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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1095 on: August 31, 2020, 01:53:38 PM »
Elal had a flight from JFK today (842).

Cargo

For passenger flights. They fly plenty of cargo.

777 fleet has been converted to cargo.

Yes but are they flying?

Elal suspended cargo operations ~2 months ago.

That's what I had in mind. Went through the flight history of all the tail numbers. Except maintenance here and there, not much move

LY842 is operated by Polar Air Cargo, it's not an Elal aircraft or crew. Elal doesnt have anymore 747 even in a cargo config

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1096 on: August 31, 2020, 02:00:56 PM »
Elal suspended cargo operations ~2 months ago.
Fake news

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1097 on: August 31, 2020, 02:02:34 PM »
Are you sure?
I had in mind that besides de 747 Cargo mentioned above, (and I have a feeling it's leased) the rest of the fleet had been grounded and all pilots put on unpaid leave
They're operating 2x weekly to ny. And numerous weekly flights to LGG. Not necessarily their planes, but they are definitely flying.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1098 on: August 31, 2020, 02:20:47 PM »
https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-tami-mozes-borovitz-seeks-to-keep-control-of-el-al-1001341061

Why do I have this bitter feeling that she will keep control of LY

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1099 on: September 01, 2020, 02:46:30 PM »
Surprisingly, found 7 Economy one-way LY EWR-TLV on Qantas site for Shavuos 2021 for the 37,800K miles and $9.60 tax ea. rate. Thought these seats were going to be needle in a haystack for quite some time to come. But thankfully, apparently not.
No choice but brief layover in Paris on return. Pretty good AF deal for 25K each, but about 120 in taxes. (Cheaper than a LHR layover).

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1100 on: September 02, 2020, 04:38:47 AM »

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1101 on: September 03, 2020, 06:00:56 AM »
LY plans weekly cargo flight to UAE

(Bloomberg) --El Al Israel Airlines to operate the first commercial cargo flight by an Israeli airline from Ben Gurion International Airport to Dubai, according to emailed from company.

The first flight, using a Boeing 747 jet, will fly to Belgium and from there to Dubai, carrying agricultural and high tech products.

It will later become a weekly flight, leaving Israel every Wednesday and returning to Israel on Fridays.
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1102 on: September 03, 2020, 09:57:16 AM »
LY plans weekly cargo flight to UAE

(Bloomberg) --El Al Israel Airlines to operate the first commercial cargo flight by an Israeli airline from Ben Gurion International Airport to Dubai, according to emailed from company.

The first flight, using a Boeing 747 jet, will fly to Belgium and from there to Dubai, carrying agricultural and high tech products.

It will later become a weekly flight, leaving Israel every Wednesday and returning to Israel on Fridays.
Why is a long detour via LGG?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1103 on: September 03, 2020, 10:05:35 AM »
Why is a long detour via LGG?
Im guessing the tlv-lgg leg was already booked, and they are repositioning the plane in UAE instead of stopping by tlv

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1104 on: September 03, 2020, 02:46:25 PM »
Now extended cancellation of all flights past yom tov; expertflyer showing 0 across the board for mid October for YYZ, EWR and most JFK flights

Dear EL AL Passenger,
Due to the COVID-19 situation, your flights with EL AL that were scheduled to depart on 01-24/10 have been canceled.
Your ticket will be kept for future use at this stage.
When EL Al returns to normal operation, we will offer you an alternative for your ticket or monetary refund, per your selection.
You can follow our flight schedule on our website: http://www.elal.com
We apologize for the inconvenience anticipate returning back to our regular operation.
EL AL.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1105 on: September 03, 2020, 02:48:26 PM »
Now extended cancellation of all flights past yom tov; expertflyer showing 0 across the board for mid October for YYZ, EWR and most JFK flights

Dear EL AL Passenger,
Due to the COVID-19 situation, your flights with EL AL that were scheduled to depart on 01-24/10 have been canceled.
Your ticket will be kept for future use at this stage.
When EL Al returns to normal operation, we will offer you an alternative for your ticket or monetary refund, per your selection.
You can follow our flight schedule on our website: http://www.elal.com
We apologize for the inconvenience anticipate returning back to our regular operation.
EL AL.
Until they don't get bailed out there won't be flights

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1106 on: September 04, 2020, 01:35:13 AM »
Tami Borovitz is the James Dolan of the airline industry.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1107 on: September 04, 2020, 02:42:48 AM »
Sitting on the beach, I just saw an LY plane in the sky.. first time in a while.. looks like just pilot training.. training for what?  ;D

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1108 on: September 04, 2020, 08:29:26 AM »
Sitting on the beach, I just saw an LY plane in the sky.. first time in a while.. looks like just pilot training.. training for what?  ;D
Aircraft airworthiness, or simply to keep the pilots current. I guess like them to answer them for similar training is going to be more expensive

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #1109 on: September 04, 2020, 09:50:45 AM »
Tami Borovitz is the James Dolan of the airline industry.

That's insulting to Mr Dolan.