Author Topic: El-al dropping UP, adding new seating options, and flying direct to San Fran!!!  (Read 5467 times)

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Looks like UA is ahead of the game and switching the SFO TLV route to a 77W starting May 2018.

Wow. This will be interesting to watch. Starting date is 05-23.

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This is great for consumers. Capacity will now be close to triple?? by years end

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You predicted that they would change aircraft to the new Polaris seat before El Al starts the route?
Go read the post.
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I think United will add a 787 for EWR-TLV, those flights are jam-packed even in the winter!

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Go read the post.

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Then later this year El Al plans on adding its 787-9 which has 32 business class seats, 28 premium economy seats, and 222 unpremium economy seats.

Is that the official name of LY cattle class?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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As predicted :)

You probably are their consultant  ;)

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You probably are their consultant  ;)

And that's how you received GS status.  ;) ;)

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UA switches back to the 788 Oct 28. I'm starting to wonder if the change to 77W was even targeted against El Al, or it's just to add capacity for the high season. If it's meant to scare LY, shouldn't they have the 77W on schedule for when El Al plans to launch the route in Q4, instead of switching back to the inferior product just then?
(Unless they're afraid that due to LY's adding flights they'll be flying empty 77W's and may not be worth the fight?)

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UA switches back to the 788 Oct 28. I'm starting to wonder if the change to 77W was even targeted against El Al, or it's just to add capacity for the high season. If it's meant to scare LY, shouldn't they have the 77W on schedule for when El Al plans to launch the route in Q4, instead of switching back to the inferior product just then?
(Unless they're afraid that due to LY's adding flights they'll be flying empty 77W's and may not be worth the fight?)
Really bizarre.
If the 77W was for the high season, then why did they flood the market with award space for the entire high season?
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Really bizarre.
If the 77W was for the high season, then why did they flood the market with award space for the entire high season?
Dunno. But how do you explain them switching back on Oct 28? (perhaps the award space was a mistake? similar to what US Airways had a few years ago)

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On sale now $1399, cheaper than United's $1599
https://www.elal.com/en/USA/Deals/Pages/SFO-New-0118.aspx
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On sale now $1399, cheaper than United's $1599
https://www.elal.com/en/USA/Deals/Pages/SFO-New-0118.aspx
Probably won't be more than a few hours until United matches

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Probably won't be more than a few hours until United matches
United lost their monopoly there

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United lost their monopoly there

SFO-TLV still an exception market on the high-com contract (2% com vs ??%)