El Al


El Al in the Dumps as CEO Departs

After two-and-a-half years as CEO of El Al Airlines, David Maimon announced his departure on Thursday, and Israel’s flagship carrier is looking for a new CEO and a new sense…

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El Al Improves On-Time Performance in August, Data Shows

El Al has made a dramatic improvement in its on-time record, according to data garnered by Flightstats, considered the international authority for compiling data on airline on-time performance. Out of…

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El Al’s First Dreamliner Plane Lands in Israel

El Al’s first Dreamliner plane, a Boeing 787-9, landed on Wednesday morning at Ben Gurion Airport, after a 14-hour flight from Boeing’s factory in Washington State on the West Coast…

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Court: El Al Policy of Seat Changes Is Illegal 

In a landmark ruling, the Yerushalayim Magistrate’s Court ruled on Wednesday that “under absolutely no circumstances can [an El Al] crew member ask a passenger to move from their designated…

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Heathrow: El Al Most Polluting Airline

  El Al Airlines has been cited by London’s Heathrow Airport as the worst offender among air and noise polluters in Europe’s busiest airport. Heathrow recently inauguated its Fly Quiet…

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El Al Snags Award for Innovative ‘Poncho’ Blanket

El Al’s three-hole blanket is the most innovative travel amenity of 2017, according to TravelPlus, the large U.K.–based travel and consulting agency. The organization held its third annual Airline Amenity…

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El Al to Pay Passengers for 17-Hour Delay

An Israeli court has ordered El Al Israel Airlines to pay a combined total of 92,000 shekels ($25,000) to passengers whose flight from Moscow was delayed for 17 hours, Globes…

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El Al Punctuality Rating Up

El Al punctuality has improved significantly since settlement of its pilots’ strike, according to a survey taken in February, Globes reported. Sixty-six percent of El Al flights came in on…

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El Al Crisis Solved, Airline and Union Says

The labor crisis at El Al is over, management and representatives of the pilots announced Thursday morning. In a statement, El Al said that it was “satisfied with the arrangements that…

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El Al Crisis Postponed Until the Weekend

A crisis that could have shut down El Al flights altogether has been postponed until Motzoei Shabbos, by order of the Tel Aviv Labor Court. The court ordered that the…

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El Al Talks Break Down as Pilots, Management Dig In

The labor issues at El Al are far from over. Representatives of pilots stormed out of a court-ordered negotiation session Monday night, the airline said, as pilots and management continue…

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