Today, fly.com posted a special for roundtrip flights NYC to Tel Aviv for $335-350 after taxes and fees. Normally, this ticket would go for about $1,000+. They had dates available ranging from November to February and as predicted, the special sold out within two hours.
My sister is in Bahrain right now so I thought maybe this would be a good chance to get a ticket to go see her. But by time I factor in 200+ to get to/from NYC and then also Tel Aviv is still a long ways away from where she is. I’d meet her either in Bahrain or Dubai which is another $600+ ticket. So all in all, it would cost over $1,000 to piece together the ticket and it’s still so far away it’s too early for me to begin planning. I’m hoping to visit her in December or January after I graduate from school.