Travel in Israel
Posted on Jul 02, 2013 by
Hi, When I fly from Israel to Chicago I usually start with Booking Buddy.com. If you haven't seen it, it's a portal which allows you to input your dates once,and then compare several search engines (Travelocity,Expedia, and others). My usual route is done with a European carrier, but the layover times and price are usually the deciding factors for me, as I travel with children and prefer shortest layover. We returned last week, on Turkish Air, which was a really good option. It's a new fleet, the staff was really nice and the food wasn't too bad. We traveled in a large group and were also thrilled to discover that you could phone to individual seats. That said, my SA friends tell me that El Al has a virtual lock on the JoBurg-Tel Aviv route,flying the oldest fleet with the rudest stewards. Perhaps it's different from CT. Hopefully your research will turn up some other airlines you'd feel more comfortable flying. That's one thing I might caution you to expect when you live here for three months; the sabra-cactus rough exterior. Good news, though, once you break through that tough exterior they really are lovely warm people. Be sure to make a note to visit Ein Hod, the artists colony started by Marcel Janko. I have a feeling you San Miguel de Allende refugees may enjoy this charming village. http://ein-hod. info/ Please let me know as your travel plans evolve; we're in the central Sharon region, 15 minutes north and east of Tel Aviv. Perhaps we can compare travel notes. Also feel free to write as you generate more questions in planning your wonderful trip.