El Al, Israel's national airline, has helped get travelers into and out of Israel in recent days.

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CNN  — 

It’s been a tension-filled week for travelers used to flying safely around the world.

The shooting down of a commercial flight over Ukraine and a rocket strike near Israel’s gateway international airport have made people keenly aware of the risks of flying through conflict zones.

Safe airspace is top of mind for people considering trips to troubled spots and those just hoping to get home sooner rather than later.