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LY 777: CDG-TLV April 2013  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10360 times:

Hi all,

welcome to my Trip Report, on an El Al flight from CDG to TLV which took place earlier this month.


Flight LY324: CDG-TLV
Operated by 777-200ER (4X-ECE)
Duration: 3h50
Seat: 21A (Y Class)


On Sunday, LY operates 4 flights from CDG to TLV:

- LY328: departs from CDG at 00.20 am (772)
- LY320: departs from CDG at 11.30 am (738) (763 in summer)
- LY324: departs from CDG at 2.30 pm (772) (744 in summer)
- LY326: departs from CDG at 10.30 pm (763).
Spotting from the car (it was not easy):

A DL 763W (those winglets are huge!)
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050466.jpg

A CX 744F:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050470.jpg

A tail of an LY 738 (flight LY320)
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050471.jpg

Check in was very fast.


A CX and an EK 77W (the A380 will arrive later):

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050472.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050474.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050473.jpg


Some spotting:

Concorde:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050479.jpg

AF A319 (or A318?)

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050480.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050481.jpg

AF and EZY:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050485.jpg

Our plane (sorry for the quality):

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050495.jpg


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050497.jpg

Our plane will be 4X-ECE (Sderot), delivered in July 2007.

We will be row 21, which has a 2-3-2 config

My seat:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050503.jpg

Pitch:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050499.jpg

C Class during boarding:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050505.jpg

A view of the wing :
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050501.jpg

Safety instructions:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050506.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050507.jpg

Spotting during taxi:

Vietnam Airlines:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050510.jpg

EK A380:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050513.jpg

XL A330:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050514.jpg

A 738:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050511.jpg



Then, we take off!

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050515.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050516.jpg

IFE with AVOD:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050519.jpg


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050517.jpg

The remote:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050521.jpg

A snack:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050522.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050523.jpg

During cruise:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050524.jpg

An A320 (if someone can identify the airline...):

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050534.jpg

We fly at 39000 ft:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050525.jpg

The meal: chicken/potatoes or beef/trice:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050536.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050537.jpg

This was quite good.


A few photos of the cabin:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050528.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050529.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050530.jpg


The C Class:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050544.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050543.jpg

Y class:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050545.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050547.jpg


Then, we started our descent in TLV:

View of the J Class from my seat:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050552.jpg


View of the Y Class:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050553.jpg

View of TLV during final:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050555.jpg

We landed smoothly.

Arkia ATR72:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050559.jpg


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050560.jpg

Our plane:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050562.jpg

"Sdérot"

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050564.jpg


A few pics of Tel Aviv:

Tel Aviv Marina:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050764.jpg

North Beach:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050769.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050775.jpg

The Hilton hotel:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050757.jpg

"South"Beach

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1050785.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050787.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050788.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050789.jpg


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050800.jpg

An Israir ATR72 which is about to land at Sde Dov Airport:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050802.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/ISRAEL%20AVRIL%202013/P1050803.jpg

Thanks for reading!!!


Feedback always appreciated


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User currently offlineazstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10116 times:

I remember my trip from Mexico to Israel years ago. My flight from MEX to JFK was late, so I was the last one to board the LY flight to TLV. I really got a complete search. Everyone was so nice, including the security men and the flight attendants. I think Israel is one of the most fascinating places on the planet. Everyone should go there. It is so old and historic.

User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8857 times:

Great TR, thanks for sharing, I really like the grey color of the meal tray and its containers  

User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8096 times:

Very nice report! I have fond memories of being in the same places as some of your pictures.

User currently onlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7902 times:

An El Al 777 with the same enterior as an AF 777? :P

User currently offlineagrflyer From Switzerland, joined Nov 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6818 times:
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Quoting daviation (Reply 3):

same for me. I hope to come back to TLV soon. I always liked this place very much



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6778 times:

Thanks for sharing. The 777 looks great for such a rather short hop. You wont be bored for sure. I was lucky to be rebooked from an oversold OK flight from TLV-PRG-FRA to a nonstop flight on the 767 which I found quite good.

Is LY flying out of 2F in Paris, or which terminal was that? I wasn't aware 2F had non schengen gates... only saw Schengen gates there when I transited there last month, but I may have missed them...


User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6531 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 6):
Is LY flying out of 2F in Paris, or which terminal was that? I wasn't aware 2F had non schengen gates... only saw Schengen gates there when I transited there last month, but I may have missed them...

No LY flies from 2A, mostly from the "new" satellite of the 2A along with AA, CX, BA, TN, RJ, XL, AC, WY, etc.

And don't forget that now 2A and 2C are almost a "unique" terminal with a central access (formalities) for both parts.

EK parks at 2C with some AF SkyTeam partners and others such as SV, SU, KQ, ME, GF, HY etc.


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

Quoting AirGabon (Reply 7):
No LY flies from 2A, mostly from the "new" satellite of the 2A along with AA, CX, BA, TN, RJ, XL, AC, WY, etc.

Right, although AA now departs from CDG 2C IIRC



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5556 times:

Hey

Interesting report, did not realize that LY deploys that much widebody traffic to CDG!


Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

As usual, a good report. Does LY ever give you a hard time about the photography? Just curious...

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
AF A319 (or A318?)

Hope you like rare planes. That's certainly a 318. When in doubt, notice the Vert fin is a little "too high" for a 319. Not an illusion, it actually is taller.

Again, good work.



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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1313 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

Hey LY, thx for the report.

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
Operated by 777-200ER (4X-ECE)

You got the best and newest plane in the fleet!

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
A few pics of Tel Aviv:

That's my jogging path  

With El Al flying 744s and 772s to CDG and Air France only A320s twice a day, it's not really a fair battle. El Al service looks great on that sector. I hope that the new open skies agreement will add EasyJet to the TLV-PAR market, and price will be lowered.

Thx for shearing, Jonathan



"In Israel, on order to be a realist, one's must believe in miracles" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Hi,

Great report! Israel is definitely on my radar, and if I go there, I would love to travel by LY. Unfortunately the closest I've got so far is flying LY BCN-TLV on FSX. 

I think that A320 you saw air to air is Meridiana...

Regards!
Sveinn  



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

Thanks guys for your comments!

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 10):
That's certainly a 318. When in doubt, notice the Vert fin is a little "too high" for a 319. Not an illusion, it actually is taller.

oh, yes, that's right!

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 11):

You got the best and newest plane in the fleet!

yes, I know!

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 11):
That's my jogging path

lol

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 11):
I hope that the new open skies agreement will add EasyJet to the TLV-PAR market, and price will be lowered.

I hope LY will continue to fly widebodies to CDG though

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 12):
I think that A320 you saw air to air is Meridiana...

you must be right!



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