Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rights

'There are women whose rights are trampled by fact they're forced to sit next to men,' MK Israel Eichler tells airline representatives.Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2018, 4:47 PM

New committee to probe issues of Shabbat, modesty on El Al

Joint committee of haredi and El Al representatives will address issues of Shabbat and modesty on El Al flights, after infamous incident.Ben Shaul, 11/27/2018, 10:05 AM

Cost of El Al Shabbat debacle: NIS 1.7 million

Beyond compensation for passengers, it seems company preferred to pay significant price to avert haredi boycott.Mordechai Sones, 11/26/2018, 10:54 PM

El Al offers 'Shabbat Flight' passengers free tickets to Europe

Israel's national airline says it never tried to place blame on religious passengers for mishaps during infamous 'Shabbat Flight' from NYC.Michal Levy, 11/26/2018, 10:32 AM

Leading haredi rabbi rips up El Al Frequent Flyer card

Rabbi Shalom Ber Sorotzkin and activists gather at Ben-Gurion Airport, tear up El Al's Frequent Flyer cards.Michal Levy, 11/26/2018, 4:37 AM

Rabbis commend Chabad emissary family aiding stranded in Athens

'No matter where a Jew finds himself, he can count on Lubavitch to help. No matter our differences, we are one nation under G-d.'Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2018, 1:09 PM

Watch: El Al incident video altered, maligning haredim

Video of haredi passengers singing joyfully on plane edited, replacing soundtrack with hostile confrontation.Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2018, 11:05 AM

Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Haredi community threatening massive boycott on Israeli carrier if it does not apologize for forcing religious Jews to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 5:52 PM

Media anti-haredi bias made it easy to spread fake news

It was fake news about haredim on El Al last week, but everyone believed it for a while. What does that say about Israeli society? Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 2:45 PM

El Al CEO admits: Haredim didn't riot on 'Shabbat Flight'

El Al CEO speaks with senior rabbi who was on board the "Shabbat Flight", tells him "there was no physical violence."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 12:33 AM

Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Passengers sue Israel's national airline over Sabbath flight controversy, demand airline admit no violence took place on flight.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 12:53 PM

El-Al sponsored Sabbath of Unity

I am hoping El Al will see this and understand that there is a much better headline than the false one claiming “Haredim Riot On Plane” which I currently see online. A passenger on the re-routed El Al flight, 11/18/2018, 5:59 AM

What really happened on delayed El Al flight?

Arutz Sheva chairman and former MK Yaakov 'Ketzale' Katz gives a first person account of alleged haredi violence on El Al flight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2018, 10:35 PM

Haredim to El Al: You lied to us

Haredim say El Al lied to them, promised flight would land in Israel before Shabbat began.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2018, 6:08 PM

El Al flight lands on Shabbat due to 'pikuach nefesh'

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef grants permission for El Al flight to land in Israel after Shabbat due to health of one of the passengers.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/16/2018, 8:47 PM

El Al flight diverted to Europe after Shabbat scare

Flight from JFK was delayed by snow, leading observant travelers to worry about arriving in Israel after Shabbat's onset.Tzvi Lev, 11/16/2018, 12:49 PM

Passengers enjoy World Cup on El Al with new WiFi service

The program is in the advanced stage of its pilot phase. For the test phase, the system has being installed on 15 El Al planes.Ido Ben Porat, 7/13/2018, 12:26 PM

El Al: Haredi men delayed flight by minutes, not an hour

El Al says flight last month on which haredi men refused to sit next to women was delayed only minutes, not over an hour as was reported.JTA, 7/12/2018, 8:36 AM

Bill to forbid gender separation by service providers

Zionist Union MK Merav Michaeli submits bill prohibiting companies like El Al from acceding to haredi requests to separate genders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 4:00 PM

Severe crisis in El Al

The Israeli airline canceled flight last night to NY and flight this morning to Mumbai, citing 'operational constraints.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 1:47 PM

Nightmare on El Al flight: 'Seats as hard as rock'

Passengers on El Al flight to Budapest complain of seats that 'were hard like planks, worse than an old bus.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 4:00 PM

EL AL: Don't want to sit next to women? Don't fly

Israel's national airline responds to criticism after report that 4 haredi men refused to sit next to women on New York to Israel flight.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2018, 10:29 AM

4 haredi men on El Al flight decline seats next to women

Two women eventually agree to move seats; Israeli rapper offended.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 6/24/2018, 2:01 PM

El Al, Israir, won't merge

Israeli airlines rescind appeal asking Antitrust Authority to reconsider opposition to proposed merge.Reut Hadar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2018, 2:00 PM

Shabbat dilemma on El Al flight

El Al plane forced to deal with unplanned dilemma of keeping the Sabbath versus aiding passengers. What did it do?Uzi Baruch, 6/17/2018, 9:29 AM

Netanyahu also an El Al captain?

Watch: Journalists on PM's flight to Europe notice that flight captain's voice sounds strikingly similar to that of Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2018, 11:24 AM

This man has an unofficial El Al museum - in his home

The '#1 fan' of Israel's national airline has over 40,000 pieces of memorabilia.JTA, 5/26/2018, 9:18 PM

El Al San Francisco route postponed

Route will commence in May 2019; company will compensate passengers with tickets for postponement period.Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2018, 1:50 PM

El Al changes policy for 'delayed flight' compensation

El Al compensates passengers for flight delays according to Israeli law, ignoring EU regulations for flights leaving Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 1:07 PM

El Al to offer low-cost flights to Europe

El Al offers new ticketing model, offering lower costs and increased flexibility.Ido Ben Porat, 4/30/2018, 7:34 PM

Watch: Memorial ceremony in the sky

As Memorial Day starts during El Al flight from Romania to Israel, pilot decides to hold short ceremony on the plane.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 10:08 AM

Israeli singer gets sick on El Al flight

El Al flight makes emergency landing, singer Zvi 'Svika' Pick is evacuated to Vienna hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 11:47 AM

El Al concerned by Saudi approval of India-Israel air route

El Al appeals to Supreme Court, protesting Air India's flyover rights in Saudi Arabia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2018, 10:48 AM

El Al to fly over Saudi Arabia?

Israel's national airline eyes new flight path to India, dramatically cutting flight time. Are Saudis prepared to recognize Israel?David Rosenberg, 3/1/2018, 5:37 PM

Israeli airline doesn't define Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Interactive map in new Dreamliner shows Jerusalem as 'holy' city, but not capital of Israel as other world capitals.Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2018, 6:56 PM

How much will El Al's new CEO earn?

New El Al CEO scheduled to begin term on February 15.Uzi Baruch, 1/30/2018, 11:40 AM

Israel's moral refusers are fake news

Trump's fake news issues are nothing compared to the international media skewing of Israeli news, from the El Al pilots to the high schoolers' letter against IDF service. Giulio Meotti, 1/28/2018, 6:55 AM

El Al plane carrying Dep. Minister makes emergency landing

Plane forced to make emergency landing at frozen Canadian airbase with Israeli politician on board. Replacement plane sent.Gary Willig, 1/14/2018, 9:39 PM

El Al flight makes emergency landing at frozen Canadian airbase

After defect found in wheels, flight from NY to Israel lands in snow-covered airfield in Canada. 'Everyone was in a panic.'Tal Polon, 1/14/2018, 3:41 PM

Haredim desert El Al flight over concerns of Shabbat desecration

Haredim disembark after learning El Al flight may arrive in Israel after the start of Shabbat. Weather, not El Al, at fault.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2018, 10:34 AM

El Al cancels low-cost UP flights

El Al replaces low-cost flights with ability to choose ticket type.Yoni Kempinski, 1/3/2018, 10:29 AM

El Al asks passenger if vegan pizza is kosher

El Al stewardesses tell woman not to eat pizza, use kosher certification as excuse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2017, 4:42 PM

Another malfunction in El Al's 'Dreamliners'

Second of El Al's new Dreamliners grounded after malfunction in weather radar, after defect found in the first plane.Orli Harari, 10/31/2017, 10:02 AM

El Al flight grounded after crack discovered in window

Shortly before departing from London to Tel Aviv, a crack was discovered in a window of one of El Al’s two new 'Dreamliners.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2017, 10:41 AM

Delayed El Al flight forces passengers to violate Jewish holiday

El Al flight lands right before Shemini Atzeret holiday, forces passengers, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, to violate holiday.Tzvi Lev, 10/13/2017, 4:39 PM

Watch: Conan O'Brien tries to learn Hebrew

The American comedian is in Israel as part of his 'Conan Without Borders' series.Tzvi Lev, 8/27/2017, 2:09 PM

'We will not allow Iran to threaten us'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says Israel must not allow a land corridor between Tehran, Beirut; calls on US to take the reins.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2017, 3:48 PM

First Dreamliner lands in Israel

First El Al 'Dreamliner' plane lands in Israel; US Ambassador David Friedman welcomes it to Israel.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2017, 11:16 AM

El Al to fly to Argentina

Decades after the flight that carried Eichmann, El AL flies again between Israel and Argentina.JTA, 8/21/2017, 12:33 PM

El Al fined for asking Holocaust survivor change seat

83-year old Holocaust survivor asked to change seats because haredi man refused to sit next to a woman.JTA, 6/22/2017, 4:19 PM

EL AL purchases 16 Boeing Dreamliners

Israeli airline introduces new passenger plane set to launch in September 2017, CEO says plane will raise the bar for air travel.Chana Roberts, 6/12/2017, 2:05 PM

Passenger dies on El Al flight from Israel to New York

Brooklyn woman stops breathing in middle of flight to New York, dies suddenly on way home from Bar Mitzvah.David Rosenberg, 6/5/2017, 9:24 AM

El Al's new route offers direct flights to Miami

El Al reintroduces closed Miami-Tel Aviv flights, CEO says he hopes Miami will become popular with Israeli tourists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 3:58 PM

'El Al should have prepared for technical issues'

Rehovot judge rules El Al must pay 91,800 NIS in compensation for excessive delay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2017, 12:03 PM

El Al preps for competition in flights to Hong Kong

El Al lowers Tel Aviv-Hong Kong prices, offers passengers incentives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2017, 7:38 AM

Parents of lone soldiers offered subsidized tickets to Israel

El Al and Nefesh B'Nefesh offer flights at reduced cost to families who cannot afford to visit their children serving in the IDF.JTA, 3/7/2017, 8:16 PM

El Al 'working very hard' to prevent future cancellations

El Al CEO apologizes for flight disruptions, cancellations.Chana Roberts, 2/8/2017, 10:01 AM