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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
WOW Air is launching flights from Reykjavik (KEF) to Tel Aviv (TLV) in September and is offering steeply discounted fares from all of its US gateways to celebrate the new route. You can fly from Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), Pittsburgh (PIT) and San Francisco (SFO) to Tel Aviv (TLV) with cheap flights from September 2017 through March 2018, though availability is somewhat limited. Flights from the East Coast and Chicago start just under $300 round-trip, while flights from LAX and SFO begin just under $400 round-trip.
You’ll want to click here and purchase the tickets through WOW’s website, which is showing the lowest fares on these routes. Keep in mind that WOW is a low-cost carrier (we’ve had good experiences with WOW), so you’ll be charged if you want to pick a seat or bring a large carry-on or checked bag. Make sure you hop on this deal right away as it’s likely to disappear quickly.
Airlines: WOW Air
Routes: BOS/BWI/EWR/LAX/MIA/ORD/PIT/SFO to TLV
Cost: $298+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 – March 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia or WOW
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for $298 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for $298 round-trip:
Chicago (ORD) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for $298 round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Tel Aviv (KEF) for $398 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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