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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2020, 11:10:36 AM »
There's LY flights now from JFK to Austin and buffalo... I guess they have to drop off all the cargo before heading back to Israel
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 11:28:11 AM »
Agree with long term
Because short term I feel that the government is more than happy to keep things close, with Israelis stuck in Israel for the summer holidays
They’re probably going to run out of cash to meet lease payments soon.
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2020, 11:35:59 AM »
Knowing El-Al, this won't happen until it's too late for me to get him on another flight. I am going to see if I can change the flight to my name without fees, and then if they don't cancel, take advantage of their covid policy
y cant you book a back up flight with an airline that has free cancellation?
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2020, 12:27:14 PM »
y cant you book a back up flight with an airline that has free cancellation?
No airline has free cancellation. Only free changes or vouchers

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2020, 01:40:11 PM »
No airline has free cancellation. Only free changes or vouchers

That's my problem - I can get an elal credit in my son's name, or cancel for $270.

If I felt ELAL was going to bounce back, I might save that credit for a pesach ticket home, but is it more likely that they will resolve this by August, or that they won't  but resolve it later on?

I can't imagine ELAL bouncing back after 2 weeks of no flights. So I think I'll give it a couple of days.

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2020, 01:42:02 PM »
No airline has free cancellation. Only free changes or vouchers
Even if you book with miles?
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2020, 01:43:04 PM »
Even if you book with miles?

Book with Miles on ELAL :)

In all seriousness, I booked with Chase points. That is what chase told me.

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2020, 01:45:48 PM »
Book with Miles on ELAL :)

In all seriousness, I booked with Chase points. That is what chase told me.
Or another airline. I don't know, was just asking :)
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2020, 02:01:42 PM »
Even if you book with miles?
Refundable.
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2020, 05:10:39 PM »
Refundable.

I assume you are referring to ELAL or partner miles (or maybe the type of ticket) I spoke with Chase, and they told me my only two options were get a credit voucher for the named traveler (expiring 12/31/2021) or pay $270 to cancel.


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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2020, 05:30:46 PM »
I assume you are referring to ELAL or partner miles (or maybe the type of ticket) I spoke with Chase, and they told me my only two options were get a credit voucher for the named traveler (expiring 12/31/2021) or pay $270 to cancel.
if u book directly with airline on points its refundable
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2020, 05:55:42 PM »
What if It's points plus cash - i.e. I don't have enough points to buy

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2020, 06:20:56 PM »
I spoke with Chase, and they told me my only two options were get a credit voucher for the named traveler (expiring 12/31/2021) or pay $270 to cancel.
Chase doesn't have miles.
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2020, 06:33:09 AM »
So much for calling the pilots' bluff   ::)

"The July commercial activity was planned out with great effort and the company intends to realize it fully, for this purpose there are active pilots and operating personnel," El Al said in a statement. "The flights are ready for staffing, and we expect the active pilots to take responsibility and agree to man the flights. It is a lie to say that El Al has stopped flights or decided not to fly for commercial reasons."

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/el-al-cancels-all-flights-until-further-notice-633391

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2020, 08:01:39 AM »
Of course this happens 48 hours after I buy my son a ticket. Spoke to chase (bought it with miles) - they told me that I can get an El-Al travel credit for my Son or pay the 270 cancellation fee.

Are those travel credits not transferable? Should I wait this out?

I feel bad for you.

My niece who is a fairly frequent ELAL traveler just came to the US for the first time on United, saying her travel agent refused to sell her an ELAL ticket (now that's saying something!).
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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