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 from Nepal

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 from Passengers

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

Watch: Moving 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

El Al 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

Drama in the Skies: Captain Falls Ill, Forcing 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 Ben-Gurion 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 Finally 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 Agreement 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

El Al 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 Scroll 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' Deal, Hopes for Lower Plane 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 Joins World in Grounding Boeing Dreamliner Passenger 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 Forced to Make 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

El Al Suspending Cairo Flights Indefinitely?

Israel's national airline, El Al, is suspending all flights to Cairo indefinitely, according to a media report published Sunday morning.Chana Ya'ar, 9/16/2012, 12:18 PM

'Mentally Disturbed' Egyptian Storms El Al at Cairo Airport

An Egyptian man described as “mentally disturbed” tried to break into Israel's El Al offices Wednesday at Cairo International Airport. Chana Ya'ar, 9/13/2012, 10:54 AM

Woman Forced to Sit in Back of Plane Sues El Al

A woman is suing El Al for gender discrimination after she was forced to switch her seat in order to accommodate an ultra- Orthodox man.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/13/2012, 11:21 AM

Woman Suing El Al for NIS 50k Over Seat Snafu

A passenger on an El Al flight is suing the airline for NIS 50,000 claiming she was forced to move when a Hareidi man took her seatDavid Lev, 8/9/2012, 12:03 PM

El Al Pilots Ground Two Flights; Strike Looms

El Al pilots grounded two flights to and from Russia Monday night as a strike looms during the peak summer tourist season.Tzvi Ben Gedalyhau, 7/10/2012, 12:21 PM

Passengers Describe Nightmare on El Al Flight 318

An engine emitted a plume of fire 20 minutes after takeoff from London, with 411 on board. 'We thought we were going to crash.'Gil Ronen, 7/5/2012, 9:25 PM

El Al Plane's Engine Breaks Apart in Mid-Air

An El Al plane flying from London to Tel Aviv was forced to turn back after one of its engines failed and began falling apartDavid Lev, 7/5/2012, 11:22 AM

New El Al Class: More than Economy, Less than Business

Israel’s national airline, El Al, launches Economy Class Plus, an upgraded economy class with more perks.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/23/2012, 5:50 AM

El Al Resumes Flights to Egyptian Capital

Israel's national airline has resumed flights to Cairo, according to Egyptian media.Chana Ya'ar, 5/8/2012, 4:15 AM

El Al's Price Too High Even for President Peres

Israel's national airline made international headlines by charging the country's president to carry an oxygen tank.Chana Ya'ar, 5/7/2012, 10:30 PM

El Al to Move Flights to IDF Base If Iran Attacks: Report

Israel’s El Al airlines will move its flights to military bases in the event of a war with Iran, reports the Maariv newspaper. El Al denies.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/6/2012, 12:57 PM

The Histadrut Threatens to Close Israel's Skies

Union officials say the government has two weeks to meet their demands over Israel's "open skies" deal with Europe – or else!Gabe Kahn., 2/27/2012, 5:45 PM

El Al Map' Returns' Israel to 1948 Armistice Lines

A brochure distributed to Russian tourists by El Al 'turns back the clock,' showing Israel without Judea, Samaria and the GolanDavid Lev, 2/23/2012, 12:16 PM

Rome's Jews Host El Al Officials, Write in Unity Torah Scroll

Hundreds of Rome’s Jews write in the Chabad movement’s Sefer Torah for Jewish Unity, a project inititated by El Al.Elad Benari, 2/7/2012, 6:15 AM

El Al Computer Failure Grounds Planes

A computer systems failure temporarily grounded flights from two airlines Monday at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport -- but the cause is unknown.Chana Ya'ar, 1/30/2012, 9:35 PM

'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac, American Says

An American woman stuck on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport says hackers fulfilled the Divine plan when they redirected her flight.Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 11:08 AM

Hackers Land on El Al, Haaretz and Dan -- But Not for Long

PA hackers briefly took down the home pages of El Al Airlines, Haaretz and Dan Bus Co. Wednesday evening, but they were restored in an hour.Chana Ya'ar, 1/25/2012, 10:54 PM

Maldives May Break Ties with Israel

A Maldives government minister urges breaking ties with Israel, established two years ago. Protesters want an end to El Al flights. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/26/2011, 6:33 PM

El Al Collision Disaster Avoided at Last Minute

An El Al plane miraculously was able to avoid hitting another plane in Zurich this week. On the plane was Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.David Lev, 12/4/2011, 2:36 AM