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EL AL Flies to all 5 (sic) Continents??

Old Sep 19, 17, 2:16 am
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EL AL Flies to all 5 (sic) Continents??

On the newly re-designed LY site (which seems, once again, cosmetic only and wasn't tested properly for bugs), I see this on the flight timetable page:

Originally Posted by ELAL.com
EL AL is the only airline offering flights from Israel to a range of 180 destinations worldwide, in all five continents. We fly to many destination on a daily basis, some more than once a day. This allows you to choose the most convenient flight for you.
They fly to 180 destinations? And what do they mean that they fly to "all 5" continents? I assume they're not counting Antarctica. But even so, are they also not counting Australia or are they counting Europe and Asia as one? If not counting Australia (to maximize their numbers), I'm still unaware of any South American flights as they canceled the GRU flight. Have they added something?
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Old Sep 19, 17, 2:19 am
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Possibly they include connecting code share flights?
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Old Sep 19, 17, 2:32 am
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It's certainly possible but would seem strange as they put it on their flight schedule page (which doesn't show code-shares) and also word it poorly. Thought it was just a poor translation but the Hebrew version says the same thing:
אל על היא חברת התעופה היחידה שמציעה טיסות מישראל לכ-180 יעדים, בחמש היבשות בעולם. אנחנו טסים ליעדים רבים בתדירות יומית ואף יותר מזה. הדבר מאפשר לכם לבחור את הטיסה בזמן הנוח ביותר עבורכם
So either they worded/placed it poorly but meant code-shares, or something else. Regardless, they are wrong regarding the continents!
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Old Sep 19, 17, 7:59 am
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Shouldn't that be "none stop flights"?
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Old Sep 19, 17, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Shouldn't that be "none stop flights"?
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Old Sep 19, 17, 8:44 am
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ElAl flies direct to 31 destinations in four continents: Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. The 180 figure may reflect code-shares, but then it's meaningless.

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Old Sep 19, 17, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
?
I think clubman was making fun of their bad english. (a la engrish)

Such a prestigious airline...
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Old Sep 19, 17, 2:54 pm
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Why is there a (sic) in the title?
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Old Sep 20, 17, 4:21 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Why is there a (sic) in the title?
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/continents.htm
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Old Sep 20, 17, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Ditto View Post
Possibly they include connecting code share flights?
Yes, it just codeshare flights.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 5:48 am
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If Europe and Asia are to be combined because they are one landmass then Africa should also be included as it would be part of that landmass except for the artificially constructed Suez Canal.
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Old Sep 22, 17, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Yes, it just codeshare flights.
Then it's meaningless. ElAl may fly non-stop from TLV to more destinations than any other airline, and this is something they could boast; but counting one-stop flights with code-share will place them well below (at least) TK and LH.

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Old Sep 23, 17, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
Thought it was just a poor translation but the Hebrew version says the same thing!
The Hebrew style in itself is sloppy
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Old Sep 23, 17, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Dovster View Post
If Europe and Asia are to be combined because they are one landmass then Africa should also be included as it would be part of that landmass except for the artificially constructed Suez Canal.
Eurasia is one landmass that Africa isn't a part of.
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Old Sep 24, 17, 3:23 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
Eurasia is one landmass that Africa isn't a part of.
It certainly was one landmass before the Suez Canal was built -- just like North and South America were one landmass before the Panama Canal.
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