American announced in August that they would return to Israel starting on September 9th with 3 weekly 787-9 flights between Dallas and Tel Aviv.
American pulled out of the Tel Aviv market on 1/4/16 after they merged with USAirways. At the time they flew daily from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv on an Airbus A330.
American will get a subsidy of about $840,000 if they operate the service for a year.
American allows flight bookings 331 days in advance, which means you can now start booking the new flight. Typically flights are at their lowest price 1-3 months before the flight, so it won’t be worth actually booking it yet.
Of course there are no saver awards available yet. The AAnytime rate for the inaugural flight is 115K miles in coach or 155K miles in business class for a one-way flight between the US and Tel Aviv.
The flights seem well timed, with evening red-eyes in both directions. And I love that DFW-TLV is flight number 18 😀
Will you use miles to fly on the inaugural flight? Will you fly on American to Tel Aviv via Dallas over other flight options?