Delta, USair suspend flights to Israel due to rocket attack, United flying as usual

Update: United just canceled all flights for the rest of the day in and out of Israel.

BTW El Al may be way more expensive (ok, it IS) but it is the best. Virtually all of El Al pilots were top Israel Air Force pilots –they know what they are doing and then some.

Just a heads up for those arriving or departing within the next few days –check before you head to the airport. Due to a rocket that landed close to the airport, Delta airlines and USAIR have temporarily suspended flights into and out of Israel. United Airlines and El Al are flying on schedule as usual.

Now back to your regularly scheduled war. 🙂


18 responses to “Delta, USair suspend flights to Israel due to rocket attack, United flying as usual”

  1. Lynne says :

    In my opinion, no one should fly in or out of the airport now. It’s too dangerous.

    • israeliminx says :

      No, it isn’t. If it were the military would have ordered the transport ministry to shut all flights and close the airport. The rocket that landed close –but well far enough away to not be a danger to the airport or flights– was specifically not targeted by Iron Dome as the trajectory was accurately calculated and determined it would land in an area of no danger to anyone – as it did. (You have to remember that every single rocket shot down costs us $50 MILLION dollars U.S. Each and every one)

      Airlines are cancelling now only because of the Ukraine incident. Inbound and outbound flights had already been re-routed to flight paths that involve no danger and there are more iron domes protecting the airport than anywhere else in the country.

      • Lynne says :

        Isn’t El Al the ONLY airline that has an anti-missile protection device? Worth the price right there.

        • israeliminx says :

          Yep it is :). We are super safety conscious and trust me, the last thing we would want would be a passenger jet shot down — El Al or any other incoming or outgoing plane.

          We take protective measures ahead of time (and ahead of the curve, witness our beautiful Iron Dome). We also take sane and effective measures for our flights (no, you don’t have to remove your shoes here and we aren’t gonna do any nekked screenings or other bizarro things that pass for airline security other places).

          If there were the slightest danger, the international airport would have already been shut down.

  2. Mike says :

    Of topic. This TOI story clearly shows Hamas is using children as soldiers. Where’s the outrage? Think about this next time somebody mentions dead palestinian children.

    • israeliminx says :

      Yo, we’ve got a Hamas TERRORIST in a bed next to IDF soldiers at Soroka Hospital (I’d give you a link but it was reported on Ch. 10 TV)

      • Mike says :

        Understand. And that’s in the ToI story too, but what I think is significant is the child soldier issues. I understand that it won’t generate the outrage I (we) think it should because, let’s be honest all those people marching for Palestinian “human rights” don’t give a rat’s about the Palestinians or about human rights. But I hope we can get the issue out there more. It’s not only good for Israel to show, it’s good if the terrorist would stop using kids like this.

  3. erin says :

    I find it quite interesting that the planes aren’t flying, but that the us travel advisory to Israel says it will not evacuate americans (not that i think that is needed). And in the event they do decide to evacuate, it will be at the cost of the citizens. That makes no sense!

    And what is up with another humanitarian cease-fire?!

  4. Larry007 says :

    They limited the no fly window to the next 24h. Re-check again after that.
    I think its bullshit and maybe it’s related to higher insurance costs, I don’t know.

    • israeliminx says :

      Larry , it is total paranoia because of the Dutch plane shot down by Russian separatists in the Ukraine.

      • Larry007 says :

        yes, maybe, but I don’t see how it’s related…

        • israeliminx says :

          Well it is related because the passenger jet being shot down is getting more coverage around the world than we are (and you know how the world is focused on every Palestinian who stubs a toe if Israel is involved much less anything more) and people are freaking out about ‘why are flights going over any area where there is unrest?’ and there have been a lot of international flight cancellations in the wake of it and the phone lines for airlines have been flooded with ‘can you guarantee me that flight X doesn’t fly over any areas that might….calls so much so that a few have set up emergency lines for those who have such questions. So yeah, blowback related.

          • Mike says :

            So what the FAA, the Europeans and the airlines are actually admitting is that Hamas is trying to kill innocent civilians and would kill a plane full of innocent people at BG without thinking twice. But of course it’s all Israel’s fault.

  5. israeliminx says :

    Mike, pretty much.

  6. Lynne says :

    I think that everyone is unnerved by the attack on the Malaysian airline. It seems just unbelievable that it could happen, that anyone would do such a horrible thing (terrorists have no problem with doing this), and the loss of innocent lives is heartbreaking. My nerves are on edge, and I have vowed to try to only fly El Al in the future. I hope that El Al flies also to Tokyo, but I guess that they fly to the world’s major cities.

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