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El Al Again Says It Will Honor Tickets Sold At Wrong Price

08/08/2012 - 20:00

Ending four days of uncertainty, El Al Israel Airlines on Thursday declared that all tickets purchased on travel sites during a glitch that caused unplanned lower fares will be honored.

Danny Saadon: Enjoy the flight.

Status Of Cheap El Al Tickets 'Unclear'

08/06/2012 - 20:00

After initially saying El Al would honor bargain-basement fares purchased online through an error on Monday, a spokeswoman Tuesday did an about-face and said the airline was looking into the matter.

"It's unclear," said Sheryl Stein. "We'll know more tomorrow."

The cheap fares, initially seen as a promotion, led thousands of hopeful travelers to sites such as Orbitz and Expedia after a tip from the bargain-hunter site Dan's Deals.

El Al announced it would honor inordinately low fares that were offered because of a third-party error.

Dirt Cheap Tickets On El Al To Be Honored

08/05/2012 - 20:00

They say if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But not if you were buying tickets to Israel today on El Al Airlines, where tickets were going for as low as $350 roundtrip.

Bethany Mandel and her husband, Seth, of Washington Heights had planned on taking a vacation in February but never dreamed it could be to Israel.
“We couldn’t afford it,” Mandel, 26, said. “I have enough miles for a domestic flight, but not enough to fly overseas.”

Israeli President To Fly Air Canada Rather Than El Al

05/01/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israeli President Shimon Peres has booked tickets on Air Canada rather than pay the $4,700 fee El Al demanded for the oxygen tank he must carry with him, according to Israel’s Channel 2.

Shimon Peres

The Sad Case Of Trayvon Martin

03/29/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

No matter how one chooses to parse the still sketchy details, the recent death by gunfire of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida is a great tragedy. A young life was violently taken because of an all-too-easily arrived at suspicion based on stereotype. See a black teen wearing a “hoodie” in a white, gated community and, as the shooter George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, himself said to police, one must assume that he’s “up to no good.”

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is rabbi of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.

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Hackers Hit Tel Aviv Stock Exchange And El Al Sites

01/15/2012 - 19:00

Computer hackers disabled the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al websites.

The attacks on Monday morning come after hackers over the last two weeks have released online the credit card details of thousands of Israelis and a day after Hamas called on hackers to attack Israeli sites.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's website recovered some operations by mid-Monday morning. Trading was not affected. The bourse's website and trading system are not connected.  El Al's website was working by the afternoon.

Record 104 North American Recruits Join IDF

08/14/2011 - 20:00

Israel's army is getting a planeload of reinforcements from North America.

A group of 104 young men and women who will be joining the Israel Defense Forces in the coming months were aboard a 747 El Al charter flight to Israel that departed Monday from New York, a record for a single flight. The plane, sponsored by Nefesh B'Nefesh,  the Jewish Agency and Friends of the IDF, is carrying a total of 360 North Americans who are moving to Israel.

New recruits.

Israel Air Traffic Resumes Using Emergency Fuel Supply

05/02/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Most air traffic in Israel resumed Friday morning using emergency jet fuel supplies after the discovery Thursday of contaminated jet fuel at airports throughout the country. It forced the shutdown of all airplane refueling at Ben-Gurion Airport, causing the cancelation of scores of flights.

Terrorism and sabotage were both ruled out, according to media reports.

When air traffic resumed Friday morning, planes were loaded with enough fuel to allow them to fly to Cyprus or Jordan, where they were then loaded with enough fuel for their scheduled trip.

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