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by EL-AL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 4955

Re: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft

Surprisingly in Frankfurt Germany, which looks like the natural Cobus-land, they are using mostly articulated Mercedes Citaro buses to transport passengers. But yes indeed, Cobus 3000 is the most common airport bus to be found. Those buses are lower and wider than regular city buses therefore can on...

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by EL-AL
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to TLV
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Royal Air Maroc to TLV

There are almost half a million Moroccan Jews living in Israel, so this may make sense. Actually out of the 250,000 Moroccan Jews arrived in the 1950s, now there are more than million Israelis with Moroccan origin. The potential for tourists is huge, and with RAM been skyteam member and Morocco bee...

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by EL-AL
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners
Replies: 60
Views: 11538

Re: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners

Reading about the option for flying from Europe to North America via AMM is kind of funny - we in Israel, with AMM airport been just 30 minutes away, used RJ almost only to fly to Asia and the far east (mainly BKK), and practically no one used RJ to fly from Israel to North America, which is very po...

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by EL-AL
Tue May 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18981

Re: TLV halting operations?

Actually, ETM airport was built with intention to replace TLV when needed after VDA airport failed to do so in 2014. It has a 3.6 km runway (originally planned to be 3.1), it has tarmac way larger than needed in regular times and there are 2 large shads next to the terminal that can be used as an e...

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by EL-AL
Sat May 15, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 68
Views: 18981

Re: TLV halting operations?

Actually, ETM airport was built with intention to replace TLV when needed after VDA airport failed to do so in 2014. It has a 3.6 km runway (originally planned to be 3.1), it has tarmac way larger than needed in regular times and there are 2 large shads next to the terminal that can be used as an ex...

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by EL-AL
Thu May 21, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv aviation thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7006

Re: Tel Aviv aviation thread

LY777 wrote:
CAL flying passengers?!


CAL stands for Cargo Air Lines, so no.

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by EL-AL
Thu May 21, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3696

Re: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020

Volotea didn't refund my cancelled flight in March, nice to know they have enough money for expansion but not enough to pay back customers few dozens Euros for cancelled flights.

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by EL-AL
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14845

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

smi0006 wrote:
Was 2-5-2 ever adopted outside the US?

Transaero of Russia, used ex-UA airplanes.

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by EL-AL
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 187987

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

As of today (March 8th) most major European airlines have suspended service to TLV due to Israeli government orders not to allow citizens of some countries to enter. All flights of Alitalia, Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian & Iberia suspended till end of March, so as some routes by Ryanair & Wizza...

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by EL-AL
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about Royal Jordanian and Middle East Airlines operations and flight
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: Questions about Royal Jordanian and Middle East Airlines operations and flight

What kind of traffic does RJ get on AMM-TLV-AMM? I would assume that BKK is a popular connection from TLV, but what other transfer destinations are popular? I would assume North America and Europe are popular as well to I guess. There is very little local traffic between AMM and TLV it seems. Not r...

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by EL-AL
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 145879

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Assuming these are on the Hungarian AOC, W6 is still aggressively targeting the UK market! I'm wondering what the next W9 base will be... - Tel Aviv (unfortunately El Al protectionism prevents this for the moment, otherwise a no-brainer given W6's strong performance in Israel)) BS. Wizz has very su...

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by EL-AL
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21899

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

The baby bus is one of my favorite aircraft! Air India had a ton of these when I was growing up and always enjoyed all my flights. Will try to book myself on one of these before they fly out into history books. I think TS flies A310's to MRS and FCO from here? TS has 9 across though! :( I booked my...

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by EL-AL
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 12150

Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

Ukraine International Airlines, which has expanded significantly since the collapse of Aerosvit in 2013 yet still losing money, announced some route cuts in its winter schedule: the airline will axe flights to PEK, AMM, RIX & MSQ altogether; BKK will reduce to 3 flights a week (instead of 4 or 5...

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by EL-AL
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 15206

Re: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

I truly enjoyed reading you!! Thank you! I have good memories on LY 747s, especially on the 742s with the coloured side panels. It was also sad to see their 757s leave the fleet a few years ago as I flew them often on the Paris/TLV route! Once again, thanks for sharing! Thx buddy, I am happy you li...

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by EL-AL
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 15206

Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

Hello, I have a long personal history with El Al's B747s fleet. My very first flight abroad was on El Al B747 (-200), so as my first flight to Europe (4X-AXD), my first flight to the US (4X-AXH), my first business class long haul flight (4X-ELA) so as my first flight to Asia (4X-ELE). Throughout my ...

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by EL-AL
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 145879

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

- Tel Aviv (unfortunately El Al protectionism prevents this for the moment, otherwise a no-brainer given W6's strong performance in Israel) How exactly does LY prevent W6 from flying SEN - TLV? Of course, LY can't prevent W6 to launch SEN-TLV. But their lobbying is at least partially to blame for t...

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by EL-AL
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 7019

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

AirbusA343 wrote:
What would you personally do if you were travelling alone?

"Excuse me sir/mam, you're in my seat" usually do it. If the person refuse (happened to my once) just tell a crew member and they will do the removing.

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by EL-AL
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 21
Views: 3966

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

If Ukraine wants tourist to actually return there they must improve their infrastructure and hospitality. After been there in 2018 (Lviv and Kiev) I took my parents this year (Kiev and Odessa) and it was terrible. My father's wallet was stolen by the AIRPORT BUS DRIVER, waiters are rude, taxi driver...

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by EL-AL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Porter for the View…..and Convenience too!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3211

Re: Porter for the View…..and Convenience too!!

Thx for the well made report, Porter and YTZ still miss in my log, hopefully next time I'm in Canada

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by EL-AL
Tue May 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 36
Views: 7188

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

Yes. Lufthansa used two jetways for a period of time on A321s. Would love to see a picture if anybody has one. I also have one, taken in FRA in 2013, gate C13 of Terminal 1: http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7301/fwji.jpg Was originally published in this trip report: https://www.airliners.net/foru...

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by EL-AL
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find Tail Number from old Flight Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 37035

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Is there any database keeping keeping registrations of flights in and out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ)?

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by EL-AL
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 6443

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

What about a flight from London to Falkland islands? was there a flight ever? LHR-PSY: 7853mi as per gcmap.com The Falkland Islands are indeed part of the UK, but are self-governing territory (like Bermuda) and not integral part of Britain (like Jersey) so I am not sure if it will be considered dom...

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by EL-AL
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa Domestic 747 - FRA-TXL
Replies: 6
Views: 6953

Re: Lufthansa Domestic 747 - FRA-TXL

Great report, thx for shearing. With such high prices for short domestic flights, no wonder Ryanair and flexibus are doing so well in Germany.

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by EL-AL
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 11286

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

WHY NOT ORD YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe with the B788. I suspect that one-stop ORD-TLV has a stronger market in Lufthansa and United. I would also not be surprised to learn that: aside from the NYC metro area, most of El Al's point of sale is Israeli. For TLV-MCO, that is certainl...

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by EL-AL
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY 767 Retirement
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: LY 767 Retirement

El Al had seven 767s with capacity of 218-225 passengers, and in the last 18 months the airline received eight B787-9 with capacity of 282 passengers, so no. El Al has four 747s that will leave the fleet by the end of this year, only after few more 787s will arrive - the airline still has eight more...

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by EL-AL
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Replacing Beer Sheva! El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Y+
Replies: 1
Views: 3946

Replacing Beer Sheva! El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Y+

Replacing Beer Sheva! El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Y+ Hello, Beer Sheva, Israel's 6th largest city and the largest in the Negev desert is the name of an El Al B747-400, 4X-ELC, built in 1995. I had a great long flight on it back in 2002, LAX-YYZ-TLV. As LY's older 747s been replaced by ne...

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by EL-AL
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why didn't LY order 748s
Replies: 42
Views: 6244

Re: why didn't LY order 748s

From the same reason no other medium size airline like El Al didn't buy the 748 – its too big for it. The global trend worldiwide in the past 10 years is to switch from hub-to-hub base to point-to-point base. For El Al, it means less capacity to JFK and instead opening new routes from Tel Aviv direc...

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by EL-AL
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 12667

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

El Al is doing what most airlines are doing - replacing B744s busy routes for long and thin routes operated by more efficient airplanes, like the 787. El Al will indeed loose capacity in the JFK route, but the airline is adding new direct flights to the US (LAS & SFO) with 787, in addition to ot...

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by EL-AL
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 16258

Re: VS LHR-TLV

ChrisKen wrote:
CrisL wrote:

There's an orange airline that flies the route from LTN & LGW for half the price. They also offer an arguably better service at the moment.


Also Standstand, and Wizzair fly daily from LTN to Tel Aviv and twice weekly to Eilat.

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by EL-AL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom could leave SkyTeam
Replies: 22
Views: 4832

Re: Tarom could leave SkyTeam

Frankly not sure RO brings much to the table for Skyteam either. A pretty insignificant airline. I am not sure TAROM bring nothing to the table. Romania is far from been only OTP. Romania has second tier airports - mainly TSR, CLJ & IAS, but also CRA & SBZ - all enjoying amazing growth (som...

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by EL-AL
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes
Replies: 36
Views: 9183

Re: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes

There wasn't a bigger money loser for Olympic Airways than their long haul routes, North America, Asia an even Australia. I don't think Aegean wants to go the same way as Olympic.

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by EL-AL
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 77
Views: 4151

Re: No minimum voting age?

In Israel local elections voting age was lowered in 2003 from 18 to 17, there was no real difference in turnout.

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by EL-AL
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG
Replies: 10
Views: 8377

Re: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG

Hey, Thx for the report, reminded me of my day trip WAW-KTW-WAW I took in may just for the heck of it (Paid for it about as much as you paid the sandwiches and drinks in the airport). Yet, you could have spared us the American condescending about the jetbridges, your surprise from WRO airport so as ...

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by EL-AL
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again
Replies: 5
Views: 4735

Re: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again

I know I'm walking on thin ice here, but its pretty hard for me to feel sorry for you. Why? OK, you have a newborn baby, mazal tov. And, you're a hard working man trying to make up for the time he is away during the holidays. Pretty good so far. BUT, why instead of staying at home or going someplace...

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by EL-AL
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5276

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

This report is old and not up to date. The plan indeed was to retire 747s till march 2019, but after a collision in TLV involving El Al 767, the airline decided to retire 767s first, until January 2019, and to keep 747s in service at least until after the end of Jewish new year holiday season of Oct...

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by EL-AL
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 30-Sep-2018 - LUZ-WAW-LTN - The Q doesn't stand for quiet...
Replies: 8
Views: 7230

Re: 30-Sep-2018 - LUZ-WAW-LTN - The Q doesn't stand for quiet...

Hey pdp, Thank you very much for this report. I enjoyed your writing a lot and laughed out loud several times. In the office naturally, where else can you read trip reports? I have been to Poland in May, and departed back to Israel from LUZ. Can't say I like the airport - its so tiny, that one 2/3 f...

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by EL-AL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 22378

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Whenever I have long flight on a narrow body, I simply book myself for extra charge the exit row or first row of the cabin. As tall person, I never needed more and I easily flew 6+ hours on easyjet A320 (TLV-MAN), 5+ hours on Ryanair 737 (VDA-BRE) and Wizzair A320 (TLV-LTN). This and few newspapers ...

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by EL-AL
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7623

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Also need to mention that Lebanon is pretty small country with its borders are with Israel which is closed, and Syria - say no more; so tourists cannot combine visit to Lebanon and visit to other countries. This is not the case in Israel/Jordan: Many use the cheap tickets to VDA to land in EIlat, th...

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by EL-AL
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 16447

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

If this crisis will escalate that air space will be blocked, All Saudi flights to the US will be affected. Saudi Arabia used this act against Qatar and for many years against Israel.

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by EL-AL
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Business class
Replies: 4
Views: 3537

El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Business class

El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Business class For years (since 1994 I think) El Al is naming its airplanes after cities and zones in Israel. As Boeing dreamliners gradually replacing aging 747s and 767s, some names of the older airplanes are given to new 787s, and so was the case of Bat Yam...

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by EL-AL
Wed May 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10930

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

People still use paper tickets nowadays? I thought they were all electronic. I always print out the PDF, but mostly the check in desk personnel just want to see your ID or passport for international trips. In the western world that might be the norm but this happened in Turkey, where some airlines ...

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by EL-AL
Mon May 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges

LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges Hello, Poland and Israel aviation relations are on new high right now. LOT Polish Airlines is flying to Israel from no less than 6 Polish airports (WAW, GDN, LUZ, POZ, RZE & WRO). Add to that Ryanair flights (WRO, POZ, GDN, KRK & seasonal to WMI) &...

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by EL-AL
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100 types reached :)
Replies: 40
Views: 4902

Re: 100 types reached :)

Cool, never made this list before! A300B4-100/200 A318 A319 A320 A321 A330-200/300 A380 AN-24 ATR 42-320 ATR 72-500/600 AVRO RJ100 B717-200 B737-200/300/400/500/700/800/900/900ER B747-200/400/8 B757-200/300 B767-200/200ER/300/300ER B777-200/200ER/300ER B787-9 Cessna 152/172 CRJ-200 De Havilland DHC ...

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by EL-AL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8637

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

I don't think the Israelis will feel comfortable flying over saudi airspace especially in case of an emergency. Anyway does this route overfly Pak airspace or will it fly down to Gujarat and head further west ? Why? Flights of Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, UIA and other airlines are packed wit...

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by EL-AL
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8637

Air India open DEL-TLV route that will fly over KSA

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/in- ... -1.5803140
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First time KSA allows flights to Israel over its soil, flight time from Tel Aviv to Delhi will be just 6 hours.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/in- ... -1.5803140

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by EL-AL
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 39522

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Milka wrote:

RZE-EWR - from 29APR resumes x1 weekly


Isn't it a bit odd? Lounching major international route from a tiny airport at the far end of Poland, away from major centers? What is the idea here?

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by EL-AL
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14812

El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

El Al announced today that it will launch its second US west coast starting Q4 2018 – San Francisco airport in California. According to the airline, the flight will be operated by one of its new 787s, starting at 3 flights a week. This route is operated today by United, with 5 flights a week operate...

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by EL-AL
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TLV to MIA on LH Business class.Terrible.
Replies: 33
Views: 15268

Re: TLV to MIA on LH Business class.Terrible.

LH uses an ALL economy A321 on the route( a 4 hour flight) with the seat next to you blocked .No extra leg room,no extra recline,no Business pillows or blankets,no IFE,no internet,no beverage service on the ground.WOW. What a shocker that was.I knew they have a product called 'European Business Cla...

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