Skip to comments.Two U.S. airlines suspend Israel flights after rocket attack near airport [FAA suspends all flights]
Posted on 07/22/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by Star Traveler
7:41 P.M. The FAA prohibits all U.S. airlines from flying to and from Ben-Gurion International Airport "for a period of up to 24 hours."
5:57 P.M. Delta Airlines and U.S. Airways suspend flights to and from Israel on Tuesday. This follows a warning from the Federal Aviation Authority given after a rocket fell earlier Tuesday in Yehud, near Ben-Gurion International Airport. United Airlines announced it will continue operating as usual.
A Delta Airlines flight from New York to Israel landed in Paris following the decision. U.S. Air has relocated planes currently at Ben-Gurion airport tonight's planned flight has been canceled. (Zohar Blumenkrantz)
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
Obama and the UN gave the $$$$ for the rocket attacks.
Any apology from the White house yet?
The USA didn’t give any money (or arms) to Hamas in Gaza. Also one should know that Israel sends all kinds of humanitarian aid across their border into Gaza all the time.
And the feds will be suspending all travel to Chicago when?
Actually, it’s an accounting game, the same as they play with Planned Parenthood. They give PP millions each year for other than abortions, which they cannot fund. However, PP is enabled to free up funds elsewhere and spend more on abortions due to the giving of the FED. Money — even designated money — is fungible even to a really slow-witted accountant.
We give a hundred million or so to the Palestine president for ‘humanitarian purposes’. Sure.
Any rockets flying over Chicago? ... :-) ...
I wouldn’t doubt that some of the MANPADs from Libya found their way to Hamas.
Hamas and the Pals fired rockets into Israel in June, May, April, March, February, January...all of 2013, 2012.....So now they decide to suspend flights?
This is clearly a shot across the bow from Hussein Obama to Netanyahu. Too bad US airlines are getting involved in the politics. The FAA cannot “forbid” these airlines from exercising their multilateral responsibilities.
They can’t fly into a war zone. They also can’t afford the liability or the loss of life.
Israel makes a distinction between Hamas and its terrorist organization versus the Palestinian civilians. Israel say VERY EXPLICITLY and VERY EMPHATICALLY says to the world that they are not targeting Palestinian civilians and are not trying to drive them out and are not trying to starve them out. So Israel does allow humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians.
i.e., they are choosing defeat.
Ummm ... you wouldn’t like flying on the airplane that got shot out of the sky because of these rockets. If that happened, your family would probably be running to a lawyer’s office to sue the airline for not protecting its passengers.
This time they’re using longer distance rockets and going further than they have before.
Regardless of what the FAA can or cannot order, no airline is going to accept the liability (in the eyes of a civil-suit jury) of operating "against FAA orders".
It’s actually going very well and in Israel’s favor. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really knows what he’s doing here!
Wonder if travelers insurance will pay for all of those that were taking vacations to the area.
I had been planning a trip there for October but have totally given up on that idea for now.
Sending more traffic to El Al is a funny way of tightening the screws.
El Al is not flying there either.
I’ve got a question here. Where did you get the idea that the FAA cannot forbid US planes from flying in this area. Do you think that the FAA does not have the legal authority to do so?
Not El Al..since El Al is run by the Israeli Govt if you need to travel to Israel its the ONLY way to fly
Sure about that?
True and the only airline company to take a plane Israel to if it was me.
That’s what was reported by another Freeper, here just within the hour ... :-) ...
How is the cleaning up of the rats nests going right now?
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There are none. All the flights going to Tel Aviv have alreay landed and there are non (not even El Al) in flight.
Only because of fear after what happened last week that is why, really.
Went to Israel last yr via El Al..great airline..15 hour flight(Which I was not a fan of but what can ya do) but its bar none the safest airline I have EVER been on..you should see the security involved before you board and you get a police escort to the plane..that is why El Al is the only way we would ever fly to Israel..some like other airlines to Israel because its less expensive(And you make a stop in New York to refuel) but I like a straight flight, no stops, much easier and safer
The FAA issued a NOTAM for LLBG (Tel Aviv Ben Gurion). That is a Notice to Airman. No, the FAA does not “forbid” destinations.
And they hire only former IDF folks if I am not mistaken to work for that company.
It’s going excellently, as the EU just announced that they are calling for Hamas and all those terror groups to be disarmed - exactly what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asking for in the last several days.
Netanyahu is a diplomatic genius!
My airline has been flying into Tel Aviv for the past week, in spite of the Gaza war. They just suspended flights along with 2 other US Airlines. This is politics. I can promise you that El Al has not suspended flights.
The FAA prohibits all U.S. airlines from flying to and from Ben-Gurion International Airport “for a period of up to 24 hours.”
I think it is a sign that PM Bibi and Company is going to have something BIG happen to rid Gaza of the rat nests once and for all.
Yes they are..and they DO profile you..which is totally worth it because they are doing it for your security and theirs
Another quote, another article ...
Following the action by the U.S. airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to the Tel Aviv airport for 24 hours.
It happens every day in the US. An airport has an issue and flights divert etc. That does not mean a suspension of service. The US airlines have suspended service indefinitely. That is pure politics. Even if El Al has diverted flights, that does not mean El Al is no longer flying to Tel Aviv.
Another quote, another article ...
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday blocked all U.S. carriers from flying to Israels main airport for 24 hours. The ban comes after a rocket landed about a mile from Tel Avivs Ben Gurion International Airport, the FAA said.
It means they’re not flying while rockets can potentially hit them, and there’s evidence if a nearby strike. People still remember what happened in the Ukraine.
New olim AND tourists will have to be smuggled in, like in 1940?
It’s no mystery.
A zone in which belligerents are waging war; broadly. An area marked by extreme violence.
LOL ... keep them coming to Israel!
It’s something “you know when you see it” ... LOL ...
And you can depend upon the flying and “buying” public to know it ... :-) ...
I quoted several others, too ... :-) ...
Wonder why they waited until now. The rocket attacks have been going on for years.
You are describing Israel off and on for the past 60 years. Not a war zone, the safest place on earth.