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Cheap Flights to Ireland and Israel: From $379 Total Roundtrip!

by on October 31, 2011 · 15 comments

in Delta, Mileage Runs, United

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Per this Flyertalk thread there are cheap fares on many airlines from New York and Boston to Ireland.

Star Alliance: United/Lufthansa/Air Canada have many routings- both nonstop and connecting via Frankfurt and Toronto/Montreal.
There are many ways to search for these fares, the easiest probably being Travelocity’s Flexible Date tool.
Travelocity.com -> NYC – DUB -> Flexible Dates -> Now through March
You’ll see results for Air Canada (but they have higher taxes and route via Canada and London so they end up being more expensive), Continental, Lufthansa and Delta.

You can also book through Delta.com, which will let you cancel any itinerary up until the night of the following day.
Delta.com -> Planning Tools -> Book a Flight
Then select “Flexible dates” and you can do +/- 3 days or weekend travel by month. For mileage runners, the best MQM for your buck will be if you can route JFK-ATL-DUB. For only $50 more, you get over 3,000 more elite miles.

Nonstop JFK-DUB for $379 total roundtrip!

Via Atlanta for nearly 9,400 MQMs!

Last year I did my December mileage run to Dublin (from Pittsburgh, where they were running double MQMs). Maybe I’m biased since I am Irish, but I love Dublin- even in dreary winter. In early December, we had nice crisp weather and the city was decked out in holiday decorations. I find the Irish to be extremely friendly and we had a great overall 1 night trip.

Tel Aviv
Per Dan’s Deals, you can get flights from NYC to Tel Aviv via Brussels for as low as $564 total roundtrip, which is unbelievable for Israel flights. I plugged sample dates 3/6/12-3/13/12 into Travelocity and got Brussels Air E fare tickets (which only earn 50% miles on United and US Airways). You can apparently get the Newark-Tel Aviv United non-stops for $815 total- and they earn full mileage.

$565 to Israel- doesn't get much cheaper!

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  • http://www.dansdeals.com Dan

    Delta has matched the $815 nonstop fare for JFK-TLV.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Dan! Too bad Delta doesn’t allow paid/miles upgrades on T class fares.. otherwise I’d be en route to TLV!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505652550 Anonymous

    Also NYC-IST for 365 on SWISS, or on Delta for 526 my carrier of choice

  • Anonymous

    Where do you see those fares?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505652550 Anonymous

    Sorry the SWISS deal was on cheaptickets but the site is crashing now. But the higher DL fare is on delta.com

  • Rebecca D.

    Brian, I need 4,500 PQ US Air miles to make silver in 2011. Thinking about a MR Would the BOS-DUB on CO or LH miles count as US PQ? Thanks! This would be my first MR!

  • Lenny L

    Continental is matching NYC -> DUB for $379 on selected dates as well, albeit from EWR! Just bought mine!

  • Andy

    Just curious how do you guys find out these cheap flights? Kill time on tickets search engine?

  • Andrew L

    It may be worth it to check orbitz again even if you already booked. My tickets to TLV just went down from $680 to $590 so I cancelled and rebooked. I hope it does not cause any problems. Would Orbitz have just adjusted the price?

  • Brian Furbush

    I just checked out the NYC > DUB $379 RT deal on Delta’s site, and it doesn’t appear to be refundable in the event of a cancellation prior to the flight – any thoughts? Thanks much.

    CHANGES/REFUNDS ORIG AREA 1 CHANGE-250.00 USD
    CHANGE-250.00 USD
    CANCEL-NON REF BEFORE/AFTER DEPART
    ORIG AREA 2 CHANGE-150.00 EUR
    CHANGE-150.00 EUR

  • Flyer Fun

    Last night NYC>DUB was $319 before taxes on Continental in January. Taxes raised the cost of a direct flight to $405. Routing LGA-IAD-FRA-DUB and return, although the base of $319 was the same, the taxes increased the cost to $480. I took the more expensive flight because I obtained about 10,000 FF miles instead of about 6,400, the cost/elite mile was lower, and was under 5 cents a mile. Oh yea, thank you Points Guy.

  • Anonymous

    Only if someone booked the same exact itinerary at the lower price.

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