HURRY! Wide Open American Business Class Space Between North America And Tel Aviv For Just 55K Miles With Free Refunds!

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Israel is reopening to Americans on Sunday, but nobody has told American Airlines to close off their award bargains for flights between JFK and Tel Aviv.

There’s wide open round-trip availability starting at 55K miles each way in lie-flat business class from now through March. You can also book coach awards for 30K and premium economy for 40K miles each way. Taxes add $50 round-trip.

Availability has excellent nonstop between JFK and Tel Aviv and is available on limited dates nonstop between Miami and Tel Aviv.


Only want a one-way award? There’s wide open one-way availability at 60K-74K miles each way in lie-flat business class. You can also book coach awards for 33K and premium economy for 44K miles each way.

To find the lowest priced dates, search for the cheapest one-way awards in both directions and then search for those dates in a round-trip search.






Best of all, American no longer charges any fees to cancel your trip and refund your miles! That’s a huge advantage of using miles over cash in an era where countries like Israel seem to change their mind about being open to tourists every other day.

These rates are even less than during the 2015 AA/USAirways Tel Aviv business class availability glitch!

These are web special awards that are only available with AA miles. You can’t change dates, but you can refund them.


Connections are available from other cities as well:


American offers 2 potential business class products on their 777-200s that will fly to Tel Aviv, reverse herringbone or a business class with mixed rear facing and forward facing seats. The reverse herringbone is more common, but you won’t know which cabin you’ll actually get until a couple of days before the flight. If you see notches on some of the seats in the seat map, then you’ll know you have been assigned the business class with rear facing seats.

I haven’t flown the rear facing product, but the reverse herringbone is a perfectly fine business class seat and from what I understand the rear facing product is decent as well. I do miss United’s Polaris more luxurious bedding though.

AA 777-200 reverse herringbone seating:




Need more AA miles?

You can also transfer 60K Marriott points into 25K AA miles. Alas, no bank points currently transfer into AA miles.

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Fantastic! Just booked a round trip business class ticket to Israel for $460 thanks to the Simply Miles deal you posted.


why $460? you used points?


Simple, he uses $460 to buy points in the prior deal.

Truth is I just glossed over the deal .. I have AA Miles I never use and $800 AA credit from a EU cancellation… But now this is like oysh should have!


Any way to book this with chase points?

Jason Graf

Would it possible to transfer into BA points?


Has there been any change regarding young children that aren’t vaccinated? Or i still cant go with my 1 year old


Dan, I guess you’ll be using some of your 2.4M from the SimplyMiles promo…

Dan\'s the Man

“Israel is reopening to Americans on Sunday, but nobody has told American Airlines to close off their award bargains for flights between JFK and Tel Aviv.”

Just like no one told AA @ JFK to let tourist check-in that last night before the ban went into effect lol


I only see in the 60,000-70,000 range


How long does it take to transfer Marriot Points ? I would like to book Israel asap. Just noticed I have over 1mil points.
Says max 240k transfer per day.


what about younger than 1? is rule the same for 6 month old baby??


oh wow! that would be amazing!! anywhere I can confirm that information?


It’s not working on winter break dates.


Ages 5+ must be vaccinated?
Is there another way to enter without vaccinating children?


Thanks to this post AA Revenue management just removed all I and U inventory systemwide to and from to TLV




What is considered valid proof of recovery?


If I book roundtrip with Aadvantage miles can I cancel return trip and get half my miles back?


How do I hold an award on AA?


They put my reservation on hold until 1/11. I transferred 240k which is max marriot bonvoy and that would give me 100k. I need another 300k transferred. Would I get my points ontime? I can do another tomorrow and another sat/night.


Maybe when they improve their product…i was recently reminded why I’ve not flown a US-based carrier on long-distance international flights…soft product isn’t good 🙁 not prem nor business – basically you get what you pay for