Isreal is the greatest, you have to go. If you go, try and get a room in the Hilton of Tel Aviv. The decks have a view of final approaches of 747s to TLV, and the beach has EXPRESS (props) landing on final to TLV.
EL AL is a really safe airline. In my other post, I told you about the passenger rage and the gaurd. They aask you a lot of security questions, and in BWI, there was an employee hired to walk around and spy people out. I knew because every time I un-zipped my bag, he would look. He had no bags, and at one point, some one called him on the walkie talkie, and he tried to ignore it. It was hilareouse!
Their 747-200s SUCK! The Flight attendants had attitude and the plane was ugly and old. The security was tight. The took these shuttle busses (like the kinds at IAD that go up and down and side to side) up to the doors of the EL AL chartered North American 738, took us out, and brought us right to the doors of the 742 sitting next to us. We never even got to go into the terminal!!!
Their 747-400s however were amazing. The flight attendnats where un-beliveably kinds, we had a choice in meals, our PTV's (in coach let me remind you!), and on the large TVs (and on channel 15) e had an INFO thingy. It showed you on a map how far you were with close ups and...
The time at origin
Time at Destinatnion
Time until you arrive
Estimated Arrival Time
How many miles left
COEX's EMB-145 was really nice! And guess what? Next to our EMB145 was the "100th Jet! En Route to an oall jet fleet!". I only got 1 picture though =( .
North American (charter)s 737-800 had nice leather seats and was nice. The takeoff and landing were REALLY bumpy!
I highly recoemend COEX and EL AL!!! EL AL let me in the 744s cockpit when we landed and were at the gate in EWR!!!