[Updated] Another Etihad Plane Is En-Route To Israel Without Palestinian Authorization, This Time In Full Etihad Livery

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Update: The flight has landed at Ben Gurion airport! You can listen to a clip of the ATC audio below. The image is from the...

El Al Appears To Be Cancelling Some Flights Through March 2021 And Beyond

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With Israel's borders closed to foreign nationals through at least June 30th, El Al remains in hibernation mode. The airline is negotiating with the...

This Morning’s Strike At Ben Gurion Is Just Another Reason Why You Should Avoid Thursday Evening Flights To Israel

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At 3am this morning I got messages from several readers about a sudden IAA (Israel Airports Authority) strike that threatened to halt outbound and...

Israel Voids All Entry Permits For Unmarried Foreign Students!

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Israel was one of the first countries to ban foreign nationals due to coronavirus. Recently they started easing restrictions, allowing in foreign students and people...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals In June

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Globes is reporting that Israel will not open their borders to foreign nationals in June. Previously the ban was extended to June 15 and...

[Updated With Extended Foreigners Ban And Cancellations] Roundup Of Airlines Cancelling Service To/From Israel Due To Coronavirus, And When Service Is Scheduled To Restart

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Update, 5/20: Israel has extended their ban on foreigners and mandatory quarantine for returning citizens through at least 6/15. Returning residents can apply for...

El Al Has Started Processing Refunds For Cancelled Flights!

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A few weeks ago, I called out El Al for not issuing refunds on cancelled flights, in violation of US law. El Al said they...

Israel Ends Forced Hotel Quarantines For Israelis Returning From Abroad

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Since April 1st, Israel has required Israelis returning from abroad to be taken to a hotel for a 2 week quarantine  That requirement is now...

Enough Is Enough: The Time Is Now For El Al To Issue Refunds For Cancelled Flights And Stop Violating DoT Policy!

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Up until April 3rd, several airlines cancelling flights were refusing to issue cash refunds. JetBlue and United were 2 of the worst domestic offenders...

Israel Will Now Allow Airlines 90 Days To Provide Refunds For Cancelled Flights

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The Israeli government has approved a temporary amendment to their aviation law to allow airlines 90 days to issue cash refunds for flights that...

Israel Temporarily Suspends All Flights To Israel; Return To Regular Flight Schedule Not Expected Until September

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Update: Israel approved measures on Sunday to force all arriving passengers into quarantine hotels and flights should be allowed to resume, though several have...

United Extends Ticket Validity To 2 Years, Ends 1 Year Wait For Refunds; Tel Aviv Flight Changes Mean You Can Now Get A Refund!

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Typically airline tickets must be used within 12 months of when they're issued. United announced that tickets purchased between 5/1/19-3/31/20 are valid for...

American Will Delay Its Return To Tel Aviv By An Entire Year Due To Coronavirus

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American's exit from Israel had its drama and its return has had its fair share as well. American pulled out of the Tel Aviv market...

Israel Will Force All New Arrivals Into Quarantine Hotels

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Effective immediately, Israel will test all arrivals from abroad for coronavirus and force them to stay in a designated quarantine hotel or designated quarantine...

United Will Remove Most International Flights, But Will Continue Key Flights, Including Israel

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Many readers have written to me that United will be cancelling all service to/from Tel Aviv. The US Embassy in Israel's site says the...

Air Canada: Due To Israeli Law, All Changed Or Cancelled Flights To Or From Israel Can Get A Refund

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Many airlines have been trying to avoid issuing refunds for flights changed or cancelled due to coronavirus. While asking for a supervisor might help, other...

Israel Will Enter Lockdown For At Least 7 Days Starting Tomorrow

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Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that Israel will go into lockdown for at least 7 days, starting tomorrow. You can still leave the house for food,...

Israel Closes Borders: Foreign Nationals Are No Longer Able To Enter The Country. Book Your Flight Home Now!

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Update: Effective immediately, Israel's borders are closed unless you are a citizen or year-round resident of the country. Visitors can no longer enter even if...

Israel Now Requiring Visitors To Apply For A Permit Before Flying To Israel: Airbnb, Dorms, And Hotels Not Valid For Home Quarantine

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The state of Israel is now requiring foreigners flying to Israel to submit this form to their local Israeli consulate 5 days before their...

El Al Will Suspend Most Flights Worldwide, Israeli Schools Cancelled, Don’t Expect Student Reentry After Pesach

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With 80% of El Al's workforce on unpaid leave, YNet is reporting that El Al will be suspending service on most routes starting next...

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