Delta/El Al/United: Fly Nonstop From NYC To Tel Aviv For Just $848 Or 54.5K Hybrid Points Round-Trip!

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Update: This fare has been matched by United.

Originally posted on 8/5:

  • Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm ET tomorrow. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.
  • Also bookable on Orbitz or Expedia.
  • Limited seats are available on each date.
  • Always search for 1 seat and then work the search up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.
  • Search NYC to include JFK and Newark for best results.
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  • Use a card like Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve to earn 2 or 3 Chase points per dollar spent and get free travel/medical insurance, trip/luggage delay protection, and more!

Different fare rules may apply for some of the dates below. Some dates require a Saturday night stay, while others do not. Some dates have a 3 month maximum stay while other do not.

El Al: JFK/Newark to Tel Aviv $848 outbound dates:
September: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23
November 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
December 1 through 12

El Al: Tel Aviv to JFK/Newark $848 return dates:
September: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 29
October: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 29, 30, 31
November 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27
December 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
January 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30
February 2 through 17, 19, 25, 26, 27
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Delta: JFK to Tel Aviv $848 outbound dates:
November 25, 26, 27, 29, 30
December 1, 5, 6, 8, 13
January 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31
February 2, 3, 6, 7, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Delta: Tel Aviv to JFK $848 return dates:
November 28
December 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
January 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 30, 31
February 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 26, 28
March 2, 4, 7, 9
April 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27
May 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31
June 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 27, 29, 30

United: Newark to Tel Aviv $848 outbound dates:
November 28, 29, 30
December 1, 10
January 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30
February 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28

United: Tel Aviv to Newark $848 return dates:
December 6, 7, 8, 11, 12
January 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31
February 1 through 18, 26, 27
March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14
April 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29
May 6, 11, 23, 26

Using points:

These fares are not on sale with airline miles, but you can pay for the ticket with “hybrid points” such as AMEX or Chase points with a card that allows your points to be used at an increased value for airfare in addition to be able to transfer points into airline miles.

Using Chase Points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Preferred you can redeem points for 1.25 cents each towards travel.

Learn more about rapidly accumulating Ultimate Rewards points via the Chase Quinfecta here.

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here. The cost will be 56,589 points round-trip with a Sapphire Reserve. That rate include all taxes and you will still earn flight miles as well!


Using AMEX points:

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You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here.

This is bookable for 83,884 AMEX points. Plus you’ll get back a rebate of 29,359 points with the Business Platinum Card or 20,971 points with the Business Gold Card, dropping the total needed to as low as 54,525 points. That includes all taxes and you can still earn miles for flying!

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a klm airlines flight operated by delta gets credited for mileage based on a delta flight or klm flight . I am asking this because wheretocredit is showing more mileage earned for klm flights to skymiles then delta flights to skymiles so if you tell me its delta i might just credit it to aerolineas argentians for 25% of the flown miles as opposed to delta 3 points per dollar. its economy class v to rome




everywhere i look on american aadvantage shows no reward flights from tel aviv to europe without stopovers/fuel surcharges where can i find them? i want to go anywhere in europe in the summer and only have aadvantage cathay and ba points thank you for all your help in advance


Only place you can go from Israel to Europe is London if there’s BA availability. Even if there is, probably the fuel surcharges won’t make it worthwhile


Why are my chase sapphire rewards showing up as $848 (like the post says) but 67,907 points?


Does it work also for flights starting from Tlv?


United availability at this price only starts at a later date. I need to go earlier, so I booked El Al. Not too happy to be flying them, but the wallet is powerful enough to sway things…

Thanks Dan

P.S. I hope you’ll still post something better by tomorrow 11:59PM, while I’m still within the cancellation window…

M. Josef

Looking for flights for Sukkos, Dan, have any good ideas/deals?


Hi Dan and Fans,
First time poster. We would like to take our family of 9 to Israel in July 2020 for our son’s bar Mitzvah. I follow the flights deals regularly and love the HURRY posts (though my clients don’t!) We are trying to be proactive and position ourselves for next year now.
We plan to pay with CC and not miles. The following questions come to mind:
1) which credit card is the best to book with as far as insurance and protection?
2) should we book ourselves on Priceline or can a travel agent get us the “Dans Deal” when Dan posts it?
3) should we jump on anything we can get under $1,000 or wait it out till a “HURRY” posts?
4) I know this sounds silly, but will we lose the deal putting in 9 individuals’ information?
Any leads (or offers to help) will be greatly appreciated.


1. chase reserve
2. depends on the deal some deals are better on Priceline some are better on a different site. Advantage of doing it on Priceline is that if you do it over a weekend you have till Monday night to cancel. Sometimes Priceline charges extra fees that are not refundable so need to check when you make the reservation. If it is a real deal, chances are you won’t have time to call your travel agent to make the booking so best if you do it yourself if you know how. Personally, if it is the same price as the airline, I prefer booking with the airline because if something comes up later on, the airlines will work with you quicker if they made the booking as opposed to a third party. The disadvantage is that certain airlines (ie United) have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy while I believe Priceline allows you till the next day at 11 PM (Delta also allows till the next day at 11 PM, American you can put on hold for a few days but if it is a real deal you may not want to as they may rescind it).
3. Unfortunately, no one has a crystal ball so no way to know when a deal will come along. The problem is that you are traveling in high travel season and 9 people so when they do have these deals many times certain high season dates are excluded and many times you can only get limited seats. It is possible to get the good deals for a few of your party and then pay more for the rest or if you are able to split up your group then makes it easier to find deals. But again, no way to know and if you have to be somewhere on a certain date it makes it harder then when you can just grab a deal and not particular and only a few people.
4. Again, if you can split up the group, probably better to split up or try a few at a time when making the reservation because sometimes you can get for a few people but not all. Depending on how crazy the deal is and how long it is available will depend on your chances are being able to make it work for 9 people.


I booked flights to Israel for January for my family few weeks ago with Delta using chase sapphire reserves points and paying about 1100 each for the remaining tickets. I called chase and they said to contact delta. Any tips for me to try to get a price adjustment?


Dan – or anyone else who knows – is there a post where dan tells us his opinion on flying to Israel with delta in general?


Dan, is delta comfort plus worth it? Thinking of upgrading.


What’s the best seat in delta comfort plus? First row?