Rare United Polaris Business Class Saver Award And Upgrade Space Nonstop Between San Francisco And Tel Aviv!

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Nonstop saver business class award space between North America and Tel Aviv has been a true unicorn since Israel reopened from COVID. However there are some San Francisco-Tel Aviv saver award dates and upgrade space. Note that sample dates below include flights that are over Shabbos, so Shabbos observers should take note before booking.

Sample business saver award space (You can also connect from other cities to these flights on the same award ticket):

San Francisco to Tel Aviv:

  • August 1 (7 seats for all members, 7 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, at least 9 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 5 (No seats for all members, no award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, 2 upgrade seats for all members, 2 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 6 (1 seat for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, at least 9 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 7 (At least 9 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, at least 9 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 8 (At least 9 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, at least 9 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 12 (2 seats for all members, 2 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, 3 upgrade seats for all members, 3 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 15 (1 seat for all members, 1 saver award seat available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, 5 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 20 (3 seats for all members, 3 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, 6 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 21 (5 seats for all members, 5 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, at least 9 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • September 11 (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, no upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • November 23 (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, no upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)

Tel Aviv to San Francisco:

  • August 22 (6 seats for all members, 6 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, 6 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 23 (At least 9 seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, at least 9 upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS elites)
  • August 29 (No seats for all members, at least 9 saver award seats available for Platinum/1K/GS elites, no upgrade seats for all members, at least 9 upgrade seats for GS 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, 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.

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card has a 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus offering 3 points per dollar on up to $20K of spending in your first 12 month, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

Marriott cards with transferable points (60K points transfers to 30K United miles)  include:


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14 Comments On "Rare United Polaris Business Class Saver Award And Upgrade Space Nonstop Between San Francisco And Tel Aviv!"

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Bur

When I search ewr-tlv it doesn’t show me the option in none of the dates the option with a stopover on sfo. Qmy workaround?

Why on earth

Why in the world would you want to fly from tlv to ewr through sfo??? Thats literally flying past your destination by 5 hours

Mike

Saver award in business.

Them days are gone

If only the “displaced business class passenger” option still worked
Where you can ask to be waitlisted and pay a few K United

Robert

I thought it does still work. Can anyone confirm?

David

What about Aug 23 sfo to tlv? I paid points and cash and in the waiting list. Worth calling to confirm?

hh

sfo to tlv feb 5 and 19 80k in business

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