|Quoting enilria (Reply 12):|
Tell me why not? I think you underestimate the power of insurance companies and their unwillingness to pay claims.
|Quoting United_fan (Reply 37):|
I wonder why they diverted to Paris ? Becuase it was a Skyteam hub ?
Almost certainly. It just makes sense. They can send people back to the US on the largest variety of on-alliance flights, Delta has plenty of metal there, it is a short train ride from AMS
, it is almost twice as busy as FCO
You underestimate the power of regulators to tell insurance companies where to shove it, where they have the will. The FAA is a regulator that does a great job and has sharp teeth.
|Quoting enilria (Reply 35):|
Actually FAA just banned U.S. flights from TLV. So there's also that.
Yeah, that has a lot more to do with it than insurance.
|Quoting fxramper (Reply 54):|
UA is getting their plane and all crew out of TLV at present.
Its unfortunate they can't get their PAX out.
|Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 63):|
That looks like they carry a great amount of reserve fuel to be able to divert to CDG from Greece.
That's not a huge divert. They still had further to fly anyway.
|Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 73):|
Yes I suppose the FAA count ban one of the worlds safest airlines from operating to the United States.
As opposed to the United States' own, significantly larger, extremely safe airlines?
|Quoting EGPH (Reply 103):|
Yeah I thought CDG was chosen due to it being a major hub but I would have thought fuel wise, FCO might have been a safer bet.
makes more sense for a lot of reasons. One of them is that it has a lot of flights to/from the Middle East.
|Quoting d l x (Reply 107):|
Agreed. But it makes me wonder. This plane, now in CDG instead of TLV is going to head back to the United States. My bet is that it will be carrying most of the passengers it held as DL468. I think this because so many airlines have decided to stop flying to TLV. Maybe, perhaps, some will stay in Paris for a few days and continue onward. But I would suspect that a lot of the passengers, at least the ones that do not permanently reside in Israel, have decided to defer their plans to visit for quite a while.
I'd imagine that they will soak up some PAX that come out of Israel and the environs as well.