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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #765 on: March 07, 2018, 07:42:18 AM »
LY switched flight 26 to JFK for the week of March 25. Wondering why

Maybe slot issues?

It's actually from the beginning of scheduling (of the second 787 on this route) through Apr 11 that this flight was moved to JFK and renamed as 21/22. I would assume that it's either slot issues or government approval issues.

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #766 on: March 07, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »
It's actually from the beginning of scheduling (of the second 787 on this route) through Apr 11
Was extended today, must be slot/government issues as you said

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #767 on: April 11, 2018, 08:58:23 PM »
Anyone know whatís going on with tonight ewr-tlv flight? I had someone booked on the 9pm, which got cancelled and moved to jfk as LY22, now I see that itís scheduled for 11:10 and estimated for 9PM????

Furthermore on the reservation it says 1:35am flight 1022?

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #768 on: April 11, 2018, 09:47:52 PM »
Anyone know whatís going on with tonight ewr-tlv flight? I had someone booked on the 9pm, which got cancelled and moved to jfk as LY22, now I see that itís scheduled for 11:10 and estimated for 9PM????

Furthermore on the reservation it says 1:35am flight 1022?
It was delayed to 11:10 pm a few days ago and today they changed again the schedule with a new flight number.  It's scheduled for 1:35A

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #769 on: April 22, 2018, 04:40:25 PM »
So despite wanting to go to United (partly due to the reports people here gave on the Elal 787) I'll be flying ewr-tlv on Elal 787 in Y on June 4. Any tips on how to make what by all accounts is almost torture somewhat more manageable? (Other than praying for a lot of empty seats on the plane.....

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #770 on: April 22, 2018, 04:47:54 PM »
So despite wanting to go to United (partly due to the reports people here gave on the Elal 787) I'll be flying ewr-tlv on Elal 787 in Y on June 4. Any tips on how to make what by all accounts is almost torture somewhat more manageable? (Other than praying for a lot of empty seats on the plane.....
Yes, don't feel entitled and remove your preconceived notions.

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #771 on: April 22, 2018, 06:26:54 PM »
Yes, don't feel entitled and remove your preconceived notions.
+1

This past winter during the week of Yarchei Kallah, my wife overheard the following chat between 2 American women in Hadar Geula in Yerushalayim.
(Y passengers)
Woman A: So how is your trip coming along? With which airline did you come here?
Woman B: United. Past summer we flew El Al and it was so bad, we decided to try United this time.
Woman A: That's interesting. Last time, we flew United and it was so bad, we decided to try El Al this time.

I think that pretty much sums it up. Don't expect to sit 12 hours in a stiff chair (on any airline) and arrive at your destination all refreshed and rested. It's part of flying economy.

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #772 on: April 23, 2018, 08:43:30 AM »
+1

This past winter during the week of Yarchei Kallah, my wife overheard the following chat between 2 American women in Hadar Geula in Yerushalayim.
(Y passengers)
Woman A: So how is your trip coming along? With which airline did you come here?
Woman B: United. Past summer we flew El Al and it was so bad, we decided to try United this time.
Woman A: That's interesting. Last time, we flew United and it was so bad, we decided to try El Al this time.

I think that pretty much sums it up. Don't expect to sit 12 hours in a stiff chair (on any airline) and arrive at your destination all refreshed and rested. It's part of flying economy.
Yes, don't feel entitled and remove your preconceived notions.

Condescencion aside, (and thank you for that), any actually helpful tips?
I've had the "pleasure" of flying economy to EY on both United and Elal, I'm quite aware that neither is exactly comfortable. Never having gone on the 787 yet though, I still found it helpful to look in these forums and get informed by the consensus of others experience that United is a little less bad. All I was asking is if theres anything else that could help with that, specific seats, etc.

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #773 on: May 02, 2018, 04:37:23 PM »
Any premium economy TRs?
Worth trying out for the daytime TLV-EWR flight?
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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #774 on: May 02, 2018, 04:42:24 PM »
Any premium economy TRs?
Worth trying out for the daytime TLV-EWR flight?
Plenty. Best seats are row 17. Meal service is a significant upgrade from economy (even the skml). Anything else?

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #775 on: May 02, 2018, 04:56:38 PM »
Plenty. Best seats are row 17. Meal service is a significant upgrade from economy (even the skml). Anything else?
Link to TRs?
Am I crazy to try it out over flying UA J both ways?
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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #776 on: May 02, 2018, 05:02:29 PM »
Link to TRs?
Am I crazy to try it out over flying UA J both ways?
Why would you fly premium economy for 12 hours if you could fly J?

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #777 on: May 02, 2018, 05:08:34 PM »
Why would you fly premium economy for 12 hours if you could fly J?
Lol, tired of hearing people kvetch that I've never flown LY.
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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #778 on: May 02, 2018, 05:19:41 PM »
Lol, tired of hearing people kvetch that I've never flown LY.
I wouldn't do that :)
Though I'm pretty sure that if you end up flying LY they will upgrade you to J, especially on the day flight as it doesn't have that many business travelers.

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Re: El Al 787 Dreamliner Master Thread
« Reply #779 on: May 02, 2018, 05:21:09 PM »
I wouldn't do that :)
Though I'm pretty sure that if you end up flying LY they will upgrade you to J, especially on the day flight as it doesn't have that many business travelers.
Lol, they have no clue who I am.
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