Author Topic: Uh oh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†  (Read 12859 times)

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Re: Oh uh
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 09:36:11 AM »
Should be landing half hour before Shkiah there.

this will result everyone to mechalel shabos, unless they stay in the airport

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 09:37:12 AM »
Apparently they are heading to London for shabbos not Athens.


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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 10:18:14 AM »
Why go on a flight that lands so close to shabbos in the first place?

Never figured that out but that flight is always full of Frum people


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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 10:35:16 AM »
Looks like ATH here: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY8

They are right over Paris now. Curious why they do not land in a city with much more robust Jewish infrastructure and plenty of time before Shabbos to get things sorted.

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 10:37:01 AM »
Looks like ATH here: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY8

They are right over Paris now. Curious why they do not land in a city with much more robust Jewish infrastructure and plenty of time before Shabbos to get things sorted.

They want to get as close to TLV as they can to avoid schedule issues next week.

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2018, 10:45:33 AM »
They want to get as close to TLV as they can to avoid schedule issues next week.
Makes sense. I feel for the pax.

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2018, 10:48:08 AM »
Isnít ATH just an extra 30-40 min flight to Israel?

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 10:50:33 AM »
Isnít ATH just an extra 30-40 min flight to Israel?

Shkia is an hour later.

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2018, 11:02:25 AM »
Will El Al rebook passengers on another airline from ATH on shabbos, if they request it?
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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2018, 11:19:00 AM »
Will El Al rebook passengers on another airline from ATH on shabbos, if they request it?

probably they will continue to TLV, & not wait there until after shabos

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2018, 11:22:13 AM »
6H 5650   אתונה   16/06 04:15   23:55   3   
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are they sending israir to pick up the passengers?

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2018, 11:59:42 AM »
flight aware still showing ATH
Originally they told passengers they were staying in London and it seems last second they figured they had just enough time to go further to ATH instead (Iím sure this was done for logistical reasons). I know many on that flight are not pleased but risky time to fly if observant and obviously for someoneís health they did the right thing.

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
now its showing another israir from ATH

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ISR 5647   אתונה   16/06 18:15   19:00   3            
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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2018, 12:49:13 PM »
Unfortunately this is the only info I got from her thus far...

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Re: Oh uh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2018, 01:28:59 PM »
Itís landing in ATH now.