I am not an insider but I think you will have no problem on the 19th of December from TLV
to Frankfurt. The reason is the following:
Flights will be full from Frankfurt to TLV
due to heavy traffic of pilgrims wanting to spend Christmas in Israel.
Flights from TLV
to Frankfurt will be heavily booked after Xmas as they return.
Also this is generally a point to point service as LY
does not have any codeshare agreements with Lufthansa and therefore cannot benefit from onward connecting traffic on this route. However there are rumours that LY
will hook up with LH
like they do with Swiss ie codeshare arrangements and even joining miles and more frequent flyer program.
As far as I understand this route does not have heavy loads for LY
, unlike LH