US Airways Suspends Daily Flight From US to Tel Aviv

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USA based airlines flights to Tel Aviv / TLV / Ben Gurion International Airport have been suspended temporarily by the FAA.

US Airways Tel Aviv Travel Policy 2014
7/20/2014 3:51 PM ET
Cities Affected
Tel Aviv, Israel (Ben Gurion Int'l Airport)
Date Range
7/9/2014 6:00 PM ET through 7/31/2014 11:59 PM ET
Revised Ticket Policy
We’ve relaxed our change-fee policies. If your trip is affected, you can
change your trip online (in most cases) -- we’ll waive your change fees!

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• Book the same origin and destination
• If you are scheduled to travel July 9 - 31, your travel date may be
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• You change your origin and/or destination
• Your travel is outside the dates listed above
• There is a difference in fare
 
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FAA order has been extended for another 24 hours (effective 23 Jul 2014):

23 JUL 2014 NOTAM:

Code:
FDC 4/4226-SECURITY ISRAEL POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION 
ISRAEL AIRSPACE THIS NOTAM REPLACES NOTAM 4/3630 TO UPDATE 
EFFECTIVE TIME. DUE TO THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION 
CREATED BY THE ARMED CONFLICT IN ISRAEL AND GAZA, ALL FLIGHT 
OPERATIONS TO/FROM BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LLBG) BY 
U.S. OPERATORS ARE PROHIBITED FOR UP TO 24 HOURS.

A. APPLICABILITY. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS OR 
COMMERCIAL OPERATORS, ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF 
AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS 
OPERATING U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER, 
AND ALL OPERATORS OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES 
EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR 
CARRIER. 

B. PERMITTED OPERATIONS. THIS NOTAM DOES NOT PROHIBIT PERSONS 
DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A FROM CONDUCTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS 
WITHIN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF ISRAEL WHEN SUCH 
OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED EITHER BY ANOTHER AGENCY OF THE 
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH THE END PART 1 OF 2. 23 JUL 16:15 
2014 UNTIL 24 JUL 16:15 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 23 JUL 16:12 2014

FDC 4/4226-SECURITY APPROVAL OF THE FAA OR BY A DEVIATION, 
EXEMPTION, OR OTHER AUTHORIZATION ISSUED BY THE 
ADMINISTRATOR. OPERATORS SHOULD CALL THE DOMESTIC EVENTS 
NETWORK (DEN) AT 202-493-5107 FOR AUTHORIZATION. 

C. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. IN AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES 
IMMEDIATE DECISION AND ACTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FLIGHT, THE 
PILOT IN COMMAND OF AN AIRCRAFT MAY DEVIATE FROM THIS NOTAM TO 
THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY THAT EMERGENCY.

THIS NOTAM WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN 24 HOURS. OPERATORS SHOULD 
CONTINUE TO MONITOR U.S. NOTAMS FOR CHANGES OR UPDATES. END 
PART 2 OF 2. 23 JUL 16:15 2014 UNTIL 24 JUL 16:15 2014 ESTIMATED. 

CREATED: 23 JUL 16:12 2014
oneworld airlines BA and IB (as well as LY / El Al) and others continue operations to / from TLV.

Updated 23 July 2014
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Old Jul 22, 14, 9:45 am
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US Airways Suspends Daily Flight From US to Tel Aviv

It looks like US Air is following Delta's lead and also canceling flights to Tel Aviv.

Flight 796, which began in Los Angeles, was canceled in Philadelphia before leaving for Tel Aviv.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...rity/12989789/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/p...-and-tel-aviv/

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Old Jul 22, 14, 10:12 am
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UA has also suspended its TLV service. All USA carriers are following the FAA recommendation on this, but apparently European carriers are still literally flying to TLV at this time.
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As of a check about two minutes ago, US (and UA) only show today's flights (7/22) to TLV canceled. 7/23 flights show 'on time'. I realize (and probably expect) this may change, but have not seen press releases from US (or UA) regarding suspension of service "until further notice" like DL put out (yet).

(That said, DL's flight for tomorrow is also showing on time still, so I think they all may still be figuring it out)

It appears US has a plane on the ground in TLV. The 7/21 departure of 796 arrived today (7/22) but the return 797 has been canceled.
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Old Jul 22, 14, 10:29 am
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(That said, DL's flight for tomorrow is also showing on time still, so I think they all may still be figuring it out)

It appears US has a plane on the ground in TLV. The 7/21 departure of 796 arrived today (7/22) but the return 797 has been canceled.
wouldnt be a bit surprised if its flown out empty of passengers ASAP, once the crew is legal to fly and the crew that landed today will probably fly out as well. No sense leaving it sitting as a target on the tarmac, when it can be used on other routes to make some $$
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Out of curiosity, what will US (and the other airlines) do with their planes that were supposed to be flying there?
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Old Jul 22, 14, 10:47 am
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wouldnt be a bit surprised if its flown out empty of passengers ASAP, once the crew is legal to fly and the crew that landed today will probably fly out as well. No sense leaving it sitting as a target on the tarmac, when it can be used on other routes to make some $$
I considered this, but will probably depend if it is safe for the crew to attempt. Alternatively, US could choose to evacuate the crew from the are by land (if deemed safer) if needed. It would leave the plane stranded, but the crew's safety is more important IMO.
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Old Jul 22, 14, 10:51 am
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I considered this, but will probably depend if it is safe for the crew to attempt. Alternatively, US could choose to evacuate the crew from the are by land (if deemed safer) if needed. It would leave the plane stranded, but the crew's safety is more important IMO.
True but hamas has been targeting the city of TelAviv and its surrounding citys and towns for weeks. Had MH not occured I dont believe the flights would have been CXed All hamas has to say is OK we will hold off firing any rockets into the greater TA area between these hrs so that everyone can get their planes and crews out, dont hold your breath for such an announcement, but you never know
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Old Jul 22, 14, 10:55 am
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wouldnt be a bit surprised if its flown out empty of passengers ASAP, once the crew is legal to fly and the crew that landed today will probably fly out as well. No sense leaving it sitting as a target on the tarmac, when it can be used on other routes to make some $$
The FAA has banned USA carriers from flying to or from TLV for 24 hours. I don't know whether this would apply to repositioning flights with crew but no passengers, but it sounds like the aircraft and crew might be stuck there tonight.
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Old Jul 22, 14, 11:09 am
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The FAA has banned USA carriers from flying to or from TLV for 24 hours. I don't know whether this would apply to repositioning flights with crew but no passengers, but it sounds like the aircraft and crew might be stuck there tonight.
well the US Govt just promised hamas $47M youd think they could say thanks by holding fire into the TLV area so that any and all civilian planes and crews can get out w/o any fear even an hour would work to get that job done.

Kinda of think theyd give the OK to ferry the plane and crew out. The stuff hamas is using isnt guided so Id have better odds in winning the lottery then them hitting a plane. If they used shoulder missles thats another story.
In past flare ups it was the carriers ins companys that caused the CXs, since they pulled thier coverage for flights into or outof TLV. They didnt do it this time at least yet,even after MH17

the crews are no safer in TA or the plane sitting @ TLV, which if hamas had guidance missles would be another case all together
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The aircraft was ferried out:

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines..._fighting.html
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well the US Govt just promised hamas $47M youd think they could say thanks by holding fire into the TLV area so that any and all civilian planes and crews can get out w/o any fear even an hour would work to get that job done.

Kinda of think theyd give the OK to ferry the plane and crew out. The stuff hamas is using isnt guided so Id have better odds in winning the lottery then them hitting a plane. If they used shoulder missles thats another story.
In past flare ups it was the carriers ins companys that caused the CXs, since they pulled thier coverage for flights into or outof TLV. They didnt do it this time at least yet,even after MH17

the crews are no safer in TA or the plane sitting @ TLV, which if hamas had guidance missles would be another case all together
I could imagine some crew members, pilots or FAs, refusing to fly the ferry flight out, but then they could be stuck in Israel for quite a while.
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Old Jul 22, 14, 11:34 am
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with UA 85 departed already (Mons 84) and DL diverting to CDG that leaves only UA 90 that arrived at 4:22pm this afternoon @ TLV, which was suppose to be this evenings 91 out of TLV The 1st nonCXed flight out of TLV is Thurs 85 hardly doubt YA will leave the plane that arrived this afternoon there till then
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I could imagine some crew members, pilots or FAs, refusing to fly the ferry flight out, but then they could be stuck in Israel for quite a while.
FAs wouldn't be required for a ferry flight.
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FAs wouldn't be required for a ferry flight.
true but surely they will want to be on it . Id say its safer for them to fly out on their metal on a non-passenger flight
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