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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2020, 12:45:41 PM »
Flights are a kind of a byproduct.
I wonder if the UAE airlines will operate like RJ or like MS.

Nah, they're out to make money.  They'll certainly operate in full glory and get lots of traffic to both East and West.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2020, 12:48:16 PM »
Nah, they're out to make money.  They'll certainly operate in full glory and get lots of traffic to both East and West.
If I'm based in Israel, why would I fly EK east?

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2020, 12:52:53 PM »
If I'm based in Israel, why would I fly EK east?

Why not...?  Plenty of people fly east via a connection, and they have a high-quality product.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2020, 01:01:24 PM »
Why not...?  Plenty of people fly east via a connection, and they have a high-quality product.
It's a bit of a shlep.
To go to JFK you can fly 12h direct, or fly 2h to AUH, connection time and then another 14h.
I'd maybe do it once to try the shower class but that wouldn't be my main option

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2020, 01:09:59 PM »
great maldives option

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2020, 01:28:12 PM »
It's a bit of a shlep.
To go to JFK you can fly 12h direct, or fly 2h to AUH, connection time and then another 14h.
I'd maybe do it once to try the shower class but that wouldn't be my main option

Oh you meant fly West, now it makes more sense  :D

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2020, 01:31:22 PM »
Oh you meant fly West, now it makes more sense  :D
Oy indeed. It has been a long week  :)
Your post said 'east or west'

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2020, 01:42:57 PM »
Maybe the whole peace plan is so that EK can buy out LY
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2020, 01:44:27 PM »
Maybe the whole peace plan is so that EK can buy out LY
That would be quite something. What's $75m for EK

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2020, 01:57:01 PM »
EY is the one that likes buying failing airlines...
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2020, 08:20:32 PM »
That would be quite something. What's $75m for EK
The highest current bid is the Israeli government $150m
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2020, 01:46:34 AM »
So @Dan , when will we get a roundup post of best flight/hotel redemption options in the UAE (including from Israel)? :-)

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2020, 04:34:47 PM »
https://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/791249

Senior official says KSA will grant overfly rights

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2020, 12:18:28 AM »
https://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/791249

Senior official says KSA will grant overfly rights

Thanks, that was an enjoyable read.  Main points for the TLDR crowd:

  • Flights to start in 3-5 months
  • Countries on deck for normalization are Bahrain, Oman, and Morocco.

So who's stocking up on Etihad miles??

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2020, 12:28:05 AM »
Thanks, that was an enjoyable read.  Main points for the TLDR crowd:

  • Flights to start in 3-5 months
  • Countries on deck for normalization are Bahrain, Oman, and Morocco.

So who's stocking up on Etihad miles??

Now if only we could get EY and EK to get 5th freedom flights between the US and TLV....
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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