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Continental Considering Suspending EWR-TLV Service  
User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Don't go crazy over this, but after suicide bombers attacked the USS Cole in the Red Sea, the United States has sent warning notices out to all passengers traveling to Yemen, Gaza, Israel, and a few other countries in the Mid East urging them to defer travel as a result of threating acts of violence. The top execs in Houston have not pulled the plug on the route yet, and I don't expect them to (and neither do most CO employees, with the outstanding profitability of the EWR-TLV flight), but if they do, I just wanted to give everybody just a heads-up, that's all.

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User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Interesting question my friend.

I have always wondered if CO has any special security measures for this flight? Like LY has on ALL their flights? I have certainly hoped so.


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Also, I think CO will withdraw if and only if everyone else like TW, AF, BA, LH all decide to do likewise.

User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

I was thinking the same. Since the CO 777 flights (now twice daily) I bet some US SkyMarshals (sounds like a Delta product doesn't it), have been accruing OnePass mileage.  

User currently offlineORD Boy 2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Or it could be temporary due to the crisis occuring in Israel and CO may not want to indanger passengers

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

ORD Boy 2, CO has not even decided to halt the flight.

They probably won't either unless crew and assets in TLV are somehow threatened. In that case, most foreign carriers will follow suit.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

My understanding is that ALL carriers flying into Israel have to comply with added safety precautions as per Israeli aviation laws. That level of compliance varies among carriers though.

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Continental staffs marshals on all flights to TLV, and flight attendants are trained to cope with terrorist situations and are taught self-defense in F/A school.

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