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British Airways has an incredible business class fare sale for travel between the US East Coast and Israel, where you can get the fare down to ~$1,430 all-in. The fare is valid out of New York, Philadelphia, Miami, etc.
A Saturday night minimum stay is required, and the fare is valid for travel in June, July, and August.
Without any discounts, the fare is just under $2,000 roundtrip.
Then you use the usual “tricks” to lower the cost by $400 and 10%.
You have to click through the AARP portal to receive the discount, and the discount will be reflected in the flights as you select them. The discount is valid on British Airways marketed flights, though you can fly on a partner like American or Iberia, which are also options on this fare.
The discounted price is reflected in your total as long as you shop through the AARP portal, so there’s nothing extra you have to do. In this case it lowers the fare to ~$1,588.
You can also save a further 10% by using promotion code CARDOFFERU at the time of booking, which is valid for those with the British Airways Visa Signature® Card.
It’s worth noting that’s only valid on flights both marketed and operated by British Airways, so if you want to take advantage of that you need to fly British Airways the whole way, rather than American and/or Iberia.
That lowers the fare to ~$1,430.
This is an incredible deal for business class to Israel. Do keep in mind that American also has a promotion offering 25,000 bonus miles for roundtrip transatlantic travel, which this fare would be eligible for. I value American AAdvantage miles at ~1.5 cents each, so to me those 25,000 miles are worth $375. That’s a nice value add on an already incredible fare.
If you’re interested in visiting Israel this summer, this is a deal which is tough to beat. If you’re interested I’d recommend booking as soon as possible, as I imagine this fare won’t last. You can always cancel within 24 hours if you want.
British Airways business class most certainly isn’t my favorite business class in the world, though it’s a heck of a deal at this price. Furthermore, keep in mind you can upgrade these fares to first class for a reasonable number of Avios, which is a great way to score first class on a cheap fare. You can also fly American or Iberia for the transatlantic flight, though you’ll just pay ~$150 more, because you won’t save the 10% from the British Airways Card.
Anyone planning on taking advantage of this fare to travel to Israel?
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)