Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Israel
EL AL, Aeromexico and Aerolineas Argentinas have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Israel. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Israel takes 17h 15m, covering a distance of 6575 miles. The most popular route is New York - Tel Aviv with an average flight time of 10h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to Israel from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $52 one-way, and $433 round-trip. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $433.
EL AL, United Airlines & Aerolineas Argentinas fly the most frequently from the United States to Israel.
Yes, US citizens do not need to apply for a visa to enter Israel and while the country’s immigration policy is lenient, it is recommended that US permanent residents check with their consular office or online before making travel plans to fly from the US to Israel.
There are two US airlines that currently offer nonstop flights from the US to Israel. El Al, the national carrier of Israel offers nonstop service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, while United Airlines flies direct from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Tel Aviv.
Your flight from the US to Israel will arrive at Terminal 3 and from there, you can go to Ben Gurion Airport Train Station and ride Israel Railways, which provides fast service from the airport to Yitzchak Navon train station in Jerusalem. Also, Afikim offers hourly bus service to Jerusalem, or you can rent a car or take a taxi.
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv Airport, you can stop by Bank Hapoalim, which operates a full-service, 24-hr branch at three locations: one is near carousels 6 and 7 of the Baggage Reclaim area for incoming passengers; another is in the Eastern Hall of the main building and the other is near the check-in counters. There are also ATMs you can use if preferred.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "High end crew"
Cons: "Food and spaces between seats"
Cons: "It would be great if you could serve warm food instead of bread."
Cons: "Was perfect"
Pros: "Seat was ok."
Cons: "Better food! Food sucked this time around"
Pros: "Baggage policy and amenities on board as well as the Istanbul airport as a connector."
Cons: "Too tight seatings"
Pros: "comfortable seat, friendly staff"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and service was good."
Cons: "Seats should be more comfortable"
Pros: "Slept in the flight for 5 hours and my toddler did too , was quiet in the cabin and this is the only good thing"
Cons: "Boarding they kept me and couple othee guys like seeiously 5 staff people at the gate doing nothing and you ask anyone please help i want to tag my stroller so i can board ans go on boarding line, no response only one peeson will work. the rest of the four are completely useless, i eventually told my wife to board with our daughter so they have the time to sit and prepare food etc and pull things they will need durimg flight Andi waited on this last staff person at the gate until she gave me the tag to the stroller and boarded later First meal they said either fish or beaf meat balls, i like both and no problem, but the crew said no fish anymore so you you will take beaf, OK Luckily neither my wife or daughter ate it Because after I ate it, 3-4 hrs later, I had the worst stomach pain ever and was in pain the rest of the flight and the remaining of the day after we landed FYI I ate just crackers and like all bread sandwiches all morning and was completely fine- just the beaf meat balls either not cocked or remains of non good beaf and other things- horrible food"
Pros: "MUCH SPACE WITH ALMOST EMPTY AIRCRAFT ."
Cons: "Passengers were throwing up and the crew did not pass through the cabin to provide any sickness bags. I had to swap my first row seat to the last row as a passenger next to me had thrown up which had caused the entire seat to be dirty."
Cons: "They changed my seat at the gate, will be filing a claim to Turkish airlines."
Pros: "good people /service, good food and comfortable seating nice experience all in all"
Pros: "Good service good food and entertainment system worked well."
Cons: "They need to update the airplanes."
Pros: "nice that food was provided."
Cons: "boarding was delayed, then we were also delayed on the tarmac. some out of the plane/crew's control but after a long flight from US, this felt extra long."
Pros: "Stewardess were very friendly and helpful, the food was reallz delicious. You have enough space for your leg even on Economy class."
Pros: "Good service, friendly staff."
Cons: "Istanbul airport is obviously outdated and very crowded. Only one restroom for a huge area around gates 300-309."
Pros: "There was food and beverage service on this short flight"
Cons: "Confusing boarding arrangements. Had to go through security twice when simply changing planes, in transit, same airline. Late departure"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good food and in flight entertainment"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good food and in flight entertainmen"
Pros: "Will never buy ticket with you"
Cons: "Bad service and flight"
Cons: "the food is a bit tastless"
Pros: "the personal screen is great, the crew were nice and plesent, nothing went wrong..."
Cons: "I had vigie meal and it was not so good. I wan't order it again, next time I'll order only fruit and vegetables."
Pros: "Entertainment, and the plane which felt really new and comfy."
Cons: "Food was a bit boring (because it was such a short flight, I suppose)"
Cons: "Movies didn't work well"
Pros: "I bought a ticket for three persons: my wife, my daughtet and me. I am Nigerian, my daughter American, and my wife's Turkish. However, because of the diplomatic row between Turkey and the U.S., my daughter was refused entry into Turkey. Turkish airlines' policy was to refund the ticket of any American caught in this row. They said they will refund my one month old daughter's ticket. However, my wife and i will not receive a refund. We bought the three tickets together. Our ticket numbers ended in 235...51, 235...52, and 235...53. However, they will not refund our whole money by cancelling the ticket but only that of my daughter. So this is the question: Does Turkish airline want me to leave my one-month old baby in the U.S. and tavel with my wife to Turkey? What kind of parents will we be if we were to abandon our daughter to take a trip to Turkey. Even, the people in Turkish airlines will judge us evil parents, yet that was exactly the only option they gave us. Lose your daughter or lose your ticket money. They will not even just change our iternary or give us another destination we suggested without penalties which are almost 3/4 of our initial ticket price. They just made away with our money. You cannot say, 'We are cancelling tickets for American citizens' but make no exception for parents of infant citizens. This is the height of criminality. So, me and my family couldn't take the flight and lost $1500. We had to buy another ticket by airfloat to get to Georgia. But Turkish airlines refused to even contact us on the refund for my daughter. A truly criminal enterprise."
Cons: "They had a vague refund policy for Americans, forgetting that American infants can also have none-American parents who are as much victims in this as the American infant. For them to be myopic and keep repeating talking points of their refund policy is unfortunate to say the least."
Pros: "friendly staff"
Cons: "Asian vegeterian meal was bland , I had a big piece of brocolli in my meal as oppose to curry , did get bread in my meal . Entertainment options were not alot esp new movies ."
Pros: "Worst flight"
Cons: "I was on the phone for 4 hours, went to Turkish office in New York City (they didn't agree to see me), called various sales offices without obtaining a resolution. The only option I have is to lose the full fare of this ticket."
Cons: "Crew was. It helpful at all. They created more confusion and frustration. I spend 24 hours calling and talking to them in order to rebook the flight. Worst experience ever"
Cons: "Crew were rude and everything we asked for was an issue like we didn't exist not sure if they had a problem because we had a baby with us"
Pros: "great vegetarian food"
Cons: "very short time layover between arrival and departure in istanbul by time we departed the plane which landed on time at 12.30 we got on bus that got top terminal at 12.45 and ran crazy fast to get to boarding for flight leaving 13.25. flight that close together are very stressful and unreliable"
Pros: "Food good movie selections and Nice staff"
Pros: "Enjoyed: - Service - Food - Amenities"
Cons: "Disliked: - Disembarking & embarking at Attaturk (ie. shuttle bus)"
Pros: "Crew members were nice People were good at check in as well"
Cons: "It was ok but room to improve everywhere It's matter of process where it may help to choose international standards rather than follow ones preferences"
Cons: "There was not enough milk while they know there is alot of kids"
Pros: "This had to have been the best flight I ever had the attendents cater to you every need"
Cons: "Gate change not announced and when we asked at the desk, we were told "we are not the information booth!" Then it was a 90 minute wait to get through security."
Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "The ground crew couldn't speak English! I was part of a group and a friend of mine got wounded doing Ski. We simply couldn't communicate with the ground crew so they can arrange her with a seat that would match her medical condition. On board the plane, the (idiot) guy from the ground crew told us we can either take unfit seats or disembark. I find it very hard to believe I'll choose Turkish again..."
Cons: "ذهبت لتاجيل موعد الطياره بنفس يوم السفر فقالوا لي يجب دفع غرامه 154 دولار سالت الموظفه كم التذكره الجديده قالت 130 دولار قلت لها على النت 105 دولار قالت صحيح ذهبت وشريت تذكره عوده جديده عن النت بعد ان سرت 4 ساعات الى المطار ذهابا وايابا لتغير الطائره"
Pros: "Comfortable seat, quick boarding and deplaning"
Cons: "No in seat entertainment, bad food"
Pros: "The crew on the flight were very nice"
Cons: "As our first flight got delayed, me and 28 other pallengers flying to israel told the airline agents that we would miss our connection flightfrom turkey to israel. The supervisor assured us that we have nothing to worry about, as the second plane would wait as we are many passengers.however when we landed in turkey the connection flight had already left without us. When trying to speak to turkish airline representatives about getting a new flight, they were super UNhelpful, we waited in very long lines and were required so go to a few different parts of the airport to get a new ticket, a process that was not friendly at all and very frustrating. After about 2 hours of waiting on lines, i got a flight that required me to wait 7 hours in the airport and measley voucher for a very small fast food meal. When i asked to be admitted to the lounge (as i waited 7 hours in the airport due to the airlines mistake), they did not agree to grant me access. When i asked to at least get the wifi code from the lounge so i can tell my familly that i am stuck on turkey, this was also rejected. While waiting in the airport, i spoke to many other people on other flights who had been stuck in the airport under very simillar circumstances, some even worse than mine. I also have many friends who have experiences simillar experiences with turkish airlines. If you are looking for a reliable flight, that will get you to your destination on time and will help you out when a problem occurs, Turkish airlines is deffinetelly NOT the flight for you. I personally will never fly with them again after the way i was treated."
Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"
Pros: "Onboard service was good. Ben Gurion airport services were excellent."
Cons: "Departure was late by an hour which made me miss my connection. Because of this: I had to purchase a visa @$70 US Airport service in Istanbul was very bad. It took 2 hours before anyone would actually help me to organize my next flight to Milan. By the time I arrived in Milan, my family had left worried sick not knowing what happened to me. I then had to find a bus to take me to Lugano, another 25 Euros, and not to mention all the stress to me and my family. I then decided not to put myself through the same situation on my way back to Tel Aviv and purchased new ticket with another Airline company. Overall, the whole experience was a nightmare."
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "the entertaiment was very poor..there wasn't at all audio - music or whatever the landing was harsh the boarding was late"
Cons: "There is no free Wi Fi on Ataturk airport. They claim 2 hours, but it doesn't support Croatian 385 country access nr."
Pros: "The flight was good. The food was good and the air hostesses were courteous. There was fair leg space in the economy flight and entertainment was also good. However, the negatives far outweighed these positives."
Cons: "The layover arrangements were a shame. No proper accommodation was provided despite having over a 24 hour wait period. I along with other passengers were stacked in dorm style non barricaded rooms in 1.5ft wide beds like animals. It was in total poor taste. Half the Turkish Air employees I approached at the Airport for help with directions and clarifications were dismissive to the point of being obnoxious. Walking through the airport, all I could think was what a disorganized and hard to navigate airport it was. It was an unpleasant experience and I will never recommend Turkish Airline to anyone. It was my first Turkish air, and it will be my last."
Cons: "Just had issues with bathrooms not being clean. Ran out of soap in 2 bathrooms"
Pros: "Crew members"
Cons: "More comforting seats!"
Cons: "I think the food that I had it is not for human"
Pros: "The flight schedule was better than any other carrier. The flight crew was very helpful."
Cons: "The space between rows really seemed much narrower than a year ago."
Pros: "Seats were really good and the crew hospitality was awesome"
Pros: "Great crew, very comfortable plane. Everything was on time."
Cons: "The vegetarian option was not vegetarian as it contained fish. O'Hare was under construction and signage from the domestic terminal to international terminal was poor."
Pros: "Only direct flight available to amman"
Cons: "Cleaning it stinks bad"
Pros: "The seats, staff and food were great!"
Cons: "I was traveling with a resin in a wheelchair and it was a little chaotic"
Cons: "Very well"
Pros: "Crew was super friendly and seat was comfortabke"
Cons: "They won’t reimburse us for our flight that they canceled.. HORRIBLE and will never fly with them again."
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Movie choices and breakfast (only carbs is a tough way to start a trip when traveling internationally)"
Pros: "Seat on the 787 is the best economy seat ever"
Cons: "Movie options more limited than other airlines. Crew were certainly OK - a bit abrupt, but I really don’t need someone fawning over me to be satisfied."
Cons: "As a handicaped disabled not able to walk and should be using a wheel chair,as I know from my many previous travels with other companies like lufthanza, klm..etc, I used to be the first traveller to go to the air craft when loading it to take off and the last one who would be leaving it after landing. Even when going through the check and security points I used to go in a special route especially for the handicaped but going with all other normal travelers lines with such amount of time waiting and crowdness is completely inconvenient. what happened through the trip was quit different , going with the travelers or after when they are boarding the craft make it very hard and time consuming , Wish you take care of it, as it's a very important handicaped service. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment"
Cons: "Very courteous"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "The chairs are way too small and very crowded. Not clean, food was bad, and really old movies was a very limited selection."
Pros: "too short to judge, but arrived before schedule."
Cons: "Too short to judge"
Cons: "Full of religus people oriblle babis craying"
Cons: "crew was RUDE!!"
Pros: "Comfortable airplane , good food, nice staff"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. The flight is extremely short so there is no meal or beverage service."
Cons: "Plane is heavily dated. There were ashtrays in the arm rest. I could smell cigarette smoke during the flight which caused my allergies to flare."
Pros: "Easy boarding process, friendly staff. Newer plane (787 Dreamliner). The Crown lounge in Amman is gorgeous."
Cons: "Food was ok, the seats were narrow. Even though they laid flat, they were stiff and not as comfortable as Qatar, Etihad, or Emirates. I have had better experiences and sleep on the other carriers."
Pros: "I like the fact that I was a direct flight. Plus the flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "What I don't like about it it was a long. Of time between they serve dinner and then there take of raptis when I was clearly going to be afternoon and you're landing at 3:45 in the afternoon there was nobody coming by with any type of snacks or drink offers in that time zone"
Cons: "First, I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination! The food was very mediocre, and not much for a flight of over 10 hours. And the movie options were limited, mostly older. The crew never came and offered water between meals - although I did discover we could go to the galley and get drinks. It would have been nice to have that option mentioned. The plane itself was nice, and seating slightly more roomy than other carriers."
Pros: "Very enjoyable trip and crew was very polite."
Cons: "The entire trip from the beginning was a hassle due to a terrible customer service. No help whatsoever."
Cons: "The service was rude and they couldn’t give us an explanation as to why we couldn’t ge tvoarding passes when we booked 3+ months ago."
Cons: "Bording was not very organized."
Pros: "It was a short and efficient flight."
Pros: "The flight was overall great. I very much liked the price, the fact that I was allowed to take two big suitcases, and the sitting was overall ok space wise. The crew was kind and the food was OK. I am very likely to make reservations with this airline in the future!"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that there was no WiFi on the flight. I also did not like the fact that the selection of movies was quite limited and not very recent. Finally, I did not like the fact that there was very little service on the flight. I would have liked to see more beverages (hot and cold) offered throughout the flight, and the clearing of meals done more rapidly."
Cons: "zero entertainment..the worst movies and music mix..not enough food"
Cons: "I asked for a window seat and I have platinum card. I was told to check at the counter. The counter lady said there is no window seat available and the whole row of three seats was empty! As soon as I entered the flight it had an urine like odor through out the flight. I travel a lot in this airline and this is the first flight that had that odor. I will fly again and if that continues I will consider changing the airline."
Pros: "I always prefer international travel because there is always better service, storage for luggage and of course: food! It’s the old standard of flying. Too bad it only happens across oceans. The experience of flying in a Dreamliner was pretty cool in coach, first class looked more like the dream. Quite a massive difference!"
Cons: "Not as customer service oriented as some other international airlines (Korean Air, Singapore Air, KLM) but they did the trick!"
Pros: "There was a lot more leg room than I'm used to, and the staff were very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "The seats were a little narrow and maybe it's because of buying through kayak but I didn't have any options for food as a sanctimonious vegetarian. Movies a little old but they had Die Hard and Office Space so who cares, baby?"
Pros: "The entire experience was truly great! Crew is very professional, friendly, and accomodating! Very comfy plane, great food and a wide variety of entertainment!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "No one showed up at the gate desk until about 30 minutes prior to scheduled take off take. By then there was a line of people needing confirmation or adjustments done. Not everyone could be serviced. Missed opportunity."
Pros: "The entertainment selections were great."
Cons: "The seats were a bit uncomfortable and the food was horrible (pretty typical of most airlines though)."
Pros: "Very friendly flight attendants"
Pros: "On time, quick"
Pros: "I don't like anything about Royal Jordanian crew , management totaly an honest and corrupt people"
Pros: "I like that we were able to board quickly."
Cons: "I didn't enjoy the way the flight attendants were treating there guest."
Pros: "The juice box they gave us before take off"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Fast check in, timely take off & arrival Excellent and friendly service"
Pros: "The crew."
Pros: "The plane and the service the kosher food I ordered was freezing when I got it. The web check in is impossible"
Cons: "The plane and the service the kosher food I ordered was freezing when I got it. The web check in is impossible"
Cons: "Once found someone in the airport to explain how to get to international flights from the Domestic side of the airport, it was good."
Pros: "It was a very quick flight!"
Pros: "Mr. Alkhatieb the head of crew offers a 2 hour crew seats to my mom"
Cons: "Extremly narrow seats , not comfortable at all .. RJ cew in check in desk was awful and the change our seat 3 times"
Pros: "Every thing on there the crevices was so good"
Cons: "Non .. all is good"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Bad delay, long security line there"
Pros: "Food is not really included and the seat DONT recline. But the crew were great and boarding was easy"
Cons: "More food , comfortable seats"
Pros: "The lady checking me in was nice"
Cons: "Items were stolen from my bag"
Pros: "The crew was super nice. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "My gluten free meal had a carrot cake... the first ingredient was Wheat! If you have any type of allergy do not trust their food!"
Pros: "Food was great, seat was amazing"
Cons: "Boarding was done by bus and it took too long and it want comfortable"
Cons: "Maybe have one flight be on time. Train ground crew how to put on fuel."
Pros: "Good entertainment, great price"
Cons: "Had about 30 people on our flight that was taking another TAP connecting flight - missed the gate by less than two minutes - did not hold the plane when they could have"
Pros: "It got us to our destination."
Cons: "Seats sucked. Screaming kids. Wouldn’t let us bring our carry-on for the last leg: Lisbon to Barcelona even though there was room."
Cons: "Ok, it's TAP, it's a bargain, but the "breakfast" was a pitiful piece of meat on a stale piece of bread"
Cons: "Boarding process was disorganized and no announcement was made about paper boarding passes and not accepting electronic ones. The seats were very cramped"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Worst accommodations for baggage on a international flight in my opinion.Pay for a bag is the best advice in my opinion this airline barley lets you bring anything with. Disgusting plane it was so dirty I took a shower after this flight and the amount of dust in the air was visible terrible"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "My family wasn't given a choice on the meal they were given which was hard because most of them don't eat fish (it was codfish). One of the flights was delayed 2 hrs & then didn't take off for 40 mins after the two hours because boarding wasn't started til 10 mins before it was scheduled to takeoff"
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "My baggage did not get delivered to the final destination, that could have been handled better."
Cons: "We were not able to board the plane. We left our morning flight from Madrid on time and arrived as expected. We hurried through the airport and went exactly where we were directed. Despite this, the gates closed on us while we were running to the gate. TAP sold us a service they could not provide."
Pros: "Space in the cabin"
Cons: "Language included"
Pros: "The only salvation was the entertainment choices. ."
Cons: "The planes need to upgrade the seats. When we were served food if the person push their seat back your food tray would flip like two did on our flight. Staff was jaded and sarcastic. I'm glad I had a discounted flight. I'd be angry if I paid full price. Poor staff, seat architecture, and poor food."
Pros: "The crew was really good and attentive"
Cons: "The boarding was a little chaotic"
Pros: "Very helpful gate attendants. The food was delicious and the movies were all current and kept us entertained for nine hours!"
Cons: "Very cramped legroom. Cabin was extremely hot. There was a man binge drinking in the seat across the aisle. He should’ve been cut off at some point, but he kept drinking. He was a worry."
Cons: "The flight wad late becsuse of the immigration."
Cons: "Better service, comfy seats with recline and entertainment"
Cons: "3:30 hrs delay lost my convection no one to talk to or any help they gave me nothing I had to stay overnight at my expense n pay new ticket hotel food taxi etc nobody will help or respond for anything"
Pros: "Staff was pleasant, nothing special"
Cons: "Food was mediocre and cold except for the major hot dish. Lights were on almost all night in cabiaudio and video were subpar or nonexistent. Staff explained it was an old plan Seats were okay for short fight but not comfortable for long flight"
Pros: "Food was alright"
Cons: "No entertainment, no charging port beyond row 15."
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "That I had to pay for my check in bag on my return trip. Was told the ticket I booked didn't include check in bags. Whan my trip going to Portugal on Azores Airlines did. Someone shout step in and change this practice. Very confusing for the traveler"
Pros: "The service appeared to be good but everything was rationed"
Pros: "I liked that the airline provided blankets pillows and headsets at no extra cost for our 8 hour flight. The crew were very nice and accommodating. The food was good."
Cons: "I did not like having to pay 75 Euro for one checked bag. That should Have been more clearly set out when booking a flight. The entertainment could have been better. Poor reception for some shows."
Pros: "First off I'd never heard of this airline but that was ok because we (group travel) were originally booked on another aiine I'd never heard if before either called Nirwegian. Well less than 24 hrs before we were scheduled to fly out, the exact same day, they cancel our flight! After a lot of phone calls and wait times we were booked onto TAP AIR PORTUGAL. Easy check in, my carry on was great, entertainment was on point, food was good (first European trip), crew was nice, plane was huge; just a good experience overall. I will definitely fly with them again."
Cons: "They charge $100 to check a bag. Never again."
Pros: "Flight was on time and landed early. We got small samdwiches with a snack and juice."
Cons: "Friendliness flight attendees Service on board Equipment/ tv Food beverage service Language skills of flight attendants"
Cons: "was delayed 2 hours"
Cons: "I had 1 jour layover but was a big lide for air line I would never travel with this air line again the rest my life They have me pay my luggage. That is stealing from customers Butshit"
Cons: "As I keep metioning....you guys need to be more generous with the Victoria program. I fly you guys a minimum of 7 or 8 times a year, plus numerous partner flights, and what do I get? no free upgrades, 60,000 miles to become gold etc etc"
Cons: "Delayed departure"
Pros: "The food was good and there was a decent variety of things to watch."
Cons: "Having another TSA check at our gate at the last minute just because we were going to New York, the whole process made our boarding time late and our take off time pushed back even though they had 3 hrs to figure it out. The main flight stuardess in charge was rude and kept giving attitude to people when they asked questions because half the people on the flight didn't understand Portuguese. I wasn't allowed to pick my seat on the website so we ended up in a middle row. The person i was traveling with is over 6 ft and could not comfortably fit in the seats. Thankfully no one sat on the end so we were able to spread out between 3 seats. The entire experience made us not want to fly into Portugal again."
Pros: "Good staff, Quick flight, Easy flight no problems. The biscuits are tasty."
Cons: "Seats need an inch or two more leg room for me, the biscuits they gave out were tasty but would of been really nice to have a sandwhich. But that's air travel these days. There was a slight problem with the air craft before we took off. Air conditioning was off and the door were closed while we sat there for 15 mins. They kept us well informed though, not the end of the world."
Cons: "Booked my flight in January to ensure good seating for my family. Checked in day before departure and all my seats were changed. Also on my return flight. No notifications. We ended up all the way in the rear of the aircraft. Totally unexceptable"
Cons: "TAP says they're partners with Jet Blue until something goes awry. didn't work as a team to troubleshoot on how to get me to Rome on time or even on the same day. missed a day of my trip. didn't compensate, didn't troubleshoot until too late. didn't work to make it right as a team. wouldn't recmmend"
Pros: "Very pleasant flight."
Pros: "Food was excellent, and the cabin crew extremely nice and attentive. Amenities kit was adorable too!"
Cons: "We were in first class, and no On Demand IFE!!! You do have a personal screen in the seatback, but they only play continual loop movies. For us, we started with one movie, but then due to technical difficulties, the crew had to reboot the entire system. So once it was back up and running, they switched the movie. And even that one didn't play through....apparently, at some point they determine its "bedtime" and turn off the IFE!! Crazy in this day and age!!! Also, the plane is old and REALLY worn. Lots of dirt, tired seats, yucky bathrooms, etc. This plane needs an overhaul!! No storage anywhere in the seats either, which was shocking. And the angle lay flat seats are certainly fantastic in comparison to Coach seats, but still hard to sleep and get comfortable."
Pros: "flight was smooth and comfortable"
Cons: "no entertainment whatsoever, felt like low cost airline, food was okay, nothing special."
Pros: "Low cost"
Cons: "Kept switching gates"
Cons: "Lobster appetizer was dry, hard, and tough. Steak dinner was prepared nicely, but of medium- low quality meat. Announcements are not heard in headphones, which in emergency situations could be dangerous. Noise reducing headphones supplier are effective in the noise reduction function, but not high quality audio resolution, with some dialogue intelligible. Business class seat wasn't a full recline as are those of most competitors, but it was comfortable. I didn't see any snack offerings that most other airlines have available between meals."
Cons: "Terrible food, old plane, ticket fare very expensive. TAP never more."
Pros: "Crew was kind, not robots. They disciplined the several children running in the aisles throughout the flight as their parents did not. Medal of bravery and honor to them! D"
Cons: "Dirty cabin - floor was filthy with food and wrappers when we boarded. Did not use bathroom as assumed it was same."
Pros: "No frills short distance flight"
Pros: "The crew was absolutely great which jump started the flight. The food and all the available movies and games were great too."
Cons: "The crew was rude, after 5 hours they seemed annoyed when I asked for water and gave me half a cup after I had just finished vomitting due to all the swaying of the aircraft. While we were landing, we came over the runway maybe 100 feet off the ground then jetted back up and circled around the airport for 20 minutes before landing horribly...with NO explaination. Everyone started vomitting because the landing (both times) were so horrible. Our first flight was late, we landed when the second was 'closing the doors', they never updated the monitors or informed the crew that the second plane was also delayed (by over an hour), so we rushed through customs and ran through the airport only to discover they hadn't even started boarding yet, even though the screen said it had departed. Completely disorganized."
Airlines flying to Israel have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Israel
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Israel
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Israel
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Israel
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Israel