FLIGHTS AND ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL
Roundtrip airfare is not included as part of your Emmaus trip cost.
|PURCHASING YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS|
All Nyack and ATS students are required to consult with the Global Service Learning office prior to making any airline ticket purchase. The GSL Office may establish a group flight for this tour.
All non-students are required to consult with Wink Thompson at Emmaus prior to making any airline ticket purchase.
|SCHEDULING YOUR FLIGHT TO ISRAEL|
You must schedule your arrival flight into Israel to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled tour bus departure from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV). The tour bus will depart TLV airport at 2:00 PM on January 2. Please schedule your flight to arrive in Israel no later than 1:00 PM on January 2.
|UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT|
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) follow the people exiting the plane. Many are locals or seasoned travelers to Israel. Walk quickly to stay near the front of the crowd since Passport Control can be slow during peak travel seasons. After Passport Control is Baggage Claim. There are currency exchange opportunities in the Baggage Claim area. It is recommended you exchange $100 into Israeli Shekels for later incidental personal expenses. After Baggage Claim is the Arrival Hall Lobby.
|WHERE TO MEET IN THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT|
When you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby go to the right where you will find some seating; beyond that is a coffee bar. Remain in the vicinity of these two areas. About 1:45 PM Dr. Notley will begin escorting you to the tour bus to begin your tour of Israel.
|WHAT IF I MISS THE BUS? WHAT DO I DO?|
|TAXI SERVICE TO THE HOTEL|
The only way to get to your hotel is by Taxi. The cost for a taxi is approximately $250. You want to avoid missing the tour bus if at all possible. If your flight is delayed and you find it necessary to take a taxi, exit the Arrival Hall Lobby and turn left once outside. Walk about 75 yards until you see a "Taxi” booth. See the taxi attendant for your taxi to your hotel. The taxi attendant will assign you a taxi and give you the exact cost. All private taxis are WHITE in color. Do not hail a taxi. Pay the driver upon arrival at the hotel. Tipping is not expected; it is optional at 5-10%. Here is your hotel information: ISROTEL RAMON INN, 1 Ein Akev St., Mitzpeh Ramon, Israel. The hotel phone number is 08-658-8822. Dr. Notley's Israel cell phone number is 052-409-9390. [If your flight is delayed, before you rush out to find a taxi, check the seating area for the group just in case the tour bus is delayed.]