USAirways Business Saver Award Space Between Philadelphia And Tel Aviv Is Back For Summer And Fall Travel!

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American Express is a advertiser. and are showing tons of saver business class avaialbility between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv from July through December 2015.

USAirways business class features a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all passengers.

Typically there its rare to find more than 1 business class seat on this route, but right now many dates have multiple seats open.

Award space isn’t as wide open as it was a couple of weeks ago, but it’s far more than normal.

This is a glitch in the fare booking class as U class just recently switched from being a coach booking class to a business booking class. When you book your business award the confirmation page will show U class/economy. However it will charge you the business class rate and you will be seated in business class and U class is now in business class.

Space to many European cities is excellent as well. charges 67.5K miles one-way/135K round-trip to Tel Aviv. charges 120K miles round-trip (115K for cardholders) and doesn’t sell one-way awards.

AA allows 5 days holds and USAir allows 3 days holds.

You can transfer Starpoints to either airline, 20K Starpoints becomes 25K miles. That transfer can take a few days but allows for a 5 day award hold. Those points can be earned on a card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express.

American requires that the name on the Starwood account (or at least the last name) match in order to do a transfer. However USAirways allows transfers from anyone’s Starwood account. You can transfer points between Starwood accounts if the home address on both members Starwood accounts are the same, but that transfer can take a few days as well.

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HT: gleff, via DDF

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more info

How many miles is this?
Is it refundable?


@more info:
Read the post much?


Fee for date changes?


Free with AA miles, but that’s assuming you can find the award space…

$150 with USAir miles.

more info

What about economy?

Loves Dan


If i have a USairways award ticket for October and i find a better flight after US/AA complete their merger do you think i can switch the ticket without the $150 fee?


Is there any easy way to search for non stop saaver awards in biz class?


@Loves Dan:
No clue.

Sure, search PHL-TLV on and toggle it to nonstop.


Is there a way to use avios to book these?


Sure, but you’ll get slammed with over $800 in fuel surcharges that way.


what makes it 150 dollars more w US Air?


I am trying to do this on my iPad. Picked dates for 3 adults that said 60k each way and on the pricing screen it now shows 840k total. Something isn’t right


@Nathan: went thru all the way to the last page on a new search and it still shows 840k being taken. What am I doing wrong?

Barclays takes so long to post US Air bonus

How long does it usually take?


Flying Blue’s new chart just came out. TLV-DFW either direction only 12.5k miles(+$140) in coach in May!


But I can use avios on US air local without high fuel costs right? how would I find US local destinations using avios for US airways?

no luck

Tried a few dates May and July and couldn’t find anything in business class


not seeing TLV-PHL in July-only the reverse?

no luck

Tried a few dates in may made July but Nothing available in biz class

A Canadian

Seems to be dead!


Dan I don’t knw where else to ask u this, but I had my 1st cc for abt a year now (line of credit 1500) I always paid in full each month, what cc do u recommend I get? would I get approved to the us airways card? PS I tried looking up my score on credit karma and they said my file is to thin to show a report.

New to this

I’m posting here because I’m not sure where else I might b able to ask fort assistance… Does anyone know if u can transfer aadvantage miles to united mileage plus program.

chana k

@New to this: no. Airline miles do not transfer to miles of a compteting airline.

New to this

@chana k:
Thnx Chany k
So there is no way around this?
Incorporating a trick or too?


@moe: Ever tried [url=]DDF[/url] or DDFB?