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|Destination Airport IATA Code||CHI|
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Tel Aviv residents who need a break from the heat or just want to see the United States can fly from Tel Aviv to Chicago. A nonstop flight is about 13 hours long. Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is in the southeast area of the city. If you're coming from the north, take Route 6 and then Route 5 to Route 20, also called Ayalon Freeway. Route 20 is also quickest when your starting point is in the closer west side of Tel Aviv.
Chicago has plenty of fun activities to keep you busy on your visit. Chicago Reader named the Chicago Architectural Foundation's riverboat tour the "Best Tour of 2014." See some of the most beautiful buildings in the city from the Chicago River. The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the few admission-free zoos in the United States. Lake Michigan is surrounded by 18 miles of trails, so you can go biking or hiking while enjoying a great view. You can also go fishing or take a swim in the lake.
After you arrive at O'Hare (ORD) or Midway International Airport (MDW), the airport shuttle can take you to a convenient downtown hotel. You can also take a taxi, rent a car or ride the L train. Chicago temperatures range from the teens in January to the 80s in July and August. In the winter, head to the Willis-Sears Tower Skydeck for a spectacular view of the snow-covered city.
There sure is. You can fly directly from Tel Aviv to Chicago with El Al. It's the only airline with nonstop services from Tel Aviv (TLV-Ben Gurion) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.).
It's a long way between Tel Aviv and Chicago — in fact, 12 hours and 30 minutes at least. But all that time cooped up in the cabin doesn't have to be torturous. Be prepared and bring all the basics like a few toiletries and earplugs.
Have a look at El Al (LY). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Tel Aviv Airport (TLV-Ben Gurion) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-OHare Intl.). It operates 13 services on this route each month and is a favorite with travelers. If you can't find the right flight for you there, look into the airfares with United Airlines (UA). This airline is a fantastic alternative and has 8 flights between Tel Aviv (and vicinity) and Chicago (and vicinity) each month.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Chicago have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.