Looking To Go To Israel For Christmas? First Class Flight Availability.

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Looking To Go To Israel For Christmas? First Class Flight Availability.

Looking To Go To Israel For Christmas? First Class Flight Availability.

For anyone considering going to Israel for Christmas, there’s first class award availability for 2020. British Airways and oneworld partners have first class flights available, which is not common. Here are the flights and required mileage.

British Airways First Class to Tel Aviv For Christmas

British Airways has non-stop first class service to Tel Aviv. There’s still availability TO Israel on December 15, which puts you there in time for all of the holiday festivities. From Israel back to London, there’s wide open space in January. You can spend the whole holiday season in the Holy Land, which is a dream for many.

Fly first class on the famous British Airways first class product from London to Tel Aviv. You can also check out the “first class-only” Concorde Lounge at London Heathrow.

Fly British Airways first class round-trip to Israel for Christmas

Out of London, you’ll need 92,500 Avios for the round-trip to Tel Aviv TLV airport.

London to Tel Aviv in British Airways first class

American Airlines has a calendar view, which is better. December 15 is the only date with first class availability from LHR to TLV.

Tel Aviv to London in British Airways first class

However, space from TLV back to LHR is wide open for dates after Christmas and even after New Year. This provides extra flexibility.

How Many Miles Do I Need?

Depending on the miles and points that you have, various oneworld partners can book these flights plus connections you need to get there. Here are some samples from cities in the U.S.:

New York City

  • JAL: 145,000 miles
  • Alaska Airlines: 160,000 miles
  • British Airways: 211,000 miles
  • Asia Miles: 220,000 miles
  • American Airlines: 230,000 miles

Chicago

  • Alaska Airlines: 160,000 miles
  • JAL: 165,000 miles
  • Asia Miles: 220,000 miles
  • British Airways: 221,000 miles
  • American Airlines: 230,000 miles

Dallas / Ft. Worth

  • Alaska Airlines: 160,000 miles
  • JAL: 165,000 miles
  • Asia Miles: 220,000 miles
  • American Airlines: 230,000 miles
  • British Airways: 255,000 miles

Los Angeles

  • Alaska Airlines: 160,000 miles
  • JAL: 165,000 miles
  • American Airlines: 230,000 miles
  • Asia Miles: 250,000 miles
  • British Airways: 255,000 miles

Seattle

  • Alaska Airlines: 160,000 miles
  • JAL: 165,000 miles
  • American Airlines: 230,000 miles
  • Asia Miles: 250,000 miles
  • British Airways: 300,000 miles

Transfer Partners

Depending on who you’re booking with, here are their transfer partners:

  • American Airlines: Marriott (3:1 ratio)
  • Alaska Airlines: Marriott (3:1 ratio)
  • Asia Miles: American Express / Citi TYP at 1:1 ratio, Marriott at 3:1 ratio
  • JAL: Marriott (3:1 ratio)
  • British Airways: Chase / American Express at 1:1 ratio, Marriott at 3:1 ratio

Taxes and Fees

Remember that some airlines add fees to award bookings. British Airways and JAL will charge you the most fees. Alaska, American, and Asia Miles are on the “sometimes” list for fees, and that “sometimes” is when there’s a flight on British Airways. Expect less fees, but they’re still there.

Final Thoughts On Going First Class To Israel For Christmas

This was a surprise find from another article I’m working on. I know many people dream of going to Israel for Christmas, and I was shocked to find these flights available. We decided to push this out and let our readers know, in case you want to jump on these. If you’re comfortable booking travel for the end of the year, this could be someone’s dream come true. If you don’t have the points and miles needed for first class, there’s wide open availability for business class. If you book these flights, let us know!

Ryan S
Travel hacker in 2-player mode, intent on visiting every country in the world, and can say "hello" or "how much does this cost?" in a bunch of different languages.

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    • This is 777. I believe there are flights with Euro-style biz class only (short-haul cabins) but this is on B777 marketed as true first class by BA.

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