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El Al Joining An Alliance?  
User currently offlinestaralliance85 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 201 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

What are El Al's chances of being accepted into an airline alliance? El Al's number one priority is security and they have controversial interrogation techniques. That might be a downside for them ever being accepted into an alliance. Out of all the alliances, El Al is never going to join Skyteam with Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern Airlines joining. *A is a big maybe. I am sure if they join any alliance it is going to be Oneworld because they have codeshare agreements with AA, IB, QF and S7. Plus, the only Middle Eastern airline in Oneworld is RJ and they have a flight to TLV. Thoughts?


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User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Two Chances! Slim and None.... OK?  


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User currently offlineirshava From Ukraine, joined Oct 2011, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

El Al doesn't fly on Sabbath and that wouldn't work out to nice with the other airlines. Plus they have a lot more security than other airlines require.


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User currently offlineblink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2785 times:

I don't think there's anything controversial per se about security. In the US, I have observed airports with TLV flights that have a specific gate, regardless of whether its LY, DL, or CO. Internationally, it appears that most flights, even routine AMS/FRA/LHR-USA flights, have extra security. The security matters can be worked around.

That said, I don't think LY will join an alliance any time soon as I can't see what they offer that the Big Three lack. TLV has very little thru-connectivity and wouldn't be able to function as an east-west hub, and TLV tagged flights are subject to airspace restrictions, thereby increasing stage lengths and costs. Lastly, TLV is well connected: all of the major Europe players serve TLV, plus TK, RJ, MS, and others that can get feed from Asia and E. Africa.

If TLV provided great E-W connectivity, I could see the alliances being more aggressive in a pursuit of LY's TLV hub, but I can't see what LY offers that the three alliances don't already have covered.



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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8537 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2669 times:
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Quoting blink182 (Reply 3):
That said, I don't think LY will join an alliance any time soon as I can't see what they offer that the Big Three lack.

I think that is the key point. Leaving geopolitics out of it, and security out of it, what destinations would LY bring with them to make them attractive to an alliance? I don't think putting Eilat onto the route network is enough to make any alliance see LY as a 'must have', and I can't really see what else new they would bring to the table.



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