Travel


Report: El Al Losing Ground to Foreign Carriers

The government’s “Open Skies” policy, in which Israel has arranged for dozens of carriers – many of them low-cost – to open routes to and from Israel, has had a…

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Israeli Hotel Prices Down in 2017, Study Shows

The average overnight stay in an Israeli hotel or rented vacation apartment fell 15 percent in shekel terms in the first quarter of 2018 over the cost a year earlier,…

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El Al Introduces New Fare Plan

As it finds itself in increased competition with low-cost carriers, El Al is adopting some of those carriers’ tactics on flights to and from Europe. El Al has begun offering…

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Supreme Court Leans Toward Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban

Conservative Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious policies of his presidency.…

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Criminal Fruit

People arriving or departing from airports in the United States on international flights have often complained of being made to feel like criminals by the customs and security personnel. Sometimes…

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U.S. Lifts Travel Ban on Chad Citizens

President Donald Trump lifted a U.S. travel ban on citizens from Chad on Tuesday after a six-month U.S. government review found improvements in the African country’s security standards, the White…

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Direct Flights to Brazil Set for December

The first direct flights between Israel and South America will begin next December, operated by Brazil’s Latam Airlines. Latam will operate two weekly direct flights to Tel Aviv, one from…

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U.S. Visa Renewal Now Easier for Israelis

Israelis who want to visit the United States but need to update their visas can now do it online. The U.S. embassy announced that Israelis are now eligible for the…

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Amtrak Quietly Ends Student, AAA Discounts

Amtrak officials have quietly ended discounts for students and AAA members and raised the age requirement for senior discounts to 65. The discounts, which offered up to 10 percent off…

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