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Title: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:18:43 AM
Here's how:

Alitalia is running a promo until December 5th where you get 20% off their flights with code FRENZYTIME
Must book 1 person at a time to get the 20% off!
Valid for journeys made between 01/12/2016 and 28/03/2017
They are also having a promo that lets people bring 2 suitcases when flying TLV to north america

Amex has an offer for $160 credit when you spend $800+ on Alitalia.com

Example:
TLV-NYC on Jan 25 (1h 25m stop in FCO)
return on feb 2 (2h 10m stop in FCO)
price per person: $560
20% off brings the price to $449 per person
Book 2 separate tickets for $449 each to qualify for the amex promo and get $160 credit which brings the price for 2 people to $738.

Business class for the same dates is $2243. 20% off gets you to $1795 and the AMEX credit of $160 brings the total to $1635 for one person.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:22:44 AM
I hope the AMEX thing doesn't have to be a single purchase of 800+
I read the T&C's and it didn't say anything about it
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 01, 2016, 10:34:27 AM
Seem only bookable on www.alitalia.com/en_il/
May not qualify for AMEX Offer.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Agoldsc1 on December 01, 2016, 10:34:50 AM
Maybe update the title to say that this only works with 2 passengers, no more and no fewer.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 01, 2016, 10:38:45 AM
I coudn't get it to work on Alitalia english site only italian
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yuneeq on December 01, 2016, 10:43:23 AM
Seem only bookable on www.alitalia.com/en_il/
May not qualify for AMEX Offer.

Maybe you can buy alitalia gift cards for $800 with Amex and use the gift card to book.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yuneeq on December 01, 2016, 10:44:17 AM
Maybe update the title to say that this only works with 2 passengers, no more and no fewer.

For business class it would work for one passenger
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:47:47 AM
Seem only bookable on www.alitalia.com/en_il/
May not qualify for AMEX Offer.
"Valid only for purchases made directly with Alitalia. Purchases must be made through alitalia.com/en_us/, by calling 800-223-5730, or via the Alitalia mobile app".
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 01, 2016, 10:49:08 AM
"Valid only for purchases made directly with Alitalia. Purchases must be made through alitalia.com/en_us/, by calling 800-223-5730, or via the Alitalia mobile app".

Well that kills it.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 01, 2016, 10:49:36 AM
Well that kills it.


Of course you could always fight with AMEX and you might get it
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yuneeq on December 01, 2016, 10:50:44 AM
Well that kills it.

Might be able to get the promo code working over the phone or through the app.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:52:36 AM
Well that kills it.
Why?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 01, 2016, 10:53:58 AM
Why?

Because I doubt it will work on the app and you never know what you get when you call.

P.S trying the app now
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: username on December 01, 2016, 10:55:46 AM
Maybe update the title to say that this only works with 2 passengers, no more and no fewer.
2 people per Amex card :)

I hear that some guys have more than one.


Maybe you can buy alitalia gift cards for $800 with Amex and use the gift card to book.
No idea if this will work, but its great ideas like these, that keep us coming back to DD and DDF!!!
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:57:10 AM
Because I doubt it will work on the app and you never know what you get when you call.

What about the website?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 01, 2016, 10:58:19 AM
What about the website?

"Valid only for purchases made directly with Alitalia. Purchases must be made through alitalia.com/en_us/, by calling 800-223-5730, or via the Alitalia mobile app".
 '

Only works on Italian site
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:59:11 AM
Maybe update the title to say that this only works with 2 passengers, no more and no fewer.
Not a lot of room up there.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 10:59:57 AM
"Valid only for purchases made directly with Alitalia. Purchases must be made through alitalia.com/en_us/, by calling 800-223-5730, or via the Alitalia mobile app".
 '

Only works on Italian site
Or the Israel site but I see your point
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 01, 2016, 11:00:04 AM
They are also having a promo that lets people bring 2 suitcases when flying TLV to north america
Link?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shmu on December 01, 2016, 11:00:10 AM
Hot?? Maybe Luke warm
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 01, 2016, 11:00:53 AM
Not working on app
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 11:04:48 AM
Link?
Just look at the website. when you select flights, it shows that you get two suitcases in economy.
Quick work with the DDMS post  :)
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 11:06:22 AM
Maybe possible to book on the U.S site and than access booking from the Italian site and change flight. As long as the initial charge is from the U.S site than it should work. right?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 12:55:11 PM
The irony is that I booked these exact Alitalia flights 2 weeks ago for $585 a ticket and thought I got a great deal
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shulem92 on December 01, 2016, 01:00:36 PM
The irony is that I booked these exact Alitalia flights 2 weeks ago for $585 a ticket and thought I got a great deal
U did. This is just a better deal...
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yochai on December 01, 2016, 01:11:02 PM
Just look at the website. when you select flights, it shows that you get two suitcases in economy.
Quick work with the DDMS post  :)
do the two bags apply to bookings made last week? on the phone they said i get one.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2016, 01:24:58 PM
Seems the Alitalia offer is pretty common. Got it on all of my personal cards.

Anyone try booking with offer yet? Get amex congrats email?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: SearchGuy on December 01, 2016, 01:28:47 PM
Anyone booked for $800+ getting any email from Amex?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yandmk on December 01, 2016, 02:34:43 PM
Link?

Just look at the website. when you select flights, it shows that you get two suitcases in economy.
Quick work with the DDMS post  :)

I'm quite positive that it's a mistake, and if someone's planning on relying on this, I suggest bringing along some sort of documentation about the 2 bags. If you go to the section of the baggage policy on their website, there is no mention of such a thing (only PE). In Sabre it also shows 1 bag:
BAG ALLOWANCE     -TLVJFK-01P/AZ/EACH PIECE UP TO 50 POUNDS/23 
KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 62 LINEAR INCHES/158 LINEAR CENTIMETERS     
2NDCHECKED BAG FEE-TLVJFK-*/AZ                                 
*BAGGAGE ALLOWANCES/FEES UNKNOWN - CONTACT AZ                   
BAG ALLOWANCE     -JFKTLV-01P/AZ/EACH PIECE UP TO 50 POUNDS/23 
KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 62 LINEAR INCHES/158 LINEAR CENTIMETERS     
2NDCHECKED BAG FEE-JFKTLV-*/AZ                               
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on December 01, 2016, 02:38:30 PM
I'm quite positive that it's a mistake, and if someone's planning on relying on this, I suggest bringing along some sort of documentation about the 2 bags. If you go to the section of the baggage policy on their website, there is no mention of such a thing (only PE). In Sabre it also shows 1 bag:
BAG ALLOWANCE     -TLVJFK-01P/AZ/EACH PIECE UP TO 50 POUNDS/23 
KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 62 LINEAR INCHES/158 LINEAR CENTIMETERS     
2NDCHECKED BAG FEE-TLVJFK-*/AZ                                 
*BAGGAGE ALLOWANCES/FEES UNKNOWN - CONTACT AZ                   
BAG ALLOWANCE     -JFKTLV-01P/AZ/EACH PIECE UP TO 50 POUNDS/23 
KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 62 LINEAR INCHES/158 LINEAR CENTIMETERS     
2NDCHECKED BAG FEE-JFKTLV-*/AZ                               
Take a screen shot and show it to them...?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yandmk on December 01, 2016, 02:40:47 PM
Take a screen shot and show it to them...?
That's all I was saying. Just bring along proof. Because if not, you may be stuck paying $100, as it's more than likely a mistake.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on December 01, 2016, 02:41:52 PM
There was a promo thing with Ritz (and maybe other cards...) that if you use Visa Infinite, you get $100 off... would that work here?

Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 01, 2016, 02:44:32 PM
There was a promo thing with Ritz (and maybe other cards...) that if you use Visa Infinite, you get $100 off... would that work here?
No
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on December 01, 2016, 02:46:12 PM
No
K, thanks.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: efflpetzel on December 01, 2016, 03:26:38 PM
Maybe you can buy alitalia gift cards for $800 with Amex and use the gift card to book.
I wonder it this would work
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on December 01, 2016, 03:30:22 PM
Anyone know when you can cancel the reservation with no charge?

Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Emkay on December 01, 2016, 03:32:31 PM
Hot?? Maybe Luke warm
Why? Because it doesn't work for you for some reason?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 03:33:30 PM
I'm quite positive that it's a mistake, and if someone's planning on relying on this, I suggest bringing along some sort of documentation about the 2 bags. If you go to the section of the baggage policy on their website, there is no mention of such a thing (only PE).                           
Strange! I swear a week ago the baggage rules had an asterisk that said that to/from middle east you get 2 bags.
Definitely bring screenshots to the airport and if need be pay with an AMEX for that 2nd bag.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 03:34:22 PM
Anyone know when you can cancel the reservation with no charge?
Prob 24 hours
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on December 01, 2016, 03:37:00 PM
Strange! I swear a week ago the baggage rules had an asterisk that said that to/from middle east you get 2 bags.
Definitely bring screenshots to the airport and if need be pay with an AMEX for that 2nd bag.
Why dafka Amex?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 01, 2016, 03:38:11 PM
Why dafka Amex?
They were the best for disputes.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Mr. CC on December 01, 2016, 06:07:41 PM
Prob 24 hours
Probably not
hope i'm wrong
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 01, 2016, 06:39:34 PM
Probably not
How come? Flight touches U.S and should fall under DOT rules.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: deal boy on December 02, 2016, 08:00:41 AM
Maybe update the title to say that this only works with 2 passengers, no more and no fewer.
+1
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 03, 2016, 02:24:24 PM
Anybody get in on this?  The cheap business is VERY tempting  (as is the Y+ at $780, which looks like a very solid product, certainly better than US domestic F).
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 03, 2016, 02:26:18 PM
Anybody get in on this?  The cheap business is VERY tempting  (as is the Y+ at $780, which looks like a very solid product, certainly better than US domestic F).
Biz is booking as Y in outbound.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 03, 2016, 02:42:17 PM
Biz is booking as Y in outbound.

For both TLV-Rome and Rome-NYC?
Do you know anything about Y+?  I'd rather book Y+ and be guaranteed the comfort both ways if that books OK.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: davidb on December 03, 2016, 03:26:21 PM
Biz is booking as Y in outbound.
Samething showing up by me.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: ad120 on December 03, 2016, 04:10:29 PM
What are the blackout dates?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 04, 2016, 10:08:23 AM
Booking Y+ outbound, business inbound comes to $1287 and books as follows:

Outbound:
TLV-Rome: Business
Rome - NYC: Y+

Inbound:
NYC-Rome: Business
Rome-TLV: Business

Looks like that's the closest you can get to a nearly all-business ticket for the low price.

Also, if both legs are booked Y+, the TLV-Rome (and vice versa) book in Business, and it comes to $789.  Food for thought...
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: mmgfarb on December 04, 2016, 10:39:26 AM
Does anybody have any update on whether the Amex offer us working for this?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 04, 2016, 10:47:42 AM
Does anybody have any update on whether the Amex offer us working for this?
I booked 5 minutes ago for two over phone (promo was manually applied) and got email instantly.
Title: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: mmgfarb on December 04, 2016, 10:48:09 AM
I booked 5 minutes ago for two over phone (promo was manually applied) and got email instantly.
Great, thanks! Do you know what they charge for a lap child?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 04, 2016, 11:02:53 AM
I booked 5 minutes ago for two over phone (promo was manually applied) and got email instantly.
US or Israel call center?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 04, 2016, 11:06:40 AM
US or Israel call center?
US number (8002235730). Being as they manually applied promo, and the price from the US site is a bit cheaper ($551 instead of $560), it came out to $440 a ticket.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161204/073339c63c56dc2441b947649c9e37f5.jpg)
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 04, 2016, 11:09:27 AM
Nice! Any issues getting promo applied?
Anyone else try booking with US call center?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 04, 2016, 11:17:00 AM
Nice! Any issues getting promo applied?
Anyone else try booking with US call center?
No issue (I got a great rep), although he did ask where I got the promo code from (I told him the website, as everyone knows that stam "the website" means DDMS).
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yakov116 on December 04, 2016, 11:18:05 AM
Great, thanks! Do you know what they charge for a lap child?
You can add a lap child?
Title: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: mmgfarb on December 04, 2016, 11:19:08 AM
You can add a lap child?
That's why I'm asking, I don't know.
(I told him the website, as everyone knows that stam "the website" means DDMS).
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 04, 2016, 11:38:58 AM
So do can we agree the deal is for $369 and is in fact HOT!!!?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: a mirrer on December 04, 2016, 11:51:31 AM
business rt is $1781 before the amex discount not $1121
the website isn't pricing a rt in biz and is automatically changing the outbound to economy giving the price of $1121
however i booked over the phone and got the rt priced out as $1781
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 04, 2016, 12:01:38 PM
Interestingly, the fare details in the confirmation email seem to indicate that both ways are business fares, although the ticket details clearly says the outbound is economy.

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Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 04, 2016, 01:33:47 PM
Anyone know if the Israeli consumer protection laws (2 weeks to cancel) apply to these tickets?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yandmk on December 04, 2016, 02:44:50 PM
Anyone know if the Israeli consumer protection laws (2 weeks to cancel) apply to these tickets?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23870.msg1611651#msg1611651
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shmooz on December 04, 2016, 05:49:15 PM
if i booked on alitalia last month can i get the two bags free? or only on this sale?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on December 04, 2016, 09:07:37 PM
if i booked on alitalia last month can i get the two bags free? or only on this sale?
A month ago their website also said 2 bags.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shmooz on December 04, 2016, 11:18:22 PM
A month ago their website also said 2 bags.

Thanks. It was a FB ticket and I see now the email says 1 bag. I guess will call to see if they will allow two.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: 159dallas on December 05, 2016, 12:58:11 AM
I don't really think anyone will know if it is one bag or two until we have a trip report from someone who flew. So many conflicting answers. But maybe try to get a supervisor or HUCA when calling.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 05, 2016, 01:18:26 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23870.msg1611651#msg1611651

Thanks for the pointer, good to know!
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: srulibe on December 05, 2016, 01:28:41 AM
The prices dan posted for business class tickets are only available on the website (seems like a mistake). When you call them, they give you a price that is almost double (probably the correct price). I want to get the lower price, but I don't want to book on the Israel site because I won't get the $160 from Amex offer. Any tips?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 05, 2016, 01:35:12 AM
The prices dan posted for business class tickets are only available on the website (seems like a mistake). When you call them, they give you a price that is almost double (probably the correct price). I want to get the lower price, but I don't want to book on the Israel site because I won't get the $160 from Amex offer. Any tips?
It's a glitch on the website which displays the outbound as business but will book into economy. Don't bother.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: srulibe on December 05, 2016, 01:36:27 AM
Meaning my itinerary will end up being an economy ticket?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 05, 2016, 02:52:02 AM
Meaning my itinerary will end up being an economy ticket?

Inbound will still be business.  $1180 for half business seems like a decent proposal to me.

If you want comfort in both directions, book Y+ outbound, business inbound.  It'll cost around $1280 (give or take) and the outbound will be TLV-Rome business, Rome-NYC Y+.  This is a good Y+ product, look at the reviews and pictures.

Or book both directions Y+ for $780, the TLV-Rome/Rome-TLV legs will be business (for what European short-haul business is worth...).
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 05, 2016, 07:50:55 AM
Inbound will still be business.  $1180 for half business seems like a decent proposal to me.

If you want comfort in both directions, book Y+ outbound, business inbound.  It'll cost around $1280 (give or take) and the outbound will be TLV-Rome business, Rome-NYC Y+.  This is a good Y+ product, look at the reviews and pictures.

Or book both directions Y+ for $780, the TLV-Rome/Rome-TLV legs will be business (for what European short-haul business is worth...).
Worth nothing. Your best bet is to try to grab the exit row seats
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: srulibe on December 05, 2016, 08:24:12 AM
Inbound will still be business.  $1180 for half business seems like a decent proposal to me.

If you want comfort in both directions, book Y+ outbound, business inbound.  It'll cost around $1280 (give or take) and the outbound will be TLV-Rome business, Rome-NYC Y+.  This is a good Y+ product, look at the reviews and pictures.

Or book both directions Y+ for $780, the TLV-Rome/Rome-TLV legs will be business (for what European short-haul business is worth...).
Thanks for the explanation
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: leahb2 on December 05, 2016, 11:47:35 AM
the dates i want wont work for the 369$. but on priceline i see tickets for 568$ also on atalia. Does Amex give back the $160 if i buy on priceline? or will Atalia give me that price if I call them and tell them it's on priceline?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Emkay on December 05, 2016, 11:50:11 AM
the dates i want wont work for the 369$. but on priceline i see tickets for 568$ also on atalia. Does Amex give back the $160 if i buy on priceline? or will Atalia give me that price if I call them and tell them it's on priceline?
No to both.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 05, 2016, 12:24:57 PM
the dates i want wont work for the 369$. but on priceline i see tickets for 568$ also on atalia. Does Amex give back the $160 if i buy on priceline? or will Atalia give me that price if I call them and tell them it's on priceline?
Alitalia's website is garbage! Very often it doesn't display the cheapest fares!
Call them up with your dates and hopefully they will be able to give you the same price + the 20% discount + $160 off from AMEX.
Good luck
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 05, 2016, 12:27:22 PM
Just spoke to the Israeli Alitalia call center.

They say that as long as the ticket is booked through the Israeli call center or website AND is for a flight more than 7 days out than you can cancel up to 14 days and only pay 5% cancellation fee.

Can I relay on phone rep???
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yochai on December 05, 2016, 03:04:50 PM
Alitalia's website is garbage! Very often it doesn't display the cheapest fares!
Call them up with your dates and hopefully they will be able to give you the same price + the 20% discount + $160 off from AMEX.
Good luck
the same flights come up on the us call center for 550 (o class) and in israel for 800+(y class) i HUCAd a few times and no one in the us will give me the discount. all the reps know about this so they try sending you back and forth between israel and the us to kill the last few hours of the promotion! its the same reps answering both calls and they see the prices on both systems.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 05, 2016, 03:19:04 PM
the whole thing is a scam!
-100's of people that got great flight deals on this unbelievable promotion.
If you don't know how to book flights, find help or pay someone like me $40 a ticket and I'll gladly get it done for you.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: moe8555 on December 05, 2016, 03:42:49 PM
-100's of people that got great flight deals on this unbelievable promotion.
If you don't know how to book flights, find help or pay someone like me $40 a ticket and I'll gladly get it done for you.

Definitely this.  Very satisfied with the deal I got.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: ExGingi on December 05, 2016, 05:22:47 PM
My son and his best friend are very happy that I got them tickets to come for Yud Shevat.

Unfortunately, didn't get AMEX discount, as I had no luck with call center and didn't want to risk missing out on the FRENZYTIME discount code as it was around midnight in Eretz Yisroel when tickets were booked.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on December 05, 2016, 06:07:32 PM
My son and his best friend are very happy that I got them tickets to come for Yud Shevat.

Unfortunately, didn't get AMEX discount, as I had no luck with call center and didn't want to risk missing out on the FRENZYTIME discount code as it was around midnight in Eretz Yisroel when tickets were booked.
Try to message AMEX and play dumb
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: ExGingi on December 05, 2016, 06:48:05 PM
Try to message AMEX and play dumb
Too late. Since I only had the offer on Amex Everyday Preferred, which is subject to FTF, I just put the transactions on CSR.

Still a great deal.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 05, 2016, 06:49:16 PM
Too late. Since I only had the offer on Amex Everyday Preferred, which is subject to FTF, I just put the transactions on CSR.

Still a great deal.
FTF? They charge dollars, no?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: ExGingi on December 05, 2016, 06:50:04 PM
FTF? They charge dollars, no?
Still might be charged in a foreign country, and subject to FTF.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: PPM on December 06, 2016, 12:24:27 PM
I booked alitalia to fly out Apr 3. Does anyone know if I get 2 bags?
I don't see it anywhere on their website
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on December 20, 2016, 08:35:11 AM
Has anyone flown yet and can confirm about the 2 bags?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: boyozucker on December 20, 2016, 05:08:02 PM
Can anyone weigh in on how many miles will be earned on fare class O on alitalia (youth member) flight from tlv-jfk?
Online it says 75% of miles flown does that include the 50% bonus for youth members?
Also is the 50% bonus on miles flown or earned?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 20, 2016, 05:09:23 PM
Can anyone weigh in on how many miles will be earned on fare class O on alitalia (youth member) flight from tlv-jfk?
Online it says 75% of miles flown does that include the 50% bonus for youth members?
Also is the 50% bonus on miles flown or earned?
Discussed  here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=69325.0).
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 26, 2016, 05:36:20 AM
17% off Alitalia flights departing Tel Aviv between 1/13-6/30 (blackout dates 4/1-4/14) using coupon code NEWIL17. Code works on Israel site only, and for only one passenger at a time. Promo ends 12/30 at midnight.

https://www.alitalia.com/he_il/offers/all-offers/alitalia-new-year-promo.html
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Mordeyj on December 26, 2016, 11:00:25 AM
17% off Alitalia flights departing Tel Aviv between 1/13-6/30 (blackout dates 4/1-4/14) using coupon code NEWIL17. Code works on Israel site only, and for only one passenger at a time. Promo ends 12/30 at midnight.

https://www.alitalia.com/he_il/offers/all-offers/alitalia-new-year-promo.html

found business to jfk for about $1160
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: David Smith on December 26, 2016, 11:01:48 AM
found business to jfk for about $1160
Be aware that it's likely only biz on the return.
It's a glitch on the website which displays the outbound as business but will book into economy. Don't bother.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 26, 2016, 11:46:49 AM
17% off Alitalia flights departing Tel Aviv between 1/13-6/30 (blackout dates 4/1-4/14) using coupon code NEWIL17. Code works on Israel site only, and for only one passenger at a time. Promo ends 12/30 at midnight.

https://www.alitalia.com/he_il/offers/all-offers/alitalia-new-year-promo.html
A $540 on the US site is $640 on the IL site.
Anyone try booking via US call center?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: yochai on December 26, 2016, 12:27:27 PM
A $540 on the US site is $640 on the IL site.
Anyone try booking via US call center?
had this issue last time. each website and call center has different prices. i got a flight for 550$ on the us line and when i called the israel line i got the same rep who priced it for 800+. he told me to call back via the us line but they were were strictly told that they cant apply the coupons there. i tred HUCAing a few times and then gave up.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: SearchGuy on December 26, 2016, 12:55:58 PM
What is funny is that when you go thru GF you will get the lower fare, but won't have the option to add the promo code
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 26, 2016, 12:59:21 PM
What is funny is that when you go thru GF you will get the lower fare, but won't have the option to add the promo code
Why is that funny?

A $540 on the US site is $640 on the IL site.
Anyone try booking via US call center?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: SearchGuy on December 26, 2016, 01:04:08 PM
Why is that funny?
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Dan on December 26, 2016, 01:05:21 PM
Just needed to say "on the IL site" for that to have made sense.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Mordeyj on December 26, 2016, 02:16:42 PM
Be aware that it's likely only biz on the return.

you are right!
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on December 27, 2016, 12:07:44 PM
17% off Alitalia flights departing Tel Aviv between 1/13-6/30 (blackout dates 4/1-4/14) using coupon code NEWIL17. Code works on Israel site only, and for only one passenger at a time. Promo ends 12/30 at midnight.

https://www.alitalia.com/he_il/offers/all-offers/alitalia-new-year-promo.html (https://www.alitalia.com/he_il/offers/all-offers/alitalia-new-year-promo.html)
For an OJ they don't give the option of putting in a coupon code. Is that a glitch? For obvious reasons calling a rep isn't the smartest way to go...
Does the call center allow applying the promo to bookings with more than 1 adult? Online it says to contact the call center.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on January 25, 2017, 02:05:39 PM
Just checked in online for my flight:
Online I clicked the option to add more bags. It said "1 free bags allowed". I clicked on the button to add 1 more bag and clicked "calculate price". The price came up as "FREE".

Not really sure if this means I get 2 free bags or not. The boarding pass says nothing about bags.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on January 25, 2017, 02:06:29 PM
Just checked in online for my flight:
Online I clicked the option to add more bags. It said "1 free bags allowed". I clicked on the button to add 1 more bag and clicked "calculate price". The price came up as "FREE".

Not really sure if this means I get 2 free bags or not. The boarding pass says nothing about bags.
Thanks so much for the update.
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: shimino1 on January 25, 2017, 02:48:08 PM
Thanks so much for the update.
If I end up checking a suitcase tomorrow, I will let you know what they say
Title: Re: HOT!!! TLV-NYC round trip from $369!!! includes 2 bags Business class from $1635
Post by: Miracle on January 25, 2017, 02:52:02 PM
If I end up checking a suitcase tomorrow, I will let you know what they say
Looking forward. Good luck! And Have a safe flight.