Traveling to Israel
Q: How do I find the best rates on flights to Israel?
Q: How much will an airplane ticket cost me?
Q: Are there any airfare scholarships to Israel?
Q: How long is the airplane flight from NYC to Israel?
Q: How many bags can I take with me on the flight?
Which airport should I fly into?
Israel has only one international airport – Ben Gurion International Airport. It’s in Tel Aviv and TLV is the airport code.
How do I find the best rates on flights to Israel?
You should do an internet search to locate the best rates on flights to Israel. During peak season (Passover in the Spring, all of the Summer, and Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot in the Fall), rates will be much higher, so make sure to book early.
In addition, you should check out these resources:
Some of the airlines that fly to Israel:
Web sites (in addition to the usual ones) to search for cheap tickets:
- IsstaDirect: Super cheap flights ($2 and up) from London to Tel Aviv.
- CheapFlights.com: Find cheap airline tickets to Israel.
- Dov @ D&B Travel. He can get you a great rate. He's in New York: (212) 953-3300, x207
How much will a ticket cost me?
A round-trip ticket from New York to Tel Aviv can cost you anywhere from $800 - $1,600 for a regular (non first-class or business class) ticket.
How long is the flight?
One way from New York to Tel Aviv will take 10 1/2 – 12 1/2 hours depending on the time of year in which you're flying, the direction you're going (either east to west or west to east), weather, and winds.
Are there any airfare scholarships to Israel?
Yes, there are bunch of them. Click here to check them out.
How many bags can I take with me?
Most airlines let you take 2 check-in bags and 1 carry on bag + 1 personal item.
Any extra bag check in bag will cost an extra fee, ranging from $50 - $125 depending on the airline. (NOTE: If you are flying on 2 different airlines to get to Israel, each one will charge you an extra baggage fee so pack accordingly.)