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COVID-19 impact on EL AL and Israel routes

Old Apr 29, 20, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by awayIgo View Post
Thank you to those who expressed sympathy.
sorry for you, AwayIgo
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Old May 1, 20, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by awayIgo View Post
Interesting regarding acceptance of Covid 19,remains. Newark airport would NOT handle my brothers remains. (on April 19). A flight left that day, but he had to fly on a private aircraft,
I'm sorry for your loss awayIgo
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Old May 1, 20, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by awayIgo View Post
Interesting regarding acceptance of Covid 19,remains. Newark airport would NOT handle my brothers remains. (on April 19). A flight left that day, but he had to fly on a private aircraft,
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Old May 1, 20, 3:36 pm
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I know its repeating, but thank you.
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Old May 1, 20, 6:16 pm
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I'm sorry as well - what an awful time.

Is anyone aware whether Israel did indeed lift the ban on foreigners entering the country today (even with quarantine requirements remaining)?

Shabbat Shalom.
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Old May 2, 20, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by makin'miles View Post
I'm sorry as well - what an awful time.

Is anyone aware whether Israel did indeed lift the ban on foreigners entering the country today (even with quarantine requirements remaining)?

Shabbat Shalom.
The ban has been extended to May 16th.
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Old May 2, 20, 4:16 am
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I read somewhere that in Israel people over the age of 67 are not allowed to leave their homes. Actually, I have driven about 30 kilometers to Kiryat Shemona on several occasions and plan to do so again tomorrow. Does anyone here know anything about this?
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Old May 2, 20, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by gordo6 View Post
The ban has been extended to May 16th.
Thank you. I have a lovely holiday booked in early July. I think thats probably very unlikely, but trying to figure out whether I push it to late August or just throw in the towel.
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Old May 3, 20, 9:54 am
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today along with the usual Daily 6-7 flight to and from China (Shanghai, HKG, guangzhou, Beijing etc) there is a flight to Wuhan!
wonder whats that about

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Old May 3, 20, 12:04 pm
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El Al is breaking new grounds every day. Yesterday it was Oslo.

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Old May 4, 20, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by ly787 View Post
today along with the usual Daily 6-7 flight to and from China (Shanghai, HKG, guangzhou, Beijing etc) there is a flight to Wuhan!
wonder whats that about
See https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/el...nations-626819

El Al operating 60 flights from Wuhan to UK and Europe as Cargo.
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Old May 4, 20, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by nombody View Post
https://www.globes.co.il/news/articl...did=1001326200

Delta resuming daily flight on May 8.

So now we have:
May 1 - BA resuming LHR-TLV
May 8 - Delta resuming JFK-TLV
May 20 - United resuming twice daily EWR-TLV and daily SFO-TLV
June - Air canada resuming YYZ and YUL
So it seems the flight resumptions were a bit wishful thinking. According to Dans Deals https://www.dansdeals.com/points-tra...e-coronavirus/

BA is not resuming until May 31, Delta on June 5, and United's second EWR flight until October, and SFO until July.

Wizz Air however has resumed LTN-TLV flights as of yesterday.
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Old May 4, 20, 12:06 pm
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I saw an LY 787 on approach to YYZ yesterday, I was (pleasantly) surprised to see the colors!
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Old May 5, 20, 7:28 am
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Three
TLV - Paris - London - TLV (thats the route)
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May 7, 11 and 14
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Old May 6, 20, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by shuly View Post
El Al is breaking new grounds every day. Yesterday it was Oslo.

Shuly
and now its SDQ
Santo Domingo in the D.R.

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