We have an early flight (7am) from Ben Gurion and are thinking of staying up late in Jerusalem, taking the sherut to Ben Gurion, and hanging out at the airport until check-in.
Question 1 - Any advice about staying out late in Jerusalem (old city)? We're 50ish and are hoping there are cafes/pubs open late.
Question 2- Reading earlier posts, it appears we can check-in 24hrs prior to departure (El Al). If we only have carry-on, will this allow us to pass through security earlier, avoid morning crowds, and give us access to more comfortable lounges at the airport?
Any advice will be much appreciated!