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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #340 on: October 13, 2023, 04:21:58 PM »
https://twitter.com/KolHaolam/status/1712902963323085184?s=20

My relatives along with some others involved with SHM spent the last 3 days arranging this, its been a wild ride.

https://www.flightradar24.com/HFM482/326ba89a
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #341 on: October 13, 2023, 04:32:31 PM »
If anyone in Israel sees this after Shabbat please go on arkias website and book them immediately before they sell out
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Tel Aviv - Athens International Airport, Greece - October 16 (Monday) - 7:40 PM - 65 seats available.
Tel Aviv - Athens International Airport, Greece - October 17 (Tuesday) - 6:30 AM - 28 seats available.
Tel Aviv - Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus - October 15 (Sunday) - 4:00 AM - 100 seats available.
Tel Aviv - Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus - October 17 (Tuesday) - 1:00 PM - 18 seats available.
Tel Aviv - Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates - October 15 (Sunday) - 5:35 AM - 9 seats available.
Tel Aviv - Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates - October 16 (Monday) - 5:35 AM - 30 seats available
 
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #343 on: October 13, 2023, 05:12:34 PM »
My relatives along with some others involved with SHM spent the last 3 days arranging this, its been a wild ride.

https://www.flightradar24.com/HFM482/326ba89a

Landed!

Lots of traffic to Lakewood, monsey or Brooklyn so I guess they will go to teaneck.

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #344 on: October 13, 2023, 05:13:47 PM »
Landed!

Lots of traffic to Lakewood, monsey or Brooklyn so I guess they will go to teaneck.

They got psak from 3 poskim stating that they can travel to anywhere on the bus as long as they get on before shkia.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #345 on: October 13, 2023, 05:18:36 PM »
Plane just stopped at the gate, exactly 1 hour left to Shkia
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #346 on: October 13, 2023, 05:21:53 PM »
seems like fuel stop took almost 3 hrs  ::)
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/HFM482
Why did it take that long?
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #347 on: October 13, 2023, 05:49:12 PM »
They got psak from 3 poskim stating that they can travel to anywhere on the bus as long as they get on before shkia.

There are better and worse ways to go regarding tchumin especially since it can effect what they can do after they get there.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #348 on: October 13, 2023, 05:55:33 PM »
There are better and worse ways to go regarding tchumin especially since it can effect what they can do after they get there.

I don’t know anything but R’ SM Katz and R’ Forcheimer are on the case. There are some specifics that haven’t been mentioned.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #349 on: October 13, 2023, 06:02:56 PM »
They arranged a custom line for passport control. Loading onto buses just in time bh.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #350 on: October 13, 2023, 06:04:08 PM »
I don’t know anything but R’ SM Katz and R’ Forcheimer are on the case. There are some specifics that haven’t been mentioned.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #351 on: October 13, 2023, 06:45:00 PM »
DL just emailed me an extended waiver for anyone with tickets to TLV. These can be changed to any date till 9/6/24.
Fare difference is waived for travel thru 12/31/23.
This is great for people who booked low season or BE and can now (hopefully) fly at peak dates.
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #352 on: October 14, 2023, 12:11:35 PM »
Location:  Ben Gurion Airport, Israel

There are flights departing on a rolling basis from Ben Gurion International Airport today 14 October and through the night and tomorrow morning.  Please go to Ben Gurion International Airport, Terminal 3 if you wish to depart Israel.  U.S. Embassy personnel will be present to direct you and provide specific flight information.
 
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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #353 on: October 14, 2023, 01:29:04 PM »
Anyone know anyone cancelling TLV-MIA this week? Thanks

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #354 on: October 14, 2023, 01:38:15 PM »
Anyone in Israel (now after Shabbat), there is a free charter flight departing tomorrow morning sponsored by Shai Fund direct from Tel Aviv to Nashville, TN.  Priority is for residents of Otef Aza (the towns near Gaza) and families, but worth trying to register.  There is also a flight departing to Athens on Monday.  Details:

נתרמו מעל מאה מושבים בטיסות לארה״ב ויוון, עדיפות לתושבי העוטף ומשפחות

תל אביב (בן גוריון) – נשוויל, טנסי, ארה"ב
יום א', 10.15
המראה: 9:15 (תדלוק בליסבן)
שירות: מזוודה + טרולי
חברת הינן אירליינס – נתרם על ידי Shai Fund
לינק להרשמה: https://wkf.ms/3ZOiabF

תל אביב (בן גוריון) – אתונה
יום ב', 16.10
המראה: 8:55
שירות: טרולי
חברת ישראיר – נתרם על ידי Shai Fund
לינק להרשמה: https://wkf.ms/3ZOiabF

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #355 on: October 14, 2023, 02:33:19 PM »
Anyone in Israel (now after Shabbat), there is a free charter flight departing tomorrow morning sponsored by Shai Fund direct from Tel Aviv to Nashville, TN.  Priority is for residents of Otef Aza (the towns near Gaza) and families, but worth trying to register.  There is also a flight departing to Athens on Monday.  Details:

נתרמו מעל מאה מושבים בטיסות לארה״ב ויוון, עדיפות לתושבי העוטף ומשפחות

תל אביב (בן גוריון) – נשוויל, טנסי, ארה"ב
יום א', 10.15
המראה: 9:15 (תדלוק בליסבן)
שירות: מזוודה + טרולי
חברת הינן אירליינס – נתרם על ידי Shai Fund
לינק להרשמה: https://wkf.ms/3ZOiabF

תל אביב (בן גוריון) – אתונה
יום ב', 16.10
המראה: 8:55
שירות: טרולי
חברת ישראיר – נתרם על ידי Shai Fund
לינק להרשמה: https://wkf.ms/3ZOiabF

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Update: Nashville flight postponed to around 1:00am Wednesday (i.e. middle of the night between Tuesday and Wednesday)

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #356 on: October 14, 2023, 04:25:31 PM »
https://www.projectdynamo.org/evacuation-request/israel-evacuation-request/

AFAF anyone know anything about this?
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We have some more news... There are a few potential options, and I would strongly recommend pursuing all of them. Option 1: The US Government organized evacuation flights for American citizens and their immediate family members. These flights are not direct to the USA but to Athens, Greece, and you would have to book your own commercial flights back to the USA from there. There are many more flights from Athens to the USA that have been added to accommodate the expected increase in demand - https://cacms.state.gov/s/crisis-intake. Option 2: Project Dynamo is setting up evacuation flights - https://www.projectdynamo.org/ Option 3: Speak to a private travel agent and book multi-leg flights from Israel to the USA. Many people have been able to do this but have had to have up to four stopovers. If this is related to a funeral, medical emergency, or other life/death related emergency, please reach out to David Kushner, Amudim’s Director of Government Relations, by email at dkushner@amudim.org, 24 hours a day. Please make sure the subject line says "Emergency." If you no longer need evacuation, please update your submission to 0 passengers and check off that you do not need evacuation. This will help us as we try to arrange additional flights."

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #357 on: October 14, 2023, 04:27:20 PM »
Location:  Ben Gurion Airport, Israel

You have been assigned to board a flight departing Israel on Saturday, 14 October for either Athens or Frankfurt.  Please arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport, Terminal 3, no later than 9:00 AM.  U.S. Embassy personnel will be present to direct you.  

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #358 on: October 14, 2023, 07:38:40 PM »



Seems to be availability.

Elal is also adding flights however they are not selling it online only by calling in.(Don't know if travel agents do have it)

Friday afternoon they added LY003 leaving oct 17 8:20 pm, with a one way ticket going for approx $700-$800

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Re: Simchas Torah War - Flights Discussion Thread
« Reply #359 on: October 14, 2023, 07:57:08 PM »
Anyone know anyone cancelling TLV-MIA this week? Thanks
I know a TA in our office that should be able to help, you can PM me or send an email directly at i8008080(AT)gmail.com
this guy has been booking tens (maybe even hundreds..) of elal tickets the past week, Although most of them where to EU, but did some US as well and says he should have no problem snapping a TLVMIA seat