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Old Oct 19, 20, 11:31 pm
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i read that Etihad Emirates Israir and Arkia will fly there soon and that low cost companies might follow. But I did not see elal in any article. Are they supposed to fly there? Among the first airlines to do so?
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Old Oct 20, 20, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Ruben5b View Post
Hello
i read that Etihad Emirates Israir and Arkia will fly there soon and that low cost companies might follow.
But I did not see elal in any article.
Are they supposed to fly there?
Yes

Originally Posted by Ruben5b View Post
Among the first airlines to do so?
No
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Old Oct 21, 20, 4:11 pm
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If El Al isn't flying to the US right now, don't hold your breath waiting for them to announce Dubai.
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Old Nov 2, 20, 7:37 am
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I see they added DXB to the list of the detsination on the search engine of ELAL's website.
Does anyone know when they will start flying there?
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Old Nov 9, 20, 6:30 am
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No flights are loaded into the routes database yet for TLV-DXB - and the Emirates web site is still blocked from Israel.

Don't hold your breath.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by sabbasolo View Post
No flights are loaded into the routes database yet for TLV-DXB - and the Emirates web site is still blocked from Israel.

Don't hold your breath.
I can access emirates.com from Israel - and can see TLV in list of origins/destinations.
I can even book a flight to TLV to LHR (via DXB) for a reasonable price.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 11:51 am
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I can even book a flight to TLV to LHR (via DXB) for a reasonable price.
What you are seeing has FlyDubai codeshares on TLV-DXB segments
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Old Nov 9, 20, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by hopeful_me View Post
What you are seeing has FlyDubai codeshares on TLV-DXB segments
Correct
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Old Nov 23, 20, 8:51 am
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El al announced 14 weekly flights starting Dec 13 in 739 and 787 aircraft
Opened to booking
$299 Roundtrip

Outbound
TLV 6:00 AM 11:05 AM DXB Sun-Fri
TLV 11:00 AM 4:15 PM DXB Sun -Thu
TLv 9:00 AM 2:05PM DXB Friday
TLV 1:00 PM 6:05 PM DXB Sun Thursday
Nonstop3 hr 05-15 min

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Old Nov 23, 20, 2:13 pm
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This means we now have:
  • Fly Dubai: / 737-800
  • Israir / A320
  • Arkia / E190
  • EL AL / 737-900 & 787
  • Etihad / A321 (AUH)
This is wonderful
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Old Nov 23, 20, 2:54 pm
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Now we just need to be able to travel. I am hoping for some Africa travel this coming June-July and then going LUN-DXB-TLV. Now have the choice of FZ or LY.
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Old Nov 23, 20, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by rafi2k6 View Post
This means we now have:
  • Fly Dubai: / 737-800
  • Israir / A320
  • Arkia / E190
  • EL AL / 737-900 & 787
  • Etihad / A321 (AUH)
This is wonderful
Will there actually be enough demand to justify that level of service? Five airlines serving the route is more than serve TLV-NYC! I have a feeling we'll see something of a shakeout next year, with El Al the most likely victim. The UAE carriers can capture a decent amount of connection traffic, Israir/Arkia presumably can offer lower costs and vacation packages, but El Al has a higher cost structure and no real connection network. I guess much will depend on whether El Al can get a decent codeshare deal to piggyback on the Emiratis' networks.
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Old Nov 23, 20, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by M60_to_LGA View Post
Will there actually be enough demand to justify that level of service? Five airlines serving the route is more than serve TLV-NYC! I have a feeling we'll see something of a shakeout next year, with El Al the most likely victim. The UAE carriers can capture a decent amount of connection traffic, Israir/Arkia presumably can offer lower costs and vacation packages, but El Al has a higher cost structure and no real connection network. I guess much will depend on whether El Al can get a decent codeshare deal to piggyback on the Emiratis' networks.
Well, FZ is just a precursor to EK metal serving TLV.
I think LY will do just fine, they have the corporate contracts and if they get their act together can start to offer unique package deals from Europe to Dubai with a few days stop-over in Israel. They can even offer the same from North America, what would stop them from offering the same from North America? NOTHING.

I think Arkia will be the likely loser here, unfortunately, with E190's it's unlikely that they will be able to compete with the larger aircraft (thus lower p/seat cost).
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Old Nov 23, 20, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ly787 View Post
El al announced 14 weekly flights starting Dec 13 in 739 and 787 aircraft
Opened to booking
$299 Roundtrip

Outbound
TLV 6:00 AM 11:05 AM DXB Sun-Fri
TLV 11:00 AM 4:15 PM DXB Sun -Thu
TLv 9:00 AM 2:05PM DXB Friday
TLV 1:00 PM 6:05 PM DXB Sun Thursday
Nonstop3 hr 05-15 min
I think I made a mistake ,
the daily flights leave at 6 am and 1 pm
And the extra flight is at 11am on Sunday and Thursday
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Old Nov 24, 20, 1:27 am
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All the listings in this thread are ex-TLV. When are the return flights and are there minimum stays? When Covid-19 stops being a factor I think I would like to go to Dubai for two or three days.
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