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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1060 on: May 01, 2024, 11:44:10 AM »
Was the flight officially canceled? Were there *A flights for sale?
Yes UA85 on the 6th and 7th, there could be several options with Aegean to ATH but they didn't want to

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1061 on: May 01, 2024, 11:45:48 AM »
Yes UA85 on the 6th and 7th, there could be several options with Aegean to ATH but they didn't want to
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1062 on: May 01, 2024, 02:05:40 PM »
Yes UA85 on the 6th and 7th, there could be several options with Aegean to ATH but they didn't want to
What are you seeing with aegean?
Everything I see via ATH is only bookable on EK (which is not a UA partner

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1063 on: May 01, 2024, 02:12:26 PM »
Aegean is showing as revenue but not on UA.com
Several United agents said they cannot rebook on Aegean
But they agreed to rebook on other *A like Austrian.
Just that the early morning flights are full or too expensive and they make you go on the later flight which requires an overnight stay in VIE

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1064 on: May 02, 2024, 03:06:57 PM »
Can I count on United for May 14th?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1065 on: May 02, 2024, 03:08:15 PM »
Can I count on United for May 14th?
Can't count on any foreign airline until the war is over. Certainly not any North American airline.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1066 on: May 02, 2024, 03:10:21 PM »
Can't count on any foreign airline until the war is over. Certainly not any North American airline.
The European airlines sound reliable as of now.
Will AF rebook the CDG-TLV leg on elal if cancelled with there new codeshare?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1067 on: May 02, 2024, 10:58:33 PM »
Any way to know if travel agents are holding tickets on Elal for the week of 5/20 or really no economy availability on Elal?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1068 on: May 02, 2024, 11:45:39 PM »
Is elal extending voucher program?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1069 on: May 03, 2024, 04:08:05 PM »
Trying to get back to TLV from DTW next week.
Was booked on UA for May 7.

Can't find anything with only one stop on any Star Alliance airlines.
Anyone have any luck getting put on Delta / Air France from United?

Only other options is with 2 stops which would mean having to stay overnight bec I can't do 3 flights back-to-back.

The 2 stop option would be May 7 night DTW-FRA, May 8 morning FRA-SKG (Thessaloniki), then stay there overnight and fly May 9 SKG-TLV.


Any other ideas? (I can also do similar with a stop in Athens instead of Thessaloniki but I was just in Athens)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1070 on: May 03, 2024, 04:24:33 PM »
I tried booking one before I booked with ELAL/Virgin and it got changed. I booked through Chase Travel to fly out of TLV on 4/7 on an Air France ticket with the flight leaving TLV as a KLM flight operated by AF leaving at 445 AM. I got a notification from Chase that AF changed the ticket to departing on AF at 430 PM instead. Although Priceline, Chase Travel and Skyskanner all show an AF flight operated by KLM leaving at 445 AM on 4/7, AF does not show that flight and I would assume that was why my flight was changed by AF.

What a bracha, although at the time i was annoyed that it was an additional $200 to go with ELAL to London and Virgin to NY on 4/7 and the same combo for the return on 5/2. BH my daughter was able to get back to seminary yesterday and only because AF changed the ticket and I booked her on the VS/LY combo.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1071 on: May 05, 2024, 11:28:49 AM »
What a bracha, although at the time i was annoyed that it was an additional $200 to go with ELAL to London and Virgin to NY on 4/7 and the same combo for the return on 5/2. BH my daughter was able to get back to seminary yesterday and only because AF changed the ticket and I booked her on the VS/LY combo.
looking to book ly/vs combo
only see it available through OTA
anyone know how to book through airline?(preferrably on computer)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1072 on: May 05, 2024, 11:29:28 AM »
Also if flight is cancelled wil priceline rebook me?
or only airlines do that?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1073 on: May 05, 2024, 02:21:09 PM »
Also if flight is cancelled wil priceline rebook me?
or only airlines do that?
looking to book ly/vs combo
only see it available through OTA
anyone know how to book through airline?(preferrably on computer)
These combo's are usually only available thru OTA's, I don't see why a VS flight to London or a LY flight to TLV should get cancelled but if it gets cancelled the OTA will rebook you same as the airline directly (it just might take a bit longer as the OTA will reach out to the airline to change)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1074 on: May 05, 2024, 02:47:50 PM »
These combo's are usually only available thru OTA's, I don't see why a VS flight to London or a LY flight to TLV should get cancelled but if it gets cancelled the OTA will rebook you same as the airline directly (it just might take a bit longer as the OTA will reach out to the airline to change)
was asking if i book vs lhr-tlv which is signifatlny less
also you are saying from experience that OTA will rebook?
i barely use OTA

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1075 on: May 05, 2024, 09:34:41 PM »
Have a Delta flight booked in July using AF miles and trying to figure out what will happen if/ when delta will cancel the flight.

At the moment the flight is very inconvenient as it was pushed back with 12 hrs and there is no one to talk to, as delta claims it's not their ticket and AF claiming that they could only rebook me in same class.

Anyone had a similar situation that the delta flight was cancelled and AF rebooked them on direct elal flight?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1076 on: May 06, 2024, 02:15:33 AM »
Also if flight is cancelled wil priceline rebook me?
or only airlines do that?
Priceline rebooked my end of May TLV-LHR leg of a VS flight, switching it to LY.  However it took 3 or 4 different calls to their support line and almost 2 weeks to get it rebooked.  If I had booked directly with VS it would have been easier and less stressful...but Priceline was about half the price that VS was showing when I originally booked.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1077 on: May 06, 2024, 10:22:31 AM »
Does anyone know if LOT Polish is flying in to TLV now? trying to book a flight to EY for late June, and assessing my options...
i wish i knew what i was doing...

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1078 on: May 06, 2024, 10:44:35 AM »
Does anyone know if LOT Polish is flying in to TLV now? trying to book a flight to EY for late June, and assessing my options...
Yes

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1079 on: May 06, 2024, 12:42:08 PM »
Have a Delta flight booked in July using AF miles and trying to figure out what will happen if/ when delta will cancel the flight.

At the moment the flight is very inconvenient as it was pushed back with 12 hrs and there is no one to talk to, as delta claims it's not their ticket and AF claiming that they could only rebook me in same class.

Anyone had a similar situation that the delta flight was cancelled and AF rebooked them on direct elal flight?
I tried but wasn't successful