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Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel’s flight benefit includes a one-way ticket on a Nefesh B’Nefesh scheduled flight.

When you receive your Aliyah flight benefit approval from the Jewish Agency, the Nefesh B’Nefesh Flights Department will reach out to you inviting you to make a flight request based on available flight options. Please review the flight schedule to determine what works best with your Aliyah plans.

Aliyah Flight Options & Schedule

*For those who require a connecting flight to reach an Aliyah flight departure city, Nefesh B’Nefesh may be able to assist you with booking a connection. While the cost of the connection is for the Oleh to cover, when arranged by Nefesh B’Nefesh, the luggage is included and checked through to Tel Aviv.

Pre-Flight Prep and Coronavirus

 Due to Coronavirus, rules and regulations are constantly changing. Please check here for the most up to date pre-flight regulations.

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DISCLAIMER: Aliyah flights must be arranged via Nefesh B’Nefesh in order to utilize the Aliyah Flight Benefit. Once you submit your flight preferences and have the necessary approvals and documentation, we will assist you with booking your Aliyah flight. We will do our best to accommodate your first flight preference; however, we cannot guarantee that all Olim will receive their first choice. Nefesh B’Nefesh has the right to withdraw any of these flight options at any time. Should that occur, NBN will assist you in making alternate flight arrangements. Depending on the time of year in which you make Aliyah, not all of the options noted above may be available. If you cancel your reservation or change your flight fees may apply.

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Luggage Guidelines

Every Oleh, regardless of age, is entitled to two pieces of luggage with a maximum weight of 50 pounds each and up to 62” (height+length+width). Olim will be charged for additional, overweight or oversized luggage, just as any passenger. Do not expect the airlines to be lenient.

Pack all of your original documents in your carry on bag. You will need them for processing at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. You will not be reunited with your luggage until you have completed your Aliyah processing. (Additionally, it is generally good practice to keep valuable items in your carry-on rather than in checked baggage).

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*Nefesh B’Nefesh uses United Airlines, El Al, Air Canada, and American Airlines. Please check your airline’s regulations regarding Covid 19.

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Booking Requirements

Before booking your Aliyah flight, there are a number of mandatory steps that you must take in order to be eligible. Aliyah flights must be arranged via Nefesh B’Nefesh in order to utilize the Aliyah Flight Benefit.

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Aliyah with Pets

Pets are required to go through an approval process before they will be allowed entry into Israel.

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Ben Gurion Airport

Post-flight Processing

A Misrad HaKlita representative will greet you upon arrival. Look for a sign that says “Olim”. You will receive a number of benefits during your Aliyah processing.

When the process is completed, you will be escorted to collect your baggage and then taken to a taxi. Your transportation will be arranged by Misrad HaKlita with a vehicle that can accomodate your numerous bags.

Be advised, the taxi will take you directly to your first destination without stopping along the way.