As you can't fly directly from Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Tel Aviv Airport (TLV-Ben Gurion), a flight with just one stopover is your next best option. United Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa are popular airlines that operate on this route.
The fastest flight time is 13 hours and 38 minutes, so take some measures to help avoid jet lag during your Houston to Tel Aviv journey. Don't forget to move your legs often, have a nap and stay hydrated.
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Booking flights from Houston is easy if you use the services offered on Orbitz.com. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. Named after George H. W. Bush, this airport serves tens of millions of travelers yearly and was the 10th busiest airport in the United States in 2011. Airlines that service this airport include American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Air Canada and Air France. Find low-cost tickets to destinations around the world on Orbitz.com.
Parking at George Bush Intercontinental Airport costs $17 per day, and you can purchase airport parking tickets in advance on Orbitz.com. However, if you are planning a long trip, this cost can add up. There are many companies that offer off-site parking to Houston travelers at cheaper rates. Ramada, which is approximately four miles from the airport, charges travelers $25 per week for parking and offers shuttle services to and from the airport. Park 'N Fly is located approximately three miles from the airport and charges $7 daily for parking, and Rocket Parking is located just over four miles from the airport, charging $5.50 per day.
The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority has a bus and rail system that will get Houston residents to and from the airport. The airport has courtesy vans that will pick travelers up from locations that are within a five mile radius of the airport. Taxis are also available throughout the city and are the quickest option for those who choose not to drive or take public transportation. If you are arriving in Houston and need transportation, you can find great deals on rental cars on Orbitz.com. Customers can check out the latest sales to find bargain prices.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport has a variety of restaurants that you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Urban Crave, Cat Cora's Kitchen and Harlon's BBQ offer southern-style dishes. There are also many restaurant chains at this airport, including Schlotzky's Deli, Chili's and Popeye's Chicken. Book your flights from Houston using Orbitz.com and arrive at the airport early enough to relax and enjoy a fine meal.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, or, less formally, Tel Aviv, is mainly serviced by Ben Gurion International Airport, which is the main air hub for Israel. This airport is located in Lod, a city adjacent to Tel Aviv, and is 12 miles from the downtown area. Cheap flights to Tel Aviv-Yafo can be booked through Orbitz.com on over 100 airlines, including El Al, Delta, Sundor, United and Alitalia.
Ben Gurion Airport regulates taxis that serve its passengers. Taxis can be found on level three of the G terminal. Rental cars are available at the airport and can be reserved on Orbitz.com. Low-fare travel options include an airport shuttle that connects to an Egged bus stop, which provides transport to downtown Tel Aviv in under an hour. Taxis and buses take payment in the Israel shekel; travelers can exchange currency at the airport.
Tel Aviv is generally warm. Temperatures in May average at 99 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature on winter evenings rarely falls far below 40 degrees. December usually sees the most precipitation, with an average of 5 inches of rain. The summer months usually have no precipitation at all, so cool, lightweight clothing is a necessity. Tel Aviv receives plenty of hot desert sun, and all travelers should apply sunblock liberally at any time of the year.
Tel Aviv offers a range of activities, including shopping at the Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, hiking at Park Hayarkon and sunbathing in the Tayelet beach area. History lovers will find plenty to do here, including visiting the Independence Hall Museum and the Ilana Goor Residence and Museum. At Orbitz.com you can book tickets for activities as well as cheap flights to Tel Aviv-Yafo.
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