How to Extend Your Flight

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If you want to extend prior to your departure, you must do so through Gil Travel. If you want to extend once you are in Israel, you must contact the airline directly. It is strongly recommended to do this beforehand via Gil Travel.

Neither Birthright Israel nor Amazing Israel are involved in your extension. Neither party is responsible for changes that are / are not made to your return flight. These changes are made on your own accord. All extensions prior to your departure from North America are made through our partner agents at Gil Travel (unless you are extending through a Birthright Israel Plus program).

If you need to cancel your return flight once you are in Israel, you need to contact the airline directly. If you know before your departure that you will not require a return ticket, please let Amazing Israel know twenty (20) days prior to your date of departure from the U.S.

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Important Note

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When considering a flight other than your groupโ€™s (for continued travel or for the purpose of extending your stay in Israel), please keep in mind that you will still be required to accompany your group to Ben Gurion International Airport. Please therefore make sure that you book a flight that leaves after the group flight. Check your itinerary for the final departure time or contact us at [email protected] for further information.

Once in Israel, it is the sole responsibility of the participant to contact the airline if they are not flying on the original return date.

Participants who are a no-show, risk having their return ticket null and voided. The return ticket will be cancelled, and it will be the participantโ€™s responsibility and expense to return home. Additionally, the participantโ€™s deposit will not be refunded.

Extend Policies

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  • Maximum stay is 3 months.
  • Stopover is not permitted.
  • Extension prior to departure is minimum USD 165.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class code/fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, fee is difference in airfare plus USD 90.00.
  • Change of return date once in Israel is USD 50.00 service fee for a seat in the same class/code fare of service. If the same class/code fare in economy is not available, then the charge will be the service fee of USD 50.00 plus the difference to the next available seat in economy.
  • Changed is based upon availability at the time requested.
  • Once in Israel contact EL AL directly:
  • In Tel Aviv 03-9771111 call center open 24hours
  • Maximum stay is 90 days.
  • Stopover is not permitted.
  • Extension processed more than 35days prior to departure in the same class of service USD 90.00 same class of service only. Within 35days of departure extension fee is USD 240.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If original class/code fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, the fee is USD 240.00 plus the difference to the next class code/fare.
  • Change of return date once in Israel is USD 150.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If original class/code fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, the fee is USD 150.00 plus the difference to the next class code/fare. Difference can range from USD 50.00 โ€“ USD 270.00.
  • Change is based upon availability at the time requested.
  • Once in Israel contact Delta directly:
  • In Tel Aviv 03-5138000 extension 3 Sun-Thu 9AM-5PM
  • Maximum stay is 90 days.
  • Stopover is not permitted. Valid on flights AC084/AC085 only.
  • Extension prior to departure USD 390.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service.
  • Change of return date once in Israel is USD 300.00 subject to the seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of USD 300.00.
  • Change of return date once in Israel is USD 300.00 subject to the seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of USD 300.00.
  • Once in Israel contact Air Canada directly more than one business day before departure. Exception: changes for departures scheduled for Sunday from Israel must be completed by Thursday before.
  • By phone in Tel Aviv 03-6072111 Sun-Thu 8:30AM-5PM
  • Maximum stay is 90 days.
  • Stopover is not permitted.
  • Extension prior to departure USD 140.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of USD140.00.
  • Extensions are limited to 50% per group.
  • Change of return once in Israel is USD 150.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service.
  • Changed is based upon availability at the time requested.
  • Once in Israel contact Austrian directly:
  • In Tel Aviv 03-9058049 Sun-Thu 9AM-5PM
  • Maximum stay is 90 days.
  • Stopover is not permitted.
  • Extension prior to departure is USD 140.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service ONLY
  • Extensions are limited to 50% per group
  • Change of return once is Israel is USD 150.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service ONLY.
  • Changed is based upon availability at the time requested.
  • Once in Israel contact Lufthansa directly: In Tel Aviv 03-9058049 Sun-Thu 9AM-5PM
  • Maximum stay is 90 days.
  • Extension prior to departure is USD 90.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of USD 90.00.
  • Once in Israel the change of return fee is USD 75.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of USD 75.00.
  • Extensions permitted for 65% per group.
  • Once in Israel contact Brussels Airlines directly:
  • Email [email protected] or call in Israel 03-5135629 Sun-Thu 10-1PM, Assaf or Tanya. All payments via valid credit card only. Change of return date must be made more than 5 business days before groupโ€™s original return date.