BALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3845 times:
I have been looking at flights to TLV from the UK on 27th September. However BA, BD and LY who all usually operate flights at least twice daily on a Monday all are not operating flights on that date according to their timetable.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
Actually, Yom Kippur starts at sundown on the 27th and ends on sundown on the 28th, so any flight that would be scheduled to arrive during that period would be canceled. Airlines probably also cancel flights that would arrive before sundown on the 27th but would normally use the crew and plane for a departure after sundown, unless they need the plane there for an after-sundown departure on the 28th and just absorb the overnighting cost.
CO 53 (EWR-TLV) arrives at 9:30 PM and is running on Sep 28th according to CO's website.
In your own country some airports close on Christmas, as do trains.
True the trains do but if they didn't I am sure they would cancel all the trains for leaves on the track just to get the day off.
When it comes to the airports LCY and I believe PLH are the only two airports in the UK that must close for christmas day as part of their licensing. Some of the smaller regional airports may not have scheduled flights arrive or depart on christmas day but still have a ATC and Airport authority presence incase of diversions etc.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21582 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3433 times:
Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 5): Airlines probably also cancel flights that would arrive before sundown on the 27th but would normally use the crew and plane for a departure after sundown, unless they need the plane there for an after-sundown departure on the 28th and just absorb the overnighting cost.
That happens. There's basically a RON of 24 hours + normal turn time.
And LY treat all Saturdays this way (or at least they used to?).
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27312 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3366 times:
Quoting BALHRWWCC (Reply 11): Shabbat the Jewish Sabbath day. Which begins at sundown of Friday and runs through until sun down on Saturday.
And all the trains stop which is why I had to change my dates for my trip last week. Flew Sunday instead. Very impressive airport TLV BTW.
Is the following still relevant today ??
El Al: We are not surrendering to ultra-Orthodox pressure
By Yair Ettinger, Haaretz Correspondent
In an interviewed with Haaretz on Saturday, an El Al excecutive said the company is not 'surrendering to the Haredim' and will maintain its current policy barring flights on Shabbat and holidays except in emergency situations.
The statement came a day after El Al CEO Haim Romano and attorney Yaakov Weinrot, representing the ultra-Orthodox rabbinical committee for Shabbat, signed a deal to end a dispute over Shabbat flights.
The agreement signals an end to an unofficial boycott of El Al, which has led to losses of about NIS 1 million a day, according to an official at Israel's national carrier.
Avi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 943 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3029 times:
Yum Kippur starts this year (every year it is different since the Jew calendar is what matter) in the evening of the 27th until the evening of the 28th, total of 25 hours.
From aviation perspective TLV is shutdown from 13:00 on the 27th (last landing no later than 12:00) until around 21:30 on the 28th to all traffic that because all airport personals (not to mention the passengers) should get to their home before the day start and they need time to get back to the airport after the day ends.
It is the only day in the year when the entire airport (like most of the country) is shutdown.
Regarding El-Al and the Sabbath (Saturday) it is a little bit different. El-Al (still) does not suppose to fly during the Sabbath. From the company perspective, if the aircraft is parking at the gate one minute before the Sabbath starts, it is ok. It does not important that all the passengers are still on the aircraft when the Sabbath starts.
Normally they don't plan to land that late but in case of delay they will tell the passengers before takeoff that they will make on time to the airport but there is no way the passengers will get to their home on time. If someone has problem with that, El-Al will host him in an hotel on their expense.
El-Al tried in the past to "steal" few minuets when they had delays but the orthodox groups almost decapitated their head and El-Al "behaves" itself today (unlike what there CEO said).