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 San Francisco to Tel Aviv on:

  • November 24, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • November 25, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 29, 2019: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for Platinum/1K elites)
  • September 23, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)

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

  • December 17, 2019: (7 saver award seat for all members, at least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for Platinum/1K elites)
  • December 24, 2019: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 26, 2019: (No saver award seat for all members, at least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for Platinum/1K elites)

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

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

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. Note that it can be difficult for Turkish agents to find partner award space, so always call before transferring.
  • 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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Jeff

Does a Silver in Premium economy get upgraded before a 1k in reg coach?
website indicates yes…

Shaul

From EWR – TLV, is there anywhere good to use the excursionist perk? Wouls it work for anywhere in Europe?

XN

You can use it anywhere in the world as long as it’s in a different region and stays within one region.

Manny

I transferred Citi TYP to Krisflyer 2 days ago and I’m still waiting for it to post…..

sam

I tried booking for this month in August and the cheapest flights non stop were 80,000 EACH WAY!

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