Cheap flights to Israel – The best deals anywhere I guarantee it. I have made the journey back and forth from the States at least two dozen times experimenting with different airlines, routes and flight schedules. Here are my insider tips on finding:
- Really cheap tickets to Israel from anywhere in the world
- Cost versus time concerns when it comes to layovers
- Some really important Dos and Don’ts
Layovers or Non-Stops from the States
Of course a non-stop flight to Tel Aviv is preferred if available from your point of origin. However, that option is only available from a few major cities. Therefore, you will usually always need to connect through a large international hub like New York, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, or Los Angeles.
The flight will be at least 10-16 hours depending on your origin. My personal preference is to layover in Europe for a few hours as this offers a dual benefit of a significantly cheaper fare and time to break up an exceptionally long flight into two shorter ones.
My Top Dos and Don’ts
- Do book as early as possible. The prices never go down and the flights are always full.
- Do book online directly with Expedia.com
- Do establish a frequent flyer program with one airline and use them consistently to benefit from their air miles. If you fly enough eventually it will pay off.
- Do travel at off peak times if possible. Peak times always revolve around the Jewish Holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Passover, as well as Christmas and the July-August summer vacation.
- Do check in 24 hours before your flight to guarantee your seat. Overbooking is fairly common and your seat is not guaranteed until you actually check in.
- Don’t fly on the weekends; Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday travel is often the best and cheapest time.
- Don’t focus on the cost of the flight exclusively. You could end up on a flight with 2 stops that will leave you with an overnight layover, ultimately costing you more.
- Don’t be fooled by prices quoted in Euro with the USD price in small print.
- Don’t buy into deals that sound too good to be true. They usually are, and end up costing you more.