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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #720 on: January 16, 2024, 09:54:23 AM »
Rebooked on Austrian and now that's cancelled too
Went from 2x daily to 1x daily it seems.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #721 on: January 16, 2024, 09:54:45 AM »
Virgin extending status


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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #722 on: January 16, 2024, 10:26:06 AM »
Virgin extending status

Turns out Virgin has been most generous/considerate in this situation.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #723 on: January 16, 2024, 10:31:43 AM »
when will Ryanair start again to fly to Israel?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #724 on: January 16, 2024, 11:10:49 AM »
Turns out Virgin has been most generous/considerate in this situation.
They always have been
I remember in the past sending a family member who had a mild vision issue with them
Marked them with the visual limitation flag and they were asked by check-in the gate on board if they needed any accomodations
Only airline that I have ever seen follow up on the vision flag

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #725 on: January 16, 2024, 03:43:07 PM »
Our LH flights from TLV to EWR via FRA were canceled yesterday as they only reinstated 1 daily flight.

We can switch to fly via ZRH but for a 1:05 stopover, or go via VIE with 1:40 stopover.

What is better?
Is it a risk to have such a short stopover in ZRH? I don't recall it to be a large airport.
Better to rebook to LX but shorter, or OS with a longer stopover?

If we miss the connection in ZRH, it seems we would need to stay overnight.

Options
weds TLV 1 pm, stopover ZRH 1:05 > EWR 8:25 pm
tues or thurs TLV 6am > VIE 1:40 stop > EWR 2:15 pm

TIA!!
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #726 on: January 16, 2024, 04:21:27 PM »
Our LH flights from TLV to EWR via FRA were canceled yesterday as they only reinstated 1 daily flight.

We can switch to fly via ZRH but for a 1:05 stopover, or go via VIE with 1:40 stopover.

What is better?
Is it a risk to have such a short stopover in ZRH? I don't recall it to be a large airport.
Better to rebook to LX but shorter, or OS with a longer stopover?

If we miss the connection in ZRH, it seems we would need to stay overnight.

Options
weds TLV 1 pm, stopover ZRH 1:05 > EWR 8:25 pm
tues or thurs TLV 6am > VIE 1:40 stop > EWR 2:15 pm

TIA!!

I have been following these flights on frightradar24. It seems that almost all flight are landing late. Something to keep in mind with a tight connection.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #727 on: January 16, 2024, 04:31:34 PM »
I also had weird flight things happening. I booked IAD-FRA-TLV on Sunday through Capital One. I was looking at my flights today on Lufthansa/United and it wasn't showing the FRA-TLV leg. I called Capital One and they told me FRA-TLV was cancelled by Lufthansa, I told them it is still available for purchase and they just reinstated it. They said it was cancelled some time since Sunday but than reinstated.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #728 on: January 17, 2024, 08:56:28 AM »

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #729 on: January 17, 2024, 09:56:15 AM »
I have been following these flights on frightradar24. It seems that almost all flight are landing late. Something to keep in mind with a tight connection.

These flights - TLV - ZRH? By how much? So it is likely we will miss the connection and have to fly the next morning? If that happens, would they pay for a hotel overnight?
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #730 on: January 17, 2024, 11:11:27 AM »
These flights - TLV - ZRH? By how much? So it is likely we will miss the connection and have to fly the next morning? If that happens, would they pay for a hotel overnight?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #732 on: January 17, 2024, 02:23:47 PM »
Ryanair just cancelled most flights until the end of Mar.
so that means that the remaining flights will operate?

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #733 on: January 17, 2024, 03:44:40 PM »


Wow! So if the flight gets in 30 minutes late and we have 35 minutes to takeoff of the flight ZRH - EWR, is it possible to make it? Maybe the flights to EWR are also delayed?

Would they pay for our hotel overnight? (it seems there are no options to fly out to EWR until the am.)
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #734 on: January 17, 2024, 06:49:33 PM »
Ryanair just cancelled most flights until the end of Mar.
so that means that the remaining flights will operate?
No. Unless they make an official return statement.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #736 on: January 18, 2024, 02:03:43 PM »
Wow! So if the flight gets in 30 minutes late and we have 35 minutes to takeoff of the flight ZRH - EWR, is it possible to make it? Maybe the flights to EWR are also delayed?

Would they pay for our hotel overnight? (it seems there are no options to fly out to EWR until the am.)

https://www.swiss.com/de/en/customer-support/contact-us/application-for-compensation-in-the-event-of-flight-irregularities

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #737 on: January 18, 2024, 04:28:42 PM »
Swiss has the last flight of the day going to EWR waiting for many late arriving passengers. That flight always leaves later. Unless your flight is extremely delayed you'll be fine. The airport is deserted at that time of the day in that part of the terminal so there is not an issue usually.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #738 on: January 19, 2024, 12:56:56 AM »
Our LH flights from TLV to EWR via FRA were canceled yesterday as they only reinstated 1 daily flight.

We can switch to fly via ZRH but for a 1:05 stopover, or go via VIE with 1:40 stopover.

What is better?
Is it a risk to have such a short stopover in ZRH? I don't recall it to be a large airport.
Better to rebook to LX but shorter, or OS with a longer stopover?

If we miss the connection in ZRH, it seems we would need to stay overnight.

Options
weds TLV 1 pm, stopover ZRH 1:05 > EWR 8:25 pm
tues or thurs TLV 6am > VIE 1:40 stop > EWR 2:15 pm

TIA!!
Had the same thing on a booking made on UA. They switched my client to UA85 which will almost definitely get cancelled.  My backup plan is this Swiss option.
Either way, itís good to see they adjusted the schedule to enable a short connection to the US.

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