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by PDXpat
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41285

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

The reason for El Al continuing the Red Sea route is that Saudi Arabia has only approved Israeli commercial overflight on flights to the UAE and Baharain, and not beyond. Despite the statements by prominent political figures to the contrary, that is the current reality. It is not documented, but it ...

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by PDXpat
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41285

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

3 Israeli carriers will be launching services to Dubai according to Dubai Airports statement. - EL AL double daily B789 - Israir daily A320 - Arkia daily E195 Inaddition Flydubai has announced double daily B737 flights. For sure we will see Emirates launching services too. Will the market be able t...

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by PDXpat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used
Replies: 53
Views: 10185

Re: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used

[quote="entdoc"]What might have happened if an Israeli aircraft had a decompression over the Red Sea and the closest place to land was in KSA?

Alternates include Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, and other Egyptian airports, Asmara, and Djibouti.

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by PDXpat
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used
Replies: 53
Views: 10185

Re: Israel and Jordan signed an agreement which allows Jordan's and Israel's airspace to be used

Good question regarding continuation of the "uncoordinated flights over the Red Sea". I assume they will be discontinued now with Israel gaining overflight rights to Saudi Arabia. And southbound routes to JNB can now overfly Sudan, so I'm not sure why it would be necessary for Israeli airl...

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by PDXpat
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19765

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

So what routes will most likely be cut? I have a feeling they will start with Vienna as I doubt they are making money while competing with both Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines. Would be interesting to know if they are making money on their India and China flights given that they have to make a huge ...

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by PDXpat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 0
Views: 25

UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)

El Al is flying a second Australia repatriation flight today -- and the first non-stop operation between Tel Aviv and Melbourne. https://www.flightradar24.com/ELY085/244e3b83 El Al was to have operated three TLV-MEL roundtrips in March and April to test the market and operational consideration for l...

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by PDXpat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 71
Views: 11515

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

Both Delta and United fly to Tel Aviv. Delta fly to some other African destinations but not in North Africa. And Of course American doesn't fly anywhere around these areas.[/quote] Isn't there some sort of legal reason that AA doesn't fly to Tel Aviv? I vaguely remember that TWA had some sort of fi...

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by PDXpat
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY testing Melbourne flights
Replies: 39
Views: 8332

Re: LY testing Melbourne flights

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=tlv-jib-me ... 2%25U%2212
And here is a good article in English on the announcement. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001308764.
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More realistic time distance estimate would be using TLV-JIB-MEL routing. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=tlv-jib-me ... 2%25U%2212
And here is a good article in English on the announcement. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001308764.

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by PDXpat
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv aviation thread
Replies: 43
Views: 6765

Re: Tel aviv aviation thread

https://www.airlinestoisrael.com/
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A good summary of some recent interesting international route development out of TLV is summarized in https://www.airlinestoisrael.com/

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by PDXpat
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 11129

Re: United to 50 states

It was in the 80s. I have the timetable with the cover reading "First to fly to all 50 states", but I don't have access to it at the moment so can't check the date. And yes, the did fly to DE, with Wilmington service (to ORD if I recall).

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by PDXpat
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Seattle route
Replies: 11
Views: 4081

Re: British Airways 747 Seattle route

It's double daily during summer season, with 747-400 and 777 (the latter sometimes flown by 777-300ER).

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by PDXpat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

Hopefully this leads to lower prices.. The US3 bitch about the pricing competition from the ME3 plus TK, but as a lifelong DC resident I can tell you they are never the cheapest option from IAD.. I fly to Thailand at least twice a year and they are always the most expensive option by several hundre...

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by PDXpat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 1080 (A320) Diverts to MSP
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: AS 1080 (A320) Diverts to MSP

I'm on the flight. All normal until the FA's were notably busy about 90 minutes in. Then an a request over the PA for medical personal onboard. A ding immediately resulted. About 30-45 minutes later the captain announced we'd be diverting for the medical situation. No other information was provided....

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by PDXpat
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield
Replies: 15
Views: 6113

Re: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield

There were 3 DL A330s parked nose to tail midfield at SEA yesterday -- couldn't catch a picture.

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by PDXpat
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Been Diverted Close To Home?
Replies: 31
Views: 5798

RE: Ever Been Diverted Close To Home?

Just two weeks ago -- departed DCA - diverted to IAD in emergency landing due to smoke in the cockpit (AS1 incident).

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by PDXpat
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Flight 1 DCA/IAD To SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

RE: Alaska Airlines Flight 1 DCA/IAD To SEA

Regarding whether it was actually <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> gate agents that assisted -- I based that statement on the announcement from the flight deck as we pulled up to the gate. I was already on the Gold reservations phone line for re-accommodation as we taxied in -- so...

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by PDXpat
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Flight 1 DCA/IAD To SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

RE: Alaska Airlines Flight 1 DCA/IAD To SEA

I was on the flight. Scheduled as an 8:00 am departure, it was obvious that the delays, due to the de-icing bottlenecks, would be much longer than the optimistic pronouncements from the gate agents. There were a couple inches of snow on the ground, temperature about 27F, and snow falling. Sure enoug...

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by PDXpat
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ DXB AMM Lands In TLV
Replies: 38
Views: 13030

RE: RJ DXB AMM Lands In TLV

RJA regularly flies over Israel en route from AMM to destinations in Europe. Here's the deal: Since most of the surrounding Arab countries refuse overflight rights to Israeli operators, and to non-Israeli airlines on flights to/fr <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Is...

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