MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31714 posts, RR: 72 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
Yup, twice weekly 777-200 service year-round could work, IMO. Miami has the world's second largest Jewish community and the world's second largest Israeli diaspora, second to NYC in both. The traffic is there. Hopefully they are using this to test-out the potential for a non-stop next summer.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
Grrrr.... this explains why the loads for the TLV-EWR flight suddenly shot up through the roof. My folks were planning to nonrev on that next week, but it looked impossible so they came in via JFK yesterday instead.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3809 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
Well, no surprise here. What would be interesting is if, as this service develops, and possibly becomes daily or at least 4x weekly, is if they tack on an Atlanta leg to the flight to connect with one of the largest Jewish populations in North America that isn't served by El Al.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31714 posts, RR: 72 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
US330, El Al only serves US four cities, the three largest Jewish communities, New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, and Chicago (Philadelphia is the 4th largest Jewish community. Chicago is either 5th or 6th, after DC, I do not recall). While Atlanta's Jewish population is not small, there are plenty of other cities, like Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, with Jewish populations three times that of Atlanta not served by El Al. None the less, that fact aside, Israel has wanted an Atlanta connection for years and in 2000 El Al was on the verge of launching TLV-ATL-MIA-TLV service, but it never surfaced. Also important to remember that Israeli immigrant population is much more important than Jewish populations. The four cities El Al serves in the US have the four largest immigrant populations from Israel and no other US cities come close to thier numbers.
Konrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 501 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
The turnaround time in MIA is only 1h30 ! This is after 12+3 hours flights. They probably plan to service the plane in EWR or maybe there will be an equipment change in EWR ? Everyone has to deplane for immigration and customs at EWR so in principle why not ?
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
Attention all of El Al Israel Airlines,
Please made sure that you don't put people baggage on the screening by the bomb devices machine is too much as for wasting of the times. That is too much with the baggage and carry-on too. Just please only with the bags checked too. There is nothing can do as for hijacker by more than 30 years. Just please forget it as for what happened into the past. This is only way to do the customers need check-in at the ticket counter first and then put on the bags will screening as looking for the weapon or something etc. It's best way need to save with the times get passengers on the planes on-times. OK? That is way to do it as for itself. Let it go as for the passengers to the ticket counter from the lines at the near of Bomb Devices Machine. Just please don't do it with the screeners on as people baggage. Understand? Well, good day as for now.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31714 posts, RR: 72 Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 2615 times:
Konrad, I am not sure if it is the same at Newark, but when the flight operates via JFK (even with feeders), everything is done in Miami and passengers are taken to a waiting area until the JFK flight boards.
Also, I received more info right from El Al's Miami office. The flight has been operating since late April. It ends at the end of the summer season (22Sep) when LY will go back to using exclusivley NAA charters. The reason for the little advertising was that every flight is booked solid and has been for a while, so they did not see the need to advertise. Based on this summer's succses, El Al hopes to re-instate the service in April 2003.