Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Grand Rapids to Tel Aviv
|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 19% drop in price.|
|April||Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.|
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|$1,520||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Israel has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or residents of Israel.
Ben-Gurion Airport remains closed to all travelers until at least March 6, both entering and exiting Israel due to a ban on incoming flights. Exceptions may be available for a humanitarian need, a special personal reason, a funeral of a close family member, medical treatment, and/or returning to your country of origin. Travelers who are in a humanitarian need or a special personal reason to leave Israel must request a special permission to fly from Israel during the lockdown.
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All arriving travelers must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. Travelers will be subject to a health inspection and temperature check on arrival.
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure or a confirmation of having been vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers over the age of 2 must submit documentation of a negative test result.
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From December 20, all countries will be considered "red" with all travelers required to complete a 14 day self-isolation. This may be shortened to 10 days upon the completion of two negative coronavirus tests (one upon arrival and one after 9 days of self-isolation).
Travelers from the UK, Denmark or South Africa will be required to complete quarantine in a designated, state-sponsored coronavirus hotel.
Foreign nationals may not transit in Israel.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 13h 57m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($981) and Delta ($996)
When flying out of Grand Rapids you will be using Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl, often referred to as Grand Rapids Airport. You will be landing at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl, also known as Tel Aviv Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was very welcoming and nice"
Cons: "There was a lot of empty space on the plane I wish they would’ve spaced passengers out evenly."
Cons: "The seat and area around me on this early morning flight were trashy-- old cups of cheese spread, cracker crumbs, and an empty water bottle."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "We had to go back to the gate to correct an interior light problem."
Cons: "Food offered in first"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Seat the family together"
Pros: "Crew was great. Planes with built in TV was even better."
Cons: "One really obnoxious kid kept screaming the entire time. Instead of charging for earbuds maybe give them out for those of us that don’t have any."
Cons: "The coffee could’ve tasted better."
Pros: "Crew was awesome. Movie was awesome. Delta always comes through."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Ticket printed out incorrect gate information"
Cons: "The intercom was turned up too loud."
Pros: "The TV"
Pros: "I am usually happy with Delta."
Cons: "Huge smelly person invading my space. Disgusted by his hot sweat on my leg. Used up 10,000 miles and paid too much (watched the fare go down several hundred dollars) and ended up with a middle seat. Not happy."
Cons: "The airport."
Cons: "I had a small window for my transfer and Delta gate agents, knowing I was on the way to the gate, closed the gate early now I'm stuck in Detroit for the night at low end economy hotel."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Friendly and cheerful!"
Cons: "The person next to me"
Cons: "The seats were very close together which made for an uncomfortable experience due my knee injury and upcoming surgery."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant. Boarding was fast and efficient, nobody bumrushed."
Cons: "The non-reclining seat right next to the bathroom door opening should not exist. I was miserable there; I swear everyone on the plane made sure to take a dump on this <2 hour flight. Also none of the windows on any of these small planes line up with the actual positions of seats and it sucks."
Pros: "entertainment and leg room on regular seats"
Cons: "delay, boarding process"
Cons: "We shared beverages The bathroom was barely big enough for a small person There isn’t enough room per passenger seat"
Pros: "Service, service, service!"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Boarding was a mess Seats had no leg room Flight attended was a jerk"
Pros: "Flew into bad weather event with thunderstorms, lightning and tornadoes. The flight was relatively turbulence free, flt had only one attendant in the cabin however she was able to serve beverages and snacks asks made sure everyone was comfortable. Can't thank Delta enough for the professionalism of their crew, great service and communication, and for getting us home safely. Thank you!"
Cons: "Made us pink tag carry on bags on flight deck. Had to retrieve bag from baggage claim after flight. My bag landed on the belt completely open, clothes and laptop hanging out bag onto belt, bag was damaged, zipper broken with holes in the fabric, bag was soaking wet! No one at airport able to assist with a damaged bag claim. Very disappointed in the Baton Rouge airport and lack of available staff to handle baggage issue."
Pros: "Smooth flight in time. Didn't realize would have to go thru another TSA security check point. Otherwise smooth flight, great communication from the captain."
Cons: "Cramped seats and the food wasn't that great. Plus final meal was served late which lead to quick eating and feeling rushed."
Pros: "Movie selection was great!"
Pros: "Not a good experience. Crew was unhappy, disengaged, seemed too busy and buried."
Cons: "NEverything seemed hurried and frenzied. Airplane was dirty when we boarded."
Pros: "Again, a quick and easy connector and flight homeward."
Cons: "Not applicable."
Cons: "rescheduling Putting my wife on a different flight seating us in middle seats"
Pros: "The professionalism of Delta employees, timeliness of flt."
Cons: "The special meal I ordered was delivered to someone else. The entertainment system wasn't functioning properly and no English susbtiles we're offered for any of the movies, unlike my previous Delta flights (for some reason there were only Chinese)"
Cons: "I forgot my wired ear phone so I purchased the earphone. I knew i shouldn't expected anything for $2 but really I couldn't hear anything at all to watch the movie. It's used to be free, now even paid the quality of the stuff is really suck."
Cons: "Excellent service excellent pilot"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Pros: "One of The crew members a guy from Texas was nice"
Cons: "The female crew Members were taking loudly and a lot during the flight it was difficult to sleep as a result. The food was low and very very bad"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Boarded quickly. Gave good updates on what was going on."
Cons: "Prefer Pepsi products. Wi-Fi should be free."
Pros: "Quick trip and relaxing --- no high way traffic issues, accidents or construction hold ups."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I did not like."
Pros: "It was my first time to fly Air France. They exceeded my exceptions. The service was great and they made sure we were very comfortable. I will definitely fly Air France again."
Cons: "Delayed boarding and take off"
Pros: "The flight was bumpy because of storm but the pilots were expert at making the best of flying around it."
Pros: "Great staff, polite and helpful"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "The crew was very competent and friendly."
Cons: "Insufficient seating area, no meal offered."
Pros: "Arrived sooner than expected! Nice, smooth flight despite cloudy, rainy day."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "That we got home. Delta was apologetic but it would be nice if you didn't get stuck for hours touching and looking at the grime left by others."
Cons: "Too bad the attitude of one crew member wrecked it for her coworkers but this can happen. Sorry for Delta and pasengers. The plane was disgusting, filthy, miserable. Dirty trays for more than one in our party. The lavatory on starboard side was a wreaking urine splattered mess before the plane took off. Come on airlines. Take your profits and at least clean your crappy old planes if not replace them."
Pros: "The good the crew and the bed"
Cons: "The overheads were noisey and loud and made it difficult to sleep"
Pros: "On time departure and slightly early arrival"
Cons: "Airline food is just so inadequate in every way."
Pros: "On time, boarding very fast and crew very friendly"
Cons: "My son's seat was filthy with red stains of some liquid on the tray and window"
Pros: "Frontline staff were nice."
Cons: "Our flight was canceled last minute. Instead of a direct flight to start vacation, we ended up with a five hour layover in Atlanta. And to top it all off, they tried to double charge us for a checked bag fee."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed two hours. We arrived safe but still, the delay creates such an impact on traveler’s plans. AA didn’t even offer bonus miles."
Pros: "Quick flight time even though we left late."
Cons: "Needed larger plane. The passengers were smashed together in small seats."
Pros: "Clear instructions, clean plane, flight on time."
Cons: "Getting food service back on plains."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable. Crew was professional."
Cons: "Loading plane was a little chaotic and the comfortable seat was a little overpriced for the legroom."
Cons: "DCA poorly organized"
Pros: "The crew was great. Seats were awesome - right behind premium class so the extra leg room was great to have on such a long flight."
Cons: "We booked our flight in May for a flight on 30 September and our seats were not next to each other. Total opposite ends of the aisle. Lame."
Cons: "When I brought the ticket it said finnair but when I went the airport it was American Airlines which is not cool"
Pros: "Short connection times"
Cons: "Being on time because of short connection time"
Pros: "Great Crew"
Cons: "More room"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and well organized. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "By the time the snack service was completed, the plane was already descending and the crew had to pick up the service items before people had a chance to finish."
Pros: "I've been flying Spirit lately to save money, so know that this is my comparison. American Airlines staff were friendly and helpful, the website was easy to use for things such as changing seats and adding bags, and I really appreciate the updates from AA via email and text. I appreciate the snack."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "There was a 1.5 hour weather delay."
Cons: "Everything was perfect and on schedule! Thanks for the wonderful experience"
Pros: "Desde PR comenzó todo mal por supuesto desperfecto y los de servicio al cliente su solución fue que no podía hacer nada, cuando llegara a Miami resolviera lo de mi próximo vuelo. Fue un pésimo servicio"
Cons: "Pudo haber sido resolver para no perder la conexión a mi destino final."
Cons: "Better food"
Cons: "Flight delayed, interior of aircraft was deteriorating"
Pros: "Second flight had more comfortable seating in comparison to our first flight."
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "Plane was a little bigger from Grand Rapids and they moved us around to balance the plane and a lot of us got better seats."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "It’s a commuter. It’s tiny. In flight left trash with us till plane was about to land. Pilots seemed inexperienced. Landing was hard, braking was hard approach was awkward and it was a beautiful day with no wind. Pilot shortage isn’t helping the regionals."
Pros: "Nothing about the flight we screwed around before takeoff, in the air as well as on the ground. Wasted an hour and a half, missed my connection"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable, no entertainment, barely a snack. Sadness."
Pros: "Not as other as flights"
Cons: "A two-stop flight turned into a three-stop flight and lost connecting flights!"
Pros: "I made it"
Cons: "I had to run for all its worth."
Cons: "Plane was hot, dinner was a sandwich that was still frozen and the attendants weren’t friendly."
Pros: "No big crowds trying to board. Everyone had room for their items in the over head. Love the one seat by itself. Very short flight but the one steward still served beverages and cookies."
Pros: "Everything was fine except..."
Cons: "The directions don’t work to connect to in flight entertainment."
Cons: "The male flight attendant was incredibly rude, kept hitting my arms with his body with zero apologies. No manners when taking food and drink orders. Did not seem like he liked his job and in a customer service atmosphere this was extremely disappointing."
Cons: "Didn't make the flight because the flight to London was cancelled."
Pros: "everything fine"
Cons: "having to gate-check our hand luggage"
Pros: "Very punctual; courteous crew. Ver smooth ride"
Cons: "Nothing. It was excellent."
Pros: "Boarding and flight were on time."
Cons: "First plane's engine caught on fire."
Cons: "no personal tv in each seat in the international route"
Cons: "3.5 hours late out of Columbus, minimal if any communication by gate agents, 45 minutes wait for gate in PHL, 15 minutes at gate to get jet bridge to plane."
Pros: "Smooth at GRR. A little Delay in CLT. It was a good experience because we weren't on a deadline to be somewhere."
Pros: "Smooth ride and friendly helpful airline atendents."
Pros: "Almost on time"
Cons: "Boarding process, PA system volume very low at PHX"
Cons: "Fight was operated by American. Alaska forced to wait in line and see assistance, then inform that because the flight is operated by American, they won't be able to check me in. Had to walk to a different terminal of LAX wait in 2 more lines and by the time they were able to assist it was too late to check in. Missed the flight, have to rebook a 3 hour later departure, move the meeting and take a flight back 4 hours later that has a layover and adds about 2.5 hours more on the return leg. Not to mention having to pay for the new seat."
Cons: "I didn't get ANY flight status reports until I had arrived and was at my destination for the night!! American did a fine job. I got updates TODAY on my flight and baggage claim for yesterdays flight form you!!! Your service sucked balls!!"
Pros: "This is a old 767 I was on. No individual TV's. The reading lights never worked. I chanced it on buying the wifi for $19 dollars which turned out to be super fast and I was able to stream movies. Meal and drinks and beer were included. But no way to charge your phone with out a car charger. This plane had no AC ports."
Cons: "I liked the food was included and beer."
Pros: "Very nice gate crew, efficient boarding, quick and efficient takeoff"
Cons: "Found out that a lot of Argentinians do not obey the crew rules. Before the seatbelt sign turns off they already start moving to the front of the plane. But off course is not the airline duty to teach manners."
Pros: "As somewhat experienced travelers, we know to keep carry on luggage as tight as possible. I was pleasantly suprised to see that overhead bins were not full! We didn't have seats next to each other initially, but the gate agent put us in the exit row with extra legroom!"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."
Cons: "Unexplained delay in leaving but only arrived about 10 min later than scheduled. Took an hour from pulling into the gate for bags to arrive though which caused me to miss my shuttle. Never had to wait more than 15 min for any other airline at DIA."
Pros: "Boarding process was quick and staff was decent."
Cons: "Tiny seats, everyone was uncomfortable because of this. No in flight entertainment."
Pros: "The actual flight was fine."
Cons: "The gate staff was so rude."
Pros: "Crew was very nice ."
Cons: "The service in Newark airport"
Pros: "Not much interaction with crew Felt crammed in"
Cons: "More leg room And don’t slam overheads so hard"
Cons: "Food, my kids refused to eat."
Pros: "Crew were really friendly and very courteous."
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "A long but uneventful flight."
Cons: "Nothing really. The flight was fine."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. The food was great. The entertainment was great."
Cons: "There was very little room for my legs and I couldn't rest my arm on the seat next to me since the person on my left took over. It made my flight much worse. It is difficult to fly overnight when you are so uncomfortable and the price was very high in the economy area."
Cons: "Be on time!!"
Cons: "Wifi/entertainment didn’t work."
Pros: "The crew did their best considering we were 3 hrs delayed and there were no snacks for any of the passengers."
Cons: "Three hr delay with a 15 month old never good and not having snacks for passengers never good."
Pros: "Smooth flight, early arrival."
Cons: "Entertainment Sytem was down for 2/3 of the flight."
Pros: "I liked it because the flight was not overbooked and I had plenty of space."
Cons: "I didn’t like that I had pain and I didn’t know if the crew had any pain medication."
Pros: "Seats had ample room. Crew was nice. Good choice of movies."
Cons: "There was a problem passenger and we all had to get off with all of our carry on, and then repeat the whole boarding process. Very inconvenient."
Cons: "Same as for the first flight segment"
Cons: "Food was mediocre and in very small amounts, even the I have been seated in premium economy, there still was little space in the armrests and hardly any recline"
Pros: "The avod system of movies was good and the channel 9 ATC was amazing to listen to."
Cons: "Multiple delays because of United crazy crew scheduling and a lazy flight crew. Flight attendants didn’t even give us the meals on a 12 hour flight. Worst flight ever."
Pros: "Food was pretty tasty."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, seats are just too close for a 10 hour flight."
Pros: "Service was very good, they were on time and considering the flight time food was good too."
Pros: "Was flying biz class and the audio wasn’t working. The flight attendant tried her best but only was able to reboot over and over again. But she didn’t offer a voucher or anything for the lack of a sound system."
Pros: "kosher meals were on plane. extra legroom was comfortable. Good choice of movies"
Cons: "We started to board on time and after group 1 boarded, they said they pulled the crew for a different flight and we needed to wait til 1:30 AM ( 2.5 hours delay) to board. Then 30 minutes later they called us back after finding another crew. It was very chaotic and made not sense"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Great multimedia"
Cons: "Food was good but they served same dish for dinner and breakfast"
Cons: "In both airports I was wheeled to gates and left in the way of people coming and going. I tried to get the attention of airline employees and when I did they told someone else and so I sat for between 40-60 minutes."
Pros: "Comfy roomy seats, free WiFi, free coffee"
Pros: "Short flight so not all questions applied"
Cons: "Too small seats"
Pros: "Spacy seats. Great entertainment. In time."
Cons: "Food could be better."
Pros: "We landed safely"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "Each flight I was on, the seats were roomy and comfortable. I don't like to fly, but I have to admit, I felt pretty good on these flights. I get scared when it's bumpy, but I guess that's just life in the air."
Cons: "Not much"
Cons: "Ear phone jack didnt work,paying more every time i travel for less,extra to check just one bag,extra to watch a movie,uncomfortable conditions for 4 hours,extra to eat anything,becoming a joke"
Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Food was terrible the service wasn't great not even one the flight attendant walked by and offered bottles of water or dessert besides the 2 meals served. The restroom always were out of tissu paper and were not maintained."
Pros: "Boarded quickly and on time!"
Pros: "I was hesitant to travel with united but my flight was very comfortable and the 10 hour flight felt like 3. Smooth ride and landing. Thumps up to the captin I had a very good experience from the time I checked in in Ranold Regen till I arrived Tel Aviv"
Cons: "The food was not very good"
Cons: "Delay Food Service Plane equipment"
Cons: "United organized boarding by zones (1, 2, 3, 4) where 1 is in the front of the aircraft (business) and 4 is at the back. While I appreciate that business travelers should have priority boarding, the order of coach is from front to back. It would be beneficial to begin coach boarding from the back to the front to reduce the traffic on the aisles."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortably"
Pros: "The flight crew were kind and professional"
Cons: "My nonstop flight was cancelled and I was given a replacement flight with a layover. The cancellation was given with short notice and made for a stressful ride to the airport in oreder to make the new flight time.The layover was supposed to be one hour and ended up being 3 hours. This was very disappointing and exhausting flight. The ride was fine once on board"
Cons: "Delayed. Missed connection. Happens too often. Moving my business to southwest."
Pros: "Direct flight was convenient"
Cons: "The crew on the outbound leg of the trip was unprofessional loud and disrupted everyone's sleep."
Pros: "The landing was perfect"
Cons: "We changed planes and was 5 hours late"
Pros: "Very profesional crew with positive attitude Take off and landing within the planed time schedule"
Cons: "Not enough movies with Hebrew subtitles For people with hearing problems English subtitles for all movies can help"
Cons: "Self boarding is really a mess. some staff members were barely speaking english. entertainment system can be upgraded ( larger screens)"
Cons: "I purchase the economy plus seat, hoping to get some sleep. But, the seat did not recline at all! It was so uncomfortable that I could not rest. This was not worth the extra $57 I paid."
Cons: "Flights were all delayed or cancelled"
Cons: "Left about 15 minutes late. But we didn't miss any connections so everything turned out okay."
Cons: "Seats are a bit cramped"
Pros: "That trip was great to Housto!"
Cons: "I cancelled it and it appears it didn't really cancel"
Cons: "Our plane was delayed leaving Grand Rapids. Once in Houston there was no gate available causing another 10 minute delay. All bags were required to be checked plane side so once we finally got off the plane it took another 10 minutes to get our bags. Many passengers had tight connections and had to rush to their next flight. My connection was already tight as it was - and I had to go to a completely different terminal very far from where I was to catch it. Five of us were on that flight connecting to San Diego. We finally made it to the gate. The plane was still there but the door was closed so we were not allowed to board. It was the last flight out so we were stranded in Houston overnight. This caused me to miss a very important medical appointment this morning - and to have to cancel client sessions leading to a significant loss of income."
Cons: "Ride was quite bumpy Couldn't get an aisle seat."
Airlines flying from Grand Rapids to Tel Aviv have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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