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by elal 744
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al To Order A330 Or B787 To Replace 767
Replies: 64
Views: 17704

RE: El Al To Order A330 Or B787 To Replace 767

I believe that El Al will give serious consideration to an Airbus product. They will learn the pros and cons and seriously discuss the benefits of buying an Airbus product, then go with Boeing. Yes, the issue will be political, one cannot get so much aid from the US and then not purchase a “big tick...

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by elal 744
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA148 BEY-LHR In 7 Hours On A321?
Replies: 32
Views: 13314

RE: BA148 BEY-LHR In 7 Hours On A321?

The region has had some stormy weather including heavy rain and wind bursts between 70 and 100 kmph
This may be the cause of the delay.

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by elal 744
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discussing Israel On The Forum
Replies: 132
Views: 6663

Discussing Israel On The Forum

Winston Churchill said that a fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. Recently, I tried to engage in positive, constructive dialog on two subjects regarding Israel. I discovered that there is a small group of people who are out to condemn Israel, no matter what the sub...

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by elal 744
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Palestinian Statehood Vote Fails @ UN
Replies: 195
Views: 5647

RE: Palestinian Statehood Vote Fails @ UN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i> I think Israel shouldn't exist ...

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by elal 744
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Halt Transfer Of Tax Revenues To Palestine
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

RE: Israel Halt Transfer Of Tax Revenues To Palestine

The horrible and dastardly Israelis are going to withhold money from the Palestinians after they decided to take actions that they knew would provoke a reaction from the Israelis. This had been discussed numerous times and the Palestinians knew exactly what they were doing. It is a dance for public ...

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by elal 744
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Palestinian Statehood Vote Fails @ UN
Replies: 195
Views: 5647

RE: Palestinian Statehood Vote Fails @ UN

I have read the comments here and I am astounded. There is a theme of “who is to blame” rather than looking for a solution – and it the exact reason that peace stalled. The Palestinians deserve a state. Jordan, with is Palestinian majority could be this state but it is not Israel’s decision to make....

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by elal 744
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Palestinian Statehood Vote Fails @ UN
Replies: 195
Views: 5647

RE: Palestinian Statehood Vote Fails @ UN

I have been reading a great deal about the defeated Palestinian bid at the UN Security Council. I agree that the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank based on slightly modified lines of the pre-1967 border is long overdue. I have no problem with certain neighborhoods of Jerusalem be...

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by elal 744
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspend TLV Flights Until Further Notice
Replies: 201
Views: 31673

RE: Airlines Suspend TLV Flights Until Further Notice

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Turkish777X" class="quote" target="_blank">Turkish777X</a> (<a href="#189" class="quote">Reply 189</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table...

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by elal 744
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspend TLV Flights Until Further Notice
Replies: 201
Views: 31673

RE: Airlines Suspend TLV Flights Until Further Notice

Let’s start off by clarifying a point: Hamas is firing rockets and not missiles at Israel. Israel takes great care to keep Ben Gurion Airport open and safe for both aircraft and for passengers. The operations at Ben Gurion are plugged into the Israeli Air Force operations and the routes of incoming ...

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by elal 744
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?
Replies: 178
Views: 19637

RE: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?

Even if there were to be a smoking section on a plane (which will never happen) the hypocritical behavior of the passengers would ensure that it was empty. On El Al in the early 90's I would sit in the smoking section as I enjoyed smoking. Passengers would ask for non-smoking seats and wander to the...

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by elal 744
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closed Airport Terminals
Replies: 59
Views: 14045

Closed Airport Terminals

I am not even going to ask you what an "Airpot" terminal is (as opposed to an Airport).  
Welcome to the wonderful world of ANet forums!

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by elal 744
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mr. Kerry, Go Home
Replies: 38
Views: 2531

RE: Mr. Kerry, Go Home

First - the US aid, especially the military aid, is used almost completely, to purchase American made items. It is not given in cash form to "pump up" our economy. Also, billions in aid given to the Palestinians since the Oslo Accords (to build and "pump up" the Palestinian economy) have been siphon...

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by elal 744
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of BA's Medium-haul Airbus Fleet
Replies: 17
Views: 11514

RE: Future Of BA's Medium-haul Airbus Fleet

As a client I can tell you that when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> down-gauged the aircraft to <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Israel">TLV</acronym> from B767/777 to A321 and reclassified <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / L...

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by elal 744
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Pole In The Nevada Desert
Replies: 18
Views: 3688

RE: Large Pole In The Nevada Desert

I thought you were referring to my friend Stanisaw from Warsaw who was trekking through the desert. He is 6'4"...  

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by elal 744
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Returns 777 To TLV Route
Replies: 19
Views: 8211

BA Returns 777 To TLV Route

Some time ago <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> decided to increase frequency and downgauge aircraft on its route to Tel Aviv. Instead of a B767 and a B777 flying to/from Terminal 5 at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> we got 3 A321s flying to/...

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by elal 744
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Airlines Disallows Israelis
Replies: 132
Views: 27323

RE: Saudi Arabian Airlines Disallows Israelis

If someone with a Kingdom of Saudi Arabia passport wishes to visit Israel for a valid reason, they can do so. It is best if they coordinate their arrival via the local Israeli Embassy or Consulate. Upon arrival they should be ready for an invasive questioning and examination of documents and belongi...

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by elal 744
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Israel Flights At Strange Hours
Replies: 18
Views: 11947

RE: US-Israel Flights At Strange Hours

El Al began the 01:00 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> flights and the majority of linets like the idea of boarding the 11 hour flight, having a meal, sleeping (if you can) and waking up to a full day in the US, landing at 05:00 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym>. It helps fight jet la...

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by elal 744
Wed May 08, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Hit By Credit Card Fraud
Replies: 15
Views: 11643

RE: BR Hit By Credit Card Fraud

Do FAs check the card holder's name to the passport to the seat assignment or at least to the passenger list?
That way, the thief would have to have travel documents that would have to stand up to airport level security.

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by elal 744
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Merger Impact: Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 29693

RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Routes

I don’t mean to go off subject but: American assumed responsibility for TWA’s station in Tel Aviv including some whopping severance and pension payments – which they chose not to pay when the station was closed. The former TWA staff has a court order basically enabling the seizure of an American Air...

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by elal 744
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet Another Joke Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 15752

RE: Yet Another Joke Thread

As Camilla was making last-minute preparations to walk down the aisle, she found that her shoes were missing. She was forced to borrow her sister's, which were a bit on the small side. When the day's festivities were finally over, Charles and Camilla retired to their room, right next door to the Que...

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by elal 744
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "This Vs That" Volume 12
Replies: 226
Views: 5323

RE: "This Vs That" Volume 12

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by elal 744
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Turns Back Libyan Ship Bound For Gaza
Replies: 67
Views: 3374

RE: Israel Turns Back Libyan Ship Bound For Gaza

Anyone who has read my posts in the past know that I am a defiant member of the pro-peace movement – not to mention being well informed by both military and political (left wing) sources. On what is going on in Gaza. Before you all trash me for being a racist and any other wonderfully colorful exple...

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by elal 744
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former US Intelligence Official: Israel Will Attack
Replies: 239
Views: 6351

Former US Intelligence Official: Israel Will Attack

What keeps Israel safe? 1. Its close ties to the US 2. Its aggressive stance towards dangers 3. Its nuclear deterrent. If Israel did not have these elements, it would have been over run by Arabs, who by the way still state that they want to push all the Jews into the sea, bathe in our blood etc… Let...

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by elal 744
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Fined For Forcing 175 Kg Pax To Buy 2 Seats
Replies: 90
Views: 11246

RE: AF Fined For Forcing 175 Kg Pax To Buy 2 Seats

I am upset with your replies. If any airline makes it policy to make obese passengers buy extra seats, then so be it. But since there is no said policy, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> should have been fined and who ever gave the order to humiliate the passenger fired. Measuring his size – ...

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by elal 744
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will UK Queen & Gov Get Widebody Jet
Replies: 121
Views: 10958

RE: When Will UK Queen & Gov Get Widebody Jet

Of course she needs her own plane – when she flew on Air New Zeeland, her first commercial flight – everyone complained she spent too much time on the throne.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/duck.gif" alt="duck" border=0>   <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/eek.gif" alt...

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by elal 744
Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Palestine And The Holocaust?
Replies: 113
Views: 3217

RE: Palestine And The Holocaust?

The State of Israel was created by an act of the United Nations in 1947. It was also created by a moral necessity to give the Jewish People a homeland after the Holocaust and by our historical link to the land – but I will not discuss these issues and there are interesting and valid arguments on bot...

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by elal 744
Wed May 02, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Queen's Official Visit To The US!
Replies: 140
Views: 20280

RE: The Queen's Official Visit To The US!

OK- here is a challenge to those involved in making up liveries:
What would a Royal 777 or 747 look like if it was up to you?
 mischievous 

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by elal 744
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv To Cairo By Train?
Replies: 36
Views: 9059

RE: Tel Aviv To Cairo By Train?

Back during the British Mandate there was a train from Cairo to Beirut and Damascus that ran through Tel Aviv If you go with someone who knows, he will be able to point out the tracks that are still in the asphalt. This train died after Israeli independence and the subsequent state of war that exist...

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by elal 744
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Flying Different Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 3981

RE: Airlines Flying Different Routes

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by elal 744
Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV-CDG: What Is LY Doing?
Replies: 53
Views: 5546

RE: TLV-CDG: What Is LY Doing?

When I worked at Ben Gurion airport I remember a large number of charter flights, especialy at the holiday time, from Paris, Marsailes and Nice.

Perhaps this is why neither airline has high capacity on this route - because of the low rates available via charter flights.

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by elal 744
Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Upgrades @ JFK On Day Of Flight?
Replies: 4
Views: 4762

RE: El Al Upgrades @ JFK On Day Of Flight?

Hi Ryan! Do not expect to be able to upgrade for a "nominal fee" – the last time I checked it was about $1000 based on availability (each way), if your ticket allows upgrades (If you are on a Birthright Mission – forget it. Their tickets are very restricted). The flights now are quite full, and I do...

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by elal 744
Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Purpose Of The Overhead Bin
Replies: 166
Views: 9157

RE: The Purpose Of The Overhead Bin

In regard to those who place their bags in row 3 and sit in row 50 - this is selfish and irresponsible.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/gnasher.gif" alt="gnasher" border=0>  If for no other reason, for security reasons, each passenger should place their luggage in their vicinity o...

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by elal 744
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NYC-LON Which Airline
Replies: 12
Views: 4617

RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

I am not going to disparage any airline, let me say that in case of a nice long flight like this, bigger is better. I am a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> frequent flyer and love their service. You will have a comfortable seat, PTV and efficient, friendly service. Everything you could ...

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by elal 744
Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Transfer And Bagage
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

RE: LHR Transfer And Bagage

I have flown <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> to the US via <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> were pleased to send my lug...

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by elal 744
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Connect To Be Sold To Flybe
Replies: 166
Views: 16177

RE: BA Connect To Be Sold To Flybe

To all you very nice people who are bitching about <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s not flying to various small markets across the UK, let me remind you of the following: You did not show any loyalty to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> once a LCC moved into your region. Y...

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by elal 744
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY F/As
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

RE: LY F/As

El Al is highly unionized, like many former government-owned companies in Israel. To avoid giving workers tenure (as in "I can not be fired without a whole range of legal processes and compensations"), most junior service workers are recruited for a period of 5 years and then let go. Most check-in s...

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by elal 744
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: ATL-TLV, Switch Ops To JFK?
Replies: 35
Views: 5914

RE: DL: ATL-TLV, Switch Ops To JFK?

If I need to get somewhere not served by <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> in the US I look for a convenient transfer point in the US that offers good connections and easy layout. Airports that come to mind <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI),...

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by elal 744
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: ATL-TLV, Switch Ops To JFK?
Replies: 35
Views: 5914

RE: DL: ATL-TLV, Switch Ops To JFK?

If you look at bit from an Israeli perspective, flying to Atlanta makes a lot of sense. If I wanted to fly anywhere in the US other than NYC, connecting in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> would be easier...

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by elal 744
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tasteless Jokes
Replies: 190
Views: 8891

RE: Tasteless Jokes

One of the Highjackers from 9/11 arrives in "Paradise". He looks around and sees the room is full of Americans like George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George C. Scott and others – all looking ready to beat the [email protected] out of him. "What is going on?" he asks. Washington replies angrily:...

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by elal 744
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jokes Therad: The Best Ever
Replies: 57
Views: 4781

RE: Jokes Therad: The Best Ever

A man met a beautiful lady and he decided he wanted to marry her right away. She said, "But we don't know anything about each other." He said, "That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along." So she consented, and they were married, and went on a honeymoon to a very nice resort. So o...

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by elal 744
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Jetliners Stored For The Longest Time?
Replies: 8
Views: 4637

RE: Which Jetliners Stored For The Longest Time?

How many of the aircraft stored have been returned to service?

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by elal 744
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airtran Business Class
Replies: 6
Views: 3923

RE: Airtran Business Class

I was flying <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-CAK and decided for an extra $40 to upgrade. The seat was wider, I got a whole can of Coke and... nothing else. A couple behind me had a small child who still fussed loudly when they brought him over to si...

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by elal 744
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways "Humiliates" Australian Man
Replies: 44
Views: 15444

RE: British Airways "Humiliates" Australian Man

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by elal 744
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways "Humiliates" Australian Man
Replies: 44
Views: 15444

RE: British Airways "Humiliates" Australian Man

Here is what happened – <b>in my opinion </b>. The passenger was singled out because of a number of factors: age, sex, traveling alone and suspicious routing. While being questioned, he got upset or took offence to the line of questioning. It is possible that as an Australian he thought he was above...

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by elal 744
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History Of BA's London-NY Ops
Replies: 39
Views: 8114

RE: History Of BA's London-NY Ops

Wasn't there a BOAC flight that stopped in Cardiff?

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by elal 744
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Resurgence Of USAirways A Merging Of East And West
Replies: 45
Views: 7422

RE: Resurgence Of USAirways A Merging Of East And West

My US hometown was Philadelphia and I do have a special affinity to all things Philadelphian. As such, I tried to fly US, both domestically and overseas. Each time I tried, I was disappointed with the product. Flights were delayed, luggage offloaded, service below par. Since my last try, some 4 year...

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by elal 744
Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do American Airlines Hubs Make Sense?
Replies: 131
Views: 11874

RE: Do American Airlines Hubs Make Sense?

STL was inherited from the take-over of TWA
JFK has a significant number of International flights but these are often fed by flights from LGA

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by elal 744
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Force Hits Beirut Airport
Replies: 179
Views: 4966

RE: Israeli Air Force Hits Beirut Airport

Personally, I feel sorry for the Lebanese people. They are mostly intelligent and hard working good people, and even if Israel and Lebanon do not see eye to eye, one can still live in a state of non-aggression next to each other. The extremist Hezbollah, on the other hand, have created a mini-state ...

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by elal 744
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL-AL To DTW - Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 3353

RE: EL-AL To DTW - Part 2

Charter for a big group?

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by elal 744
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Boeing And All Airbus Fleets
Replies: 41
Views: 5691

RE: All Boeing And All Airbus Fleets

El Al is all Boeing and I would bet good money that it stays that way because of politics and not because of products.
I'd love to see an A380 in LY colors

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