United Suspends Service On A 2nd Route To Israel

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United started flying between Chicago and Tel Aviv in September and resumed service between Washington DC and Tel Aviv in October.

With Israel’s borders remaining closed to foreign nationals, it’s no surprise that sales have been slow on United’s newest routes to Tel Aviv.

Last month United cancelled flights between Washington DC and Tel Aviv until at least March 5th.

And now United is cancelling flights between Chicago and Tel Aviv from January 4th until at least February 1st.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see United extend the Chicago to Tel Aviv route suspension into February if Israel doesn’t open their borders by the beginning of January.

United is reducing flights between Newark and Tel Aviv from 14 to 10 weekly in January.

They are flying 3 weekly flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv and they are currently selling daily flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv starting on February 1st. That too will likely be culled back to 3 weekly flights if Israel doesn’t open their borders by the beginning of January.

Israel isn’t the only place where United is making cuts, they are also suspending January and/or February flights between Newark-Honolulu, Newark-Seattle, Newark-Portland/PDX, Boston-San Francisco, Denver-Kauai, LaGuardia-West Palm Beach, LaGuardia-Fort Myers, LaGuardia-Tampa, and more.

United is the only airline in the world that has maintained daily service to Tel Aviv during this pandemic. They even changed their post-Yom Kippur flight time when a DansDeals reader requested them to do so.

Were you booked on any of these cancelled flights?

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I was on this flight last night TLV-ORD and was surprised that it was still running — everyone had 3 seats to themselves! Dinner KSML was bad and infinitely worse than Fresko.

Lechayim x3

I flew ewr-tlv on thanksgiving with a 40% capacity
Tlv-ewr this Sunday was 25% capacity
Spoke to pilots who noted that cargo was full and that’s a majority of profit (loss?) made now.
Most flights will offer a 799.99 upgrade from economy to business on Mobil check in within the 24 hour period before boarding.
Considering most round trip flights sell around 700$ it’s a decent deal @ 2300$ round trip business.


The ORD flights faired well and at times were more full than the EWR flights…


It’s likely EWR is getting more premium passengers, and that the displaced ORD people were coming from connecting flights anyway and can now be easily rebooked via EWR.


I am a “cohen” and i would like to know if united allows dead bodies on their airplanes and if they do who does not?