Mish1234 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 298 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
I just wanted to say that EL AL is really low on respect from people ... I mean everyone on this forum talks about United or AA or Cont. pretty much all american carriers... But what about EL AL?
Ya pretty much the safest airline in the world... flys to the states to! The best seciruty.. getting new aircraft soon and still this forum dosent talk about EL AL.
It seems to be that im the only one who talks about this airline here! I do know much about the airline .. Ive been flying with them all my life.. The crash in Amsterdam was not the fault of the pilots but the fault of the tech. that worked on the engines at the time. plus I think that the EL AL flight to Amsterdam would of made it if the Tower acted quicker than they did.
I was reading the Conversation with the EL AL aircraft that crashed that night .. I was reading everything about that crash. And the other crash back in the 50`s I think it was with a Constellation over Italy or some county im not quite sure.. but it was shot down !!!
YEAH IT WAS SHOT DOWN!!! agian not EL AL`s fault..
They are a great airline to fly with!
Yes I had my good flights and bad flight with them but I made it in one peice!
Now what about Quantas? I see pictures of many downed QUantas aircraft.. I mean the wheel not centered.. and the other one that crashed off the runway!! I dont think they should be rated the safest in the world anymore .. to many accidents latley with that Airline.
Jjaus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
A couple of comments. Firstly with El Al you have to check in much earlier than other airlines which is a pain.
As for Qantas (not spelt with a u), notwithstanding a couple of incidents, included going off the end of the runway, they have had no, repeat no, deaths in the jet age. Impressive. I am happy to be corrected in this, but besides Ansett, there are very few Airlines able to claim this.
There is a first time for everything, but I know I feel safer with Qantas.
Bacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
what about virgin? i only know of one crash and that was when the landing gear wouldn't go down on an A3400. i dont think they have had any deaths. they also get no respect! u try making an airline that competes with british airways
4X-ELD From Israel, joined Dec 1999, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
Once again mish1234 you are contributing "unnecessary" material to this forum (I have not forgotten the 777 crush message of yours)
As an ELAL's employee I am very happy with the respect that ELAL gets from the forum members but when you do a search on ELAL you see plenty of message posted by you that have nothing to do with reality.
After I answer one of your posts in the past and you replay with a very low language I told myself not to replay to your posts but I couldn’t hold myself this time.
Don’t get me wrong, I am sure you are a great guy but we do read everything here and one shouldn’t write to the forum if he has nothing to say.
Once again this was not written in order to insult you but in order to make you thing about our code here.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
Well, there are so many airlines and so many countries, dear Mish. Don't forget this forum has a lot of US visitors who have no experience with El Al... although I live in Holland, because I like US Airlines, I like chatting here about TWA service or Northwest noise or United reliability or whatever. Just like El Al, there are many airlines which can be commented about. How much do people here write about Cyprus Airways? Or Syrianair? Or Austrian Airlines? Or Royal Air Maroc? Or Malaysian Airlines? or Air Lanka? Or Cayman Airways? Or All Nippon Airways? All airlines which are probably OK but not with a very high profile to chat about here.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Baec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
I had recently asked to fly on EL AL when I was at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Int'l. Apt on October 5, 1996( Departure Date TLV - LGW - DFW ) that I was not aware that this flight was operating at DFW, at this time, I had spoken to the airport securities and told them that it was too late for me to aboard EL AL. I was reserved on all British Airways flights from Dallas Ft Worth to London to Tel Aviv and back home roundtrip fare. well I didnt wants to lose my flights out of Tel Aviv to Dallas Ft Worth. Im So Sorry I didnt do much to thinks about this, But I dont wanna be destroyed & die on a flight such as hijacking or bomb threat .... and I was not sure if El Al was any better, and Did not know what type of aircrafts this ELAL flies..... I heard they operates 747-400 ER( extended range ).
Kuantan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1194 times:
The fact of the matter is, that with El Al, security has to be much tighter, given the risk of fundamentalsit attacks in the region, if it weren't you'd see a lot more attacks on them. Secondly, El Al is a small airline in comparison with Qantas, yet they have had more fatalities. Don't get me wrong, they are still a fine airline, but don't get carried away.... Finally, Virgin are doing a good job of competing with BA, but as for safety, their record only goes back 15 years or thereabouts, BA, and QF have been around a lot longer yet still have good records....
24291 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
Mish, your belief that El Al doesn't get the respect it deserves is completely unfounded. If you want to talk about them, just make a topic--as you see here, people will respond. And perhaps QANTAS wasn't the best example of an airline with a poor safety record...your comments come across as childish.
El Al is highly regarded for its security, although it's a little unnerving flying on an airline where security has to be so tight. I'd still say that there's no better way to travel to Israel even though their cabin service is pretty standard.