LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
El Al 001, in your post you mentioned that El Al has retired one of it's 752's, why did they do that? (the 752 couldn't be more than 17 years old) Does the a/c flies for a different airline now? Did El Al replaced it or planning to replace it with a different a/c?
SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
Well the plans are in. Considering the violence doesn't escalate any further (with Sharon i dont know how thats gonna work)... I will be traveling to Israel this summer. After going to LAX, I will be on El Al 106 LAX-TLV. They haven't told us yet, but I suppose on the way back I'll fly through JFK (headwinds cause shorter maximum range) to LAX, and then connect on to SFO. Should be interesting. Does anyone know how long the LAX-TLV flight is (as in hours)?
El Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
LY744, El Al did retire one of it's 757-258, 4X-EBL, MSN/23917, the aircraft left El Al's fleet last December and was sold to Boeing.
The retirement of the 14 years old 757 was in no connection to the MidEast crisis, it was due to the fact that there was no need for this a/c since the airline added 5 new 737s to the fleet.
TWAneedsnohelp, Both the current 744 and 772 can make TLV-LAX-TLV, infact, the airline did operate in the summer of 96' a TLV-LAX flight nonstop, the problem in this case is the DEMEND not the DISTANCE.
and last one, SJC>SFO, El Al's 106 takes 13 hours, while its scheduled as 13.55.