Rare United Polaris Business Class Saver Award And Upgrade Space Nonstop Between North America And Tel Aviv!

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United has excellent nonstop award availability between North America and Israel in coach, especially for United cardholders who have access to greatly expanded award availability. However nonstop business class award space between North America and Tel Aviv is notoriously scarce. So it’s news when any non-Shabbos dates have business class award space to/from Tel Aviv.

You can also connect from other cities to these flights on the same award ticket.

There is business saver award space from Newark to Tel Aviv on:

  • July 21, 2019: (2 saver award seats for all members, 3 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats available)
  • July 22, 2019: (6 saver award seats for all members, 6 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats available)
  • July 23, 2019: (2 saver award seats for all members, 3 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats available)
  • July 27, 2019: (7 saver award seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats available)

There is business saver award space from Tel Aviv to Newark on:

  • December 21, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 22, 2019: (1 saver award seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats available)

There is business saver award space from Washington DC to Tel Aviv on:

  • July 21, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • July 24, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • July 28, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)

There is business saver award space from Tel Aviv to Washington DC on:

  • October 4, 2019: (6 saver award seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats available)
  • December 27, 2019: (3 saver award seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats available)

There is business saver award space from San Francisco to Tel Aviv on:

  • July 21, 2019: (6 saver award seats for all members, 7 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats available)
  • July 22, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • July 23, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • July 28, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • July 30, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 3, 2019: (7 saver award seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats available)
  • August 5, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 19, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • May 27, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)

There is business saver award space from Tel Aviv to San Francisco on:

  • April 14, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • May 24, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • May 26, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)

United’s Tel Aviv flights operate with Polaris seating that have direct aisle access for every business class seat. You can choose from solo seats or seats for people traveling together.

United 777-300 Polaris Class

Business class seats include United’s newly launched Polaris business class service with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and pillows. Savvy travelers will also request a Saks Fifth Avenue mattress pad, gel cooled pillow, slippers, and pajamas, as those are not proactively offered by flight attendants as there aren’t enough of them for everyone.

Upgrade awards:

You can always waitlist for an upgrade award, but the dates above have flights that are confirmable now by calling United.

If you have a paid ticket, the cost of an upgrade varies based on your ticket’s fare class as follows:

In other words, it will cost 35K United miles plus $600 for a one-way upgrade from most discounted coach tickets to business class.

Business saver class award booking options:

  • You can transfer miles from Chase Ultimate Rewards to United (1:1 ratio) instantly. United charges 42.5K one-way in coach or 75K one-way in business class for United flights to Israel. Awards can be cancelled for free within 24 hours. United never collects fuel surcharges. After 24 hours, non-elites will pay $75 to cancel awards more than 60 days before a flight or $125 within 60 days of a flight. Awards can be booked online.
    • You can also redeem 75K United miles for business class even when there is only coach available. Read this post for how to do that via “Plan B”.
    • Having a Chase United Consumer card or a Chase United Business card greatly expands the saver award space that you can book. United.com only shows the lowest available award rate when you’re logged in, so a cardholder may see a 42.5K rate while a non-cardholder will see the 95K standard rate. Cardholders also have the ability to book the last seat available in any class with Standard/Everyday awards.
  • Air Canada Aeroplan charges 40K in coach or 82.5K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for United flights. Points transfer instantly (1:1 ratio) from AMEX. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.
  • Avianca Lifemiles charges 42.5K in coach or 78K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for any flights. Points transfer instantly (1:1 ratio) from AMEX, Capital One, or Citi. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.
  • Aegean charges a mere 30K miles in coach or 45K miles in business class one-way. They don’t charge fuel surcharges for United flights. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.
  • Singapore charges 45K in coach or 76.5K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for United awards. You can transfer points from AMEX, Chase, or Citi at a 1:1 ratio, but it will take a day or 2 for points to show up. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.
  • ANA charges 65K miles in coach or 104K miles in business class round-trip, one-way awards aren’t available. There are no fuel surcharges for United awards. It can take 1-3 days to transfer points from AMEX to ANA (1:1 ratio) and transfers from Marriott to ANA (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.

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Daniel

Does anyone know if the Polaris lounge in LAX offers kosher meals/food?

United

EWR – TLV tomorrow 7/22 has 6 saver award available!

Jeff

“After 24 hours, non-elites will pay $75 to cancel awards more than 60 days before a flight or $125 within 60 days of a flight. Awards can be booked online.”
If I want to cancel a ticket, can I wait till the last minute to do so and still get back my mileage and only pay the $125?
We have the window and aisle seats, and in a separate reservation, we have the middle seat. Now the passenger from the middle seat needs to cancel. Can I wait till right before takeoff to cancel, to make sure they keep the middle seat open?

Moshe

Shavuous falls out on 5/28/2020 so the 5/27 flight wouldn’t get there in time

Ez

Doesn’t stop thousands of frum Jews from traveling on international flights which are expected to land a few short hours before shabbos.

ari

thats why every so often we hear horror stories of those who took the chance and got stranded at best or chillul shabbos at worst for no reason other then they thought they would make it
cant we learn from other peoples mistakes as im sure those people who were stranded or landed who knows where wont travel on a flt due to arrive friday afternoon its only those amongst us who havent lived thru it who still take a chance on shabbos!
theirs a saying in yiddish a fool learns from his own mistakes a smart person on the other hand wil learn from someone else mistake

chaim

there are also 3 seats available in business saver for tonights flight at 10:50 pm

genius

Keep in mind that when booking with ANA miles you need to have at least 96 Hours before the time of the the flight time in order to do an international booking. However i was able to do the the booking over the phone for a $25 fee by calling the mileage club dept. @ 1-800-235-9262. Here is what comes up when trying to do a booking less than the 96 hours – The application deadline has passed for requesting ANA International flight awards (no later than 96 hours before boarding). Please amend your dates and try again. (E_A01P01_0008)

Natan

Thanks. I booked the tlv to ewr 12/21 I was looking for ORD and it was 180,000then I saw this post. The flight is worth paying the extra for the separate leg to Chicago

j j

how do i upgrade on united. a class T ticket to business class ???

Eli

Snagged two seats tlv-iad using aegean in J aegean. Total cost 598 pp Thanks!

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