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Report: Security snafu on El Al flight

Plane was taxiing toward takeoff when crew member noticed there were no security men on board.Gil Ronen, 6/27/2016, 11:06 AM

'Biblical sheep' heading to Israel

Rare breed of sheep said to be descended from Jacob's flock to be shepherded to Israel with the help of a Canadian Jewish couple and El Al.JTA, 6/21/2016, 4:05 AM

Pilot shortage crisis leads El Al into a nosedive

Ahead of busy summer, pilots complain they work 200% overtime and must fly short notice because airline is 30 pilots short.Ari Yashar, 4/27/2016, 1:17 PM

El Al flights delayed - pilots skipped work?

Flights to Barcelona and Newark delayed, passengers say they were told pilots didn't show up to work; El Al denies, but doesn't explain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2016, 10:30 AM

El Al, Rolls-Royce sign ‘biggest ever export deal’

As a part of a renewal program, El Al to add 15 new jetliners to its fleet, have Rolls-Royce supply the engines.Shoshana Miskin, 3/20/2016, 9:18 PM

Immodest movie leads to ruckus on El Al flight

Passenger detained after behaving violently on a flight from Poland because of the film being shown.Gil Ronen, 2/24/2016, 6:59 PM

El Al plane breaks a wing in Amsterdam

While being towed to runway for takeoff back to Israel, Boeing 737's wing hits into gate and breaks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2016, 12:23 PM

El Al flights canceled after pilots refuse to fly

Two El Al flights to Brussels and New York were canceled following pilots’ protest of labor agreement.Shoshana Miskin, 12/21/2015, 11:00 AM

LA: El Al employees evacuated

Investigators later determined the package contained non-hazardous liquid.Shoshana Miskin, 12/9/2015, 5:46 PM

El Al: Crew can't stay overnight in Brussels

Concerned that its crews could end up in the hands of terrorists, the airline has issued several security warnings to workers.Yaakov Levi, 11/30/2015, 10:30 PM

Support-Israel credit card sues El Al $21 million

HAS Advantage - first-ever card to allow Israel donations together with purchases - sues Israeli airline for breaching agreement and more.Hillel Fendel, 11/16/2015, 3:09 PM

Israeli guests surprise US town, get kosher food

The people of Billings, Montana, didn't know what hit them, when engine trouble led an El Al flight to make an emergency stopHillel Fendel, 11/16/2015, 12:42 PM

El Al Flight Attendants Say Goodbye to High Heels

El Al overturns June rule requiring all female flight attendants to wear high heels during flights after fierce backlash.Yedidyah Ben Or, 9/10/2015, 12:26 PM

El Al Accepts Ten Olim into Pilot Course

El Al has accepted ten foreign residents into its pilot course - one of them a haredi woman.Yaakov Levi, 9/7/2015, 9:41 PM

El Al Pilot Who Fought Munich Terrorists Dies

Uriel Cohen bravely tackled a grenade-wielding terrorist during an attack on Israeli tourists, saving countless lives.Ari Soffer, 9/6/2015, 3:08 PM

Haredi Woman Accepted into El Al Pilot Course

Nehama traveled from Jerusalem to the US every year to accumulate required number of flying hours to be admitted into El Al's course.Ido Ben Porat, 8/20/2015, 2:30 PM

El Al to Buy Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Aerospace giant Boeing says Israel's national airline will purchase and lease up to 15 of its high-tech 787 Dreamliners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2015, 2:15 AM

Jews and Bees on their Way to Japan

Commercial relations between Israel and Japan are "flying high."Hillel Fendel, 7/20/2015, 2:12 AM

El Al Could be Penalized for 'High Heel-Gate'

Reports indicate El Al's requirement of female attendants to wear high heels could become subject of a government investigation.Yaakov Levi, 6/23/2015, 5:06 PM

El Al Flight Makes Mid-Air U-Turn

Boeing 747-400 took off from Ben Gurion Airport, experienced technical problem and flew back to Israel.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 6/1/2015, 11:19 AM

Tourist Charged Extra $1,180 to Return to Israel

When Etti Buskila inquired into putting daughter on early flight back from Nepal, El Al said it would cost $1,180 - before flip-flopping.Cynthia Blank, 4/30/2015, 2:09 PM

Hundreds of Israelis Stranded Abroad Sunday

Four separate plane malfunctions - in Greece and Italy - keep hundreds of Israelis from returning home after Passover holiday.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 12:25 PM

Heavy Turbulence Evokes Pleas and Prayers

Passengers on an El Al plane headed to Israel from Brussels got the scare of their lives after hitting a 'vertical wind vortex.'Yaakov Levi, 1/1/2015, 12:57 PM

Vayigash:: We Are Family

There is more that binds us than what divides us.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 12/26/2014, 8:58 AM

Reunion of Lone Soldiers and Parents after the War

After 50 grueling days battling Hamas terrorists, El Al reunites soldiers with parents in the first meeting in years for many.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/18/2014, 6:26 PM

Technical Malfunctions Hit Two Israeli Airplanes

El Al jet from Munich grounded over landing gear problems, same day Ofek Jets' propeller plane makes emergency landing in Ben Gurion.Ari Yashar, 9/8/2014, 2:40 PM

El Al Plane Makes One-Engine Emergency Landing

Drama in Ben Gurion as flight to Toronto with 194 passengers forced to return after engine shuts off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2014, 10:13 AM

El Al Tells Passengers It's OK to Cancel Flights

Israeli carrier says it will allow flights to be cancelled or postponed for up to six months, in view of security situation.Gil Ronen, 7/9/2014, 5:10 PM

Plane Makes Unscheduled Stop for Violent Passenger

An El Al plane en route to Munich made an emergency landing to remove a violent passenger.Yosef Berger, 6/5/2014, 9:15 AM

Ruckus at Airport over Delayed Flight

Flight 323 to Paris postponed again and again, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 6/1/2014, 2:12 PM

Captain Ill, El Al Flight Makes Emergency Landing

First-captain suddenly falls sick in mid-flight, plane makes emergency landing in Croatia. Doctor passenger helps treat pilot.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 5/15/2014, 6:25 PM

El Al Pilots' Strike Ends

El Al management reaches agreement with pilots that brings an end to strike.Benny Moshe, 5/12/2014, 12:15 AM

Passengers Stuck in Airport After El-Al Mishap

Mass exodus from Ben-Gurion slow for passengers stranded by workers' strike.Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2014, 10:06 AM

El Al Passengers Stranded in Airport, Pilots AWOL

Passengers of four departing flights are stuck and the pilots can't be found. A work dispute appears to be the reason.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2014, 9:48 PM

El Al Disaster Averted in London

El-Al pilots realize just in time that their landing gear not deployed; incident under investigation.Yedidia Ben-Or, 4/23/2014, 12:08 PM

Overbooked, Underfed El Al Passengers Take Off

After hours of delay, El Al planes finally depart - kosher food and passengers intact.Yosef Berger, 4/14/2014, 4:04 PM

Kosher Meal Shortage Causes El Al Delays

El Al flights departing from Ben Gurion Airport Monday are expected to leave 1-2 hours late.Oranit Etzer, 4/14/2014, 10:42 AM

El Al's New Promo Clip Puts New Spin on Flying

El Al releases creative new musical video in attempts to boost sales.Rachel Benaim, 4/13/2014, 10:42 PM

Tragedy On El Al Flight From LA To TA

Passenger with medical condition insists on boarding Los Angeles flight despite passing out numerous times, tragically passes away in air.Ari Yashar, 3/16/2014, 5:20 PM

El-Al Signs Deal Providing More Routes into Canada

Canadian tourists now able to visit Israel via their local airports after Israel's flagship carrier signs deal with local airline.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 2/19/2014, 11:06 PM

Mishap on El-Al Plane Under Investigation

Drinks cart spills, shattered glass over cockpit seats during landing sequence last week, prompting investigation.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 10:00 AM

El Al Comes in Second in London 'Noise Olympics'

According to the officials at Heathrow Airport, El Al has the second noisiest fleet of planes. The airline says it is fixing the problem.David Lev, 11/7/2013, 1:14 PM

El Al Presents Its New 737-900 Jet

National carrier initially ordered six 737-900 jets. Boeing announces today it has ordered 2 more.Gil Ronen, 10/24/2013, 9:57 PM

Israel's National Airline Faces Uncertain Future

El Al in trouble as $75 Million investment falls through, amid continuing financial losses.David Lev, 10/10/2013, 4:15 PM

Flight Arrives in Israel After Emergency Landing

An El Al flight that made its way from Thailand and was forced to make an emergency landing in Eritrea arrived safely in Israel.Elad Benari, 10/10/2013, 2:12 AM

El-Al Grounds Daytime Flights to Eilat

In response to concerns about new Israel Aviation Authority guidelines El AL suspends daytime flights to Eilat; nighttime flights unchanged.Adam Ross, 9/10/2013, 5:31 PM

Israeli Planes Missile-Proofed with C-MUSIC

A new system will protect civilian aircraft from shoulder-fired missiles. Sinai terrorists a known threat.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 1:50 PM

El Al Torah Read in Synagogue for the First Time

El Al CEO Shkedy took part in the reading of the scroll, written over a period of three years by thousands worldwide.Gil Ronen, 6/16/2013, 7:58 PM

Israel Signs 'Open Skies,' Hopes for Lower Fares

At a festive ceremony Monday, Israel officially signed the “Open Skies” agreement with the European UnionDavid Lev, 6/10/2013, 4:47 PM

El Al Jet Nearly Crashed

A 737 jet with 100 aboard almost crashed into a mountain near Eilat last month.Gil Ronen, 5/26/2013, 9:42 PM

Lapid: Airline Strike is Futile

Finance Minister says "open skies" agreement is a done deal.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2013, 12:12 PM

El Al, Arkia, Israir to Strike Sunday

Airlines protesting a proposal to finalize a deregulation plan they say will cause layoffs.Gil Ronen, 4/18/2013, 8:38 PM

European Politics and Airliner ‘Safety Ratings’?

A German-based airliner crash evaluation center lists El Al's safety rating at 24 and Lufthansa at 11 but the numbers don't add up.Chana Ya'ar, 1/20/2013, 12:01 PM

US Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jet

The US FAA has joined Europe, Japan and India in grounding Boeing’s 787 wide-body Dreamliner passenger jet. Only Poland operates the jet.Chana Ya'ar, 1/17/2013, 4:08 PM

El Al to Replace Flight Manuals with iPads

El Al Airlines will begin a trial project next month ahead of transferring all flight manuals on its Boeing 777 fleet to iPads.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/17/2012, 8:50 PM

Torah and Hanukkah Unite Reps. Cantor and Shultz

Torah and Hanukkah combined their strength to bring together rival Reps. Cantor and Schultz for completion of a “unity” Torah scroll. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/17/2012, 2:55 PM

El Al Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ireland

An El Al flight making its way to New York makes an lands in Ireland after smoke is detected in the passenger compartment.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 5:14 AM