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:

  • August 6, 2019: (6 saver award seats for all members, 7 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats available)

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

  • August 6, 2019: (1 saver award seat for all members, 2 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 2 upgrade seats available)

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

  • August 7, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 11, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 12, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)

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

  • August 6, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 22, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)

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

  • August 5, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 6, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 7, 2019: (5 saver award seats for all members, 5 saver awards seats for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats available)
  • August 19, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 31, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 12, 2020: (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:

  • August 28, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 30, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • September 4, 2019: (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.
  • 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.
  • Turkish charges a mere 32K miles in coach or 47K miles in business class one-way. They don’t charge fuel surcharges for United flights. Transfers from Citi (1:1 ratio) take about a day and transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-5 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 about day 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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8 Comments On "Rare United Polaris Business Class Saver Award And Upgrade Space Nonstop Between North America And Tel Aviv!"

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rob

Any Polaris saver award space between TLV and CLE? I heard the food and service on that route is so good it made the news

Pad18

Nope, sold out.
#dansdealseffect

rob

UA should probably upgauge it. I heard there’s a few A380’s out there that companies are looking to sell

Abe

If I don’t have any points can I pay for such an upgrade?

david

always

david

Thank you so much Dan you were the right messenger from Heaven: i upgraded my daughter’s ticket from award saver economy to award saver Polaris it will be helpful for her going to seminary and using much needed weight and extra luggage 2x32kg vs 1x23kg beside traveling with extra carry on and like a princess

Yos

Hi dan I looked and was plenty of seat from tlv to sfo on August 30 and few hours later they all gone by the time I tough where I can get miles from.
Can I try do the plan b ?
Is it still work?
Can I ask them why they moved the saver award option that was just available few hours ago.
And I did check how many seat they showed available in the seat map they had no change in it.
Tell me pls what the best for me to do?

Leon

Dan,
What app did you use to find business saver availability in the future like this? Are you literally doing an expert search on United.com for months into the future?

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