PDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6398 times:
I flew ELAL JFK-TLV last year for birthright. We flew a packed 772 there, and I flew the 744 back. Security wasn't my biggest fan, so I was asked lots of questions. It didn't help that I didn't know hebrew and hadn't had a bar mitzvah. Coming back, I had a bunch of security. At that point, I was flying alone and had spent two weeks after Israel in Egypt. They basically made me empty my suitcase, and I got extra security every time I went through a security checkpoint.
Service is hit or miss. I think the food was decent. The IFE is okay. The screens on the 744 are tiny, so the 772 is a bit nicer and much newer.
Have a great flight and enjoy your time in Israel!.
Elite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 3029 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6334 times:
The stamps on your passport make a difference too, if you're traveling to Israel you might want to avoid traveling to any Middle Eastern / Arabic countries before. It'll save some trouble and questioning, as the security should be increased dramatically now given the current situation between Israel and Palestine.