United Is Launching Washington, DC to Tel Aviv – Book Business with 45K Partner Miles (when you can find it)!

45 United Miles Per Dollar
Written by Charlie

United Airlines is launching a new flight to Israel – Washington, DC to Tel Aviv. This will make another great way to get to Israel non-stop from the US. Find out the details of this new flight and (when you can find it) how to book business class with partner miles for just 45,000 miles!

The news came out today that United will be connecting Washington, DC with Tel Aviv, Israel as a non-stop flight next year! This will be their fourth non-stop flight from the US to Tel Aviv (2 from Newark and 1 from San Francisco) and it is definitely good news for everyone who does not like to connect through Europe on their way to Israel.

Unfortunately, as of right now, the aircraft they will be using is not the same as their Newark – Tel Aviv flight but there is still time to change that!

United Is Launching Washington, DC to Tel Aviv

This new non-stop flight with United Airlines from Washington DC (Dulles) to Tel Aviv will be launching May 22, 2019. This will be three-time per week service, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from Washington and the flights will be Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday on the return.

It will depart from Dulles at 10:30PM and arrive at 4:30PM the following day. The return from Tel Aviv will depart at 12:20AM and arrive in Washington at 5:50AM the same day.

The only real bad part about this new flight (besides the inferior business class setup of the 2-4-2 seating configuration) is that you need to go through Dulles to take it (I am really not a fan of having to fly out of Dulles!). 🙂

Booking the New United Airlines Washington, DC to Tel Aviv with Miles

United charges 42,500 miles one way in economy and 75,000 miles one way in saver business for this route. The best route to go with awards is with Aegean Airlines and their Miles+Bonus program (see this post for all the details about finding and booking with them). They only charge 30,000 miles one way in economy and 45,000 miles one way in business!


The bad part is that as I was writing this post, the great availability on the United flight in saver business has disappeared. This is in keeping with their other flights to Tel Aviv also. It is quite rare to find business class award space but it can be found. The best solution is to look very far out.

HT: Point Me to the Plane

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.