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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2012, 09:21:21 AM »
Just spoke with El Al and they said you need to cancel the day before your flight.  Cancel on the day of the flight and you will incur penalties.

After a few phone calls I confirmed that they will refund all tickets, including the &75 change fee. You must cancel outside of 6 hours before your flight.


tie breaker anyone?

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2012, 10:05:15 AM »
tie breaker anyone?

Well I just called and was told 8 hours before the flight.

Since we're supposed to leave late tomorrow night - I will pack tonight and then wait until tomorrow afternoon to make the decision based on what is going on. 

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2012, 10:08:11 AM »
tie breaker anyone?
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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2012, 03:02:25 PM »
Has anyone been able to postpone thier glitch tickets by changing to the direct flight and only paying the $75 fee?


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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2012, 03:35:39 PM »
Has anyone been able to postpone thier glitch tickets by changing to the direct flight and only paying the $75 fee?



Same question here

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Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #80 on: November 20, 2012, 04:54:14 PM »
I just got a message from American Airlines that they are allowing free changes due to situation in Israel for travel between November 21 - 26.
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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2012, 04:56:04 PM »
I just got a message from American Airlines that they are allowing free changes due to situation in Israel for travel between November 21 - 26.
for which flights?

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #82 on: November 20, 2012, 11:10:23 PM »
Is anyone flying out tomorrow? With spouse and children?

We're still unsure what to do. We do not plan on doing a lot of running around.nd.

Is anybody there now? Where? And how does it feel to be a tourist in the country now?

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2012, 01:52:39 AM »
Is anyone flying out tomorrow? With spouse and children?

We're still unsure what to do. We do not plan on doing a lot of running around.nd.

Is anybody there now? Where? And how does it feel to be a tourist in the country now?
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Re: Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #84 on: November 21, 2012, 08:29:55 AM »
Is anyone flying out tomorrow? With spouse and children?

We're still unsure what to do. We do not plan on doing a lot of running around.nd.

Is anybody there now? Where? And how does it feel to be a tourist in the country now?

Depending on where you go you may not feel too much of a difference. On the other hand times are bad right now, the sirens are going off, and no one knows what's going to be. Though it might be "over" in a few days it could C"V get worse. It's your decision, your wife's.   And I don't feel like it's showing support to Israel to go visit right now. There are other ways to support them at the moment. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #85 on: November 21, 2012, 08:52:11 AM »
Just cancelled my tickets for tonight. I called a few times and each time I was told that the $75 fee will not be refunded. I spoke with the Israel desk so maybe NY will give a different answer.

I figured it would be easier to dispute with Amex than waiting on hold for 20 minutes each time. Pretty bummed about cancelling and just wanted to get it done with...

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #86 on: November 21, 2012, 09:35:28 AM »
Just cancelled my tickets for tonight. I called a few times and each time I was told that the $75 fee will not be refunded. I spoke with the Israel desk so maybe NY will give a different answer.

I figured it would be easier to dispute with Amex than waiting on hold for 20 minutes each time. Pretty bummed about cancelling and just wanted to get it done with...

Sorry for you.

We, on the other hand, are waiting until the last moment. Hoping for some sort of drastic change for the better... Although it doesn't feel like that right now. 

The real issue we are having is putting our family under stress and unease while we are away.

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #87 on: November 21, 2012, 09:54:08 AM »
You should receive your $75 refund.  When I cancelled on November 16th, the CSR said "no" and when I ask to be transferred to the Supervisor, she said he gave the wrong information

Any receive their full refund yet by credit card?

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Re: Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #88 on: November 21, 2012, 01:18:58 PM »
Just cancelled my tickets for tonight. I called a few times and each time I was told that the $75 fee will not be refunded. I spoke with the Israel desk so maybe NY will give a different answer.

I figured it would be easier to dispute with Amex than waiting on hold for 20 minutes each time. Pretty bummed about cancelling and just wanted to get it done with...
Ceasefire!  That's what you get for canceling a holy visit to the holy land! O0
Sorry for you.

We, on the other hand, are waiting until the last moment. Hoping for some sort of drastic change for the better... Although it doesn't feel like that right now. 

The real issue we are having is putting our family under stress and unease while we are away.
Good you waited!
I can't see how staying in one place (which is what you wrote you is your desire) e.g. Jerusalem, wound put "stress and unease" on your family.

The place seems to be business as usual, there were only 2 rockets, with zero success, b"h!

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #89 on: November 21, 2012, 01:20:08 PM »
Anyone think Elal will change anything overnight?
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