an additional $18.18 per pound over 44 pounds.
-Reserving a seat will set you back an additional $40-$200 depending on the seat.
-Water, soda, and snacks cost extra.
-There’s no Wi-Fi or entertainment onboard.

They haven’t yet announced if the fees for Israel flights will be higher than Europe.

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Support Ezer L’Talmud And Get 1 Of The Final 500 Tickets To Win $70K Cash, 10 Round-Trip Tickets To Israel, Or The Latest Model Tesla X!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017, 10:25 pm

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$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 9:00 pm

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Yes, Sapphire Reserve Has Primary Car Rental CDW Coverage In Israel; DROPR Applies In Writing Just As It Does Over The Phone…

Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 4:09 pm

Related:
-Last Chance For Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Signup Bonus; Get $2,100 In Travel!


In November I wrote about HUCA (Hang up, Call again) and DROPR (Don’t rely on phone reps, pronounced Drop-Er) after a rep told a DD reader bad information about the timing of the Sapphire Reserve travel credit.

Phone reps are typically the worst offenders. I’ve gotten more than enough comically bad information from phone reps of banks, airlines, hotels, and other companies to fill a book.

Sometimes companies will honor what their phone reps say. I had a Chase Continental Presidential Plus credit card with a grandfathered $100 annual fee. When they launched the Chase United Club card a rep agreed to switch the card over and honor the $100 annual fee. I wrote down the rep’s name and the time of the conversation. When the year was up I was billed $395 but when I referenced the rep’s name and the time of the conversation Chase was able to listen to the recording and honor the $100 annual fee along with a $60 annual 1K bill credit. That was my go-to card for general spending until Chase came out with the Freedom Unlimited card.

But many times companies won’t honor erroneous information, so it helps to double check information received on places like the DansDeals Forums where people with experience can verify what you were told.

Even written information can be bad.

When the Sapphire Reserve came out 2 Chase SM reps told me that additional users get their own Global Entry fee credit, which turned out to be bad information:

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That turned out to be false. Additional users don’t get Global Entry reimbursement.

Recently another case of bad information received in writing came up on the DansDeals Forums.

I received a letter from Chase stating that the Sapphire Reserve card gives primary rental car CDW insurance in every country in the world and shared that in my posts on the card.

When I rented from Hertz in Israel that asked for proof of coverage and they accepted that letter.

DDF member “saul” called Chase about renting in Israel and received this written response stating that the card didn’t provide coverage in Israel:

 

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He shared on DDF,

“I am traveling at the end of the week, and following Dan’s rules, I asked for written confirmation that my new Chase Sapphire Reserve card covers the CDW in Israel. So the document that they sent me specifically excludes Israel. I called the benifits department and they said that the documents for chase sapphire reserve specifically exclude Israel.
I switched back to the chase sapphire preferred-it should arrive in 2 days.”

 

He did indeed follow the rule of getting it in writing. But even in writing DROPR and HUCA still apply.

I told him to call again and the rep told him that the previous rep was mistaken.
He got the correct letter on the 2nd call stating that the card does actually provide primary coverage worldwide, including Israel:

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Have your own DROPR or HUCA story? Hit the comments!

Alaska Breaks Up With Delta, Lowers Award Rates; Transfer 20K Starpoints Into 32.5K Alaska Miles, 40K For Cathay Business Class To Israel!

Monday, December 19th, 2016, 10:50 am

The Alaska-Virgin America merger is complete and there’s lots of news.

1. The Alaska-Delta partnership will end effective 5/1/17.

You can still earn Alaska miles on Delta flights and vice versa until 4/30. If you purchased a ticket before today then you can earn miles on each other’s flights regardless of when the date of travel is.

You can book Delta awards with Alaska miles and Alaska awards with Delta miles until 4/30 for travel at any time, but no changes will be allowed after 4/30.

2. Alaska is also switching to a distance based domestic award chart effective today that will lower the cost of many awards for Alaska flights. Domestic awards will now cost 5K, 7.5K, 10K, or 12.5K miles based on the distance of the domestic flight.

3. You can now earn Alaska miles for Virgin America flights or Virgin America miles for Alaska flights.

4. Effective 1/9 you can transfer Virgin America miles into Alaska at a 1:1.3 ratio.

You can transfer 20K Starpoints into 25K Virgin America miles now. Then you can transfer those 25K Virgin America miles into 32.5K Alaska miles on 1/9.

Alaska has incredible award charts for travel on airlines like American and Cathay Pacific.

For example one-way flights to Europe or South America on American are just 20K coach off-peak, 30K coach peak, 50K business, or 62.5K first with no fuel surcharges.

One-way Flights to Asia on award-winning Cathay Pacific are just 30K coach, 35K premium economy, 50K business, or 70K first with no fuel surcharges.

One-way Flights to Israel on Cathay Pacific are 50K coach, 55K premium economy, 62.5K business, or 70K first with no fuel surcharges and a free stopover in Hong Kong if you want one.

Cathay starts flying to Israel on March 26.

You must call Alaska to book travel on Cathay Pacific.

You’ll effectively get 1.625 Alaska miles for each Starpoints, so just divide Alaska’s award rates by 1.625 to see how many effective Starpoints those routes will cost.

In other words a one-way business class flight to Israel would cost 62,500/1.625=about 38,461 Starpoints thanks to the 25% transfer bonus from Starwood to Virgin America and 30% transfer bonus from Virgin America to Alaska! A 40K Starpoints transfer would net 65K Alaska miles via Virgin America, more than enough for that award.

Alaska even allows for a free stopover on one-way awards!

It’s worth noting however that Alaska used to have amazing rates for Emirates suites, but they raised the rates without warning.

5. Virgin elites will be matched to Alaska status on 1/9.

6. You’ll be able to redeem Alaska miles for Virgin flights and vice versa on 1/9.

7. You can now earn more Alaska miles by crediting partner flights to Alaska.


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-The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express offers 25K points for spending $3,000 in 3 months.

-The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express offers 25K points for spending $5,000 in 3 months.

Unlimited Israel’s Winter Sale

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, 10:00 pm

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Drawing Is Motzei Shabbos! This Is Your Chance To Win 4 Round-Trip Tickets To Israel And Support Torah In Missouri And Across The Country!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016, 11:06 am

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Flying Blue Discounted Promo Awards To Europe/Israel Now Bookable For January-February; JFK To/From Tel Aviv For 18,750 Miles

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, 11:40 am

Update: Today is last day to book this promo for the current cities. The promo can end as early as 6pm EST.


Originally posted on 11/1:

Flying Blue Promo Awards (Click here to view worldwide promo awards)

Air France Flying Blue Award Search (Login required to search for award flights)

Flying Blue is the joint program of SkyTeam member Air France and KLM. They consider Tel Aviv to be part of Europe which can make for some decent deals.

-Flying Blue charges fuel surcharges on their own flights but not on Delta flights. However availability is significantly better on their own flights than on Delta flights. When there is Delta availability though it’s significantly cheaper to book the Delta flights with Flying Blue miles than with Delta Skypesos.

-They normally charge 25K miles each way in coach and 62.5K miles each way in business class to Israel but they run rotating monthly promo awards throughout the year that are valid for select cities.

-Promo awards are only valid on Air France or KLM.

-Travel is valid in either direction and is valid for one-way or round-trip travel.

-You need to book the current promo awards by 11/30.

-Promo awards are nonrefundable and non-changeable.

-Promo awards require Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles. You can’t use Delta miles for these awards and you can’t transfer Delta miles to Flying Blue.

-With the current offer you can fly in January or February in either direction between Boston, Chicago, Houston, JFK,  or San Francisco, and Israel, Europe, or Russia for 18,750 miles each way in coach.

-With the current offer you can fly in February in either direction between Detroit, or Washington DC, and Israel, Europe, or Russia for 18,750 miles each way in coach.

-You can fly in January or February in either direction between Calgary, Edmonton, or Montreal, or Vancouver and Israel, Europe, or Russia for 46,875 miles each way in business class.

-You can fly in February in either direction between Vancouver and Israel, Europe, or Russia for 46,875 miles each way in business class.

-Availability is wide open:

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Want to pickup some Flying Blue miles?
American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

-You can transfer AMEX, Chase, or Citi points to Flying Blue at a 1K:1K ratio or Starpoints to Flying Blue at a 20K:25K ratio.

You can view credit card offers by clicking on the “Credit Card Offers” tab on top of the DansDeals banner to view links for card offers from all banks.

-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX awards 25K signup points with no fee for the first year. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Flying Blue with the permanent 25% transfer bonus. Transfers can take a few days.

-American Express Membership Rewards points transfer instantly at a 1K:1K ratio to Flying Blue and can be earned from credit cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Card or The Amex EveryDay Card

The Preferred card awards 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, 3 miles per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 miles per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month.

The EveryDay card awards 1.2 miles per dollar everywhere and 2.4 miles per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month.

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from consumer charge cards like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express, and from business charge cards like the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Charge Card (limited time 50K signup bonus) or The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN (limited time 100K signup bonus).

Offer expired! The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express has no annual fee and for a limited time offers 10 points per dollar at restaurants, 2 points per dollar everywhere, and a 30% annual points bonus based on the past year’s purchases. However you’ll need any of the membership rewards cards listed above to transfer points from that card into airline miles.

Citi Thank You Premier, Prestige, and Chairman cardholders can also transfer points into Flying Blue. You can find credit card offers by issuing bank in the “other credit cards” tab at the top of this site.

Chase cards includes Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, and Ink Plus. Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, and Ink Cash can also earn points, but you’ll need one of the aforementioned cards to transfer points from those cards into airline miles.

HT: davidmal, via DDF

Get A 100% Bonus When Purchasing IHG Points; Lock In PointBreaks For $28.75/Night And Hotels In Israel From $57.50/Night

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, 9:33 am

IHG: Get 100% bonus points through 12/2.

An IHG account is required, you can join here for free.

IHG normally sells points directly for 1.15 cents each. And you can transfer points from Chase, but that’s a criminal use of Chase points. Of course there’s a hack to buy their points at .7 cents each but with the current sale you can buy them directly for less than that without jumping through hoops. And that hack requires that you have points to start with.

You can purchase 60K points per member per year, so you can get up to 120K points with this promotion which would cost $690.

Note that IHG points require activity every 12 months, but you can just redeem for a hotel award and cancel it to extend the expiration for another 12 months.

IHG runs PointBreaks which allows you to book rooms at rotating hotels for just 5,000 points per night. That’s just $28.75 for a room if you buy points at .575 cents each. Those hotels rotate every couple of months.

Plus you don’t pay tax on award nights.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties in NYC, London, Paris etc. For example an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora can go for as much as $1,000 with tax but costs just 60K points. That’s just $345 at .575 cents per point.

There are several IHG hotels in Israel. They won’t necessarily be a deal with this promotion, but they may be depending on the price of your desired travel dates.
Holiday Inn Ashkelon: 10K ($57.50 with this promo)
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem: 20K ($115)
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Eilat: 25K ($143.75)
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv Diamond District: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Haifa: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center: 30K ($172.50)
InterContinental David Tel Aviv: 40K ($230)

Excellent Business Class Award Space To Europe For 37K Or Israel For 57K AMEX Points Round-Trip

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 1:42 pm

Brussels currently has excellent coach and business class award space to Europe and Israel.

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The least expensive way to book a Brussels award ticket is with Etihad. You can view the award chart here.

-A round-trip between JFK and Brussels is 21,972 miles in coach or 36,620 miles in business.
-A round-trip between Brussels and Tel Aviv is 12,096 miles in coach or 20,160 miles in business.

A business class flight from JFK to Tel Aviv would be the sum total of those requirements, or 56,780 miles round-trip.

DDF member jmansour just booked 3 business class awards to Israel for next Sukkos for 56,780 miles plus $100 in taxes per passenger. There are no fuel surcharges.

Etihad partner awards must be booked over the phone at 877-690-0767 and then click 1, 2, and then 1 to reach an agent. Etihad agents are very hit or miss, so booking a Brussels award can require some HUCA.

You also need to book Etihad partner awards at least 14 days in advance of travel.

Etihad also has incredible award charts for other airlines, like American and GOL and they don’t charge fuel surcharges. Etihad still uses American’s far more lucrative old award chart and discounted off-peak travel dates.

Etihad miles expire 24 months after they were earned.

You can transfer AMEX (1:1), Citi (1:1), or Starwood (20K:25K) points to Etihad, but only AMEX points transfer instantly. The best plan of attack would be to call Etihad, find an agent that sees the award space you need, ask for them to hold while you transfer AMEX points to Etihad, and then complete the booking.

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

You can view credit card offers by clicking on the “Credit Card Offers” tab on top of the DansDeals banner to view links for card offers from all banks.

-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX awards 25K signup points with no fee for the first year. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Etihad miles with the permanent 25% transfer bonus.

-American Express Membership Rewards points transfer instantly at a 1K:1K ratio to Etihad and can be earned from credit cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Card or The Amex EveryDay Card

The Preferred card awards 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, 3 miles per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 miles per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month.

The EveryDay card awards 1.2 miles per dollar everywhere and 2.4 miles per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month.

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from consumer charge cards like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express, and from business charge cards like the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Charge Card (limited time 50K signup bonus) or The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Offer expired! The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express has no annual fee and for a limited time offers 10 points per dollar at restaurants, 2 points per dollar everywhere, and a 30% annual points bonus based on the past year’s purchases. However you’ll need any of the membership rewards cards listed above to transfer points from that card into airline miles.

Citi Thank You Premier, Prestige, and Chairman cardholders can also transfer points into Etihad miles. You can find credit card offers by issuing bank in the “credit card offers” tab at the top of this site.

HT: Yaalili, via DDF and Lucky

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