Delta will not be flying non-stop ATL-TLV from Oct 29 until March 26. This means that for many of the holidays which Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Bahai might want to visit the Holy Land will require one or more connecting flights. These include: All Saints Day (Nov 1) Eid-al-Adha (Nov 6) Birth of the Baha'u'lla (Nov 12) Islamic New Year (Nov 26) Advent (Nov 27) Ashura (Dec 5) Hannuka (Dec 21-28) Christmas (Dec 25) Epiphany (Jan 6) Muhammad's birthday (Feb 4) Ash Wednesday (Feb 22) Purim (March 8) Yes, you can fly from ATL though JFK, Amsterdam, Rome or Paris, but no straight flights. This is especially annoying as JFK is a major PITA and connecting flights on KLM, FCO, and CDG mean that hand luggage will be restricted to 8 kilos and their Biz tickets are actually ordinary Economy seats with the middle seat left empty. I am thinking about flying to the States in Nov-Dec. I had considered flying TLV-ATL, spending several days there, and then going to New York for a week before continuing on for a week in Europe. Given this new reality, I suspect I will take Continental to EWR, fly JFK-FRA for a week, and then back to TLV (Lufthansa offers real Biz seats).