Jul 21st, 2007, 02:42 AM
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Is it possible to travel to the airport in Tel Aviv on a Sabbath?
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Jul 21st, 2007, 04:45 AM
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The airport (though code is TLV) isn't in Tel Aviv, but closer to here than Jerusalem. From were are you traveling to get to airport? What time is your flight?
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Jul 21st, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Yes, of course. Many flights take off and land on Saturday.
But you will need to take a taxi. There are no buses or trains on the Sabbath (with very few exceptions in a couple of cities). There is a higher taxi rate in effect on Sabbath and holidays. My taxi from a Tel Aviv hotel to Ben Gurion airport (near Lod) was about 140 shekels (about 35 US dollars). Taxi drivers do not expect tips
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Jul 22nd, 2007, 08:26 AM
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Exactly what I wanted to know AlexA.
Thanx both of you!
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Jul 28th, 2007, 08:10 PM
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"Taxi drivers do not expect tips" -- Excuse me?

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Jul 28th, 2007, 08:13 PM
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Oops... Sorry, I read it ACCEPT, instead of expect...

Even then, for a trip to the airport with luggage in the trunk, they are used to get tips from tourists.
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Jul 30th, 2007, 02:08 PM
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Oh, I know they will certainly ACCEPT tips (of course they wouldn't want to "insult" a tourist who offers one!), but my many friends have assured me that it is not standard practice to tip taxi drivers in Israel. And especially when a person is quoted a fixed fare rather than going on the meter, the driver is fine with the amount he will get.
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