I have vague memories of having seen overwing jetways at JFK years ago IIRC the overwing part was supported from above by some sort of cantilevered gridwork that was attached to the main part of the jetway. that may have also contained moving parts that allowed for its maneuvering. this pix at AMS s...Jump to post
ah I found the advert but sorry all in Hebrew........
https://www.elal.com/he/FrequentFlyer/P ... odbye.aspx
LY advertising to Matmid members final 744 flight 1 November LY 1744 TLV FCO 0805-1030 and return 3 November LY1747 FCO TLV. 1000-1545 apparently the return flight will be doing extra flying/passes over ? parts of Israel and so is scheduled for an hour longer than "regular" flight LY 386 (...Jump to post
https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340, ... 55,00.html
Apologies article in Hebrew didn't find English one
And apologies if this already posted.
TLV to repair runway 8-26 after high holidays for about two months.
Apparently change in takeoff patterns to cause noise in some communities.
regarding crew segregation on TLV trips - for quite a few years very few people have stamps in their passports upon entry or exit nowadays using a biometric passport you get a small piece of paper with your picture on entry and exit nothing in the passport i also believe that at the border control b...Jump to post
more fallout from SDV closure https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5541832,00.html apologize for article in hebrew reportedly arkia to lay off part of ground staff as they are not needed for few added flights to TLV planning to dump several E-195s and possibly cancel A330 order ah progress.......Jump to post
while the main route was SDV ETH or ETM it was certainly more than several times daily but somewhat less than an hourly shuttle. also per https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1407751&hilit=SDV there were LCA and maybe other flights as well. in the "old days" you coul...Jump to post
no further last minute stays of execution from the government. at 2359 local last night SDV bit the dust after over 80 years of service. last Israir flight to ETM departed 2350. this on the heels of ETH closure. the ETH-SDV route was the lifeline for Eilat citizens especially patients travelling to ...Jump to post
saw somewhere they eventually got to JFK about 3-4 hours late but still unable to find the tracking on FR wonder if the crew timed out? must have been some weather - when they attempted to land at JFK IIRC they were maybe 250 feet AGL...... and a few others ahead and behind seemed to get in though i...Jump to post
https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5480536,00.html#autoplay Sorry article in Hebrew An Arkia ATR 72 was the last flight to leave within the last hour. ETM takes over fully And in about two weeks pax flights to VDA will also cease. I will miss hanging out by the mall or the north beach hotels w...Jump to post
See this discussion
how (not) serious could it have been if they took the time to return to YYZ?
if it was life threatening would they not have landed in cuba?
and if very serious would they not have landed somewhere in Florida?
what are the customs and immigration issues if they had landed somewhere else??
bobjones12345 you have it right (my five cents as an ENT doc) and your story about pain in ears on landing when flying with cold/congestion/allergy is spot on happened to me on a flight to boston years ago. begged the ENT doc to whom i travelled to interview for a job to pop my ear (needle tympanoce...Jump to post
as a follow up question to why BA didn't order 748s I wonder why LY did not order any as successors to their 744s surely they could have filled them to NY and the far east are their costs vs efficiency so much lower than the 787 family? for the NY runs where they routinely stuffed the 744s full does...Jump to post
Internal flights by March or so (probably tailored to before Passover which is mid April) International flights from ovda later in the year. Newspapers report loads of subsidies and landing fee waivers to attract carriers to the new field. I am still surprised the place has no jetways. Admittedly th...Jump to post
Many religious fly on UA DL BA and others. Obviously they try to fly on trips that avoid Sabbath. But per their view of Jewish law it is less of a sin to be caught on a plane on Sabbath that is flown by non Jews (who don't have to keep Sabbath) than one flown by Jews (who do have to keep Sabbath eve...Jump to post
TLV runs pretty much 24/7 save Yom Kippur. Banks of flights to the US and far east leave as late as 0130. There are arrivals from late evening flights from Europe between 0200 and 0500. The first Bank of Europe flights starts as early as 0430 and those folks need to clear security starting at 0130. ...Jump to post
Well at any rate lots of conflicting reports in press. FAs have posted on social media that there was a modicum of violence as have some pax. Other pax posted claiming no violence at all and praising LY for the arrangements made in ATH.
What is the truth? Who knows.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/religious-passengers-push-back-against-claims-of-violence-on-el-al-flight/ Indeed here is a report contradictory to the one in my initial post and there are others in both languages. Lots of mishaps here Weather Late crew if story is to be believed Pilot knowing he will...Jump to post
https://www.timesofisrael.com/el-al-diverts-flight-after-religious-passengers-become-violent-in-shabbat-scare/ poor LY. their flights from NY get delayed due to weather in NY for fear that the planes would land at TLV after the start of the Sabbath (18 min prior to sunset) on Friday a handful of &qu...Jump to post
Jayunited you are correct I misread. Thought this was a flight out of tlv which does usually depart around 2250. Also had brainf*rt missing the first sentence and the EB even flight number. I had heard about NY weather but hadn’t realized it was that bad. Re TLV curfew when would that flight have la...Jump to post
of course the crew would be on duty for a while before 2250 it takes maybe 30 minutes to get from a seaside hotel in TLV (none at the airport alas) by the crew bus so they would be on duty from when 2200 or 2130 maybe so for a say 11:50 long flight TLV to EWR with 2 hours prior for travel from hotel...Jump to post
https://www.timesofisrael.com/passenger-says-tel-aviv-flight-delayed-after-doors-close-half-second-late/ has anyone heard about this? why would a crew time out for a 2250 flight surely they cannot be the same crew that brought in the flight from EWR if they are a fresh crew from hotel from the day b...Jump to post
indeed Tzvika that is how things work here. every month someone or something threatens a strike/cessation of services which may actually occur for a day or two then the crisis gets solved or it gets solved at 0600 when the services would have ceased at 0800\ for busses trains where there is no need ...Jump to post
http://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-al-warns-on-winter-schedule-disruptions-1001244486 and https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/el-al-ceo-warns-of-mass-flight-cancellations-over-security-shortages-1.5788754 apparently the foreign ministry is stating it will only employ aviation security emp...Jump to post
has there ever been a time where flight crew wore radiation badges as do XRay techs in hospitals?
has it even ever been studied?
TLV is very busy for departures (US mainly and far east) between 2200 and 0130
as the first flights in the AM early morning bank start departing at 0500
and with three hour checkin time - pax start arriving for these around 0130-0200
so that place is pretty packed in the wee hours
https://www.timesofisrael.com/within-5-seconds-of-disaster-2-planes-nearly-collide-over-tel-aviv/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=516c1352a7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_30+Collision&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-516c1352a7-49945057 Just now saw English versi...Jump to post
http://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5078535 Apologies if already posted and for Hebrew only article (all I have seen so far) This AM a FedEx 757 was cleared to land at TLV. A king air biz plane flown by UN taking off from SDV according to article did not follow tower instructions to head north first probab...Jump to post
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ugly-jews-circumcision-jokes-delta-workers-detail-anti-semitic-abuse/ Follow up article in today’s times of Israel. Take with a grain of salt. Say what you will about the buddy passes but if there is even a shred of truth to the other allegations seems Delta may have so...Jump to post
Article in today’s Times of Israel.
Former FAs suing Delta.
Wonder what brought it on now
DL has been flying to TLV for years though they dropped ATL a while back.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/flight-at ... -israelis/
i will put in a few cents worth as an ENT. no I do not personally sell hearing aids. there are many types of hearing aids some totally in the canal and others behind the ear with a small canal insert the type a person can use best is determined by the dispensing audiologist or hearing aid dealer aft...Jump to post
Article in Hebrew sorry
LYs brand new Dreamliner 4X-EDA Ashdod popped or cracked a window in biz area while at LHR and is grounded. Hope the plane is still under warranty
Apologies if already posted.
If there was a serious medical situation then by 7.5 hours the patient would likely be gone. And if not a really serious problem then why not fly at least part of the way to destination to lose those 45 tonnes of fuel for proper landing weight? What would a 330 with say cockpit smoke do? Have to lan...Jump to post
well not really west coast nonstop
but ages ago AA had F100 service ISP-ORD-SAN and back
many years ago JFK TLV on LY with wife and child always used to get there early to try to beg exit row seats (this in the era before extra $$ for those seats) heard the ground crew muttering about overbooking jumped up and volunteered for the bump luckily we were bumped. meal vouchers at JFK and vir...Jump to post
Have been some rumors Egged will move the central bus station or some of its operations to the area of the airport with shuttles to Eilat itself from airport. if that is true wonder if buses from TA and J-m will terminate there with pax changing to shuttle (bummer) or will airport just be a stop on ...Jump to post