FLIGHTS

The GSL Office of Nyack College has established the flights for the Winterim Israel trip. 

Transportation to JFK Airport for your departure on January 5 is your personal responsibility. If you need travel assistance to JFK contact the GSL Office (845-675-4525, gslassist@nyack.edu). 

IF YOU ARE MAKING PERSONAL FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS TO ISRAEL
If you are making your own flight arrangements to Israel, once you purchase your airline tickets you are required to send Wink Thompson a copy of your roundtrip flight itinerary. Schedule your flight to arrive in Israel prior to the group flight arrival time of 5:00 PM. 

THE GSL OFFICE FLIGHT SCHEDULE

NEW YORK - TEL AVIV    
EL AL AIRLINES
05 JANUARY 2019
Depart New York (JFK)
11:50 PM
 LY 8
06 JANUARY 2019
Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV)
5:00 PM
  
       
TEL AVIV - NEW YORK      
18 JANUARY 2019 Depart Tel Aviv (TLV) 12:30 AM LY 1
18 JANUARY 2019 Arrive New York (JFK) 5:25 AM  

 

AIRPORT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES:   EL AL AIRLINES
JFK AIRPORT, TERMINAL 4

TIME:       You should plan to arrive at JFK 3-4 hours prior to your scheduled departure time.
BRING:     Your passport. 
CHECK-IN:   There is no formal "group check-in" at JFK. Upon arrival at JFK you are free to check-in as an individual passenger.  


DEPARTURE GATE
You are to be at the JFK departure gate 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure time for additional security measures.

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 only one primary suitcase. 

ARRIVAL AT BEN GURION AIRPORT TEL AVIV 

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion 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. At Passport Control you will receive a small visa document. Keep this visa document until your departure from Israel. After Passport Control is Baggage Claim. While in Baggage Claim it is recommended you exchange $100 for later incidental personal expenses. After Baggage Claim you will pass through Customs and then enter the Arrival Hall Lobby.

WHERE TO MEET AT THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT 

When you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby turn to the right where you will find some seating; beyond the seating is a coffee bar. Remain in the vicinity of these two areas. Dr. Notley will meet you in this area.  

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Testimonials

  • "My trip to Israel in May was one of the highlights of my life. To see the immensity of the stones of the walls of Jerusalem, to pray at the Wailing Wall, and to imagine the crowds that pressed in to Jesus made me want to press even closer to Him myself! The wonderful teaching offered by our leaders, (Steve, Marc, Wink) brought much more than just knowledge for its own sake. Their teaching brought the Life and Love of our Lord Jesus into a clear focus. Because of their vibrant teaching and the many glorious places we visited that were often "off the beaten path", such as the Emmaus Road, I didn't just visit Israel...I EXPERIENCED Israel!"
    N.R., Israel Trip