You can go to Expedia and click on “Multi-Destination.”
Search for a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv on 01/28 for example.
In the next segment search for a flight from Tel Aviv to Houston/IAH on 02/05 for example.
This is the first search result:
The outbound flight is a regular nonstop from Newark to Tel Aviv.
The return flight is from Tel Aviv to Houston. Click on “show flight details” and you’ll notice that it connects in Newark. By law all checked baggage coming in on flights from abroad must be claimed at baggage claim and brought past customs officials before you can recheck them.
You can just take the tags off your bag in Newark and nobody is going to force you to fly to Houston.
This is called hidden city ticketing, and of course the airlines don’t love that. And airline reps will probably lie to you and say that your bags will go straight to Houston even though they will not. They will be tagged to Houston, but everyone has to pick them up in Newark.
They can decide not to give miles for your trip, though only USAirways has actually followed through with that threat. I don’t suggest anyone do this every month, but tons of people save money by buying tickets with hidden city ticketing every day without problems.
You can only depart tonight or tomorrow, 01/27 or 01/28 for this $694 fare!
Valid return dates include 02/03, 02/04, 02/05, 02/06, 02/11, 02/12, 02/13, 02/19.