Fly In British Airways First Class From Tel Aviv To JFK For $2,309-$2,917 Round-Trip, Plus Earn 51K Alaska Miles And MVP Status!

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  • Bookable on Orbitz. Tickets purchased from Orbitz today are refundable until tomorrow at 11:29pm PT.
  • Also bookable on Priceline or Expedia.
  • Limited seats are available on each date. 
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  • This fare is only valid when originating in Tel Aviv.
  • Search NYC to include JFK and Newark for best results.

British Airways is having an excellent first class sale from Tel Aviv to NYC via London. Adults are just $2,917 round-trip and kids under 12 are just $2,309 round-trip.

This BA A class fare will earn a whopping 250% elite miles and 450% redeemable miles when credited to Alaska (500% if you have Alaska MVP, 550% if you have MVP Gold, or 575% if you have MVP Gold 75K). That means someone flying from Tel Aviv to JFK round-trip without elite status on Alaska will earn 28,420 Alaska elite qualifying miles, enough to earn Alaska MVP status! They’ll also earn 51,156 redeemable Alaska miles. That’s enough for a round-trip business class ticket on Cathay Pacific from JFK to Vancouver or a one-way business class ticket on Cathay Pacific to Asia!

The BA first class hard product isn’t quite on par with the top first class cabins in the world, but the kosher food in their London lounges and on their flights from London is second to none.

Until December you can find short connections, but starting with the launch of one daily A350 in December you’ll have to overnight in London to be in first class.

Sample valid dates:
October 3-27
November 4-13
November 11-20
November 19-27
November 26-December 4
December 2-10
December 10-17
December 16-24
December 24-31
December 31-January 8
January 6-15
January 13-21
January 21-28
January 27-February 5
February 2-11
February 11-19
February 18-26
February 25-March 4
March 1-11
March 9-17
March 15-25
March 22-April 1
March 29-April 5
April 6-19
April 20-28
April 26-May 6
May 3-13
May 10-20
May 17-27
May 24-June 3
May 31-June 8
June 7-17
June 14-24
June 21-July 1
July 13-22

Sale fares are also available to other US cities. Post what deals you find!

Using AMEX points:

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

This is bookable for 291,784 AMEX points for adults and 230,984 AMEX points for kids. Plus you’ll get back a rebate of 80,844-102,124 points with the Business Platinum Card or 57,746-72,946 points with the Business Gold Card, dropping the total needed to as low as 150,140 points for kids or 189,660 points for adults. That includes all taxes and you will still earn more than 51K miles for flying!

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Dan , is there any disadvantage of making sfamily pull combined acount on British airways vs having an account for each family individually?


Thank you Dan! Your the best!
If someone were to do this, is it worth doing a status match to Alaska first?

Jweish weirdo

Also bookable on amextravel, so should be possible to redeem amex bp points at 35% back. Making this an first class RT for as little as 150,085 mr points, plus get 51k alaska points and mvps status.


What if i credit the points to BA?


Dan: Can you please link the earnings chart. I have MVP Gold 75k status. Will I earn more EQMs? Should be ~65k redeemable miles. Or am I totally off base.


Over night at which hotel?


is it availble on one ways


Stopover in europe –

Is there any way to book this as an open jaw or with an extra stopover on the way back somewhere else in europe?


Anyway to earn Oneworld status with this or just with AS?



This past spring we flew BA in WT+ (PE) SEA-LHR-TLV rt TLV-LHR-SFO with no Avios or tier points BA Blue ( we we’re supposed to be credited to AS) we’re were BA exec club Bronze (400 tier pts) almost BA Silver (Oneworld Sapphire IIRC).


Dan any way to book past december a mixed class ticket on 1 booking bc then the stopover wont be so long in London. To do first to LHR and business to tlv with a350? Wud it help to book the first ticket all the way thru to tlv and with the stopover and then calling and asking to downgrade to business and get the shorter layover


Any way to start in NY and return to NY ??


Its only with flights originating in London that they have hermolis? Also what if I reach mvp after only the first segment does the next flight get me the higher miles earned?