I just looked for November schedules between TLV and FRA.
I was amazed to see that from November 1st AC will codeshare on LH morning flight from TLV to FRA LH691/UA3797/AC9021 and the morning flight from FRA to TLV LH686/UA3796/AC9020.
While the UA flights numbers are only for online connex pax, the AC flights numbers are marketed as regular codeshare on the LH flights, which means that AC has fifth freedom rights for the line.
What I don't get is that as far as I know this codeshare is impossible under the Israeli-German aviation agreements. Anyway, I haven't heard anything about this besides what I saw at the schedules. Does anyone here have any more info regarding this? Does AC got a fifth freedom rights or its a mistake and the flights are for connex traffic only?!
As a side note, AC will start codeshare with LY on the route TLV-YYZ when winter timetable starts operating.