[Now Bookable From Just $741 Roundtrip, Plus Award Space Available!] American Will Fly Nonstop Between Miami And Tel Aviv In June!

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Update: These flights are now bookable!

Economy flights start at $741 round-trip. Coach awards start at 60k AA miles round-trip, premium economy at 81k round-trip, and business class at 162k round-trip.

Airlines are waiving change fees on all tickets, though the difference in fare will still be owed. If Israel doesn’t reopen by June then American will cancel flights and will offer refunds on flights that don’t operate.

Related: [Now With INCREDIBLE Business Class Bargains To Israel And Free Award Redeposits!] Earn Up To 65K Miles On 4 Citi AAdvantage Mastercards!


Originally posted 2/8/21.

American announced that they will be adding nonstop service between Miami and Tel Aviv!

They will fly 3 times per week on a Boeing 777-200 starting on June 4th.

Flights will be bookable starting on 2/15. Will we see another awesome intro fare?

Miami to Tel Aviv flights will operate on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, departing at 8pm and arriving at 3:10pm the next day.

Tel Aviv to Miami flights will operate on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, departing at 11:55pm and arriving at 6:25am the next day.

Kosher food and wine will be available in all cabins!

The flight will be operated by a 777-200 with 37 lie-flat business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 24 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration, 66 main cabin extra legroom seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, and 146 economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration.

JFK and Miami to Tel Aviv were seen as obvious route launches when American merged with USAirways. However they ended Philadelphia to Tel Aviv service in January 2016, decided to massively shrink their JFK hub operations, and they were beat by El Al in Miami.

United CEO Scott Kirby, who was President at USAirways before moving to American with the merger and then jumping ship to United, once called the Philadelphia to Tel Aviv route among the most lucrative in their system. However American said the route was not profitable and didn’t have any forecast of profitability when they shut it down.

The assumption at the time was that American couldn’t fly to Tel Aviv due to pension liabilities leftover from TWA. I had speculated when the USAirways merger was announced in 2013 that either American would launch JFK and Miami to Tel Aviv service or they would have to end all Tel Aviv service due to TWA issues. Presumably those issues have been resolved.

Just last month I asked when American would announce Miami-Tel Aviv service. It sure didn’t take long!

American is betting on a big recovery in traffic to Israel as that nation races to be the first to reach herd immunity thanks to their vaccination efforts. They are also launching daily JFK-Tel Aviv 777-200 service starting on 5/6 and 3 weekly Dallas-Tel Aviv 787-9 flights starting 10/31.

Will you fly on American to Israel?

HT: chff & Chevron.


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Tavster

OMG!

Martin

Hopefully LA will be next to get AA or United to TLV

mike

i see aa & elal doing a partnership, revenue & loyalty benefits. makes the most sense for both of them.

R

Do we think there will be avail with BA or IB miles? Right now, looks like on the JFK-TLV route, you can get business class mileage flights everyday for 115K (RT), but technically the lowest rate is 110K (RT) so no inventory on BA/IB

Chaim

AA aid taking a huge leap of faith in TLV starting 3 routes within a short time frame, I wonder if it somewhat disappoints how much effort they will put into making it work

Tavster

In the press release they highlight they will offer kosher wine.. isn’t that obvious?

dave

Kosher meal were rejected in my GDS for a July booking on the JFK-TLV route, interesting that they say it will be available here.

AS

Exciting news as ELAL is no longer the only nonstop option from South Florida. Hopefully this route is here to stay beyond the pandemic.

Yanky

Waiting for non stop chi-tlv

David

AMR and American Airlines were never on the hook to pay TWA’s debts to its Israeli employees nor were they ever ordered to pay those obligations.

The Israeli court case was Ezra Berman v Trans World Airlines, Inc., Tel Aviv District Court 1225/01, 2001(1) 29448. A related case was Insolvency Case – Trans World Airlines 2005(4) 10352.

Some of the details are described in the book “Private International Law in Israel” by Talia Einhorn. According to Ms. Einhorn, the Israeli court ordered that the Israeli assets of TWA be seized and sold and the proceeds be used to pay the Israeli employees in a manner similar to that which was used to pay TWA’s employees in France. After those claims were paid, any leftover proceeds from the sale of the assets were to be turned over to the US bankruptcy court trustee for distribution among all the other creditors on an equal basis.

There weren’t enough assets in Israel to satisfy the court order. The balance is owed by the estate of Trans World Airlines, Inc., in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, not by American Airlines or its then parent AMR or its successor American Airlines Group.

Grouchifier 1.0

Wish the dates/times were more shabbos friendly

MICHAEL L. MESSING

If the flights aren’t bookable until Feb 15th, how is it that you show these bookings and prices? I tried to check on Priceline and it didn’t show the dates after June 4th that I put in for MIA-TLV.

Nat Zitomer

AA first announced DFW-TLV. Then they announced JFK-TLV. Now they announce MIA-TLV. Despite all of these press releases, the last AA aircraft to land in TLV was in 2015. Granted Corona uncertainty–but should their releases really be taken seriously?

Trembo26

They actually fly to 200+ destinations don’t just do press releases.

Nat Zitomer

I’m talking specifically about their announced but not fulfilled service to TLV.

Vac

Is it true that Israel might require people to take the vaccine for anyone coming to visit?

Nat Zitomer

Currently requiring negative PCR within 72 hours before flight–same as most of the world–currently applies to those who have been vaccinated–and I believe (constant state of flux), a second PCR at BG on arrival. I believe the BG Check-2-Fly now offers 4-hour turnaround. Assuming second PCR is negative, I believe, no quarantine requirement. No specific path for those who have been vaccinated–this would seem especially true for foreign citizens. No idea how this will ultimately be adapted to open up to foreigners. Stay tuned.

runnergirl

Will AA open award availability for the MIA-TLV direct flight at 12:00am on 2/15?

H

AA offering a real screw you on business class redemptions. 162K round trip from MIA vs 115K from NY??? Since when do US Airlines charge more from different cities

Abe

Not on subject, but does anyone know the quarintine restrictions in san Francisco and how is it enforced?

Harry Zelcer

How do I get JetBlue miles by flying with American Airlines?

Dave

Harry, you dont

joel

hidden city seems to come in play with partners, qf isnt showing nonstop mia tlv in business but leaving jfk it routes you through miami in business class.

also qf in coach mia tlv nonstop have different rates for elal [45k] and aa [37k]

R

I think I figured it out with Expertflyer. AA isn’t opening up low mileage business inventory on MIA-TLV…which is what parnters (IB/BA/QF) need. That’s also why they are fleecing AAdvantage members a bit compared to JFK-TLV

joel

how does that answer hidden city ?

yoni

qantas is charging absurd carrier charges for any AA flights across the atlantic (jfk-tlv, mia-tlv). no carrier charge for the el al flights fyi

Isaac

You can get for around 600 round trip from Israel to NYC in AA.com. with miles by usbank points its less 50k point round trip incl already taxes.

Direct flight with american

Taxes are 50/60 dollar.
I did it for after sukkoth

Isaac

the same is also both wait NYC -Israel

Eli

Dan , this is all wonderful, but what do you think the chances are that we will be able to enter israel in June, 2021. I am not optimistic. I have a son, living in EY(non Israeli citizen). He plans to come here for Pesach (last time here was a year ago). He was told that, ‘maybe’, since he and his wife have Israeli vaccination papers, they would be allowed back in. That’s for an Israeli resident, with Israeli, bar-coded vaccination papers. But for an American tourist with proof from Rite-Aid that you were vaccinated ? I am not holding my breath.

LB

There is lots of talk about concern for yeshiva and seminary students being able to return to Israel after pesach but do we know if they will even be able to leave? Are there plans to open TLV for outbound travelers? People are supposed to be leaving already at the beginning of March

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