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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Gurion_Airport#Airlinesanddestinations

Austria
Vienna Austrian Airlines, El Al, WizzAir (begins June 2018) Bluebird Airways

Belgium
Brussels Brussels Airlines, El Al, Ryan Air

BULGARIA
Sofia Bulgaria Air, El Al, WizzAir
Varna WizzAir

Canada
Montreal Air Canada (from May to Jan.), Air Transat (summer only)
Toronto Air Canada, Air Transat (begins June 2018), El Al
Many travelers from Canada connect via Europe popular airlines for connecting with good fares and convenient times include Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, and Swiss.

China
Beijing El Al, Hainan Airlines
Guangzhou Hainan Airlines (begins in 2018)
Hong Kong Cathay Pacific, El Al
Shanghai Hainan Airlines
Shenzhen Hainan Airlines (begins in 2018)

Cyprus
Larnaca Arkia, Cobalt, Cyprus Air, El Al UP, TUS Air
Paphos Ryanair

Czech Republic
Prague El Al/UP, Smartwings,

Denmark
Copenhagen Norweigan Air Shuttle

France
Paris Air France, Arkia, ASL (begins summer 2018), easyJet, El Al, Transavia, XL Airways France
Lyon Transavia, easyJet (from spring 2018)
Bordeaux easyJet (from spring 2018)
Marseille El Al
Nice Air France (seasonal), Israir, easyJet (from spring 2018)

Germany
Baden-Baden Ryanair
Berlin easyJet (Schonefeld and Tegel), Germania (Tegel), El Al/UP (Schonefeld), Israir (Schonefeld)
Dusseldorf Germania,
Frankfurt El Al, Lufthansa
Hamburg Germania
Munich Arkia, El Al, Lufthansa
Nuremberg Germania
Stuttgart Arkia (seasonal), Israir (seasonal)

Greece
Athens Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, El Al
Seasonal and charter flights are available from many of the Greek Islands

Hungary
Budapest El Al/UP, Wizz Air
Debrecen WizzAir

Iceland
Rejkjavik WOW Air

India
Mumbai El Al
New Delhi Air India

Italy
Rome Alitalia, El Al, Vueling, Ryanair
Milan easyJet, El Al, Ryanair
Florence Vueling (summer only)
Naples easyJet
Venice El Al, easyJet
Verona El Al

Latvia
Riga Air Baltic, WizzAir

Lithuania
Vilnius  WizzAir

Netherlands
Amsterdam easyJet, El Al, KLM, Transavia
Eindhoven Transavia

Poland
Gdansk LOT, Ryanair
Katowice Wizz Air
Krakow Ryanair, Sun DOr (El Al)
Lublin -LOT
Poznan LOT, Ryanair
Rzeszow LOT
Warsaw El Al, LOT, Wizz Air
Wroclaw LOT, Ryanair

ROMANIA
Bucharest BlueAir, El Al, Tarom, Wizz Air
Cluj BlueAir, WizzAir
Craiova WizzAir
Iasi Tarom, WizzAir
Timisoara WizzAir

Slovakia
Bratislava Smartwings (seasonally)

South Africa
Johannesburg El Al
Many travelers from South Africa fly via Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines

Spain
Barcelona Air Europa (seasonally) El Al, Norweigan Air Shuttle, Vueling
Madrid Air Europa, El Al, Iberia, Smartwings (seasonally)
Tenerife-South Smartwings (seasonally)

Sweden
Stockholm Norwegian Air Shuttle

Switzerland
Geneva easyJet, El Al
Basel easyJet
Zurich El Al, Swiss

Thailand
Bangkok Arkia (begins July 2018), El Al

Turkey
Istanbul Atlas Global, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines

United Kingdom

London British Airways (Heathrow), easyJet (Luton and Gatwick), El Al (Luton and Heathrow), WizzAir (Luton)
Manchester easyJet, Sun DOR (seasonal)

USA
Boston El Al
Los Angeles El Al
Miami El Al
New York City Delta (JFK), El Al (JFK and Newark), United (Newark)
San Francisco United Airlines, El Al (begins May 2019)
Las Vegas - El Al
Washington DC (Dulles IAD) - United

HT: ItsYehuda
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https://www.touristisrael.com/full-list-flights-tel-aviv-israel/12331/

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2250 on: September 13, 2020, 12:07:58 PM »
I doubt whether there's even the slightest chance of getting anything back to AMEX. The best you can hope for is Alitalia giving you back MilleMiglia points, just make sure to use those before they expire.
File a DOT complaint

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2251 on: September 13, 2020, 01:10:34 PM »
File a DOT complaint

How would a DOT complaint have anything to do with AMEX? If one were to transfer AMEX points to any program, and then that program doesn't have desired flights, or by the time the transfer came through availability of the desired flight went away, would the DOT have any say over this?
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2253 on: September 15, 2020, 11:46:23 AM »

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2254 on: September 15, 2020, 11:47:27 AM »
https://passportnews.co.il/הערכה-בחודשים-הקרובים-גם-קטאר-איירווי/

Seems like Qatar is next
Seems like a stretch considering they can't even make peace with the KSA, no?
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2255 on: September 15, 2020, 11:47:35 AM »
So this this morning.
Isn't it Qatar who finances Gaza etc?
Yes.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2256 on: September 15, 2020, 11:57:30 AM »
https://passportnews.co.il/הערכה-בחודשים-הקרובים-גם-קטאר-איירווי/

Seems like Qatar is next
I'm very, very skeptical about that one. Qatar is in the Iran-Syria-Lebanon-Gaza axis or at least a strong sympathizer.

In the cold war for Muslim domination between Iran and KSA they have picked the side of Iran and are very unlikely to normalize relations with Israel anytime soon. Without normalizing relationships and with Israelis not even allowed into the country, it makes zero sense to operate flights.

If Qatar does normalize relations with Israel, it would be part of big shake-up in the Arab world and part of Qatar's return to the KSA group.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2257 on: September 15, 2020, 12:07:35 PM »
I'm very, very skeptical about that one. Qatar is in the Iran-Syria-Lebanon-Gaza axis or at least a strong sympathizer.

In the cold war for Muslim domination between Iran and KSA they have picked the side of Iran and are very unlikely to normalize relations with Israel anytime soon. Without normalizing relationships and with Israelis not even allowed into the country, it makes zero sense to operate flights.

If Qatar does normalize relations with Israel, it would be part of big shake-up in the Arab world and part of Qatar's return to the KSA group.
Exactly.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2258 on: September 15, 2020, 12:10:25 PM »
Exactly.
Unless Qatar wants to shake up things in a big way. This would be the way to do it. But, very unlikely.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2259 on: September 15, 2020, 12:13:18 PM »
Unless Qatar wants to shake up things in a big way. This would be the way to do it. But, very unlikely.
Flights to Israel but not UAE or KSA?
C'mon.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2260 on: September 15, 2020, 02:51:06 PM »
Flights to Israel but not UAE or KSA?
C'mon.
Oops. I didn't read the linked article.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2261 on: September 16, 2020, 12:45:42 AM »
Flights to Israel but not UAE or KSA?
C'mon.
I believe it's the UAE that blockaded Qatar, the Qataris would be happy to have flights to the UAE. While it's true Qatar is closer to the shiite world of Iran, Turkey, Hamas, & Hezbollah, they have the best relationship with Israel with significant unpublished official visits, much like the UAE has been before the ultimate normalization.

Qatar finances Gaza at the behest of Israel since the US stopped their financing against Israeli request. Israel is mostly happy with the current status quo in Gaza, and every time the Qatari money runs out Hamas increases it's violence until Israel succeeds in persuading the Qataris to send more funds.

Qatar is forward thinking country that hosts 10k USA troops including the command for many middle east operations. It is in no way in Iran's pocket and normalization with Israel is definitely conceivable.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2262 on: September 16, 2020, 01:20:52 AM »
I believe it's the UAE that blockaded Qatar, the Qataris would be happy to have flights to the UAE. While it's true Qatar is closer to the shiite world of Iran, Turkey, Hamas, & Hezbollah, they have the best relationship with Israel with significant unpublished official visits, much like the UAE has been before the ultimate normalization.

Qatar finances Gaza at the behest of Israel since the US stopped their financing against Israeli request. Israel is mostly happy with the current status quo in Gaza, and every time the Qatari money runs out Hamas increases it's violence until Israel succeeds in persuading the Qataris to send more funds.

Qatar is forward thinking country that hosts 10k USA troops including the command for many middle east operations. It is in no way in Iran's pocket and normalization with Israel is definitely conceivable.

This is the truth! Qatar is probably the country with the most diplomats who visit Israel....(to visit Gaza but still). There is no question they are more on the level of UAE relationship with Israel. People there are much more modern on par with the UAE then Iran/Syria.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2263 on: September 16, 2020, 05:24:05 AM »
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2264 on: September 16, 2020, 07:17:23 AM »
https://t.me/AbuSaleh_israel_reports/9159
I'm confused. She says there needs to be a solution for the Palestinians, and that there will be progress in the coming weeks?