Discounted El Al Award Tickets

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I haven’t seen any official announcement, but El Al has discounted award pricing for flights between NYC or Toronto and Tel Aviv.

Normally a coach ticket from New York or Toronto to Tel Aviv is 700 Matmid points (35K AMEX points) each way, though those awards will get more expensive for tickets booked after 02/09/15.

From my non-elite account selected flights between Toronto and Tel Aviv are pricing out at 400 points (20K AMEX points) each way and selected flights between NYC and Tel Aviv are pricing out at 500 points (25K AMEX points) each way.

From an Israel based Gold elite account selected flights between Toronto and Tel Aviv are pricing out at 225 points (11,250 AMEX points) each way and selected flights between NYC and Tel Aviv are pricing out at 300 points (15K AMEX points) each way.

It seems that you can book discounted one-way flights from 01/31-03/07.  You can return later than 03/07 as long as you book round-trip travel and the outbound flight leaves by 03/07.

If your account has a different rate please post a comment!

Note that El Al charges about $350 in taxes and fuel surcharges on a round-trip award.

These dates had discounted awards available:

NYC-Tel Aviv
January 31
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23
March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
The following dates only work as return dates on a round-trip that originates in Tel Aviv by 03/07:
March 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.
April 4, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
Return flights in later months work as well.

Tel Aviv-NYC
February 4, 5, 6.
March 3, 4, 5, 6,
The following dates only work as return dates on a round-trip that originates in NYC by 03/07:
March 9, 10, 11, 23, 13, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
April 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
Return flights in later months work as well.

Toronto-Tel Aviv
January 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
February 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 24, 26
March 1, 3
The following dates only work as return dates on a round-trip that originates in Tel Aviv by 03/07:
March 8, 10, 17, 19, 22, 24
April 5, 16, 28
Return flights in later months work as well.

Tel Aviv-Toronto
January 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
February 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 24, 26
March 1, 3, 5
The following dates only work on a round-trip that originates in Toronto by 03/07:
March 8, 10, 12
April 5, 8, 16, 21, 23, 30.
Return flights in later months work as well.

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coralsnake

got the same rate on regular account

Dan

@coralsnake:
Same rate as what?
300 or 500 from NYC to TLV?

bubble347

Are there any J or F discounted routes as well?

myccrabbi

confirmed with silver elite its 300 from nyc just like gold

Plat

300 from NYC with Platinum account.

Avi

@myccrabbi: what dates?

Dan

@Avi:
Same as in the post.

Anonymous

Anything for going to isreal over peysach or week after?

Coralsnake

@Dan: 500 each way JFK-TLV and back. That’s all I searched. Basic acct.

MILLION MILER

This probably has to do with the fact that their award inventory has never moved as slow as this. #nomoreAA

Alexander

Dan doesn’t go coach So where are the business deals?

Dan

@Alexander:
Open credit cards, fly free.

esther

does this also work TLV- NY?

Eli

Seems like you finally learned how to use elal’s 1994 website! LOL

Josh

Gold Account, seeing 700 points outbound and 300 points return for beg of Feb,, bus is 1500 points per way.

Dan

@esther:
Yes.

@Josh:
Is your outbound before 01/31?

esther

On a regular account im seeing 500 each way with out booking each way seperately each way. which account are showing 300? and must they be book as 2 one ways?

Anonymous

if i am buying points from someone, what do you say is a fair price per point?

esther

what would you say is a fair price per point?

BUYER

does any one have a gold or silver account and want to sell me points?

Tomer
Dan

@Tomer:
Good find.

Anyone Americans want to try transferring in 1,000 AMEX points and see if they get the elite level rates?

Aaron

Is this talking about a gold member from amex or from Elal?

jack

Anyone know offhand the T&F between London and tel aviv?

jds

@Dan: The accrued points required for renewing or receiving a premium tier status in the Matmid Club are basic points from EL AL flights and/or UP flights during a 12 consecutive months

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