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Virgin Atlantic announced, and today commenced loading flights between London and Tel Aviv in September. While the first month of flights has yet to populate with award availability, if you push a bit further out in the schedule you’ll see seats are open. The cost? 28k + taxes and fees ( roughly 260 pounds out of London and $60 from TLV to Lon) All and all…for roughly $300 in taxes and fees and 56k is a great deal, and one of the very few lie flat options out of Europe. OMAAT gives a great read on it.
- Depart London at 16:00 Arrive TLV at 23:05
- Depart TLV at 6:05 arrive LHR at 9:55
Operated by the A330…
Here’s a look at the London to Tel Aviv routing:
Space is currently populating, but starting in November it’s wide open. Note the fees out of London though.
And then Tel Aviv to London
Virgin Atlantic is a transfer partner of Amex, Citi, and Chase.
Last fall we saw Amex run a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic. That is amazing, and if you were able to get in on that deal you could fly roundtrip in upper class for just 44k points. WHAT?! Some of our favorite cards from each issuer are:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Ink Business Preferred
- Chase Ink Business Unlimited
- Citi Thank You Premier
- American Express Gold
- American Express Platinum
- American Express Business Platinum
Wanna make the journey, but not fly business ( Upper Class)? Not many points needed. It is only 5 hours after all 😉
- From London: 9k + 153 pounds
- From Israel: 9k + $58
Premium Economy –
- From London: 16k + 247 pounds
- From Israel: 16k + $58
Wanna start in NYC?
You’re looking at
- Economy: 19k + $240
- Premium Economy: 33,500 + $255
- Upper Class: 77,500 + from $608
It wouldn’t surprise me, that at some point, Virgin doesn’t pivot their A330-200 to this route.
What do you guys think?
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