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How Far Will The Chase Marriott 80K Limited Time Signup Bonus Go For Hotels In Israel?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 1:23 pm

Point hotels in Israel are hard to come by.

Not long ago Starwood had 13 properties that were all bargains with Starpoints. I stayed in many of them on a month-long trek across the holy land in August of 2007 spending just a couple thousand Starpoints per night to stay in Jerusalem, Haifa, Eilat, Tiberias, and the Dead Sea.  Now there’s just 1 left, the Sheraton Tel Aviv, and at 12K-16K points per night it’s not the bargain it once was. Though with the SPG business card you’ll get free access to their lounge starting next month.  The W Tel Aviv-Jaffa was slated to open fall 2015 but that has been pushed back to fall 2016.

It seems hotels don’t need to stay part of a loyalty program to fill up their rooms in Israel.

Hyatt had a Jerusalem hotel but now has nothing.

Hilton has had several hotels in Jerusalem over the years that have come and gone. The David Citadel opened as the Hilton Jerusalem in 1998 but left Hilton in 2001.  The Waldorf Astoria is an awesome addition to the scene, though it’s 64K-80K points per night. Citi has a 75K limited time offer on the Citi Hilton card plus they give 2 free nights there with the Citi Hilton Reserve card. The Reserve card even gives Gold status which earns you free breakfast, a real treat at the Waldorf.

Chase recently released a limited time offer on the Chase Marriott card for 80K bonus points for spending $3,000 in 3 months.

To signup you can click here or on the “other credit cards” tab on top of the DansDeals logo banner to view links for card offers. Then just click on the link to View all card offers by issuing bank” and scroll down to view all card offers from the bank of your choice.

You also get a free night at a category 1-5 hotel every year that you renew the card, which takes the sting out of the $85 annual fee.

There are no foreign transaction fees and you earn 2 points per dollar on airfare, car rentals, and restaurants and 5 points per dollar at Marriott hotels.

The Marriott program is split into “categories” and “tiers.”

Marriott has 9 categories of hotels that range from 7,500 to 45,000 points per night or 6,000 to 40,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.

Marriott also has 5 tiers of Ritz Carlton hotels that range from 30,000 to 70,000 points per night or 20,000 to 60,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.

When you stay 4 nights you get the 5th night free.  You can browse hotels in each of those categories and tiers via the find button on this page. While there you can look at the additional free night you receive at signup besides for the bonus points at category 1-4 hotels.

You can also transfer points into miles here. The ratios aren’t great, but if you need some Southwest points for Companion pass status that can be worthwhile.

Marriott also offers miles+nights packages.

Israel has 2 Marriott hotels:
The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya is a luxury hotel that opened 7 months ago and has been getting rave reviews on TripAdvisor and on DDF. They even provide complimentary rides in the hotel’s Jaguar.

It is a Ritz-Carlton tier 3 hotel which means that it’s 50,000 points per night or 200,000 points for a 5 night stay (40,000 points per night).

A standard room for a tourist from 08/09-08/14 is $2,875 or $575 per night.  Or you can use 200,000 points, a value of 1.44 cents per point.  The 80K signup bonus would be worth over $1,125 for a redemption at that value per point.

Marriott allows free point transfers between spouses, so if 2 spouses both get a Marriott card and spend $3,000 on each they would have at least 166,000 points.  You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott, but in most cases there are better uses for Ultimate Rewards points.  After all you can buy increments of 1,000 points for $12.50 and Ultimate Rewards are worth more than that.

The Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel is a category 7 hotel that goes for 35,000 points per night or 140,000 points for a 5 night stay (28,000 points per night.)

A standard room for a tourist from 08/09-08/14 is $1,465 or $293 per night.  Or you can use 140,000 points, a value of 1.05 cents per point. The 80K signup bonus would be worth $540 for a redemption at that value per point.

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Monday, July 20th, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Transaero: Fly Between New York And Israel In Business Class For $1,582 Round Trip

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 1:09 pm

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

Bookable on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets from the USA are refundable until 11pm ET the day after purchase.

Search for business class fares only.

This fare has one stopover in Moscow, and it is valid originating in New York or Israel.

Sample NYC-TLV $1,582 dates:
July: 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28.
August: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

Sample TLV-NYC $1,582 dates:
July: 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
August: 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

HT: Moishbatchy, via DDF

Global Tours: Book Your Tickets To Israel For Succos Now

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 10:30 pm

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-Non-stop NYC-Tel Aviv: $1,495 & up.
-Stopover in Ukraine from NYC: $895.
-Stopover in Western European cities (i.e. Spain, France, Italy, London) from NYC: $1,045 & up.
-Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal to Tel Aviv: $1,095 & up

Additionally, save 5-10% off hotels in Israel + Earn up to 25,000 Amex Points with code: GETPOINTS3

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.
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The Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart

Thursday, June 25th, 2015, 3:35 pm

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This updated chart below attempts to break down some of the best options for getting to Israel with miles.

See all of the possibilities along with the mileage booking policies of mileage program from around the world after the jump:

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Final Hours: Win 6 Round Trip Tickets To Israel For Just $18!

Monday, June 15th, 2015, 3:28 pm

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Drawing is tonight: Monday June 15, 2015 at 10:30pm EDT.

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$100 Off Sukkos Flights To Israel On www.GlobalToursInc.com, Today Only

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, 10:30 pm

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-24 Hour sale: Book your flights to Israel for Sukkos now and receive a $100 discount per ticket!
-Valid only for departures on September 20, 2015
-Valid only on www.GlobalToursInc.com.
Click here to book nonstop flights.
Click here to book connecting flights.
-Not to be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions may apply.
-For any questions please call us at 877-SEE-TEL-AVIV, 212-986-7400‎ or email us here.

Global Tours Hotels Specials: 15% Off Many Hotels In Israel!

Monday, May 18th, 2015, 12:00 pm

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Global Tours Hotels Special, 15% off many Israel hotels: David Citadel, Mamilla, Inbal, Prima Hotels, Grand Court, Lev Yerushalayim, and more.

Book now for stays before 12/31/15 to receive 15% off.

Offer expires 5/21/15. Minimum $1,000 booking. Not to be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions apply.

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Global Tours: Book Your Tickets To Israel For Succos Now

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015, 10:01 pm

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-Non-stop NYC-Tel Aviv: $1,495 & up.
-Stopover in Ukraine from NYC: $895.
-Stopover in Western European cities (i.e. Spain, France, Italy, London) from NYC: $1,045 & up.
-Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal to Tel Aviv: $1,095 & up

Additionally, save 5-10% off hotels in Israel + Earn up to 25,000 Amex Points with code: GETPOINTS3

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.
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Car Rental Specials In Israel For The Summer From Noach Car Rental And Budget!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015, 8:30 pm

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Noach Car Rental Deals:

July & August Rentals limited offer (Exp: 05/13): Low season rate on all 5 seaters. Plus pay no rental fee (mandatory liability fee will apply) for Shabbos days.

May & June Rentals super deal (Exp: 05/13): 7+1=7 when you rent 8 days get 1 day free on all classes. Please note that this super offer can stop without notice.

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Receive A Free SIM Card For Israel When You Use Traveling2Israel!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, 10:17 pm

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On Purim Night You Can Win Two Tickets To Israel And 30 Other Prizes!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015, 4:34 pm

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Suburban Orthodox Torahs Chaim in Baltimore (Rabbi Silber’s shul) is running it’s annual Purim raffle! Click here to enter.

Monies raised from the Purim raffle goes towards the youth programming at the shul. What better way to get in the Purim sprit; then giving tzdaka and winning great prizes! Buy your tickets before it’s too late: Click here to enter the Purim Raffle

The deadline to buy tickets is 5pm EST Wednesday March 4th.

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Global Tours Pesach Special: Fly Nonstop To Israel For $1,545 On Prime Dates

Monday, February 16th, 2015, 9:45 pm

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Fly from NYC to Israel for Pesach for $1,195 with a stop or $1,545 nonstop on prime dates.

Fly from Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal to Tel Aviv for $1,195

Additionally, save 5-10% off hotels in Israel + Earn up to 25,000 Amex Points with code: GETPOINTS3

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.

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

Global Tours Pesach Special: Fly To Israel For Pesach From $1,095 With A Stop Or $1,545 Nonstop

Thursday, January 29th, 2015, 12:00 am

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Fly from NYC to Israel for Pesach for $1,095 with a stop or $1,545 Nonstop on prime dates.

Fly from Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal to Tel Aviv for $1,195

Additionally, save 5-10% off hotels in Israel + Earn up to 25,000 Amex Points with code: GETPOINTS3

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.

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

24 Hours Remaining: Special Deals For Pesach In Israel From YeRent Car Rental

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 1:30 pm

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Reserve now and lock in an amazing car rental deal for Pesach in Israel!

For example:
Mazda 3 (Or similar) for 10 days only $254 instead of $374 (including 3rd party insurance and 2nd driver). Reserve now and save 40%!

-Car Pick Up conveniently located in Terminal 3.
-Cars are only rented from major and reliable rental companies.
-Guaranteed no hidden fees or surprises.

Great deals on other cars as well!

Click here and you will get the most affordable offer.
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Please note: This deal is for foreign residents only and includes a coupon for Shomer Shabbat customers from the rental company.

Global Tours Pesach Specials To Israel

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, 9:00 am

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-NYC-Tel Aviv-NYC: Stopover, $1,295. Non-Stop, $1,795

-Washington DC, Boston, Chicago or Miami to Tel Aviv: $1,095

-Los Angeles, Toronto or Montreal to Tel Aviv: $1,195

Additionally, save 5-10% off hotels in Israel + Earn up to 25,000 Amex Points with code: GETPOINTS3

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.

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

The Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart

Thursday, January 15th, 2015, 4:28 pm

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This updated chart below attempts to break down some of the best options for getting to Israel with miles.

See all of the possibilities along with the mileage booking policies of mileage program from around the world after the jump:

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Roundup Of Additional Valid Dates For $350 Adults/$282 Kids Round-Trip Tickets To Israel On Transaero

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 4:50 pm

-Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

-Flights are bookable on Airfare.com

Below are winter/spring dates that I found with airfares under $400 round-trip.

The list is not exhaustive.

There are also travel dates in the summer from $554 round-trip and there are fall travel dates, including Sukkos, from $365.  Feel free to post what you find!

Airfare.com only allows free cancellation until 11:59pm on the day of purchase.

Adults tickets are $350, kids tickets are $282. Be sure to buy your infant a seat, for $280 you’ll be able to bring a carseat and not have to hold them for the trip.

Flights with a short connection have connections between 3 and 5 hours.  Long connections involve 12+ connections. Without a Russian visa you’ll be confined to the airport for your connection.

JFK-Tel Aviv outbound dates with short connections.

From $350 round-trip
March 2, 4, 9

From $365 round-trip
February 18, 23
March 15
April 5, 6, 8
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JFK-Tel Aviv outbound dates with long connections.

From $350 round-trip
January 19, 26, 28
February 2, 11, 16, 22, 25
March 1, 8

From $365 round-trip
January 25
February 15
March 16, 29
April 12, 13, 20
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Tel Aviv-JFK return dates with short connections.

From $350 round-trip
January 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27
April 3, 5, 6, 8

From $365 round-trip
January 23, 28
February 11, 15
March 4, 29
April 10
May 15, 17, 18, 20, 22

From $380 round-trip
April 24
May 1, 3, 13

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Tel Aviv-JFK return dates with long connections.

From $365 round-trip
January 22, 25, 27, 29
February 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 26
March 3, 5, 12, 19, 22, 26, 31
April 2, 7, 9

From $380 round-trip
April 21, 23, 26, 30
May 10, 12, 14, 19, 21

 

$350 Adults/$282 Kids Round-Trip Tickets To Israel Still Available On Very Limited Dates…If You’re Willing To Have An All Day Connection

Monday, January 12th, 2015, 11:35 am

-Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

-Flights are bookable on Airfare.com

I wrote about these crazy cheap Transaero fares 3 weeks ago back when they were still selling flights with short connections to Israel. Since then Russia has bailed out the airline to ensure they can keep flying.

Those flights sold out quickly, but there are still flights with long connection times if you’re a glutton for punishment.

Airfare.com only allows free cancellation until 11:59pm on the day of purchase.

Adults tickets are $350, kids tickets are $282. Be sure to buy your infant a seat, for $280 you’ll be able to bring a carseat and not have to hold them for the trip.

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That’s a 13 hour and 35 minute connection on the outbound and 4 hour and 25 minute connection on the return. Without a Russian visa you’ll be confined to the airport for your connection.

Dates are very limited. Sample valid dates below:

$350 dates:
01/19-03/04
01/26-03/04
01/28-03/04
02/02-03/04
02/09-03/04
02/11-03/04
02/16-03/04
02/18-03/04
02/23-03/04
02/25-03/04
03/02-03/04
03/02-03/13 (Short connections available!)
03/02-03/20 (Short connections available!)

Note that March 4th is Ta’anis Esther!

$365 dates:
02/08-02/17
02/11-02/19
03/02-03/09 (Short connections available!)
03/16-03/20 (Short connections available!)
03/02-04/22
03/04-04/22
03/09-04/22

$380 dates:
03/16-04/22
04/08-04/22
04/15-04/22

04/19-04/28
04/19-04/30
04/20-04/28
04/20-04/30

If you find other valid dates please post a comment!  If you don’t try one of the dates above there’s no need to comment that the deal doesn’t work, it very well may only work for the above dates.

Limited seats are available. Always search for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

Get Up To 13% Off Plus The 9th Night Free At The Best Mehadrin Hotels For Pesach In Israel

Sunday, January 11th, 2015, 11:18 pm

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Early bird special discount for reservations made by 02/01.

Package includes: Meal Erev pesach, Half board Chol Hamoed, Full board Shabbat & Chag, 9th night free. All hotels are Glatt L’mehadrin.

Ramada, Jerusalem– Including family programs and activities.
Before discount: $2,480, after discount: $2,349

Kibuts Lavi, Galil (Near Tiberias)- Including family programs and activities.
Before discount: $3,600, after discount: $3,419

Nir Ezion Resorts near Haifa– Including family programs and activities.
Before discount: $4115, after discount: $3,907

Leonardo Plaza, Jerusalem near the Kotel.
Before discount: $4,960, after discount: $4,315

Kinar, Galil (Near Tiberias)- Including family programs and activities.
Before discount: $4,950, after discount: $4,699

For any information and reservations contact Chagim In Israel Chagiminisrael@gmail.com for the best deals on  tourism in Israel all year round!

Transaero Sub-$400 Round-Trip Airfares To Israel Still Bookable…

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014, 11:01 am

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There are still sub-$400 Transaero fares available from JFK to Tel Aviv bookable on Airfare.com

Seats are very limited, especially on the flights with shorter connection times.

Airfare.com only allows free cancellation until 11:59pm on the day of purchase.

The shortest flight is with a 3:25 connection in Moscow on the outbound (16:25 total travel time) and a 4:25 connection in Moscow on the return (18:20 total travel time).

Be sure that the total travel time isn’t longer than that or else the flight may require an overnight in Moscow and you are not allowed to leave the airport without a Russian Visa.

Kids rates apply to children 2-11.

You may want to splurge to get your infant a seat as a lap child is $110 while a infant in a seat is $330.  Well worth the extra $110 each way to have a seat for your infant (bring a carseat) so that they can sleep on the plane.  Safer as well and your arms will thank you.

Wednesdays have the most availability.

For example as of the time of this posting, a flight from 02/25-03/04 has at least 9 seats available for $368 round-trip, a flight from 02/25-03/11 (Purim) has at least 5 seats available for $383 round-trip.

Other dates seem more limited.  A flight from 02/18-02/25 would only be available for 3 people.  When you search for more people than they have cheap tickets for that you’ll pay the higher price for all passengers.

Note that the $353 flight below has a 13:15 connection but the $368 flight has the shorter connections:

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El Al And United $798 Nonstop Specials To Israel Must Be Purchased By Today

Monday, December 1st, 2014, 11:41 am

Yesterday I posted roundups of valid dates for nonstop travel to Israel on El Al and United:

-Roundup Of Valid Dates For Nonstop El Al Flights From NYC To Tel Aviv For $798 Or Los Angeles To Tel Aviv For $1,048

-Roundup Of Valid Dates For Nonstop United Flights From Newark To Tel Aviv For $798

These sale fares will expire today.

Click on those posts for the current list of valid dates.

-Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

-The fares are bookable on Priceline. Priceline tickets from the USA are refundable until 11:30pm ET the day after purchase.
-And they are bookable on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets from the USA are refundable until 11pm ET the day after purchase.
They can be booked directly with thee airline as well, though the cancellation policy will be less generous.

Fly To Israel For Pesach Or Sukkos For Only $1,145 With A Stop Or $1,495 Nonstop After Taxes

Monday, November 10th, 2014, 12:00 pm

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Extended for 1 more day!

Fly to Israel for Pesach or Sukkos 2015 for only $1,145 after taxes with a short stopover in Europe. Or fly nonstop for $1,495 after taxes.

Book 2 tickets and earn 5,000 AMEX points with code: GETPOINTS3

Additionally, save 5-10% off hotels in Israel + Earn up to 25,000 AMEX Points with code: GETPOINTS3

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

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.

Get A 50% Bonus When You Purchase Flying Blue Miles; One-Way To Israel For $366!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 1:04 pm

Get A 50% Bonus When You Purchase Flying Blue Miles

Be sure to read this post first to learn all about 12.5K promo awards. They are valid in either direction and you can book it as a one-way or round-trip.  New Promo Award cities are announced every month. Currently there are discounted awards from Chicago, Houston, JFK, Los Angeles, Montreal, Tahiti, Toronto, and Washington DC.

You need to buy at least 40,000 miles to get the 50% bonus.

-60K miles will cost $1,248.86.
-63K miles will cost $1,311.30. That’s enough for 5 promo one-way tickets between the US and Europe, Israel, or Russia with Promo awards.
-75K miles will cost $1,561.08. That’s enough for 6 promo one-way tickets between the US and Europe, Israel, or Russia with Promo awards.
-102K miles will cost $2,123.06. That’s enough for 8 promo one-way tickets between the US and Europe, Israel, or Russia with Promo awards.
-111K miles will cost $2,310.39 which is the maximum you can buy with an account.

A one-way flight from JFK to Tel Aviv in January or February will cost 12.5K miles plus $106.77 in fees.
If you buy 75K miles for $1,561.08 that’s $260.18 per ticket. Plus $106.77 in fees makes a one-way cost $366.95.

A one-way flight from Tel Aviv to JFK in January or February will cost 12.5K miles plus $145.49 in fees.
If you buy 75K miles for $1,561.08 that’s $260.18 per ticket. Plus $145.49 in fees makes a one-way cost $405.67.

A one-way flight in business class from Chicago to Tel Aviv in January or February will cost 31,250 miles plus $271.85 in fees.
When buying the miles that comes out to about $921 one-way with all taxes in business class.

Flying Blue miles expire after 20 months but can be extended another 20 months by flying on a paid SkyTeam flight and crediting the miles to Flying Blue.

Of course you’ll be better off using AMEX MR points, Citi TY points, or Starwood Starpoints to transfer points to Flying Blue, but if you don’t have access to those miles then this isn’t a bad deal.

Want to fly nonstop?
You can’t fly nonstop on Delta with Promo awards, but you can at the regular rate of 25K miles each way.
Say you buy 75K miles for $1,561.08. That’s $520.36 per 25K miles.
A one-way flight from JFK to Tel Aviv nonstop on Delta is 25K miles plus $23 tax, so that’s $543.36 for a one-way Delta flight.
Nothing incredible, but if you do need a one-way it will be way cheaper than buying one outright.

A one-way flight from Tel Aviv to JFK nonstop on Delta is 25K miles plus $61.82 tax, so that’s $582.18 for a one-way Delta flight.

Here are all of the dates when Flying Blue should have access to Delta flights. You won’t see these dates on the calendar, but if you click on the date it should show up.  These dates have at least 1 award seat as of the time of this post:
JFK-TLV: November 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. December 1, 4, 7, 8. January 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. February 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26.

TLV-JFK: November 14, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. December 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26.  January 16, 19, 20, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. March 2, 4, 5. May 9, 16.

HT: Chapshnell, via DDF

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Traveling To Israel This Sukkos?

Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 8:30 pm

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Get 50 Free Iberia Avios; Better Award Availability With Lower Fuel Surcharges To Israel

Thursday, September 18th, 2014, 10:50 am

Update: My 50 Iberia Avios have posted to my account. I am now able to instantly transfer points back and forth between my BA Avios account and my Iberia Avios account.
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Originally posted on 07/15:

British Airways and Iberia both participate in the Avios program.  Most people have points in the British Airways Avios program due to cards like the Chase British Airways Visa , transfers from other Chase cards, and the bonuses that AMEX used to run for transfers to BA, but you can also transfer AMEX points to the Iberia program.

If you have an active Iberia account that is at least 3 months old you can also transfer points from British Airways to Iberia.

Iberia Avios have much better award availability and much lower fuel surcharges for Iberia flights.  An Iberia coach flight to Israel is 65K Avios round-trip. With BA Avios you’ll also be charged $655.42 but with Iberia Avios the charge will be $329.90.   The fuel surcharge difference in business class is even greater.

Of course you can avoid fuel surcharges altogether with Avios by flying on carriers that have no fuel surcharges as covered in this recent post, but Iberia has very good availability and it’s always good to have another option.

So if you don’t have an Iberia account go ahead and open one here to start the 3 month countdown until you can transfer BA Avios to Iberia Avios.

You also need to earn Iberia Avios to activate your account and allow transfers from BA.  You can do that by transferring 1,000 AMEX points to Iberia.

Or you can click here to open the Iberia Newsletter. Scroll 3 pages to the right and you’ll see the Great Avios Conquest.  Click start and provide these answers to the 4 questions, “My Shoes,” “La Panza es Primero,” “All of the above,” and “Cash Card.” Then enter your Iberia Avios number and you’ll get 50 points “shortly.”

Once you have had an Iberia account for 3 months and have earned Iberia Avios you can logon to your BA Avios account, go to Executive Club>Manage my account>Combine my Avios>Transfer to Iberia Plus.

Iberia flies from the following US cities:
Boston
Chicago
Los Angeles
Miami
NYC

HT: yitzf, via HFP

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, 1:13 pm

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How Far Will The Chase Marriott 70K Offer Go For Hotels In Israel?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, 11:10 pm

Update: The 70K Chase Marriott bonus is schedule to end at some point tomorrow.
DDF member SamKey wrote a nice trip report from a points stay at the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya that you can read here.

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Originally posted on 07/28:

Point hotels in Israel are hard to come by.

Not long ago Starwood had 13 properties that were all bargains with Starpoints. I stayed in many of them on a month-long trek across the holy land in August of 2007 spending just a couple thousand Starpoints per night to stay in Jerusalem, Haifa, Eilat, Tiberias, and the Dead Sea.  Now there’s just 1 left, the Sheraton Tel Aviv, and at 12K-16K points per night it’s not the bargain it once was.

It seems hotels don’t need to stay part of a loyalty program to fill up their rooms in Israel.  Hyatt had a Jerusalem hotel but now has nothing. Hilton has had several hotels in Jerusalem over the years that have come and gone. The David Citadel opened as the Hilton Jerusalem in 1998 but left Hilton in 2001.  It’s anyone’s guess as to how long the newly opened Waldorf Jerusalem will stay part of Hilton, but at 80K points per night it’s out of the budget of most folks.

Chase recently released a limited time offer on the Chase Marriott card for 70K bonus points for spending $2,000 in 3 months.  On top of that you’ll also get a free night at a category 1-4 hotel upon account approval.  You also get a free night at a category 1-5 hotel every year that you renew the card.

The $85 annual fee is waived for the first year.

The Marriott program is split into “categories” and “tiers.”

Marriott has 9 categories of hotels that range from 7,500 to 45,000 points per night or 6,000 to 40,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.

Marriott also has 5 tiers of Ritz Carlton hotels that range from 30,000 to 70,000 points per night or 20,000 to 60,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.

When you stay 4 nights you get the 5th night free.  You can browse hotels in each of those categories and tiers via the find button on this page. While there you can look at the additional free night you receive at signup besides for the bonus points at category 1-4 hotels.

You can also transfer points into miles here. The ratios aren’t great, but if you need some Southwest points for Companion pass status that can be worthwhile.

Marriott also offers miles+nights packages.

Israel has 2 Marriott hotels:
The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya is a luxury hotel that opened 7 months ago and has been getting rave reviews. It is a Ritz-Carlton tier 2 hotel which means that it’s 40,000 points per night or 160,000 points for a 5 night stay (32,000 points per night).

A standard room for a tourist from 08/10-08/15 is $2,750 or $550 per night.  Or you can use 160,000 points, a value of 1.72 cents per point.  The 70K signup bonus would be worth over $1,200 for a redemption at that value per point.

A standard room for non-tourists would run $3,245 for the 5 nights with VAT. Using points would yield a value of 2.03 cents per point.

Marriott allows free point transfers between spouses, so if 2 spouses both get a Marriott card and spend $2,000 on each they would have at least 144,000 points in one account and 2 free category 1-4 nights.  You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott, but in most cases there are better uses for Ultimate Rewards points.  After all you can buy increments of 1,000 points for $12.50 and Ultimate Rewards are worth more than that.  I’d rather buy the additional 16,000 points needed in that scenario for a 5 night stay for $200 than use 16,000 Ultimate Rewards points.

The Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel is a category 7 hotel that goes for 35,000 points per night or 140,000 points for a 5 night stay (28,000 points per night.)

A standard room for a tourist from 08/03-08/08 is $1,475 or $295 per night.  Or you can use 140,000 points, a value of 1.05 cents per point. The 70K signup bonus would be worth $735 for a redemption at that value per point.

A standard room for non-tourists would run $1,741 for the 5 nights with VAT. Using points would yield a value of 1.24 cents per point.

2 spouses each getting the Marriott card would have more than enough points for a 5 night stay at the Renaissance Tel Aviv and they would still have 2 more free nights at category 1-4 properties.
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Other Chase consumer cards you can simultaneously include the Chase British Airways (50K signup points, 1.25 Avios per dollar, and an annual companion award ticket if you spend $30K+ in a  year), Chase United Explorer (50K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, and it gives free luggage, free primary car rental insurance including in the US, expanded saver and standard award ticket availability, priority boarding, and more), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, no fee the first year, plus 2.14 points per dollar on travel and dining with no Foreign Exchange fees), the Chase Freedom (which has no annual fee, gives 5 points per dollar in rotating categories), .

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

Sunday, July 27th, 2014, 3:36 pm

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 2.22% cash 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!

Delta, United, And USAirways Flights To Israel Cancelled Indefinitely?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, 11:22 am

Update: Delta, United, and USAirways flights to and from Israel today have all been cancelled due to an FAA NOTAM.
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The AP is reporting that Delta has diverted a flight flying to Tel Aviv to Paris due a rocket landing near Ben Gurion Airport and that they are suspending all flights to Israel until further notice.

Haaretz is reporting that United and USAirways will be suspending flights as well, apparently due to a new FAA warning about flying to Tel Aviv.

Developing…and praying.

Israel Flight Change Fee Waiver Roundup

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, 3:05 pm

Update: Air Canada and USAirways now have fee waivers as well.
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Several airlines have announced relaxed change fees for people traveling to or from Tel Aviv due to the current situation there.

All flights are still operating as of now, though there have been some diversions and delays.

Of the 5 carriers who fly nonstop from North America to Tel Aviv, Delta has the most generous change fee waiver policy, followed by El Al, and then United. Air Canada and USAirways have yet to announce any change fee waivers.

Air Canada: For reservations through 07/18 you can change to flights until 12/10with no change fee or fare difference.
Delta: For reservations through 07/31 you can change to flights until 08/15 with no change fee or fare difference. For reservations through 07/31 you can change to flights for 1 year from ticket purchase with no change fee, but you will pay any fare difference.
El Al: For reservations through 07/18 you can change the date to fly anytime within the next 6 months with no change fee but you will pay any fare difference.
United: For reservations through 07/13 you can change to flights that are within 24 hours of your ticket with no change fee or fare difference. For reservations through 07/13 you can change to flights for 1 year from ticket purchase with no change fee, but you will pay any fare difference.
USAirways: For reservations through 07/31 you can change to flights until 08/15 with no change fee, but you will pay any fare difference.

My thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Israel.

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 8:40 am

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Monday, June 16th, 2014, 4:00 pm

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 9:00 pm

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, 9:33 am

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Israel November 2014-March 2015 Airfare Sales

Thursday, May 15th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Bookable on Priceline or on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets are refundable until 10pm CT the day after purchase. Priceline gives until 11:30pm ET the day after purchase. Earn 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Read about using ITA Software here as that can really make it easy to find cheap dates besides for the sample dates listed below.

NYC-Tel Aviv: $861 nonstop on El Al
Sample dates: 11/04-11/17, 11/16-11/24, 11/30-12/08, 12/07-12/15, 12/10-12/25 (Chanukah), 12/30-01/11, 01/13-01/22, 01/18-01/27, 01/25-02/03, 02/01-02/10, 02/08-02/17, 02/22-03/08 (Purim), 03/01-03/08 (Purim), 03/03-03/15 (Purim), 03/15-03/24, 03/29-04/08 (Chol Hamoed Pesach)

The $861 fare is also valid for flights from Tel Aviv-NYC.

Boston-Tel Aviv: $688 on Turkish, $717 on Swiss, $724 on United, $749 on Delta
Sample dates: 11/02-11/11, 01/18-01/26, 03/01-03/09 (Purim).

Chicago to Tel Aviv: $738 on Turkish
Sample dates: 11/16-11/24, 01/28-02/05, 03/01-03/09 (Purim).

Washington DC-Tel Aviv: $683 on Air Canada (Bookable on Orbitz)
Sample dates: 11/16-11/27, 11/26-12/07, 11/30-12/11, 01/25-02/05, 02/01-02/12, 02/15-02/26,

Houston-Tel Aviv: $761 on Turkish
Sample dates: 11/02-11/10, 11/16-11/25, 11/30-12/08, 12/08-12/25, 01/25-02/02

Los Angeles to Tel Aviv for $762 on Turkish.
Sample dates: 11/13-11/23, 11/25-12/03, 01/18-01/26, 01/25-02/02, 02/08-02/16, 03/01-03/10 (Purim)
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Sunday, May 11th, 2014, 9:50 am

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 10:00 pm

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