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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3580 on: November 22, 2023, 07:08:47 PM »
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Which are not commissionable since the introduction of the "protect" program

Hence everyone is confused now...

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3581 on: November 23, 2023, 12:53:53 AM »
Which are not commissionable since the introduction of the "protect" program

Hence everyone is confused now...
Don't tell my agent  :-\
If that's the case it feels like misrepresentation because she was told by LY it was commissionable, that's the only reason why she accepted to use them

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3582 on: November 23, 2023, 01:50:41 PM »
Bought an extra leg room seat and now Iím bidding for an upgrade. Is it gets approved do I get back the $99 for the seat?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3583 on: November 23, 2023, 02:05:23 PM »
Now, onto my question I have  :)
Im looking to book Elal tickets for my family for Feb. for a family Simcha (and yes tickets are $850-$900 BH). I want to book through Chase UR with CSR points- what are the downsides to booking with them and not direct with Elal?

Thank you!
If you need any change whatsoever you will be glad to have booked with a real travel agent, vs OTA or elal.com

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3584 on: November 23, 2023, 11:48:11 PM »
is there a secret sauce to getting an el al upgrade bid?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3585 on: November 26, 2023, 11:09:21 AM »
Did LY remove the option to book online using vouchers? Not seeing it on the payment page.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3586 on: November 26, 2023, 07:21:15 PM »
Did LY remove the option to book online using vouchers? Not seeing it on the payment page.

Is this in preparation for cyber Monday sale?

« Last Edit: November 26, 2023, 07:26:10 PM by points 99 »

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3587 on: November 27, 2023, 02:36:00 AM »
Is this in preparation for cyber Monday sale?


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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3588 on: November 27, 2023, 03:43:36 PM »
Did LY remove the option to book online using vouchers? Not seeing it on the payment page.

Working again, but the flight I was trying to book is up by $200 >:(
(They pushed the cheapest fares for EWR-TLV from 2/1 to 2/21)
Iím assuming thereís nothing to do, but Iím really upset they blocked the voucher option exactly on the day I needed to book.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3589 on: November 27, 2023, 03:51:51 PM »

Working again, but the flight I was trying to book is up by $200 >:(
(They pushed the cheapest fares for EWR-TLV from 2/1 to 2/21)
Iím assuming thereís nothing to do, but Iím really upset they blocked the voucher option exactly on the day I needed to book.
any agent can still do in GDS..
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3590 on: November 28, 2023, 04:41:39 PM »
Which are not commissionable since the introduction of the "protect" program

Hence everyone is confused now...
"The voucher from the Voucher program and only them are commissionable.
Voucher from refunds are not commissionable.

A memo will be sent out to inform US agents about this."
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3592 on: November 30, 2023, 07:23:52 AM »
(Bloomberg) - El Al Presses Ahead With Flight-Plan Overhaul Amid Hamas War

By Anthony Palazzo

- Israelís El Al airline said itís made major operational changes to maintain services following the attacks on Israel by Hamas in October and the conflict in Gaza thatís followed.  

The flagship carrier has overhauled its route network, adding some destinations and removing others, while bolstering cargo flights as other operators pulled back, it said in a statement. El Al has introduced a voucher program allowing passengers to book future flights, with 10% of the proceeds going toward assisting war victims in Israel.

The changes are part of a broader effort to stabilize El Alís business after the war discouraged tourism to the region and forced the airline to reroute aircraft from overflying hostile areas. Most foreign airlines have stopped flying to Tel Avivís Ben Gurion airport and arenít expected to return before year-end. 

Altogether, traffic at Ben Gurion is down about 80% from levels expected prior to the war, El Al said. The airline added about 150 flights, including to New York, Bangkok and Madrid, in the first few weeks after the beginning of the war to help people leave the country or bring home security and rescue personnel, as well as equipment and medical teams. 

The cargo effort is also helping to maintain outside connections, bringing in essential equipment. El Al said itís converted one passenger aircraft for cargo use.
 
As it adds services, El Al has also suspended flights to destinations including Istanbul, Marrakesh in Morocco, and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. The carrier brought forward seasonal route closures to locations including Tokyo, Dublin and Nice in France, while postponing new services to Mumbai and Delhi.

Altogether, the airline said it expects 5-10% decrease in capacity during the current fourth quarter, measured in available seat kilometers, or seats offered multiplied by distance flown. 

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3593 on: November 30, 2023, 10:28:09 AM »
Anyone heard anything about an incident that happened on today's flight from CDG to TLV. Apparently a fight broke out? Can't find any reports on this...

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3594 on: November 30, 2023, 10:42:00 AM »
Anyone heard anything about an incident that happened on today's flight from CDG to TLV. Apparently a fight broke out? Can't find any reports on this...
https://www.israelhayom.co.il/travel/tourism-news/article/14889848?amp=1
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3595 on: December 03, 2023, 01:41:33 PM »
I just cancelled a fully refundable ticket over the phone, and the rep said a refund takes 60 days. He wouldn't give me any more information. Sounds nuts, can anyone confirm timeline for refunds?

EDIT Looks like per DOT they have to refund within 7 days: https://arc.net/l/quote/ahxpwyvd
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3596 on: December 03, 2023, 06:47:22 PM »

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3597 on: December 03, 2023, 10:25:57 PM »
I just cancelled a fully refundable ticket over the phone, and the rep said a refund takes 60 days. He wouldn't give me any more information. Sounds nuts, can anyone confirm timeline for refunds?

EDIT Looks like per DOT they have to refund within 7 days: https://arc.net/l/quote/ahxpwyvd
I canceled a ticket booked on ElAl within 24 hours of booking (did it by phone).  It took one month to get a refund from ElAl.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3598 on: December 04, 2023, 05:14:20 AM »
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #3599 on: December 04, 2023, 05:15:19 AM »
Lol