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

EL AL presents new 737 simulator

El Al holds ceremony celebrating new Boeing 737 simulator.Yoni Kempinski, 1/4/2017, 7:57 AM

El Al flight makes emergency landing in Toronto

Engine failure forces El Al plane to return to Toronto just after takeoff.Dalit Halevi, 12/21/2016, 7:33 AM

El Al passengers: We arrived after the start of Shabbat

El Al passengers furious at company for inconsiderate behavior, say they won't easily forget it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2016, 3:00 PM

El Al crisis ended

Histadrut and El Al management sign agreement ending the current crisis. Details to be published soon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2016, 7:49 PM

El Al management and pilots reach understandings

El Al pilots to receive pay raise and the company will cease chartering planes, as part of agreement to end recent crisis.Reut Hadar, 11/27/2016, 11:50 PM

El Al captain: The management is lying

El Al captain attacks the conduct of the company’s management, its presentation of the facts, and its recent public maligning of the pilots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 6:27 PM

El Al workers: We're not invisible

Hundreds of El Al workers protest outside company office in Ben Gurion.Yoni Kempinski, 11/21/2016, 2:22 PM

El Al crisis continues

Flights canceled and delayed as El Al pilots continue their semi-strike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 8:19 AM

Passengers stranded after El Al pilots don't show up

El Al says pilots skipped flight because of sanctions; pilots claim El Al is lying.Arutz Sheva, 11/14/2016, 8:07 AM

El Al passenger: I was bumped because I'm haredi

El Al refuses to let passenger board overbooked flight, passenger complains it's just because he's haredi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2016, 10:11 AM

Ad against modesty 'seats switching' barred from NJ airport

Newark airport turns down ad from Reform movement taking aim at seat switching to accommodate haredi plane passengers.JTA, 10/11/2016, 9:25 AM

Report: Spanish city loses Tel Aviv flight over Israel boycott

Spanish city trying to increase tourism loses direct flight connection with Israel over its symbolic support for boycotting Israel.JTA, 7/21/2016, 3:55 AM

How much does an El Al pilot make?

Reports show that, at a time when numerous El Al flights are being cancelled or delayed, the salaries of pilots are soaring.Tal Polon, 7/14/2016, 10:27 AM

Bomb scare on El Al plane scrambles Swiss fighter jets

El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv suspected of carrying explosive. On board check finds warning was baseless.Nitsan Keider, 7/5/2016, 11:47 AM

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