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EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« on: January 24, 2017, 03:48:20 PM »
Not sure this is really a "killer deal," but this might be useful for those of us based in TLV.  A quick, cheap flight to LCA, another quick flight to CAI and then non-stop to NY.  I know it isn't the grandest of airlines (and no alcohol!!!), but it still beats coach and the trip would probably be a little more unconventional.  Also can do long connections in CAI for a whirlwind tour.  Various dates from February onward.

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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 03:50:10 PM »
Sounds good, especially for Kohanim who are makpid not fly fly out of TLV, so they can fly out of Haifa to LCA.
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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 03:53:18 PM »
Sounds good, especially for Kohanim who are makpid not fly fly out of TLV, so they can fly out of Haifa to LCA.

I don't know if that was supposed to be tongue in cheek, but in all seriousness I hadn't even thought of that factor.   ???
Doesn't TUS operate a prop plane to LCA from Haifa?
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EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 03:59:47 PM »
No tongue in cheek intended. I am not a Kohen myself, so I rarely think about these things. I just recall reading recently about some Israeli Rosh Yeshiva who happens to be a Kohen, and flew out of Haifa because TLV was having some issues which resulted in ELAL flights going over a beis olam.
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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 04:02:49 PM »
No tongue in cheek intended. I am not a Kohen myself, so I rarely think about these things. I just recall reading recently about some Israeli Rosh Yeshiva who happens to be a Kohen, and flew out of Haifa because TLV was having some issues which resulted in ELAL flights going over a beis olam.

Yes we probably read the same article.  I think the modified flight path is temporary for a few more months.  But regardless of reason, the price is certainly reasonable and they belong to Star Alliance.

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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 02:18:39 PM »
Also seeing this out of Amman, Jordan for $1309 (not euros) r/t.
Don't forget: You can get from TLV to AMM for only 4,500 Avios each way!  Same in-air time as LCA, maybe even less.

And with Qatar Airways for $1722 on certain dates from AMM.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 02:22:59 PM by moe8555 »

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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 03:46:35 PM »
Not sure this is really a "killer deal," but this might be useful for those of us based in TLV.  A quick, cheap flight to LCA, another quick flight to CAI and then non-stop to NY.  I know it isn't the grandest of airlines (and no alcohol!!!), but it still beats coach and the trip would probably be a little more unconventional.  Also can do long connections in CAI for a whirlwind tour.  Various dates from February onward.
Egypt Air and Kill shouldn't be used to often.
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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 03:46:53 PM »
some Israeli Rosh Yeshiva who happens to be a Kohen, and flew out of Haifa because TLV was having some issues which resulted in ELAL flights going over a beis olam.
I heard also All LGA flights have this issue.
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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2017, 09:14:37 PM »
I heard also All LGA flights have this issue.

Source?

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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2017, 01:33:24 AM »
Source?
rav I heard won't fly out of that airport

I don't recall the source

If I find out I'll update


But supposedly all routes fly over a nearby Jewish cemetery
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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2017, 06:09:02 AM »
Also seeing this out of Amman, Jordan for $1309 (not euros) r/t.
Don't forget: You can get from TLV to AMM for only 4,500 Avios each way!  Same in-air time as LCA, maybe even less.

And with Qatar Airways for $1722 on certain dates from AMM.

Where are you finding those Qatar flights?

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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 06:22:52 AM »
Where are you finding those Qatar flights?
No longer seeing it, unfortunately.  The cheapest now seems to be $1800+

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Re: EgyptAir J: LCA (Cyprus) - NY 1378 euros r/t
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 08:33:22 AM »
No longer seeing it, unfortunately.  The cheapest now seems to be $1800+

I found them at $1800+.  Also noticed Qatar is NOT on AMEX Travel.  Does anyone know if Qatar is bookable calling in to AMEX?