People always want to know how long it takes to get somewhere, but you need to remember that there’s more to count than JUST the length of the flight.
If you follow along during this Snapchat story of my VERY LONG journey from NYC to Jerusalem via Turkish Airlines, you’ll see it included several flights, many meals, and a lot of sitting upright in a very uncomfortable airline seat.
Travel Time Broken Down
There are things that people forget when they figure out travel times.
- Travel to airport Lower Manhattan to JFK – I travel as cheaply as possible so this means I take the subway to the NYC AirTrain. Approx. 1.5 hours.
- Arrive airport 3 hours early for International flights why I love my PriorityPass
- JFK to Istanbul 11 hours
- Change planes Stop in a Priority Pass lounge for a snack:-) – 2.5 hour layover
- Flight from Istanbul to Tel Aviv 3 hours
- Customs on a Saturday In Israel 1.5 hours waiting
- Travel from Tel Aviv by car to Jerusalem – 45 minutes on a Saturday….no traffic (I was a speaker on a panel so I had the royal treatment, but if you took a bus it would add another 2 hours)
It was a long day flying and schlepping (total travel time including travel to/ from airports was around 24 hours (and then add-on the time zone difference hours so there’s that too). I’m too tired to do the math.
Which Airline To Fly from NY to Israel?
Turkish Airlines is one of the best airlines in terms of service and quality, just watch the video to see for yourself.
Have you been to Israel? Turkey? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments.