At Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, Duty-free Isn't Always a Bargain

Tourists can get good deals on perfumes, but the price of cigarettes can be a drag. How does the international airport stack up against European ones?

Many Israelis start their vacations overseas even before leaving the ground – at the duty-free shops at Ben-Gurion International Airport. A throng of over 10,000 people a day pass through the James Richardson store to buy perfumes, cosmetics, tobacco, liquor and chocolates.