Update: Commenter Dov notes that you can actually get a BusinessFirst ticket to Israel for just $1,743 per passenger. I have just tried it and it does ticket properly! Ticketing took about 15 minutes.
To do that just search any of the valid Newark-Tel Aviv dates below and after selecting the flights click “reserve” as pictured below.
Once you reserve the flights it will be saved in your account, except that it will be saved with a massive price drop discounting the primary fare to the price of the companion fare as pictured below:
Just go to the saved flights in your account to book it at the lower rate!
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People often ask me to post business class airfares to Israel which can normally go for $4,000-$6,000 per passenger. My response is usually to start building up miles. For example 145,000 Starwood Starpoints transfer into 180,000 ANA miles which is enough for 2 business class ticket to Israel.
But for those looking for some paid ticket deals, United is offering United credit cardholders 20% off nearly all international business class fares when they book in multiples of 2 seats (so 4 passengers would also work but 3 would not work as well)
2 passengers can fly round-trip in BusinessFirst with lie-flat seating from Newark to Tel Aviv for just $4,742.64 ($2,371.32 per passenger):
To book this fare just search for flights on United.com in BusinessFirst using offer code: Chase20
You must be logged into your United account with an attached United credit card for the promo to work.
You can also book by calling United at 800-UNITED-1 and mentioning promo code CH80 or telling them to lookup GG CH80
This offer is valid for tickets booked by May 31, 2014 for travel completed by April 30, 2015.
Valid $2,371 dates from Newark-Tel Aviv:
All valid dates:
Depart EWR-TLV: 02/16, 02/18, 02/20, 02/23, 02/24, 02/25, 03/02, 03/03, 03/20, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26.
Return TLV-EWR: 02/25, 03/04, 03/05, 03/16, 03/19, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 04/08, 04/17.
Tel Aviv-Newark works for $2,413 per passenger:
All valid dates:
Depart TLV-EWR: 03/04, 03/05, 03/16, 03/19, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26.
Return EWR-TLV: 03/19, 03/20, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 04/01, 04/07, 04/13, 04/24, 04/30, 05/06, 05/21, 05/26, 05/27, 05/28, 05/29, 06/01, 06/02, 06/17, 06/17, 06/18, 06/23, 06/24, 06/25.
Other cities work as well:
For example Los Angeles to Tel Aviv for $2,385 per passenger. Sample date: 03/02-03/19
Business class passengers get 2 free 70 pound checked bags each as opposed to 1 free 50 pound bag for a coach passenger.
Will you be booking at these rates? Do you think a night’s sleep on a lie-flat bed for a 10-12 hour flight is worth a $600 price premium each way? Does adding in a transcon flight from LA change the math? Sound off in the comments!