Take a Leave in Tel Aviv

Finding a cheap seat to Tel Aviv is never easy and El Al's so-called sale fares don't do a whole lot to change that, but in honor of their current sale we're having a bit of an El Al tell-all which is really more about what the competition has to offer.

This said, if you hurry you can still catch this one-shot non-stop El Al deal on a couple of days in early December when they're handing out a handful of tickets with everything included for $920 round-trip from New York and Newark. That's about a $120 less than the going rate for non-stop flights—matched by Continental—although it's still $120 more than Iberia's connecting service.

Iberia also has some good fares from Chicago, Miami and Orlando, whereas Air France-KLM will get you out of Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle for less. From Boston, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington you may have more choices, but your best bet is to go Swiss, while in Canada there's always, you know, Air Canada from Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Be sure to check out the fare page for any of these cities, especially since we sometimes have multiple fares listed.