El Al announces Orlando

Old Feb 12, 19, 4:52 am
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El Al announces Orlando

I posted something about this in the sticky, but hope the mods will forgive me for starting a new thread as well as I think any new LY route deserves it's on thread

The weekly TLV-MCO flights will launch July 2nd using a mix of 787s and 777s.

LY035 will depart TLV on Tuesdays at 00:05 arriving in MCO 13:25 hours later at 6:30am local time
LY036 will depart MCO on Tuesdays at 11:30am arriving into TLV 12 hours later at 6:30am Wednesday.

Apparently just Economy and Business class will be offered, so similar to F on the 777s I assume PE seats on the Dreamliner will be used as Preferred seats.

Tickets to go on sale tomorrow with launch prices starting at $999 for Economy fares including luggage.

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Old Feb 12, 19, 9:56 am
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Nice! I'm glad to see LY is coming back to Orlando. It's been over more than 2 decades since they drops nonstop from TLV-MCO by operated 747-400 aircraft.
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waste of an aircraft rotation
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waste of an aircraft rotation
Couldn't of putt better myself.
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody know how things work with the flight crews on a schedule like this?

There’s no way El Al puts them up and pays them for a week in Orlando, right? Would they deadhead down to Miami and work into that rotation? Do they send the return crew over as passengers on the outbound?
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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rocket View Post
Just out of curiosity, does anybody know how things work with the flight crews on a schedule like this?

There’s no way El Al puts them up and pays them for a week in Orlando, right? Would they deadhead down to Miami and work into that rotation? Do they send the return crew over as passengers on the outbound?
Yes, they will be replace a new flight crew, but the old flight crew will stay in Florida for a week. They will spent there for a week.
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Yes, they will be replace a new flight crew, but the old flight crew will stay in Florida for a week. They will spent there for a week.
How do you know this? That will cost them a fortune.
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
the old flight crew will stay in Florida for a week. They will spent there for a week.
No way is that the case.
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Originally Posted by entropy View Post
waste of an aircraft rotation
I guess we'll have to wait and see...
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Couldn't of putt better myself.
There's good golf in Florida actually... ;-)
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There's good golf in Florida actually... ;-)
One could get to them via Miami...
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
No way is that the case.
I assume they will put a spare crew on the TLV-MCO flight arriving at 6:30am and that spare crew will fly the plane back from MCO->TLV at 11:30am while the TLV-MCO crew rest in the business class seats.
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Wonder how they handle the ground security staff? Will they fly them in every week?
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Old Feb 18, 19, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by hnussbacher View Post
I assume they will put a spare crew on the TLV-MCO flight arriving at 6:30am and that spare crew will fly the plane back from MCO->TLV at 11:30am while the TLV-MCO crew rest in the business class seats.
or I believe MIA isnt Daily, so some way get an inbound crew into MIA up to MCO and the inbounding crew into MCO down to MIA. If they bus them then MIAs security can go back and forth the same day , depending on the timing of the MIAs flights. Last time I drove between MCO and MIA it took apx 4 hrs

just dont see LY having a full spare crew dead heading to/from MCO, nor getting a fully paid 1 week vacation either
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