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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1140 on: June 04, 2024, 10:21:35 AM »
In my mind there's a very high risk that UA and DL will cancel, how to quantify, maybe 25%?
For people who absolutely can't afford to change plans, eg you have a simcha, you booked a non cancellable hotel, and many others, book with elal, or at least stopover with elal from Europe. The new virgin Atlantic codeshare should allow more opportunities for this.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1141 on: June 04, 2024, 08:33:16 PM »
In my mind there's a very high risk that UA and DL will cancel, how to quantify, maybe 25%?
For people who absolutely can't afford to change plans, eg you have a simcha, you booked a non cancellable hotel, and many others, book with elal, or at least stopover with elal from Europe. The new virgin Atlantic codeshare should allow more opportunities for this.
Personally I think it is higher than 25%

You can try to have a refundable backup plan

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1142 on: June 04, 2024, 08:53:40 PM »
In my mind there's a very high risk that UA and DL will cancel, how to quantify, maybe 25%?
For people who absolutely can't afford to change plans, eg you have a simcha, you booked a non cancellable hotel, and many others, book with elal, or at least stopover with elal from Europe. The new virgin Atlantic codeshare should allow more opportunities for this.
When you have a simcha you can't miss, you don't want to be gambling with % risk of cancellation.

A decent and cheaper alternative to LY direct is a positioning flight to Europe, then LY to TLV.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1143 on: June 04, 2024, 09:23:31 PM »

You can try to have a refundable backup plan

Also a good idea

When you have a simcha you can't miss, you don't want to be gambling with % risk of cancellation.

A decent and cheaper alternative to LY direct is a positioning flight to Europe, then LY to TLV.

Yes we are saying the same thing, you are saying it better.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1144 on: June 10, 2024, 08:48:18 AM »
Does anyone think that flights from Israel to Europe for the summer will get cheaper? As more airlines will start flying or will it stay the same/get more expensive? Does anyone know of a website that lets you check historic prices to see what fares costed around the same time last year?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1145 on: June 16, 2024, 09:01:46 AM »
Did United confirm if UA90 is in fact restarting this week?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1146 on: June 17, 2024, 02:15:14 PM »
Did United confirm if UA90 is in fact restarting this week?
"Hi Dan yes, confirming that its still planned."

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1147 on: June 17, 2024, 07:54:49 PM »
Does anyone think that flights from Israel to Europe for the summer will get cheaper? As more airlines will start flying or will it stay the same/get more expensive? Does anyone know of a website that lets you check historic prices to see what fares costed around the same time last year?

I am following the prices, It's only going up for the Bein Hazmanim weeks. Between Tisha bav to Elul.
The low cost airlines will most likely not add back anymore flights before the summer, as they work on early bookings. And from the other side the matzav in Eretz Yisroel becomes calmer day by day, besides the north, and many Frum families from the US will go for the summer.
IMO it will be high prices, EU or US to Israel.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1148 on: June 18, 2024, 01:22:18 PM »
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I booked an Emirates flight from ATH-EWR,

now I have the option of booking Aegean from TLV-ATH with a connection time of 1:25, will they 100% interline luggage in TLV on two separate tickets if they're partners?

otherwise I'll have to book Israir with a four hour stop to retrieve & recheck luggage

They should.
I had it done in the airport.

After doing online check-in with emirates they say boarding pass will be given at the airport check-in counter, will she be able to go through transit & get the boarding pass at the gate?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1149 on: June 18, 2024, 01:42:30 PM »
After doing online check-in with emirates they say boarding pass will be given at the airport check-in counter, will she be able to go through transit & get the boarding pass at the gate?
There is a transfer desk in ATH (used by all airlines) when heading to connections, I once had a connection with Aegean onto United and they issued me there a new boarding pass

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1150 on: June 19, 2024, 10:10:16 AM »
After doing online check-in with emirates they say boarding pass will be given at the airport check-in counter, will she be able to go through transit & get the boarding pass at the gate?
@efflpetzel How did it go?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1151 on: June 19, 2024, 10:37:29 AM »

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1152 on: June 20, 2024, 11:48:07 PM »
UA90 is in the air!
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1153 on: June 20, 2024, 11:52:31 PM »
UA90 is in the air!
Wow. Big milestone

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1154 on: June 25, 2024, 03:26:16 AM »
After doing online check-in with emirates they say boarding pass will be given at the airport check-in counter, will she be able to go through transit & get the boarding pass at the gate?

Not in my experience.
I had to exit ATH and reenter to collect my boarding pass at the EK counter.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1155 on: June 27, 2024, 10:15:15 PM »
Not in my experience.
I had to exit ATH and reenter to collect my boarding pass at the EK counter.

It worked for me, got the boarding pass at the transit desk

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1156 on: July 02, 2024, 06:17:53 AM »



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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #1157 on: July 11, 2024, 02:24:59 PM »
AC cancelled all flights until Oct. 15.