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Business class deal alert: East Coast cities to Israel below $1.5K

Feb. 06, 2022
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Israel is a destination many travelers head to for the religious and historical sites throughout the country. The city of Tel Aviv is known for its cuisine, beaches and its buzzing arts scene and nightlife. Tap Air Portugal is offering deals from some East Coast cities to Tel Aviv starting at $1,458 round-trip for a business class ticket.

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This deal was reported by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership which gives readers alerts on discounted fares for $49 a year. These rates to Tel Aviv are available from February to April, depending on the route.

Deal basics

Airlines: Tap Air Portugal
Routes: BOS/EWR/JFK/IAD/ to TLV
How to book: Directly through the airline site or through Google Flights
Travel dates: February — April

Related: Review of The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv, a boutique stay on Hyatt points

Sample flights

The deals below are business class seats, known as Executive Class on TAP Air Portugal. They include a lie-flat seat, meal, carry-on and two checked bags. Each flight below also includes a stop each way in Lisbon, Portugal.

We found a flight in business class from Newark (EWR) to Tel Aviv (TLV) at $1,458 round-trip from the middle to the end of March. Deals at this price were available from February to April.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We found the same $1,458 round-trip business class fare from Boston (BOS) to Tel Aviv (TLV) at the beginning of April. Deals at this price were limited to the month of April.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can go from Washington D.C. (IAD) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for $1,458 round-trip in April. There are also options available in March at $1,523 round-trip. The deal below has a long layover in Lisbon on the departure.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are limited options from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) at the price of $1,459 round-trip scattered throughout March and April. On the return flight below, there is a lengthy layover in Lisbon. According to Google Flights, this price was $1,700 less than the normal rate during the dates below in April. The fare that was most common from February to April was $1,518 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Bottom line

Relax on the beach, explore the markets or walk through the historic Jaffa district, known as the Old City if you snag one of these fares. Tel Aviv will have something new to discover no matter what type of traveler you are. Don’t miss out on getting there in style with these business class deals.

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