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Title: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: YED on March 05, 2020, 09:14:16 AM
LH OS & LX have just announced that effective from today all flights to/From TLV will be suspended until 28Mar inclusive.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shwarmabob on March 05, 2020, 09:40:38 AM
UK airline Flybe has gone into administration, putting 2,000 jobs at risk, after a bid for fresh financial support failed.
The Exeter-based carrier said the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand for air travel was partly to blame for its collapse.
Its website now advises customers to "not travel to the airport" unless they have arranged an alternative flight.
Flybe boss Mark Anderson said he was "very sorry" for the firm's collapse.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51746564
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: KSMH on March 05, 2020, 10:18:26 AM
UK airline Flybe has gone into administration, putting 2,000 jobs at risk, after a bid for fresh financial support failed.
The Exeter-based carrier said the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand for air travel was partly to blame for its collapse.
Its website now advises customers to "not travel to the airport" unless they have arranged an alternative flight.
Flybe boss Mark Anderson said he was "very sorry" for the firm's collapse.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51746564
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=114651.msg2207294.msg#2207294
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 06, 2020, 07:51:05 AM
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/ELAL-cancels-flights-to-the-United-States-620004

JPost says that LY will also cancel some US routes
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2020, 07:58:21 AM
Looks like this thing is turning out to be the fastest and biggest decline in passenger air traffic since 9/11.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: etech0 on March 06, 2020, 08:04:55 AM
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/ELAL-cancels-flights-to-the-United-States-620004

JPost says that LY will also cancel some US routes
Says Page Not Found
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2020, 08:26:15 AM
Says Page Not Found
That's the Israeli media way of saying our fake news was exposed.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 06, 2020, 08:37:20 AM
That's the Israeli media way of saying our fake news was exposed.
That's right. Disappeared but just saw a ynet alert saying the same thing. I'm assuming that a LY exec must have told maariv that a few flights will be cancelled, due to lack of demand. Not closing routes IMHO

https://www.mako.co.il/news-money/2020_q1/Article-995aff81acfa071026.htm
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 06, 2020, 08:46:59 AM

https://www.mako.co.il/news-money/2020_q1/Article-995aff81acfa071026.htm
Key takeaways is that LY cancelled last night's LY19 to SFO due to lack of demand, according to N12
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 06, 2020, 09:27:57 AM
Says Page Not Found
New link to edited page

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/El-Al-cancels-some-flights-to-US-due-to-Coronavirus-620016
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: israshot on March 06, 2020, 09:30:16 AM
2 passengers on LY to Paris.

https://t.me/thetelegramsecretg/1892
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2020, 09:33:42 AM
I wonder if LY will ultimately surrender SFO due to COVID19?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2020, 12:54:11 PM
New link to edited page

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/El-Al-cancels-some-flights-to-US-due-to-Coronavirus-620016

Which says nothing about US flights, hence previous item was:
Says Page Not Found
That's the Israeli media way of saying our fake news was exposed.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 07, 2020, 01:19:30 PM
I wonder if LY will ultimately surrender SFO due to COVID19?

Reported talks about adding US to the list. If this happens then I'm assuming most flights will get cancelled.

I'm scheduled to fly to EWR in 2 weeks and so far looks like less than 20 seats are occupied in Y

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-weighs-barring-americans-quarantine-for-israelis-coming-back-from-us/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-weighs-barring-americans-quarantine-for-israelis-coming-back-from-us/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: moe8555 on March 07, 2020, 04:33:27 PM
Looks like residents of NY, CA, and WA will be under the 2 week quarantine.  Game over nearing?

המועצה לביטחון לאומי עדכנה את משרד החוץ שבשעות הקרובות משרד הבריאות צפוי להודיע על כך שכל הטסים לישראל מניו יורק, קליפורניה ומדינת וושינגטון יתבקשו להיכנס לבידוד. חובת הבידוד לא תחול על מי שטס בקונקשיין דרך יעדים אלה. כמו כן צפוי המשרד להודיע כי לא תיאסר הטיסה לארצות הברית. השבים מוועידת איפא"ק לא יידרשו להיכנס לבידוד וזאת על אף שאותרו כבר שני חולי קורונה שהשתתפו בוועידה. ממשרד ראש הממשלה נמסר כי "טרם נפלה כל החלטה ובכל מקרה אם וכאשר תתקבל החלטה, היא תצא על ידי משרד הבריאות".
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: gotthepoint on March 07, 2020, 05:03:19 PM
Looks like residents of NY, CA, and WA will be under the 2 week quarantine.  Game over nearing?

המועצה לביטחון לאומי עדכנה את משרד החוץ שבשעות הקרובות משרד הבריאות צפוי להודיע על כך שכל הטסים לישראל מניו יורק, קליפורניה ומדינת וושינגטון יתבקשו להיכנס לבידוד. חובת הבידוד לא תחול על מי שטס בקונקשיין דרך יעדים אלה. כמו כן צפוי המשרד להודיע כי לא תיאסר הטיסה לארצות הברית. השבים מוועידת איפא"ק לא יידרשו להיכנס לבידוד וזאת על אף שאותרו כבר שני חולי קורונה שהשתתפו בוועידה. ממשרד ראש הממשלה נמסר כי "טרם נפלה כל החלטה ובכל מקרה אם וכאשר תתקבל החלטה, היא תצא על ידי משרד הבריאות".
english please
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shwarmabob on March 07, 2020, 08:01:49 PM
Passengers arriving in Israel from New York, Washington state, and California will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days under new regulations decided by Israeli health authorities late on Saturday night, Army Radio reported. Passengers who come to Israel via connecting flights in those US states will not be required to enter quarantine, however.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shmooz on March 07, 2020, 08:07:46 PM
Ewr is okay? That doesn't really make sense but would be there only way to get in it seems.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2020, 08:08:03 PM
Looks like residents of NY, CA, and WA will be under the 2 week quarantine.  Game over nearing?

המועצה לביטחון לאומי עדכנה את משרד החוץ שבשעות הקרובות משרד הבריאות צפוי להודיע על כך שכל הטסים לישראל מניו יורק, קליפורניה ומדינת וושינגטון יתבקשו להיכנס לבידוד. חובת הבידוד לא תחול על מי שטס בקונקשיין דרך יעדים אלה. כמו כן צפוי המשרד להודיע כי לא תיאסר הטיסה לארצות הברית. השבים מוועידת איפא"ק לא יידרשו להיכנס לבידוד וזאת על אף שאותרו כבר שני חולי קורונה שהשתתפו בוועידה. ממשרד ראש הממשלה נמסר כי "טרם נפלה כל החלטה ובכל מקרה אם וכאשר תתקבל החלטה, היא תצא על ידי משרד הבריאות".
Source?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: lakewood34 on March 07, 2020, 08:11:01 PM
Source?

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-reportedly-decides-on-self-quarantine-for-ny-dc-california-arrivals/

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Two-AIPAC-attendees-test-positive-for-coronavirus-620079

Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2020, 08:12:26 PM
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-reportedly-decides-on-self-quarantine-for-ny-dc-california-arrivals/

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Two-AIPAC-attendees-test-positive-for-coronavirus-620079


Meh. That's not an official source.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: lakewood34 on March 07, 2020, 08:18:57 PM
Meh. That's not an official source.

true but generally when 2 of the most prestigious papers in the country say a announcement is coming within hours you figure where there is smoke there is fire.
now if it is true you need to wonder what the status of ewr is ?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2020, 08:22:17 PM
true but generally when 2 of the most prestigious papers in the country say a announcement is coming within hours you figure where there is smoke there is fire.
now if it is true you need to wonder what the status of ewr is ?
Has nothing to do with JFK vs EWR according to the quote.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shmooz on March 07, 2020, 08:25:24 PM
Has nothing to do with JFK vs EWR according to the quote.
The Israel radio says ny, no? Or it means you live there
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: stargirl on March 07, 2020, 09:31:14 PM
Galgalatz says on Twitter that it isn't official yet. Haaretz says the same and that they are debating it in this upcoming week.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 07, 2020, 09:44:42 PM
Looks like residents of NY, CA, and WA will be under the 2 week quarantine.  Game over nearing?

המועצה לביטחון לאומי עדכנה את משרד החוץ שבשעות הקרובות משרד הבריאות צפוי להודיע על כך שכל הטסים לישראל מניו יורק, קליפורניה ומדינת וושינגטון יתבקשו להיכנס לבידוד. חובת הבידוד לא תחול על מי שטס בקונקשיין דרך יעדים אלה. כמו כן צפוי המשרד להודיע כי לא תיאסר הטיסה לארצות הברית. השבים מוועידת איפא"ק לא יידרשו להיכנס לבידוד וזאת על אף שאותרו כבר שני חולי קורונה שהשתתפו בוועידה. ממשרד ראש הממשלה נמסר כי "טרם נפלה כל החלטה ובכל מקרה אם וכאשר תתקבל החלטה, היא תצא על ידי משרד הבריאות".

Fake news. מזוייף מתוכו.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yochai on March 07, 2020, 11:06:03 PM
Has nothing to do with JFK vs EWR according to the quote.
+1
The rule doesnít apply to connecting passengers, so the issue is not where the flight came from, but rather where the passenger came from
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: moe8555 on March 08, 2020, 12:17:03 AM
+1
The rule doesnít apply to connecting passengers, so the issue is not where the flight came from, but rather where the passenger came from

This. And obviously Israelis who visited those places as well that are returning.

As for JFK vs. EWR - EWR is generally spoken about as "New York" here.

This is not "fake news," rather more "news in the pipeline waiting to be finalized."
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: confu on March 08, 2020, 08:55:49 AM
This. And obviously Israelis who visited those places as well that are returning.

As for JFK vs. EWR - EWR is generally spoken about as "New York" here.

This is not "fake news," rather more "news in the pipeline waiting to be finalized."
Or shot down by Netanyahu.....
news waiting to be finalized is usually subject to change
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: moe8555 on March 08, 2020, 09:21:00 AM
Terminal 1 TLV shut down now, presumably due to lack of flights...
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 08, 2020, 09:44:31 AM
This. And obviously Israelis who visited those places as well that are returning.

As for JFK vs. EWR - EWR is generally spoken about as "New York" here.

This is not "fake news," rather more "news in the pipeline waiting to be finalized."
Healthy Ministry called for major announcements at 7pm ISR. Might be unrelated
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Moshe123 on March 08, 2020, 10:22:36 AM
‏פרסום ראשון: אל על שוקלת לדחות את השקת הקו לשיקגו לאור התפשטות נגיף הקורונה. הערב החברה צפויה לערוך דיון ולקבל החלטה סופית בנושא
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shmooz on March 08, 2020, 10:31:22 AM
Healthy Ministry called for major announcements at 7pm ISR. Might be unrelated

Where is the best place to follow that in real time?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 08, 2020, 11:19:37 AM

I'm scheduled to fly to EWR in 2 weeks and so far looks like less than 20 seats are occupied in Y

Tomorrow night's flight cancelled due to low demand

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/El-Al-cancels-flight-from-New-York-due-to-coronavirus-620216
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: chff on March 08, 2020, 12:14:39 PM
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yochai on March 08, 2020, 12:32:39 PM
https://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5690957
Israel health ministry wants to require anyone coming from abroad to self quarantine. This would need the PMs approval.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 08, 2020, 01:03:24 PM
Where is the best place to follow that in real time?
Pushed off to 7:15pm
Since Bibi is also taking part you can watch live on his Facebook
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: snagger on March 08, 2020, 01:25:02 PM
Pushed off to 7:15pm
Since Bibi is also taking part you can watch live on his Facebook
any link to the announcement?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: efflpetzel on March 08, 2020, 01:28:05 PM
Pushed off to 7:15pm
Since Bibi is also taking part you can watch live on his Facebook
Link, I dont see anything
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: a mirrer on March 08, 2020, 01:33:07 PM
Link, I dont see anything
should be here
https://youtu.be/5KA3YhaEHAw
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 08, 2020, 01:37:58 PM
https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5690993,00.html

Bibi not ready to close gates to the US
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: efflpetzel on March 08, 2020, 01:50:46 PM
Hes a coward, hypocrisy at its finest
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yochai on March 08, 2020, 01:58:06 PM
So far nothing dramatic. Either way, it doesnít look like theyíll be selecting states or countries, itís all or nothing. They also wonít be banning entry for foreigners, only requiring quarantine possibly.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Hjay on March 08, 2020, 02:22:54 PM
Terminal 1 TLV shut down now, presumably due to lack of flights...

For international flights
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Aaroncar on March 08, 2020, 02:38:10 PM
So far nothing dramatic. Either way, it doesnít look like theyíll be selecting states or countries, itís all or nothing. They also wonít be banning entry for foreigners, only requiring quarantine possibly.
wont help for tourists that cant quarantine
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: moe8555 on March 08, 2020, 06:05:46 PM
So far nothing dramatic. Either way, it doesnít look like theyíll be selecting states or countries, itís all or nothing. They also wonít be banning entry for foreigners, only requiring quarantine possibly.

Hotels and dorms do not qualify as a place to carry out the quarantine for tourists, so de facto ban if it ends up happening.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: KSMH on March 08, 2020, 06:09:37 PM

My flight is one of theses and see its cancelled from AM today. Was rebooked with a connection that's impossible to make. Departing before landing!! Weird part is that some of these flights still show up in OTA's.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: moe8555 on March 09, 2020, 02:00:54 PM
And now I can safely say: I told you so...

2 week quarantine for all.

Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 09, 2020, 02:06:58 PM
And now I can safely say: I told you so...

2 week quarantine for all.
When there is smoke there is fire. Always been true in Israel
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 09, 2020, 02:08:38 PM
Going to be reeeeaaaallly bad for LY
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shwarmabob on March 09, 2020, 02:11:07 PM
And now I can safely say: I told you so...

2 week quarantine for all.
did they give an end date for this rule?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 09, 2020, 02:17:41 PM
did they give an end date for this rule?
Nope. Not retroactive and enters into effect in 72 hours. Press talks about thousands of flights to be cancelled
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 09, 2020, 02:26:04 PM
There are still plenty of people who want to get out before pesach.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Ergel on March 09, 2020, 03:02:34 PM
There are still plenty of people who want to get out before pesach.
They ain't flying planes empty one-way just so you can get home
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 09, 2020, 03:06:34 PM
They ain't flying planes empty one-way just so you can get home

They do that after Yom Kippur...

But I did tell family there to get on the next flights out.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: stooges44 on March 09, 2020, 03:09:42 PM
There are still plenty of people who want need to get out before pesach.

Hundreds of seminary girls/yeshiva boys.

My oh my.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Danlover111 on March 09, 2020, 03:36:03 PM
Hundreds of seminary girls/yeshiva boys.

My oh my.
i would say 1000s
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: efflpetzel on March 09, 2020, 03:43:20 PM
I wonder when ua will suspend routes
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 10, 2020, 03:33:23 PM
Delta suspends flights to TLV March 14-24

https://news.delta.com/delta-suspends-service-new-york-jfk-rome-and-tel-aviv
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 10, 2020, 03:44:23 PM
Delta suspends flights to TLV March 14-24

https://news.delta.com/delta-suspends-service-new-york-jfk-rome-and-tel-aviv
Amazing that TLV and FCO are lumped together. Situation is so different.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: zow on March 10, 2020, 04:47:14 PM
As I just commented on MS:
https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/news/coronavirus.html

Information for customers travelling to Tel Aviv
The Israeli Authorities have advised that from 11th March they will extend their entry restrictions to include travellers from the UK. This means no UK travellers will be able to enter Israel unless they can prove they will be placed in home quarantine for 14 days after their arrival. As a result, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our services between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv.

Our last flight to leave London Heathrow will be 11th March 2020

Our last flight to leave Tel Aviv will be 12th March 2020

Flights will resume from London Heathrow on 1 April 2020, and from Tel Aviv 2nd April 2020

For further updates, please continue to monitor our Travel News page

Or for more on your choices when a flight is cancelled visit our Flight Disruptions page.

 


 

 
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: moe8555 on March 10, 2020, 06:06:51 PM
There's talk that United may also cancel all flights shortly.
Edit: to Israel, to be clear  ;D
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: zow on March 10, 2020, 08:38:40 PM
There's talk that United may also cancel all flights shortly.
Edit: to Israel, to be clear  ;D
Interesting. Source?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 10, 2020, 08:46:30 PM
At the rate things are unfolding, I wouldn't be surprised if all international travel will be suspended within 3 weeks. Domestic travel might be not so far behind.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Aaroncar on March 10, 2020, 09:04:15 PM
for Aeroflot flight do i have to contact ota or can i contact Aeroflot directly? also do they have an option to freeze the ticket or i have to have specific dates to rebook?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on March 10, 2020, 09:18:47 PM
for Aeroflot flight do i have to contact ota or can i contact Aeroflot directly? also do they have an option to freeze the ticket or i have to have specific dates to rebook?

If you donít commence travel, you need to speak with the party you booked with. In your case, thatís the OTA.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: IsraelDeals on March 11, 2020, 04:27:40 AM
Any news on Israel to Holland?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shmooz on March 11, 2020, 05:46:15 AM
Booked elal using Qantas points, and in the middle of a trip. Is a special waiver needed to cancel the return and refund points, or can normally cancel in the middle of a trip?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: avrohomgelb on March 11, 2020, 06:47:00 AM
Confirmed:
"About our Israel flights
3/10/2020 by Turkish Airlines

Dear Passengers,

Due to the increase of coronavirus cases seen in Israel, the Israeli government stated that from 9 March 2020 on, all returning Israelis will enter a 14-day home isolation regardless of their country of departure.

According to the decree, foreign tourists along with Israeli citizens will enter isolation during their arrival to Israel. For foreigners this decree will be in effect after approximately three days (72 hours after the evening of 9 March 2020).

Following the decision of the Israeli government, Turkish Airlines will be lowering its daily frequency and will operate 4 flights per day on 11-12 March. Afterwards, flag carrier will operate 2 daily flights to Israel between 13-31 March."
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: eve on March 11, 2020, 10:19:40 AM
I am trying to contact Turkish air to move my flight up 2 weeks to go into isolation but their 800 number mysteriously is not working! Called their reservations number and they send me to the non working 800 number. ANyone have any advice? the number i have is 800-874-8875 anyone have another one? Thanks for any help!
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Proisrael on March 11, 2020, 12:41:43 PM
Not so applicable to probably 99% of people on here but Kuwait is now the first country in the world to close down their airport to all flights.

https://onemileatatime.com/kuwait-airport-closing/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 11, 2020, 12:45:37 PM
Not so applicable to probably 99% of people on here but Kuwait is now the first country in the world to close down their airport to all flights.

https://onemileatatime.com/kuwait-airport-closing/

At the rate things are unfolding, I wouldn't be surprised if all international travel will be suspended within 3 weeks. Domestic travel might be not so far behind.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Proisrael on March 11, 2020, 12:50:25 PM


Considering China is doing so much better I do not see that happening any longer.....Especially not domestically in China.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 11, 2020, 09:24:23 PM
At the rate things are unfolding, I wouldn't be surprised if all international travel will be suspended within 3 weeks. Domestic travel might be not so far behind.
Seems to be unfolding faster than I imagined.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Aaroncar on March 11, 2020, 11:14:05 PM
Why is aeroflot number not working whatsoever, cant through to OTA either.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: oldguy on March 11, 2020, 11:29:24 PM
Lot's flight 26 WAW to JFK Tomorrow (Mar 12) is all zeroed out. Does that mean cancelled? if yes then why is flight 27 from JFK to WAW still show availability? isn't it the same aircraft?
Update: I see 1 seat in business just opened up. Does that mean anything
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yelped on March 11, 2020, 11:55:25 PM
Lot's flight 26 WAW to JFK Tomorrow (Mar 12) is all zeroed out. Does that mean cancelled? if yes then why is flight 27 from JFK to WAW still show availability? isn't it the same aircraft?
Update: I see 1 seat in business just opened up. Does that mean anything
Because everyone is booking up the close up flights to make it back to the US before restrictions hit and flights are cancelled.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: oldguy on March 12, 2020, 12:03:50 AM
Because everyone is booking up the close up flights to make it back to the US before restrictions hit and flights are cancelled.
Wow! just a hr before all fare classes were avail! I booked a flight for a passenger about 10 min after Trump's speech
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 12, 2020, 12:44:22 PM
From Sunday seems like elal canceling all flights besides some flights to NYC, Toronto, Paris, London, and Johannesburg

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5693655,00.html
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: efflpetzel on March 12, 2020, 01:04:13 PM
From Sunday seems like elal canceling all flights besides some flights to NYC, Toronto, Paris, London, and Johannesburg

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5693655,00.html
LY 6 on Sunday still seems to be on schedule
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: avrohomgelb on March 12, 2020, 01:10:54 PM
I am trying to contact Turkish air to move my flight up 2 weeks to go into isolation but their 800 number mysteriously is not working! Called their reservations number and they send me to the non working 800 number. ANyone have any advice? the number i have is 800-874-8875 anyone have another one? Thanks for any help!
YES! Go down to the Ramat Gan office I did that, and they switched my flight in about 60 seconds
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Joel2 on March 12, 2020, 01:29:43 PM
From Sunday seems like elal canceling all flights besides some flights to NYC, Toronto, Paris, London, and Johannesburg

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5693655,00.html
Yup my brother flight is rebooked by itself from LY11 LY27
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Definitions on March 12, 2020, 02:02:31 PM
If bochurim can't go back after pesach maybe they'll form a mainstream kodshim yeshiva here. Might affect the future. Who knows
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yochai on March 12, 2020, 02:43:53 PM
Iím booked on UA from TLV-IAD on 4/19, which is getting canceled. Will United offer me a full refund?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: hvaces42 on March 12, 2020, 02:46:44 PM
If bochurim can't go back after pesach maybe they'll form a mainstream kodshim yeshiva here. Might affect the future. Who knows
Brisk much?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2020, 02:50:12 PM
Iím booked on UA from TLV-IAD on 4/19, which is getting canceled. Will United offer me a full refund?
Call and ask.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Abebee on March 12, 2020, 02:51:20 PM
Does this mean LY 007 wont be flying Monday the 16th?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: avromie7 on March 12, 2020, 03:13:09 PM
Does this mean LY 007 wont be flying Monday the 16th?
It looks like they will, with departure at 13:00 instead of 11:00
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yochai on March 13, 2020, 08:39:41 AM
Ryanair cancelled all flights to Israel thru May
https://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/56941070
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: pomy100 on March 13, 2020, 08:53:06 AM
Frkn el al sucks
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Ergel on March 13, 2020, 09:08:42 AM
Any updates on Air Europa?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Danlover111 on March 13, 2020, 09:15:29 AM
Call and ask.
if you can get them to answer that would be great
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: theyankel on March 13, 2020, 09:19:09 AM
Frkn el al sucks
Nazis
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: username on March 13, 2020, 09:50:05 AM
Commuter Shuttle to/from LUK (Cincinnati)

Effective March 16, Ultimate Air Shuttle will be suspending flight operations on select destinations due to declined demand.  We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate to you when the affected destinations will resume.
 
Suspended Destinations
ē   Chicago
ē   Charlotte
ē   Charlotte to Atlanta
ē   Atlanta to Charlotte
ē   Nashville
ē   Cleveland midday flight only


The following flights will continue operating
ē   Cleveland
ē   Atlanta
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: chff on March 13, 2020, 10:36:15 AM
https://onemileatatime.com/la-compagnie-suspends-operations/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: flyingace on March 13, 2020, 10:51:22 AM
If one leg of my itinerary was cancelled, will BA let me cancel the whole ticket for a refund?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: cohen220 on March 13, 2020, 04:31:22 PM
Looks like LOT is pulling MIA-TLV route
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: flyingace on March 13, 2020, 04:49:38 PM
Info for special charter flight.
https://hamodia.com/2020/03/13/emergency-charter-flight-tlv-nyc/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 13, 2020, 05:40:58 PM
Info for special charter flight.
https://hamodia.com/2020/03/13/emergency-charter-flight-tlv-nyc/

Why is it in ALL CAPS?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 13, 2020, 05:41:39 PM
Looks like LOT is pulling MIA-TLV route
Probably meant LY
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: shwarmabob on March 13, 2020, 06:31:58 PM
LOT stops flying on 3/15
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: flyingace on March 13, 2020, 06:38:20 PM
Why is it in ALL CAPS?
I think she was yelling?!
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: pomy100 on March 14, 2020, 01:14:52 PM
LOT stops flying on 3/15
Holy hell this is crazy. I got a flight out TLV-ORD tmmrw
Title: Air Baltic (BT) suspended through 14th April
Post by: G11600 on March 14, 2020, 04:11:54 PM
Air Baltic (BT) - all flights suspended until April 14th

https://www.airbaltic.com/en/travel-updates
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Happyguy on March 14, 2020, 05:49:13 PM
Any information when all Air France flights to Israel are cancelled until?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on March 17, 2020, 01:33:53 AM
At the rate things are unfolding, I wouldn't be surprised if all international travel will be suspended within 3 weeks. Domestic travel might be not so far behind.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/03/16/coronavirus-makes-airlines-consider-chances-for-a-halt-to-us-flights.html
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: israshot on March 20, 2020, 08:55:36 AM
Is Delta playing games? They don't sell any ticket for the next 3 weeks to TLV but they didn't cancel the actual flights (the one I'm looking is on 3/31). Not hard to guess, they don't want to give yet a full refund. I'm wandering when they will actually cancel it.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: israshot on March 20, 2020, 11:24:19 AM
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/03/coronavirus-police-in-ecuador-block-runway-to-stop-flights-from-landing.html
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Jack out of the box on March 21, 2020, 04:27:31 PM
Health Alert Ė U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (March 21, 2020)

 

Location:  Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank

 

U.S. citizens who live in or seek to travel to the United States should arrange for immediate departure to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain in Israel, the West Bank, or Gaza for an indefinite period.  Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with no or little advance notice.

 

As of March 21, commercial flights out of Ben Gurion Airport to the United States remain available on the following airlines:  United Airlines, El Al, and Turkish Airlines.  United Airlines will suspend flights out of Ben Gurion Airport to the United States starting March 26.  While flights remain available from Ben Gurion Airport to other international locations which may provide connections to the United States, airlines continue to cancel flights or suspend operations.  If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.


The Embassy is not able to assist with arranging commercial travel options.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. If your travel has been disrupted or to make travel arrangements, please contact your airline:


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Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: yochai on March 25, 2020, 09:30:30 AM
Anyone know who I can contact regarding a TAP flight booked with UR points? Chase just sent me an email that my flight is canceled and theyíre issuing flight credit. Since the flight is to Israel, I should get a full refund. Thereís no way to contact chase, since theyíre only dealing with flights in the next 7 days and my itinerary comes up as canceled. >:(
Any help will be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 26, 2020, 09:52:48 AM
Israel's TV 12 reports that LY will suspend all its upcoming flights as of tonight.

N12 believe flights will be suspended from tonight though April 4th.

https://www.mako.co.il/news-israel/2020_q1/Article-cdfd79371f61171026.htm
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Yehudaa on March 26, 2020, 10:15:40 AM
https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/report-el-al-to-halt-all-passenger-flights-abroad-starting-tonight/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 26, 2020, 10:30:10 AM
https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/report-el-al-to-halt-all-passenger-flights-abroad-starting-tonight/
They basically quote channel 12, as above  :o
IMHO it's most likely an attempt to force the government's hand to get emergency loans
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 26, 2020, 11:22:01 AM
Israel's TV 12 reports that LY will suspend all its upcoming flights as of tonight.

N12 believe flights will be suspended from tonight though April 4th.

https://www.mako.co.il/news-israel/2020_q1/Article-cdfd79371f61171026.htm
LY just confirmed this on the back of low demand. They will continue to operate cargo flights and 'rescue flights'
They will also put more employees on leave for the time being
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: confu on March 27, 2020, 07:47:15 AM
Aer lingus cancelling dub -lax from mar 30
Change your flight to fly via an alternative Aer Lingus North American Gateway
We will continue to operate a reduced number of flights to / from Dublin and New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: confu on March 27, 2020, 11:01:16 AM
Also between zrh dub between march 30 apr 4
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 30, 2020, 05:20:26 AM
easyJet cancels all flights

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/30/easyjet-grounds-entire-fleet-of-planes-because-of-coronavirus-crisis
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: YED on March 30, 2020, 11:01:36 AM
Seems like LY extended cancellations to all flights through 25/26 of April.
This should probably effect lots of people visiting here...
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on March 30, 2020, 03:30:13 PM
I had a Transavia flight BRU-TLV scheduled for July 2020 cancelled. Airline said cancelling all flights out of BRU until March 2021..
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: jose34 on March 30, 2020, 05:17:56 PM
easyJet cancels all flights

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/30/easyjet-grounds-entire-fleet-of-planes-because-of-coronavirus-crisis

Weird. Since it seems like starting April 1 Easyjet will start flying again from TLV.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: YED on March 31, 2020, 05:12:34 PM
ELAL just announced full suspension extended up to 05/02/2020.
After that they will first restore some flights to NYC, YYZ, LAX, HKG, BKK, JNB, LON  & CDG up to 05/30/2020.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Jack out of the box on March 31, 2020, 05:55:16 PM
IINM Russia canceled all international flights.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: ExGingi on April 03, 2020, 06:48:56 PM
Driving past EWR this afternoon was surreal. Not one takeoff or landing. About a mile away I spotted one aircraft approaching EWR for landing.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on April 11, 2020, 12:58:56 PM
All flights to Israel temporary halted.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-stops-all-flights-to-israel-until-quarantine-hotels-can-be-legally-mandated/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Proisrael on April 11, 2020, 02:19:03 PM
All flights to Israel temporary halted.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-stops-all-flights-to-israel-until-quarantine-hotels-can-be-legally-mandated/

I dont get the difficulty of forcing people into hotels when they arrive. How do people slip through their fingers?
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on April 11, 2020, 03:23:51 PM
I dont get the difficulty of forcing people into hotels when they arrive. How do people slip through their fingers?
From what I understand there was no legal framework in place to force people into hotels.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: G11600 on April 11, 2020, 03:32:55 PM
From what I understand there was no legal framework in place to force people into hotels.
Also - they want to force travellers to pay for their quarantine. In order to do this - passengers need to agree in advance and sign accordingly
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on April 12, 2020, 05:23:40 AM
Cabinet Approves Emergency Regulations Regarding Quarantne for Persons Returning from Abroad

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Office, the Finance Ministry and the Health Ministry)

The Cabinet, today (Sunday, 12 April 2020), by video conference, approved emergency regulations on quarantine by the state.

It was decided that all persons returning from abroad will, upon their return to Israel, be sent to quarantine by the state at designated hotels. In exceptional cases, the Health Ministry Director General, in consultation with GOC Home Front Command, shall have the authority to allow a person returning from abroad to be quarantined elsewhere for health or humanitarian reasons, or in other special circumstances, according to conditions that will be determined.

It was also decided to extend the validity of the regulations until 22 April 2020.
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Mo2 on April 17, 2020, 01:38:24 PM
My flight was changed by 12 hours.
Is that considered a significant schedule change that requires them to refund?

"On April 3, the Department of Transportation said it has been receiving ďan increasing number of complaintsĒ about the subject, and it issued a statement explaining that ďU.S. and foreign airlines remain obligated to provide a prompt refund to passengers for flights to, within, or from the United States when the carrier cancels the passengerís scheduled flight or makes a significant schedule change and the passenger chooses not to accept the alternative.Ē
Anyone know what's considered a "significant schedule change" that the DoT requires a refund?  My Air Canada CAN-US flight was changed by 12 hours from Sunday evening to Sunday morning. (They are not canceling flight)
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: israshot on April 17, 2020, 01:46:10 PM
Anyone know what's considered a "significant schedule change" that the DoT requires a refund?  My Air Canada CAN-US flight was changed by 12 hours from Sunday evening to Sunday morning. (They are not canceling flight)



My flight was changed by 12 hours.
Is that considered a significant schedule change that requires them to refund?

Yes.

Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Mo2 on April 17, 2020, 01:57:04 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: tavster on April 19, 2020, 05:19:03 AM
LY will lay off a quarter of its pilots, with total job cuts rising to 2,000, as part of an efficiency plan drawn up to receive government-backed loans, according to a report of the expected plan in TheMarker, which didnít cite sources.

LY prepared plan over weekend with lender Discount Bank, will present it to Finance Ministry for approval Sunday or Monday

https://www.themarker.com/markets/.premium-1.8778313
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: israshot on April 27, 2020, 08:56:38 AM
https://onemileatatime.com/norwegian-resume-flights-2021/
Title: Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
Post by: Joe4007 on April 28, 2020, 01:15:14 AM
Wow. Just wow.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/world/americas/argentina-flights-banned-september.html