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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 09:45:38 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?

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 09:57:39 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?
Wait till his flight is officially cancelled and get a full refund

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 10:01:25 AM »
Wait till his flight is officially cancelled and get a full refund

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

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 10:04:25 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
What's the flight date?

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 10:10:07 AM »

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 10:28:08 AM »
I am going to see if I can change the flight to my name without fees
Impossible to make name changes.
You can try switching to an earlier date which will more likely get cancelled.

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 10:37:07 AM »
Is this a strike or what?
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 10:39:00 AM »
Is this a strike or what?
Pilots went on strike, so management decided to call their bluff and suspend all flight and put the remaining pilots on leave..
Not a bad move given that pilots have been making unreasonable demands, imho

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 10:49:19 AM »
The pilots union is one of Elal's biggest problems, but the pilots are going to win this round. They have much less to lose than the shareholders, and are openly asking for nationalization.
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 10:53:51 AM »
I think I will wait it out a couple of days to see what happens....

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 10:56:31 AM »
The government intends to bail them out one way or another so they won't stop flying in the long-term. The feud with the pilots may go on for a while.
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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 11:01:27 AM »
This is an embarassement.

Another reason why the State should let LY crash and burn. 

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Re: All LY flights cancelled until further notice
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 11:10:11 AM »
The government intends to bail them out one way or another so they won't stop flying in the long-term. The feud with the pilots may go on for a while.
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