Art Lounge Newark Airport – 15

Art & Lounge Opens At Heathrow Terminal 4

An interesting lounge change has just been made at Heathrow Airport. Up until now EL AL has operated their own lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4, which they used primarily for passengers on their two daily flights to Tel Aviv. Within the past week it looks…

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El Al 787 Business Class – 11

How To Redeem Qantas Points On EL AL (Excellent Value)

In 2017, EL AL and Qantas launched a partnership, allowing reciprocal mileage redemptions. This really came in handy, given how few airline partners EL AL has. American AAdvantage used to partner with EL AL, though that ended in 2014. Not only is it…

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El Al 787 Business Class – 1

EL AL Adding Chicago Flights In March 2020

At the moment EL AL is refreshing their fleet thanks to the nine Boeing 787-9s that they’re taking delivery of, which are replacing their aging 747s. This is allowing the airline some expansion opportunities, and is also greatly improving their product. I…

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El Al First Class 777 – 3

EL AL Launching Flights To Orlando

At the moment EL AL is refreshing their fleet thanks to the nine Boeing 787-9s that they're taking delivery of, which are replacing their aging 747s. This is allowing the airline some expansion opportunities, and is also greatly improving their product.…

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El Al 787 Business Class – 11

EL AL Launching Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas

At the moment EL AL is refreshing their fleet thanks to the nine Boeing 787-9s that they're taking delivery of, which are replacing their aging 747s. This is allowing the airline some expansion opportunities, and is also greatly improving their product.…

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El Al 787 Business Class – 2

EL AL’s 40 Ton Takeoff Error

EL AL is having a rough couple of weeks. Last week EL AL was in the news for their horrible handling of a flight that ended up diverting in order to observe Shabbat, and now they're in the news because one of their 787s took off 80,000 pounds heavier…

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El Al Business Class 787 – 82

EL AL Flight Diverts Over Shabbat Curfew

EL AL doesn't operate flights over Shabbat (from Friday evening until Saturday night), so when you look at their schedule, you'll see there's always a gap there. Planes on the ground in Israel will stay there, while planes at outstations will simply…

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El Al Safety Video

EL AL’s New Safety Video, Featuring A Mentalist

I recently flew EL AL for the first time, and thought they had a really cute safety video, with over-the-top animations of the crew. What I hadn't realized is that EL AL just introduced a new safety video a few weeks ago, and it's pretty awesome. The…

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El Al Business Class 787 – 2

EL AL Adding Flights To San Francisco This Year

EL AL announced today that they'll be adding 3x weekly flights between Tel Aviv and San Francisco in the fourth quarter of 2018. While no schedule or launch date has yet been announced, I suspect they'll actually follow through on this. San Francisco…

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El Al First Class 777 – 14

Review: EL AL First Class 777 Tel Aviv To London

I boarded through door L2, where I was greeted by the inflight service manager. Since I was first onboard, I snapped some pictures of the business class cabin. While EL AL's 787s features gorgeous new business class seats, the 777 is outdated. Business…

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El Al Business Class Lounge – 4

Review: EL AL Business Class Lounge Tel Aviv Airport

In the last installment I reviewed EL AL's first class lounge at Ben Gurion Airport, which I had access to since I was in first class. However, I also briefly checked out EL AL's business class lounge. The business class section of the lounge is also…

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El Al First Class Lounge – 10

Review: EL AL First Class Lounge Tel Aviv Airport

The morning of my flight to London I got a phone call from EL AL asking if I wanted a car to the airport. I didn't realize this was something that was available on award tickets, though based on looking at the terms on EL AL's website it appears like…

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El Al Business Class 787 – 2

Review: EL AL Business Class 787 Newark To Tel Aviv

We boarded through door L2, where we were greeted by Adi, the inflight service manager. He pointed me towards my seat in the business class cabin, though since the cabin was still empty I quickly snapped a picture of premium economy, located immediately…

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Art Lounge Newark Airport – 14

Review: Art & Lounge Newark Airport

We got to Newark Airport at 9AM for our 1:15PM flight to Tel Aviv. This was my first time flying EL AL, so I had no sense of how long security would take, etc. Terminal B was quite empty at this hour, though at the far left of the terminal I saw some…

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