TRAVEL DAY

GROUP  TRANSPORTATION AND FLIGHTS

DEPARTURE

Sunday, SEP 6, 2020 -

Depart LAX on UA1105 at 6:15AM - connecting to Washington Dulles.   
Depart Washington-Dulles on UA0084 at 4:20 PM

Arrive at TLV on Monday, SEP 7 at 9:55 AM


RETURN

Thursday,  SEP 17  -

Depart TLV on UA0091 at 11:25 PM

Depart Dulles on UA0554

Arrive at LAX on Friday , SEP 18

at 11:50AM


Note:  Previously in March there was a return to SFO.  Not the case for this SEP Pilgrimage.   Flights originate and return to and from LAX

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DEPART for LAX -

Saturday EVENING on SEP 5 at 11:00 PM sharp, from St Charles in Visalia.   One brief stop in Bakersfield.


Pilgrims, who wish to ride the bus, need to arrive on or before 10:30PM the latest so luggage can be loaded.


If you are using RANCH parking you must arrive by 10:00PM so we can park your car and return you to St Charles.

RETURN from LAX  -

Friday SEP 18, after arrival in LAX.  Transport by bus to Visalia.    

Expected arrival at St Charles in Visalia at 5:00 PM.   We will probably stop for a meal in route and that may affect the arrival time.

BAGGAGE


Can check in ONE bag.

The sum of three dimensions (X, Y, Z axis) can not exceed 62 inches on largest bag.  


Can also carry on ONE bag.  

Weight restrictions vary from Airline to Airline, and will updated at GO Meeting.


Can also carry a Backpack or large Purse.

Many carry a backpack in addition to their Carry On suitcase.   This is permitted.

ELECTRICAL


ISRAEL uses 250V 50 HZ electrical system, with round prong outlets.   These are the same plugs that one would use in Europe.    Your normal US plugs do not fit, and you will not be able to use any electrical equipment or charge your phones unless you have an adapter.


You will need an ADAPTER to plug in your electrical items.


The picture shows what an adapter might look like.


All Hotel rooms have hair dryers, but no curling irons.


Curling Irons made for US voltage of 110v, melt when plugged into a 250v system, unless you also bring a TRANSFORMER that reduces the voltage from 250 to 120Vac  

An adapter by itself does not reduce the voltage.

CASH and CREDIT CARDS


US currency is readily accepted in Israel. You will not need to change your money to shekels.  


You will need lots of $1 bills because many inexpensive souvenirs and trinkets are $1, $2, or $3 each.   I recommend you bring $100 in $1s or at least $50 in one dollar bills


Master Card and Visa are widely accepted.  

Other Credit Card types are not so readily usable.  

Consider a M/C or Visa as your primary go to card.


We will stop at Catholic Shops that are trustworthy where your credit cards can be used without worries about identity theft.  Also these shops employ Catholics and we will be supporting the Christians in the Holy Land.