FLIGHTS -- NON STUDENTS ONLY
Participants on this trip who are not students of Nyack College are to purchase their own roundtrip tickets to and from Israel. It is recommended that you purchase roundtrip tickets on the same flights as those being used by the students. The student flights are listed below. As non-students you do have the option to book flights other than those used by the students, However, if you elect not to travel on the recommended flights, you must arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV; Tel Aviv) no later than the scheduled arrival flight used by the students. The touring bus will depart TLV Airport approximately one hour after the student flight has landed. NOTE: Once you have purchased your roundtrip tickets, please email a copy of your complete flight itinerary to Wink Thompson. Contact Emmaus if you have any questions.
Please note that the Winterim Israel trip has been extended by one day to accommodate the student flight schedule. The original return date was January 14. The new return date is January 15. There is no additional charge to non-student participants for this additional day in Israel.
Here is the student flight schedule.
|NEW YORK - ISTANBUL||
01 JANUARY 2018
Depart New York (JFK)
02 JANUARY 2018
Arrive Istanbul (IST)
|ISTANBUL -TEL AVIV||
|02 JANUARY 2018||Depart Istanbul (IST)||10:10 AM||
|02 JANUARY 2018||Arrive Tel Aviv||11:20 AM|
|TEL AVIV - ISTANBUL|
|15 JANUARY 2018||Depart Tel Aviv (TLV)||1:00 AM||TK 791|
|15 JANUARY 2018||Arrive Istanbul (IST)||4:10 AM|
|ISTANBUL - NEW YORK|
|15 JANUARY 2018||Depart Istanbul (IST)||8:15 AM||TK 3|
|15 JANUARY 2018||Arrive New York (JFK)||11:35 AM|
AIRLINE LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS: Airline luggage restrictions are as follows: (a) You are allowed one suitcase per person at no charge. (b) Your suitcase cannot exceed 62 inches (length + width + height). (c) Your suitcase cannot exceed 50 lbs. (d) In addition and at no charge, you may bring one carry-on bag. Your carry-on bag is not to exceed 9" x 14" x 22". (e) Other items approved for carry-on include 1 purse or briefcase or laptop computer or one item of similar or smaller size than those listed. Pack smart. There will be times in Israel when you are responsible to manage your own luggage. NOTE: It is requested that you bring one primary suitcase.
JFK AIRPORT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
TURKISH AIRLINES, TERMINAL 1
|IF YOU ARE TAKING THE STUDENT FLIGHT FROM JFK|
(1) If you live in the New York area you should plan to arrive at JFK 3-4 hours prior to your scheduled departure time.
(2) If you are arriving at JFK by a connecting flight and plan to join the student flight, please allow 1.5 hours for your transfer to the student flight.
|IF YOU ARE NOT TAKING THE STUDENT FLIGHT FROM JFK|
If you are not flying on the student flights to Israel but plan to meet the group at TLV airport on January 2, please note the following. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) follow the people exiting the plane. Many are locals or seasoned travelers to Israel. Your first stop will be Passport Control. There you will receive a small paper Visa. Keep that document. After Passport Control is Baggage Claim. While in Baggage Claim it is recommended you exchange $200 for incidental personal expenses. After Baggage Claim is the Arrival Hall Lobby.
|WHERE TO MEET THE GROUP AT TLV AIRPORT|
When you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby go to the RIGHT where you will find some seating. Remain in the vicinity of the seating until you have meet one of the group leaders (Dr. Steve Notley or Dr. Jeff Garcia). All participants will leave form this area to begin the touring. Please be in the designated seating area once the student flight has landed.
|IF YOUR FLIGHT IS DELAYED ARRIVING AT TLV|
If you experience a flight delay that will jeopardize your opportunity to meet the group at TLV airport for the tour bus departure, please be in contact with Wink Thompson or Dr. Notley by email, text or phone in order to coordinate your arrival.
|TAXI TO THE HOTEL|
If you find it necessary to take a taxi to the hotel, the cost is approximately $200-$250 USD. Directly in front of you when you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby and over the main door is a sign that says "Taxi" – exit there. Once outside walk about 75 yards to the left until you see a "Taxi” booth and the attendant. 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 4-door sedans and WHITE in color. Do not hail a taxi. Pay the driver upon arrival at the hotel. Here is your hotel information. Isrotel Ramon Inn, 1 Ein Akev St., Mitzpeh Ramon, Israel. The hotel local phone number is 08-658-8822; Website.
If you have any questions please contact Wink Thompson for assistance or clarification.