Klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1964 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2264 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.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3784 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2139 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.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2032 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.