United Upgauges Aircraft To Tel Aviv; Wide Open United Business Saver Award Space Nonstop Between The US And Tel Aviv!

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United typically flies a mix of smaller 787s and bigger 777s to Tel Aviv. Due to extra 777s available because of coronavirus suspended flights, United is now flying an all 777 fleet between Newark, San Francisco, and Washington DC and Tel Aviv.

You can read my trip report on United 777 Polaris Business Class to Tel Aviv here.

United typically 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.

Travel demand is down due to coronavirus and mileage availability is up systemwide, so if you’re up for travel you can find tons of typically rare award space.

Plus you can book travel and change your flights for free!

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:

  • March 8, 2020 (3 seats for all members, 5 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 6 upgrade seats)
  • March 9, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 10, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 11, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 1 upgrade seat)
  • March 12, 2020: (No seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • March 16, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 17, 2020: (3 seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • March 22, 2020: (No seats for all members, 6 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • March 23, 2020: (4 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • March 24, 2020: (7 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • March 25, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 29, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • March 30, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 13, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • May 25, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • May 26, 2020: (7 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • May 27, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • July 7, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 29, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)

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

  • March 8, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 1 upgrade seat)
  • March 9, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 10, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 11, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 12, 2020: (6 seats for all members, 8 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • March 19, 2020: (1 seat for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 6 upgrade seats)
  • April 1, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • April 2, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • April 5, 2020: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats)
  • April 6, 2020: (No seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • April 22, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • April 23, 2020: (4 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 26, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 1 upgrade seats)
  • April 28, 2020: (2 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 29, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • May 6, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • June 17, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • July 1, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats)
  • September 9, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats)
  • September 23, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • September 30, 2020: (3 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • October 7, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 20, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 23, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)

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

  • March 8, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 15, 2020: (2 seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • March 22, 2020: (7 seats for all members, 8 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • March 29, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • May 27, 2020: (No seats for all members, 5 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • July 1, 2020: (No seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • July 22, 2020: (No seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • August 19, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • September 13, 2020: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 6 upgrade seats)
  • September 20, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • January 31, 2021: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)

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

  • March 7, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 9, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 12, 2020: (2 seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats)
  • March 14, 2020: (3 seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 6 upgrade seats)
  • March 16, 2020: (5 seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 7 upgrade seats)
  • April 24, 2020: (3 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 28, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • May 19, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats)
  • October 2, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • October 6, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 25, 2020: (1 seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 27, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)

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

  • March 7, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 8, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 9, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 10, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 11, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 14, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 15, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 17, 2020: (2 seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • March 18, 2020: (5 seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • March 21, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 22, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 23, 2020: (No seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • March 29, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 30, 2020: (1 seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 7, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 11, 2020: (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)
  • April 13, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 16, 2020: (No seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • April 21, 2020: (5 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 25, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 28, 2020: (6 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • May 6, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 6 upgrade seats)
  • May 24, 2020: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 5 upgrade seats)
  • May 26, 2020: (1 seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • May 27, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • June 28, 2020: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 5 upgrade seats)
  • July 14, 2020: (No seats for all members, 8 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • July 22, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 2 upgrade seats)
  • July 26, 2020: (4 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • July 28, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • August 4, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • August 11, 2020: (No seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • August 18, 2020: (No seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • September 13, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • October 5, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • November 16, 2020: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 6 upgrade seats)
  • November 22, 2020: (1 seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • November 24, 2020: (2 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • November 25, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 28, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 29, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 30, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 31, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • January 18, 2021: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • January 19, 2020: (No seats for all members, 4 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • January 25, 2021: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 5 upgrade seats)

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

  • March 8, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 10, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 13, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 15, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • March 18, 2020: (No seats for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K elites, 4 upgrade seats)
  • March 31, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 5, 2020: (6 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 6, 2020: (3 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 8, 2020: (No seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 8 upgrade seats)
  • April 13, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 14, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 21, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • April 22, 2020: (4 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • April 29, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • August 21, 2020: (No seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 2 upgrade seats)
  • August 25, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • August 26, 2020: (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • August 28, 2020: (No seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, 3 upgrade seats)
  • October 6, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • November 25, 2020: (1 seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)
  • December 22, 2020: (At least 9 saver award/upgrade seats available for all members)
  • December 25, 2020: (No seat for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K elites, at least 9 upgrade seats)

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. United now also charges 1,500-3,000 extra miles for tickets bought close-in to the flight date. 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 35K miles in coach or 55K 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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6 Comments On "United Upgauges Aircraft To Tel Aviv; Wide Open United Business Saver Award Space Nonstop Between The US And Tel Aviv!"

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Why ?

Why would someone upgrade for $600 +35k when that’s more that it would cost an original busniess award ?

Rob

Business awards cost 75k united miles

Yona

Am I dreaming or is a fact, the united 777 is a much more crowded plane in coach than the 787

Mark

It is. United 777 have a 3-4-3 configuration while their 787 has a 3-3-3

Fare Codes

can you please explain what the following fare codes are?
PN, PZ, O, ON, A, R, RN.

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