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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...
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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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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2020, 12:29:22 AM »
Now if only we could get EY and EK to get 5th freedom flights between the US and TLV....
Never going to happen.
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2020, 12:30:44 AM »
Never going to happen.
Why not, if it's a profitable route?

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2020, 12:30:49 AM »
Never going to happen.

Obviously not. The Israelis would never allow it.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2020, 12:36:22 AM »
Obviously not. The Israelis would never allow it.
Can you elaborate?

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2020, 07:58:00 AM »
Never going to happen.
Of course not.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2020, 08:16:30 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??

Crazy stuff.... whoever thought ;D

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2020, 10:40:36 AM »
Galatz reports that Israir just filed for a permit to fly to UAE

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2020, 10:44:15 AM »
Galatz reports that Israir just filed for a permit to fly to UAE
Link?
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2020, 12:24:16 PM »
From Bloomberg
(Note the 3¹/⁴ hour mention.. as an Israeli he knows he won't get KSA overfly)


Israeli Airline Israir Seeks UAE Landing Permit
Sunday, August 16, 2020 07:01 PM
By Alisa Odenheimer

(Bloomberg) --Israir Airlines Ltd. has started the process of applying for a landing permit in the UAE, Chief Executive officer Uri Sirkis said on Sunday.
The two countries announced last week that they plan to normalize relations.

Dubai is a “very, very attractive” destination, since it is only 3 1/4 hours away, and it is likely to be very popular with Israelis, just as Turkey and Greece are, the CEO said in an interview with Kan, the Israeli public broadcaster.

While Israel has peace agreements with both Egypt and Jordan, Israeli airlines haven’t been permitted to fly to vacation spots such as Aqaba in Jordan or Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, he said, adding that he hopes that in the case of the UAE, the situation will be different. In addition, in order to get to the UAE, Israeli planes would have to fly over Saudi Arabia, which until now hasn’t granted Israeli airlines overflight permission for destinations such as India, he said.