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N12 reported today the proposed Aug 16 reopening is only for Israeli citizens returning from the green countries

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 06, 2020, 02:59:46 PM »
@ExGingi they are listening to you

After ministers agree to widen flight availability from August 16, Airports Authority publishes tender to operate on-site lab, with passengers tested 72 hours before departure

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:34:02 AM »
Why would Greece be any less risky than NY? And what major benefit to the Israeli economy will come from allowing Greece but not NY?
Wasn't assuming Greece being less risky. Just voicing my personal traveling preference

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:54:23 AM »
Indeed. Now we just need them to classify NY as green and/or accept antibodies test + negative corona test as well.
Lol. i'll do just fine with Greece. Will save the US for 2021

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:29:31 AM »

Correct me if i'm wrong but it does sound like the corona virus cabinet approved in principle not requiring quarantine from ppl arriving from green countries ('green' TBD  ;D).

There were lots of talks until now, but sounds like approval in principle?

Up In The Air / Re: Random airline-questions.
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:10:00 AM »
So I had booked an El-Al flight for my son's gap year (don't worry, I've sinced rebooked him on Delta), and ELAL canceled it today. Here is the weird part, if I log into their site, they only seemed to have canceled the outgoing leg (i.e. NYC-TLV) and not the return flight - can they do that?
They will cancel the return leg closer to time

Up In The Air / Re: EL AL
« on: August 04, 2020, 02:36:27 AM »
There probably is a fair amount of Israeli pilots who can be hired. The Elal jobs are extremely lucrative and in short supply
Very lucrative indeed

Up In The Air / Re: EL AL
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:31:54 PM »
LY gets extra time to refund tickets

    (Haaretz) -- El Al Airlines was thrown a financial lifeline on Monday after officials agreed that Israeli airlines would only be required to refund ticket holders for flights canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic by October 1.

     The agreement between Economy Minster Amir Peretz, Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn and Transportation Minister Miri Regev means that financially troubled El Al will can repay the 1.1 billion shekels ($320 million) it owes ticket holders much later than required under legislation passed by the Knesset last month.

     The new deadline, which applies to Israir and Arkia as well as El Al, still needs to be approved by the Knesset.
     Under an amendment to the Airlines Law approved by the Knesset in July, carriers had been required to refund money 90 days after a flight is canceled or 30 days after the legislation was passed, whichever is later. That meant that the first refunds were due to be paid on August 14.

     The new agreement says that only airlines that have suffered a drop of 70% or more in their traffic can wait to refund ticket holders until October 1. Otherwise, they must return the money immediately. In El Al’s case, if it reaches a rescue agreement with the government and issues shares, it also must refund the money immediately afterward.

     El Al has agreed to a treasury plan under which it will be entitled to $250 million in government-guaranteed loans on condition that it raises $150 million in equity capital via a share sale to the public. That offering is expected to take place in late August or early September. El Al is expected to file a prospectus by the end of this week.
     -0- Aug/03/2020 19:29 GMT

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:50:44 AM »
If Canada is on the list that opens up the doors for anyone from Canada to come to Israel....
Was thinking the same about Greece. Anyone who has access to Greece can travel freely across Europe

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:44:25 AM »
Netanyahu just mentioned it in the press conference today
He brought up the idea several months ago, when he initially mentioned Greece, Cyprus, Australia etc.

Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:24:35 AM »
I'm skeptical about the announcement just made.

Israel to Drop Quarantine for Citizens Flying From ‘Green’ Areas
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 02:22 PM
By Alisa Odenheimer

(Bloomberg) --The Health Ministry is planning to allow Israeli citizens returning from “green” countries to enter the country without being required to take a coronavirus test and enter quarantine, Itamar Grotto, deputy director general of the ministry, says in a Knesset committee meeting.
Channel 12 reports that the program is expected to go into effect Aug. 16 and that countries on the list may include, among others: Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, ,Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland

Up In The Air / Re: EL AL
« on: July 29, 2020, 02:10:28 AM »
According to Calcalist, Larry Mizel is also about to make a bid,7340,L-3842318,00.html

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