Royal Jordanian: Fly Round-Trip From JFK Or Chicago To Tel Aviv For $598 Or 39.8K Chase Points!

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  • Royal Jordanian has multiple flight per day from Amman to Tel Aviv and yes, it is perfectly safe for Frum Jews to fly on them. Most valid dates below have availability with 2-3 hour connections in Amman. Other dates are also available with longer or overnight connections.
  • You can fly on Royal Jordanian with an Israeli passport.
  • You can order kosher meals on Royal Jordanian.
  • You must originate in the USA for this fare.
  • 2 free checked bags are included.
  • This P class fare earns 75% of the flown miles when credited to Qatar Avios. (8,709 Avios earned from JFK, 9,456 from Chicago).

JFK to Tel Aviv valid outbound dates:
August 16, 19, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
September 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30
October 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30
November 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10

Tel Aviv to JFK valid return dates:
September 13, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30
October 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
November 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29
January 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31
February 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23

Chicago to Tel Aviv valid outbound dates:
August 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 28
September 1, 3, 4, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 25, 27
October 2, 4, 9, 11, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27
November 14, 21, 27, 28, 29
December 4, 6

Tel Aviv to Chicago valid return dates:
September 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30
October 12, 19, 26, 31
November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 25
January 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
February 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

I ran several DansDeals seminars during Pesach 2017 at the amazing Pesach on the Mountain program in Whistler where Avi Liberman was working as a comedian and told him about Etihad’s apartment first (shower) class. He flew to Amman without buying a connecting flight from Amman to Tel Aviv and still managed to survive. 😀


Using Chase Points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Preferred you can redeem points for 1.25 cents each towards travel.

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here. The round-trip cost will be 39,875 points with a Sapphire Reserve. That rate include all taxes and you will still earn flight miles as well!

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55 Comments On "Royal Jordanian: Fly Round-Trip From JFK Or Chicago To Tel Aviv For $598 Or 39.8K Chase Points!"

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You’re missing many dates.


@Dan when are the Lag BaOmer deals coming? 🙂


Now how do I get my wife comfortable flying with them?!

Dan\'s the man

Give her a few melatonin so she sleeps through it?


How do you determine whether it’s “perfectly safe” for a Frum individual to fly there? How do you take that kind of responsiblity, have you spoken with security experts or are you basing on statistics? Truly curious.


Number of incidents = Safety.
What other way do you know. (statistics is not a bad word…)


Would you then recommend walking the South Side of Chicago at night, or BedStuy back in the day, even though the odds are you will not be attacked? Something can be inherently not recommended due to other factors.


Is this airline a safe airline to fly?

Dan\'s the man



He “managed to survive”. Cost vs Risk analysis does not justify the cost savings.

Dan\'s the man

Was there any incident with an Israeli or foreign Jew flying RJ?
Israelis (including frum ones) regularly flew RJ to get to Asian countries pre-covid.


Why not throw in some more qualifiers like the month, day, and year; maybe the weather and time of sunset that day?

It’s a joke to think that there are no Jordanian government or other secured professional employees that want to kill Jews.

Cheap Flight Lover

I flew through Ammann b4 covid and it was perfectly safe and I felt perfectly comfortable (I’m male) When Avi said managed to survive he was talking about crossing the land border. you can simply stay in the airport and fly to ben Gurion. Interestingly I recently flew United to Israel and I sat near Palestinians both ways… Really nice guys

Dan\'s the man

Even by land would be fine but I’d probably wear a baseball hat in case u come across a crazy person.


Have there not been any incidences in the airport against Yiddin?


definitely not any more then in Heathrow airport or airports in Paris…


Just flew through royal jordanian for pesach with a family of little kids, they were extremely friendly and accommodating and the airport felt totally safe…..on the way home, there were more heimishe families then not on the flight. definitely recommend it!


Yes, my son just traveled with them and it is all safe


Can you leave the airport in Jordan as a frum family?

Dan\'s the man

Keep in mind they charge for a visa on arrival. No issue for US citizens to get one but gotta pay


How much does a Visa cost? With a 7hr stopover, any suggestions on where to go?

Dan\'s the man

Amman, Dead Sea (hotels cheaper on the Jordanian side but no mehadrin restaurants! 🙂 )


How do I find out the cost of the Visa? Does it cost just to leave to sleep in a hotel for the night during a layover?


I’m not one to say Arab countries are unsafe for Jews, I’ve been to 2+ Muslim countries and i had a great time! Happens to be that a friend of mine flew RJ to Israel and joined a minyan for mincha in the airport, after which the airport security confiscated the Shliach Tzibor’s passport. Everyone in the minyan said they wouldn’t board their flight unless the passport was returned, and it was : )
Just a random story but i would still fly Arab airlines

Dan\'s the man

I guess next time do heicha kedusha lol

David J.

Found ORD-TLV for $560 (short layover) Sept13-Sept 22 via Skyscanner.


I know this is off topic but why is El Al posting ads encouraging flying to Israel for pride month June 2022 they couldn’t find anything else nice about Israel

Another guy

Welcome to 2022….


I just flew RJ with my family & it looked like they were going out of their way to please the Jews on the flight.
The only downside was the security in Amman took out & inspected every single tefillin from every single person on my flight. They also wanted me to remove my kippah when passing the metal detector, but other than that we had a very very nice flight.


Security is terrible. That have asked my wife to remove her wig as well. We felt terrible !!

Dan\'s the man

Next time have her wear a baseball hat on top of her wig then they won’t think it’s a wig and they’ll just tell her to take off the hat lol

Dan\'s the man

They were just doing the computer check to make sure everyone’s tefillin was kosher!


some say its with american airlines direct? is that false?


Can I drive from Amman Airport to Jerusalem (less than 2 hr drive) instead of waiting the 7hr stop over- is it safe?? Does anyone have experience doing this?


If you’re booking a roundtrip back to the US , you’ll loose your last leg of the trip if you don’t take the flight to TLV

I do believe people take a taxi (if they’re flying one way or round trip but vice versa)

Maier Solomon

Yes, officially they “tolerate” us. $$$ makes for strange bedfellows. But I wouldn’t take a chance for that one-in-a-thousand that a “deranged” meshugana who would love killing a Jew. Remember the “deranged” soldier that killed the seven girls? Officially he was put on trial, and the king even came to menachem the families, but three different times it was brought up in the Parliment to vote on letting him go. He sat for a few years and then was quietly let go. After all he “only” killed Jews.
Check my Tfilin? confiscate passport? Is a $200 saving worth it? Give them parnasah?


Your thoughts aren’t wrong, but with your logic, how should one feel traveling through other Jew-hating nations? I’m thinking of France, Poland, Germany, Russia. Truthfully, it’s safest to fly direct, or connect through a tolerable nation like Canada or the UK.

Maier Solomon

Your logic is correct. I WON’T fly Russian or Ukrainian (more for the fear of getting shot down – you see their track record on human rights). Do you remember what happened a couple of years ago with a stopover in Turkey. All the Jews (Israelis and Jewish-looking people) were hearded into a room and ordered to strip, men, women, and children? Just so Erdogan wanted to make a political statement. For a $200 savings and a second piece of luggage? No, not me.
And there is a differece of between a country that has a bunch of antisemites and an openely antisemetic one.
My father has a saying: “az me geht glach, falt mehn. Vahr voos geht mehn kroom?


when did that happen?????????? sounds like garbage to me………

Maier Solomon

Remember it very clearly. It was swept under the rug. Do some research, you’ll find it.


It did indeed happen, my friend was on that flight. I hear Maier’s point and there are many that share these very concerns. However, there are some who just plain and Simply can’t afford it otherwise. It’s not always a $200 difference sometimes it’s far more substantial. Additionally, with a family of many kids – God bless, making ends meet with a Kolel budget, taking a flight like this one (when necessary) can be a make it or break it. That is when the remote chance that any of these things might happen seem to be batel beshishim- or be’Elef. I’m sure no one would like to support these antisemites, but if that’s the only way to make it to my brothers wedding would I not do so in principle?

Moish P

Nothing to do with this but Norse Atlantic just launched flights USA to OSL, with JFK to OSL for less than 250 r/t


I just flew business from tlv to jfk via Amman. The “kosher meal” was a joke. For lunch we got 2 cucumbers and some smoked salmon. Dinner was an apple, orange and banana with a piece of cake. There was no kosher certificate or labels anywhere so I skipped the cake. The flight attendant confirmed this is their standard kosher meal.


And how much better do you think the kosher meal on “western” airlines are? Is that worth to have to take out a mortgage for their flights? Royal Jordanian as of now for Tishrei leavning JFK on Sep 20 and returning Oct 6 is $608 on RJ’s direct website, while on El Al flying direct it is for $1200!!! Money does not grow on trees.


Are the business class kosher meals any better?
And is there any Kosher food available in the Royal Jordanian Lounge in Amman?
What can you eat in the lounge in Amman? Soda?


hi how can i book this flight?