LY announces TLV-ORD nonstop in 2020

Old Feb 28, 19, 11:37 am
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LY announces TLV-ORD nonstop in 2020

Hi all,

El Al announces ORD-TLV nonstop in 2020.

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-e...hts-1001276138

Hoping AA or UA to start direct flight from ORD-TLV in near the future.

Last time LY has flies ORD-JFK-TLV over decades ago, but they using North American Airlines from JFK-ORD.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 1:47 am
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Officially they have not announced anything, yet....
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ORD makes more sense than MCO. But in general, it would be better if they'd make up with AA so they could drive feed in ORD/MIA/JFK, since AA now has no interest in flying to TLV anymore.
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Old Mar 4, 19, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by entropy View Post
ORD makes more sense than MCO. But in general, it would be better if they'd make up with AA so they could drive feed in ORD/MIA/JFK, since AA now has no interest in flying to TLV anymore.
Yeah, unfortunately. They couldnt have enough profitability. They losing the money and they wants to pay the money back to former TWA employees.
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ORD makes more sense than MCO. But in general, it would be better if they'd make up with AA so they could drive feed in ORD/MIA/JFK,since AA now has no interest in flying to TLV anymore.
Until next year - 2020.

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Old Mar 14, 19, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by perseus11 View Post
Until next year - 2020.
I don't know about that. I don't think AA ever resume nonstop TLV flight in a distant future. They won't be back for a quite some time.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 5:55 pm
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El Al will start TLV-ORD on March 2020. 3x per week service.

https://www.flychicago.com/business/media/news/pages/article.aspx?newsid=1537&fbclid=IwAR3-jm44nlNavPq9iBsCDkShZ_YHVR4tHtwJgVlgOVQhgS3_a7Z7Ws g4Mv0

https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...319-story.html

Hopefully this route should be done very well.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
El Al will start TLV-ORD on March 2020. 3x per week service.

https://www.flychicago.com/business/...S3_a7Z7Wsg4Mv0

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-nonstop-flights-israel-chicago

Hopefully this route should be done very well.
will be a day flight
12:00dep - 16:30arr outbound
18:50dep - 11:20arr return flight
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Old Mar 20, 19, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by ly787 View Post

will be a day flight
12:00dep - 16:30arr outbound
18:50dep - 11:20arr return flight
Oh! Why no overnight flight from TLV?
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Ynet wrote that the plane will have 235 seats. Thus I believe the 788 will operate this route.
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Originally Posted by gordo6 View Post
Ynet wrote that the plane will have 235 seats. Thus I believe the 788 will operate this route.
The 788 is the ideal plane for the route
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Another route to lose more money on unless they're looking to have a solid partnership with AA.

AA clearly doesn't want to /can't serve TLV itself, so I'd think they'd kiss and make up. It'l help AA at JFK/MIA and ORD (maybe even a little west coast connections out of LAX).
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Old Mar 21, 19, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by gordo6 View Post
Ynet wrote that the plane will have 235 seats. Thus I believe the 788 will operate this route.
New reconfiguration on AA 788 have 234 seat
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Am...ng_787-8_A.php
we might see similar layout on LY

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Old Mar 21, 19, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by entropy View Post
Another route to lose more money on unless they're looking to have a solid partnership with AA.

AA clearly doesn't want to /can't serve TLV itself, so I'd think they'd kiss and make up. It'l help AA at JFK/MIA and ORD (maybe even a little west coast connections out of LAX).
Correct! AA doesn't want go back to TLV in a long time. They won't return to TLV anymore. Only DL, UA still flies TLV flight.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 3:12 pm
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according to routesonline :
El Al Israel Airlines from late-March 2020 plans to launch Tel Aviv – Chicago O’Hare service, announced earlier this week. From 22MAR20, this route will be served by a mix of Boeing 787-8 and 787-9, 3 times a week.

Following schedule is effective 29MAR20.

LY023 TLV1200 – 1630ORD 789 27
LY023 TLV1200 – 1630ORD 788 4

LY024 ORD1850 – 1410+1TLV 789 27
LY024 ORD1850 – 1410+1TLV 788 4

Week of 22MAR20 is operated by 787-8 only.
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