Amazing Deal Alert: New York to Tel Aviv for $590 on Delta

Aug 31, 2015

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.

With the exception of cheap connecting fares on Aeroflot, Tel Aviv is not an inexpensive destination to get to. So this fare sale from Delta is a particularly excellent deal. You can fly nonstop from New York to Tel Aviv for just $590 round-trip, including taxes. Fares are available on select dates from October through February. Both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (a short drive from the airport) are worth visiting during the winter months, with mild temperatures and fewer tourists.

Airline(s): Delta
Route(s): JFK to TLV
Cost: $590 round-trip in economy
Dates: October 2015 through February 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 11,354 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: V
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred for general airfare bonusesGold Delta SkyMiles Amex, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Amex or Delta Reserve cards for Delta bonuses.

Here’s an example of what you can book:

New York (JFK) – Tel Aviv (TLV) for $590 round-trip on Delta (earns 11,354 MQMs):

New York (JFK) - Tel Aviv (TLV) for $590 round-trip on Delta.
New York (JFK) – Tel Aviv (TLV) for $590 round-trip on Delta.

Maximize Your Purchase

Remember, you can bank extra credit card points by using a card that maximizes airfare purchases, like 3x on airfare with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold and Citi Prestige (3x on airfare), or 2x on travel purchases the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Because this is a Delta fare sale, though, if you have a co-branded Delta Amex such as the Gold Delta SkyMiles, Platinum Delta SkyMiles or Delta Reserve cards, you might want to consider using one of them instead to earn an additional 2x miles per $1 on your airfare. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: The Flight Deal

Be sure to act fast if you’re interested — and if you get in on any of these deals, tell us about it in the comments below!

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