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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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Re: Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #90 on: November 21, 2012, 01:41:23 PM »
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!

Do you think it will 'stick'?

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #91 on: November 21, 2012, 01:43:32 PM »
whats the quickest way to get in touch with el al right now?

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #92 on: November 21, 2012, 05:21:39 PM »
Ive been here since sun night and thank gd its been mostly normal. I reccomend all to come!

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #93 on: November 22, 2012, 11:42:48 AM »
Now they're telling me I could cancel with a $250 fee and I won't get the $75 change fee for the cheap tickets deal.
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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #94 on: November 22, 2012, 03:54:04 PM »
Now they're telling me I could cancel with a $250 fee and I won't get the $75 change fee for the cheap tickets deal.
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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #95 on: November 24, 2012, 09:02:37 AM »
My full refund including the $75 fee is still in process from a week ago.

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #96 on: November 26, 2012, 01:12:29 AM »
Now they're telling me I could cancel with a $250 fee and I won't get the $75 change fee for the cheap tickets deal.

What did you end up doing? they are telling me the same, this makes no sense, i paid only $390

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #97 on: November 26, 2012, 02:20:58 AM »
What did you end up doing? they are telling me the same, this makes no sense, i paid only $390
are you for real?

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Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2012, 09:07:15 AM »
are you for real?
cancellation fee of almost 65%

and what happened to them cancelling these for free, when did that end?

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Re: Re: Elal issuing full refunds for flights departing up until 11/29
« Reply #99 on: November 26, 2012, 09:12:53 AM »
cancellation fee of almost 65%

and what happened to them cancelling these for free, when did that end?
No offense but this is standard and once you changed to direct they stopped letting you cancel
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