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There’s been a bit of buzz lately about how while the major US airlines are lobbying the US government to block Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar there’s another closer-to-home airline about to eat their lunch flying to Europe and beyond – Star Alliance member and United partner Air Canada. They’re building their long haul route network and offer connections through hubs like Montreal and Toronto from cities across America.
One new flight they’re launching is Montreal – Tel Aviv. It’s only twice a week service, Sundays and Thursdays from North America to Israel and Mondays and Fridays returning. The flights run June 22 through October 16.
Dan’s Deals has found a real gem: eight or more award seats in both economy and business class.
The following dates have at least 8 saver award seats in both coach and business class from Montreal to Tel Aviv:
June 22, 25, 29
July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30
August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 27, 31
September 7, 14, 17, 21, 28
October 1, 5, 12, 15
…The following dates have at least 8 saver award seats in both coach and business class from Tel Aviv to Montreal:
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 21
While the United Explorer Card has a limited-time 50,000 mile signup bonus offer, and you should stock up on United miles, points won’t be available in time to book these seats. Instead consider that points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card transfer instantly to United.
American Express Membership Rewards points transfer directly to Air Canada but bear in mind that Aeroplan adds fuel surcharges for Air Canada flights while United does not.