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User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2051 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2428 times:

Flight 90 was EWR to TLV was cancelled last night (that has already been discussed.... I wonder why). But it is operating tonight and tomorrow night. Anyone know why CO is maintaining service to the middle east at such a perilous time? I can imagine that flights to there are light but packed on the return. Just a guess. Meanwhile others are suspending service.

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2388 times:

loads seem fine in both directions actually

Jer


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Speaks volumes about CO's confidence in security at TLV -- without speaking a word. Same can be surmised from LH's announcement of restoration of service to TLV even while the battle to liberate Iraq goes on. Regardless of bookings, neither would be flying to TLV if there were, in their minds, even the remotest possibility of their crews, pax and planes being effected by the war or terrorist acts.

User currently offlineMarkTpa From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Continental would not fly to TLV if it was not safe. The cancellation must have been mechanical in nature. IAHCSR could look it up for you if you really wanted to know.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Continental issued a statement weeks ago claiming that it would not suspend EWR-TLV if war broke out in Iraq. Continental is the only US airline to fly to Israel at the moment and despite war, terrorism, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, people still travel to and from the largest US-Israel market (NYC). My guess is that CO makes $$ on the route in good times and in bad.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineMarkTpa From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

I think it is a good guess Continental EWR. When I used to check those flights in, lots of excess baggage charges as well as the full flights.

User currently offlineEl Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Lufthansa is also back tomorrow in TLV.
Actually, nothing has changed here during the last few days, life are normal..
No reason for not flying here IMO.

CO claimed on Friday by the Israeli press that the reason for the flight cancellation was only due to 'logistic reasons' (as if..) and that accrued because of CO worldwide schedules problem.

Michael



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