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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #105 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
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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #106 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.

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #108 on: March 21, 2020, 04:27:31 PM »
Health Alert – 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.


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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #109 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 they’re issuing flight credit. Since the flight is to Israel, I should get a full refund. There’s no way to contact chase, since they’re only dealing with flights in the next 7 days and my itinerary comes up as canceled. >:(
Any help will be greatly appreciated

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #110 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
« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 10:09:48 AM by tavster »

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #112 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

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #113 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
« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 11:26:02 AM by tavster »

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #114 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

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #115 on: March 27, 2020, 11:01:16 AM »
Also between zrh dub between march 30 apr 4

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #117 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...

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #118 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..

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Re: Air routes suspended due to virus
« Reply #119 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.