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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #100 on: August 11, 2016, 12:24:31 PM »
Im lost trying to understand the whole food discussion on LY. For those of us that keep Kosher, "Special Kosher" meals ex-NYC is standard Regal!
The difference being that ELAL also allows you to specify "Special Kosher Fish" or "Special Kosher Vegetarian" IIANM. Whereas other airlines will just have one KSML.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #101 on: August 11, 2016, 12:26:50 PM »
The difference being that ELAL also allows you to specify "Special Kosher Fish" or "Special Kosher Vegetarian" IIANM. Whereas other airlines will just have one KSML.
But its still Regal, so whats the difference if its inedible fish, or inedible meat?

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #102 on: August 11, 2016, 12:29:14 PM »
This came with the strictly kosher meal
But elal has the best timing, I left 1am and landed in lax at  6am so easier to sleep.
I did a few times LH F, their flights leave early morning that means only few hours sleep at night you come to the airport in middle if your sleep, you get on to a small plane those seats are narrower then any economy that flies direct to NY, you fly 4 hours in a terrible economy.
EX-TLV you have DL and UA with a night flight arriving NYC in early AM with lie-flat beds. DL TLV-NYC was the best sleep experience I've ever had (followed by AA TLV-PHL עליו השלום).


And when traveling NYC-TLV. I had a flight once 6pm (on the old 747 seat with bed) but didn't sleep a thing I wasn't tired that time of day.
Then on the next flight I was exhausted because it was already midnight for me and slept on those small economy seats head falling from side to side.
NYC-TLV only LY and UA have an early afternoon flight that works decently (under the circumstances of travel time and time differences) on this route. DL had a flight for a while, but they are axing it. Otherwise I would probably try LX (or occasionally TK) for a wide body connection in Europe to TLV.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #103 on: August 11, 2016, 12:30:06 PM »
But its still Regal, so whats the difference if its inedible fish, or inedible meat?
LOL. I never said regal is edible. Just pointed out that there is a technical difference.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #104 on: August 11, 2016, 05:29:00 PM »
LOL. I never said regal is edible. Just pointed out that there is a technical difference.
Lol. Okay.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #105 on: August 11, 2016, 05:30:41 PM »
I never had an issue with Regal meals. Maybe I'm just not a picky eater, but they're very decent.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #106 on: August 11, 2016, 06:04:29 PM »
I never had an issue with Regal meals. Maybe I'm just not a picky eater, but they're very decent.
You must be a very not picky eater
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #107 on: August 11, 2016, 06:12:14 PM »
You must be a very not picky eater
Definitely okay with that. I still appreciate good food.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #108 on: August 11, 2016, 09:47:15 PM »
For LY in J the regal food is more fresh and as pointed out above the have bigger variety.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2016, 12:33:43 AM »
TLV-BKK-TLV may have been the best KSML I ever had.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2016, 01:37:31 AM »
TLV-BKK-TLV may have been the best KSML I ever had.
Any pics?

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2016, 02:05:29 AM »
But now I saw what's more important to me - to feel at home   הכי בבית בעולם.
Elal really is "Not just an airline, it's Israel" and the attitude I got on Elal (in Y but that's no excuse to treat your costumers like s**t) was unbelievable. Iv'e seen FA's refuse to help a 70ish year old woman with her carry on cause there "busy".
I don't know about the F cabin FA's but my impression is that a lot of the Y FA's are young Israelis that signed up to "see the world" and have a good time and that the passengers are just a means to that end and treated as such.

Israeli service in general is very low compared to European or American standards but at least in a restaurant, the waiter hopes for a tip and tries to treat you well. On Elal, no FA is expecting you to tip them and they don't lose anything by giving you bad service.

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Food was inedible, crew was very not friendly, dark skinned and more on the bigger side ודי למבין.
Incredible comment, downright disgusting!
FYI I feel like those scary "dark skinned and more on the bigger side" people you mentioned have more respect for my religious needs then the Israeli FA's on Elal that have an attitude of: "don't tell us what's Kosher, we know better then you"

I couldn't decide what appetizer I wanted, she told me "you lost your chance, I am on for the next pas."

Hmmm.. since when does UA give you a choice of strictly kosher appetizers?
 

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #112 on: August 12, 2016, 10:28:37 AM »
Incredible comment, downright disgusting!
FYI I feel like those scary "dark skinned and more on the bigger side" people you mentioned have more respect for my religious needs then the Israeli FA's on Elal that have an attitude of: "don't tell us what's Kosher, we know better then you"
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I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2016, 10:58:07 AM »
Elal really is "Not just an airline, it's Israel" and the attitude I got on Elal (in Y but that's no excuse to treat your costumers like s**t) was unbelievable. Iv'e seen FA's refuse to help a 70ish year old woman with her carry on cause there "busy".
I don't know about the F cabin FA's but my impression is that a lot of the Y FA's are young Israelis that signed up to "see the world" and have a good time and that the passengers are just a means to that end and treated as such.

Israeli service in general is very low compared to European or American standards but at least in a restaurant, the waiter hopes for a tip and tries to treat you well. On Elal, no FA is expecting you to tip them and they don't lose anything by giving you bad service.
Incredible comment, downright disgusting!
FYI I feel like those scary "dark skinned and more on the bigger side" people you mentioned have more respect for my religious needs then the Israeli FA's on Elal that have an attitude of: "don't tell us what's Kosher, we know better then you"

Hmmm.. since when does UA give you a choice of strictly kosher appetizers?
 
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2016, 12:32:11 PM »
Yes, AA miles.
I got flight distance (2,043 each way) plus class and AA elite status bonus. I also got 2 EQM's per mile as well.
The JFK - CDG on AA portion gave distance (3,635 each way) + class + elite + fly business to eur (25K) + Long haul business (1k each way).

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2016, 04:51:13 PM »
How much is internet in flight from Newark-Jfk to Tlv?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #116 on: August 17, 2016, 04:59:59 PM »
How much is internet in flight from Newark-Jfk to Tlv?
Dont think there is.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2016, 06:35:51 PM »
Dont think there is.
I'll confirm that there isn't. But the food is much better than what you'll get anywhere else.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #119 on: August 29, 2016, 12:56:10 AM »
3 Reasons I Haven’t Reviewed EL AL… Yet

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August 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm
Yeah visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and please try to go to the occupied territories and get an idea how palestinians are treated,dont expect to be the first to board the plane and i advise you get a new passport cause with all your stamps of arab and muslim countries those paramoid security staff will be asking you question for hours, they can even access your phone and laptop,go into your e mails,private files,and your seat can be moved just because passenger next to you ask for it,did u hear about women being asked to change seats just because some overzealous religious traveller wont accept gender mix.
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