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Up In The Air / Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:22:12 PM »
I am about to book a one way ELAL flight using qantas points. I am booking for an adult and infant (lap ticket) but I see that there is almost no charges (only a few $) for adding the infant. Will Elal allow the infant to board or will they charge me extra at the checkin counter?

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex Plat Consumer - Addtl Card Users
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:54:18 PM »
ok - do these benefits transfer to the addtl gold users?

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Credit Cards / Amex Plat Consumer - Addtl Card Users
« on: October 19, 2017, 09:57:35 AM »
Does anybody know if Additional Gold Cards behind the Amex Plat Consumer also get travel insurance benefits for baggage lost or delay or flight cancellation for medical issues etc?

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Just Shmooze / Kosher Getaway Kids Friendly
« on: June 22, 2017, 11:47:07 AM »
Do you have any recommendation for a getaway around New York ( <4h drive).
Kids Friendly, Kosher would be a plus

For Shabbat + a few days June 30 > July 4

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Up In The Air / Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« on: June 08, 2017, 10:12:34 AM »
Assuming that the extra hotel night was less than a $1000 and you can use the voucher within the year I would personally take it and run...  On the other hand if you prefer a cash reimbursement IMHO I definitely think you have a case, as Israeli Aviation Rule clearly state (see upthread) they need to reimburse accomdation in a case of 2+ hrs delay.
Other than that don't expect a penny more than the law requires. It is ElAl after all...

And btw how quick did they respond? How come they responded so quickly??

I countered their offer asking for more and for cash instead of voucher,
Let's see what they say.
They came back within 24h. I emailed their managing director Yoram Elgrabli so maybe it helped

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Up In The Air / Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« on: June 08, 2017, 08:48:05 AM »
Based on what I quoted above you might be entitled to reimbursement on the extra hotel night.
Other than that I'm not aware of any 'mandatoty' compensation you'd be entitled to.
Either way, be prepared to fight and wait very long...

They replied very quickly and offered $1,000 voucher to be used during one year...
They said that Israeli Aviation Rules states that only 8h+ delay would be compensated...
Not amazing considering that I paid for 4 tickets.
What do you suggest that I do?

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Up In The Air / Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:08:45 AM »
Did you end up flying on an earlier flight on the outbound leg?

Yes I had to. Had to pay for 1 xtra hotel night and had to rush packing + my family and I seated 24 rows appart.
Not ez with 3 kids!

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Up In The Air / Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:52:28 AM »
I flew to Israel for Shavuos on Elal and had more than 5h delay on both legs!
First Leg: They told me 24h before departure and they rebooked on another flight otherwise I would have arrived in TLV 1h before shabbos.
Return Leg: I was supposed to depart 0:45AM and flight finally departed at 7AM....
 I sent email to cutomer@elal.co.il and some other DOT emails.

What can I expect from ELAL in terms of compensation?

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Up In The Air / Re: airport lounges
« on: May 08, 2017, 02:09:17 PM »
In 4 KAL and AF are PP
THE PP website doesnt show access for KAL at T4.
Only for KAL at T1.
Also, AF is at T1

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Up In The Air / Re: airport lounges
« on: May 08, 2017, 01:18:12 PM »
Firstly, thank you for finding the right thread. Secondly, I do not believe you can.

Thanks.
What about the Lufthansa Lounge or any other Star Alliance Lounges located at T4?

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Up In The Air / Re: JFK - > TLV - Take a Shower?
« on: May 08, 2017, 01:10:28 PM »
N00b question. Any reason this cant be used whenever to gain lounge access? Buy refundable, check-in online access lounge, cancel.

Yes Xactly?

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Up In The Air / Re: airport lounges
« on: May 08, 2017, 01:08:02 PM »
Right after security is the Swiss air lounge and the Oasis Lounge. They used to be before security but security in t4 was changed recently.

You can also get into the Delta lounge which got a lot of press  a few weeks ago when it opened. Personally I wasn't so impressed when I was there. It is however, bigger and nicer from the Oasis and it also has the open porch.

Can I access the Swiss Lounge at JFK T4 with a United Day Pass if I am traveling same day on Elal?

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Up In The Air / Re: JFK - > TLV - Take a Shower?
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:44:43 PM »
Because that is where the PP lounges with showers are.

Yes But i'd have to go thru security again...
I think the DL option is the best. I'll buy a fully refundable delta flight that leaves from T4 and I'll access the T4 Sky Club which has showers ;-)
To add, I can also buy fully refundable business class to get fast access when going through security.

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Up In The Air / Re: Delta Lounge Question
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:36:52 PM »
Thanks.
Even for checking in? For ex: If I have a ticket traveling from T4, can I checkin with it at T2?

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