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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2016, 01:49:53 PM »
Thanks. With Pesach coming up, I'd rather get on a flight tonight. Any way to accomplish that?
No idea. Sorry. Hatzlocha!

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2016, 05:58:34 PM »
No idea. Sorry. Hatzlocha!

In any event, I'm thankfully home now.

We decided in the end to anyway go to the airport to see what they'd do. Turns out they gave us a suite overnight in Kfar Maccabiah with taxis provided in both directions.

Is there still a chance of getting a voucher? With Pesach coming up and all that, I was fairly nervous.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2016, 06:01:12 PM »
In any event, I'm thankfully home now.

We decided in the end to anyway go to the airport to see what they'd do. Turns out they gave us a suite overnight in Kfar Maccabiah with taxis provided in both directions.

Is there still a chance of getting a voucher? With Pesach coming up and all that, I was fairly nervous.
Sure! Go for it, but you may not get a reply for a few weeks.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2016, 03:24:55 PM »
Sure! Go for it, but you may not get a reply for a few weeks.

I emailed them right before Yom Tov, but haven't heard back from them. Apparently, Israeli law mandates compensation of 3,000 Shekels compensation for delays over 8 hours (this ended up being 9 hours). Can I assume that they'll let me take a free ticket instead.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2016, 04:07:57 PM »
I emailed them right before Yom Tov, but haven't heard back from them. Apparently, Israeli law mandates compensation of 3,000 Shekels compensation for delays over 8 hours (this ended up being 9 hours). Can I assume that they'll let me take a free ticket instead.
I have no idea, but you'll get an email just when you start to forget about it. ;)

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2016, 10:46:42 AM »
I have no idea, but you'll get an email just when you start to forget about it. ;)

Well, they did promise to respond within 21 days.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2016, 12:51:22 PM »
So I have two questions.

1) Looking to fly from CDG to TLV June 2nd and I called and they have some sale - they said it is 285 ELAL points - but I cannot see that on their web site - does anyone see it or know if this is true?

2) They seem to be far cheaper mile wise then the other airline - AF. AF/FlyingBlue wants 30K miles while ELAL wants 285*50 = 14250

Is the 4+ hour flight really horrible on ELAL?

TIA

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2016, 01:00:58 PM »
OK I found their spring sale deal. http://www.elal.com/en/FrequentFlyer/Pages/hp/Spring-Economy-Bonus-Tickets-Table-080316.aspx

Seems that the miles I was quoted includes a 120 charge - otherwise it is 770/2 (one way) = 385, which is not the 265 I was quoted, but still less than 20K.

My question stands - is ELAL really bad as I hear for 4+ hours (worse than AF) or 4+ hours is not the worst thing in the world??

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2016, 02:03:36 PM »
OK I found their spring sale deal. http://www.elal.com/en/FrequentFlyer/Pages/hp/Spring-Economy-Bonus-Tickets-Table-080316.aspx

Seems that the miles I was quoted includes a 120 charge - otherwise it is 770/2 (one way) = 385, which is not the 265 I was quoted, but still less than 20K.

My question stands - is ELAL really bad as I hear for 4+ hours (worse than AF) or 4+ hours is not the worst thing in the world??

I guess with some Ambien no airline can be too bad ;) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2016, 11:23:24 AM »
Any sense of what is the $ value of a matmid point?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2016, 11:27:29 AM »
Any sense of what is the $ value of a matmid point?

Tough question, I'd say 50-70
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2016, 11:28:38 AM »
Any sense of what is the $ value of a matmid point?
1*50*1.2=$0.60
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2016, 09:26:27 AM »
I have no idea, but you'll get an email just when you start to forget about it. ;)

They just emailed me back offering us each a free roundtrip or 3800 Shekel compensation.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2016, 09:51:55 AM »
Just flew back from MXP-TLV and on the flight they announced it was a codeshare with AA. Even though their partnership is officially over, and I booked the RT on LY and the ticket was issued on LY, any chance to claim the miles on AA? If so, is it only possible for the return and not for the outbound (in which the pilot did not announce it as a codeshare with AA)

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2016, 10:22:40 AM »
Just flew back from MXP-TLV and on the flight they announced it was a codeshare with AA. Even though their partnership is officially over, and I booked the RT on LY and the ticket was issued on LY, any chance to claim the miles on AA? If so, is it only possible for the return and not for the outbound (in which the pilot did not announce it as a codeshare with AA)
They still have an interline agreement. That does not mean you can earn miles.
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