American’s Tel Aviv Flight Is Now Bookable

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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?

HT: davidrotts63, via DDF

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Whatever

Not such a bad use of AA miles, at least in J for the inaugural flight.

Dovid Lefkowitz

So is there hope now that AA will reinstate PHL-TLV?

E

Let’s see how Dallas performs after 1 year first

Victor Elo

2 questions
Does it take a year to see how it performs?
If it does Perform well, is there an option of American entering the NYC-TLV route alongside ELAL, United, & Delta ?

E

Victor, I am no expert but that would really be something to see 3 airlines servicing JFK-TLV. I feel like American would try PHL or maybe Charlotte

rob

Probably not coincidentally, it starts a week before the R”H which is the start of the busiest travel month to TLV (although I’m guessing less so for people from and connecting through DFW)

That should help the load factors/yield as the route commences, where it would otherwise normally be difficult to fill up a plane initially.

It also means we shouldn’t look too much into the success of the route until we see it’s performance starting around October time

The start date also means that if the route is a failure (I don’t think it will be) and they kill the route as soon as they can pocket the full $840K, they can still squeeze in 2 years of Tishrei chagim by the end of next September due to lunar/gregorian calendar differences

NEsia

Dallas only ? Coach ?

SK

I guess they resolved their TWA union dispute…

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