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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.

It’s not every day we see a good deal to the Middle East, so this one’s worth a look: Royal Jordanian is offering cheap round-trip fares with wide availability to Amman, Jordan (AMM) and Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). These flights, departing from New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD), are available from October through March, meaning you’ll almost certainly be able to book a trip with dates that fit your schedule. Do your research on Google Flights and then you can complete booking through an OTA like Expedia or Orbitz, or directly through the airline.

Airlines: Royal Jordanian
Routes: JFK/ORD to AMM/TLV
Cost: $499+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October 2017 — March 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia or WOW
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Amman (AMM) for $499 round-trip:

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Chicago (ORD) to Amman (AMM) for $499 round-trip:

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New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for $528 round-trip:

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Chicago (ORD) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for $528 round-trip:

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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, 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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