Consul General A Security Risk?

07/18/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Did an overly cautious pilot take security concerns to new heights? Or did a fuming Israeli official fly off the handle when the pilotís concerns were not addressed quickly enough? What is clear is that the official, Alon Pinkas, Israel's consul general in New York, and his wife did not fly home from San Francisco last week on National Airlines, as originally scheduled. Although Pinkas refused through a spokesman to discuss the incident Monday, he told Israel-based reporters Sunday that the pilot would not allow him on the plane.

Trying To Salvage Summer Israel Travel

05/26/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The recession and lower fuel costs have resulted in airfare prices that have not been seen since 2002. Now, armed with discount air/hotel packages and other incentives, officials of El Al believe they can help revive the flagging tourist trade to Israel. “We are optimistic about the summer because of the new campaigns we are launching and the lower prices,” said Haim Romano, El Al’s president. “We feel the market is coming back.”
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