Philadelphia To Tel Aviv: 30K Avios, No Fuel Surcharges!

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Related: British Airways Avios Knowledgebase, A Collection Of Tips For Using Your BA Avios
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Just beautiful, no? It’s all bookable now on BA.com, though you should read the knowledgebase to educate yourself first.

One-way coach PHL-TLV: 30K plus $2.50:

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One-way business PHL-TLV: 60K plus $2.50:

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Round-trip PHL-TLV: 60K plus $46.82:

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Not bad considering the BA card comes with a 50K signup bonus. And that you can transfer points to BA from all 3 of the major transferable currencies (Chase Ultimate Rewards, Starwood Starpoints, AMEX Membership Rewards).

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Jack

How much for business or first?

me

Great!! Whats the cancellation policy?

Tim

60,000 in coach.

Levi

Right, NO. People still fly economy??

ab

how much will be business class?

Kidooo

What are the chances this won’t last?

Incendia

Is this one way or round trip?

hahah

april fools!!!

yn

do dates for pesach or succos works i have not had any luck

Thingy

Sure beats sleeping over in Dusseldorf or Berlin!

Izzy

Can someone please post how to book it? I have a lot of SPF and ultimate rewards (over 100k in each). I would like to go to Israel with my wife next winter. I never transferred miles before. Do I book fro BA’s website or US Airways etc. Also is this going to be available for a while? Thanks

Mark

Is that 60k round trip?

Nate

How about business class?

steve

does usairways not fly all the time? i pick 1 weekend off from the date you show. (11/23-12/1) and only direct flight on way back.
on ur example doesnt show any direct flights…

malachai 40

couldnt find any in business at all and very limited in economy as well
any chance of them freeing up some more in the near future?

yyk

Have not seen anything more beautiful! 🙂

I hope there’s plenty of award availability, and here’s to hoping they don’t devalue Avios points!

dave

whats the best way to find availability? I am looking for week of 5/25.

flyer

Is this a limited-time promo, or do I still have room to apply for, spend and get the avios posted?

Kidooo

@Nate:

Business is double, so 60K each way

Chava Moskowitz

What is the cost of the flight

I second Izzy

comment 11. same boat. Please explain how to book and transfer from chase and starwood. Thanks!

HA

Available for tomorrow!

AdamH

This is not a temporary deal it is the regular Avios price you can get whenever US releases award space on the route. Avios are based on distance so east coast to Israel is a sweet spot.

For those hoping for business class, US, like AA, seems to be coding their 2-cabin business (ie all US flights) as first class. As such it would be 3x more points as opposed to 2x as many points if it was coded correctly.

Sup

Biz class is 120k roundtrip + $46
Economy is 60k roundtrip

dov

What site could you book this on ?

Tim

Sorry, I meant 60,000 in business.

Mazel tov JJ!

So Dan there are some good things from this AA/US merger.

A Canadian

Business is 120k RT.

zanvel

Dan, can u pls give instructions, how to book on USair using avious??? THNX!

HA

Available tomorrow!

bad deal

This is a bad deal

hohoho

how???

hohoho

DAN PLEASE TELL US HOW!!! OR AT LEAST THE DATES.

Andrew

What website do you use to search for this? BA website stinks

reb moshe

thanks for the credit, dan 🙂

ab

@Incendia: 60k is for round trip@Mark: yes its 60k roundtrip

srulky

@Izzy: xfer to ba then book. make sure its availible b4 u book

srulky

@srulky: *transfer to ba

HA

Lots of availability Tuesday. One seat left Thursday

Every year dan :)

April fools

april fools

dan i remember that april fools joke you made 3 years ago about jfk to honolulu for $41

Dan1

stop bothering me!

CHAIM

Can anyone tell pls. on which website to search???

Dan.

when

Tim

@hohoho: he’s a little busy tonight

yyk

@CHAIM:

British Airways website – ba.com

dave

first week of may

srulky

@yyk: +1 @I second Izzy: @zanvel: @hohoho:
1) Sign up for British Airways Executive Club.
2)Log in to your executive club account.
3) Hover over the executive club tab on top of the page and click on “spending avios”
4) Scroll down the page until you see the “book flights. with avios” on the left hand side of your page and click.
5) Enter your search in the flight search box.

Another way to search BA on AA is to search on aa.com for aaver award. If available on AA then it should be available for avios booking.

Eli

What’s the total for economy round trip ?

brad

6ok read the posts lazy man

jason

british airways is known to have terrible search engine, can anyone recommend a better engine to search for these flights pls

dany

forgot just 1 think to write, that its never available.. 1 flight out of 100 is mayb available..
to open a credit card for 50k british is not a good deal comparing to other cc’s..

zanvel

thanx! almost no availability 🙁

Rots5

Nothing coming up Ex-tlv 🙁

Dan

Great deal!

Yitz

I only started Using this website a few months ago, and your original post gave me virtually no information on how to take advantage of the deal. I have plenty of SPG & UR points but all did was make a BA Avios account and play around trying to figure out myself how to get to where you were on that screen shot, but to no avail. But thank you for posting related thread. I’m gonna look through it now that i’m awake again, i hope there is still availability.

I second Izzy

@Srulky
Thank you, you covered the second part of what we asked for.
But we still needed info on transferring UR and SPG into the avios, you did not cover that. Thanks all the same.

I second Izzy

@Dan
Do You have anymore RP’s with more detailed info to transfer UR & SPG to BAvios? Your current RP only talks about Amex MR which i donot have. Or are there any posts by you in general that discuss transfers from UR or SPG to ANA for cheap business or economy tickets. I read that in a VR post a while ago and you said it was possible for 90000 ANA for business, but there were no instructions, and i couldnt figure it out.
Thanks

Anonymous

Dan…….I was n bed and jumped up because I thought it was 30k round trip……………
This was expected and any mileage guy knew this was going to be

Izzy

Thanks Srulky. Will try it.

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@Izzy @I second Izzy @jason

Dan clearly writes “you should read the knowledgebase to educate yourself first” http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467

Take the time to read and “educate yourself” and you will find all the answers

Eli

the 30,000 is for any day with availability or specific dates?

BarryLincoln

Very little availability. Dates Dan suggested work, other than that will be difficult to find if you are looking for specific days. Anyone know how far in advance US opens award seats? 12 months?

moshe

Dan, Can I sing up for the ba card now if I had it 4 years ago and cancelled it 3 years ago?

RB

Search on AA.com and click on redeem miles. (clicking on one may give you more choices.)

Harry

@yn:
Dates not working for Succos

Dani

I need a good deal for hotels in NYC, Manhattan, Anyone?

Izzy

@Repy
You didn’t read our question, or you didn’t read the Related Post you just shared with us. You are not practicing what you are preaching. I read it, does not explain transfer of UR or SPG to BA Avios. Some people don’t know how to do that yet.

Anonymous

Although this is a nice option it is diluted by the lack of availability for nonstop flights from phil to tel aviv same problem like other award nonstop routes to TEL like United(ewr to tel) and Delta(jfk to tel)

SoCal Dude

This is a tremendous deal! Great value for only 30K Avios! I’m passing this one around. Thanks for posting!

Srulky

@Izzy: have u even tried to login to your UR account and try to figure it out by yourself? It’s pretty straightforward.

Izzy

Apparently there are 2 Izzys. Thanks Srulky

Hi!

Just flew 15,000 AVIOS ticket NYC>ORD. I was Priority Access both ways (no lines etc) any idea why? Is that ALL AVIOS tix ?

chana

@hi it’s because of the card you use to book the ticket it was probably citi aa card

YIis1

Can Chase Ultimate Rewards be easily transferred to Avios? Is it 1:1 ? Thx.

TennisPro

@I second Izzy:

Once you create a British Airways Executive Club account, transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards points or Starwood Preferred Guest points is very easy. For Chase, just login to your Ultimate Rewards account, hover over “Points Transfer” and click on “British Airways Executive Club”. Then just type in your Executive Club number and how many points you want to transfer and click “transfer”. Similar process for SPG.

CtownBin

Is there anyway to add your US Airways DM number to the reservation on a ticket booked with Avios? That way, if you have the Barclay’s US Airways credit card, you will get free checked luggage (for domestic flights) and other benefits. There is a way to do this for American flights, I think on the Finnair site, but now that US Airways flights are bookable with Avios too, it would be great to be able to do the same.

Shmaiss

Mazal Tov, Dan! Simchos!

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