Articles tagged “el al”

Airlines Test Adding Metasearch to Their Websites

Airlines Test Adding Metasearch to Their Websites

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If they can't beat the online travel companies, airlines might as well try to copy those companies' slickest moves. A couple of carriers are testing the display of flights on rival airlines in an attempt to prevent consumers from clicking away to shop elsewhere.

3 months ago

Israel’s El Al Appeals to the UN as It Seeks to Fly Over Saudi Arabia

Israel’s El Al Appeals to the UN as It Seeks to Fly Over Saudi Arabia

Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

Global politics are a mess, right? It's a shame an Israeli airline can't fly over Saudi Arabia, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. Will the International Civil Aviation Organization step in and change the status quo?

6 months ago

Israel’s El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Israel’s El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

For many years, El Al had the benefit of competing in a market with some tight controls over what airlines could fly where. That's over now, and Israel's flag carrier needs to improve, or it will continue to shed customers.

9 months ago

The Changing Face of Accelerators, the Travel Industry and Startup Opportunities

The Changing Face of Accelerators, the Travel Industry and Startup Opportunities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Artificial intelligence and messaging are the trends of the day that many startup accelerator programs are interested in but there is also plenty of opportunity for aviation-oriented startups, in particular, to swoop in and command the attention they deserve -- and airlines desperately need their help.

2 years ago

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

Yaacov Benmeleh , Bloomberg

The 2013 Open Skies agreement with Europe didn't crush El Al and its stock price has soared based on diving oil prices and the strength of the shekel. The trends don't look so great, though, as tourism is slumping because of the spate of knifings and other political violence.

3 years ago

El Al’s Female Flight Attendants Say No Way to High Heel Requirement

El Al’s Female Flight Attendants Say No Way to High Heel Requirement

Associated Press

We think El Al's female flight attendants should have to wear heels when its male crew have to wear leather chaps and speedos.

3 years ago

Ryanair CEO Sees Israel as Hub for Expansion

Ryanair CEO Sees Israel as Hub for Expansion

Globes

Israeli authorities may not go along with Ryanair's plans because it sees Ryanair as a competitive threat to an already struggling El Al.

4 years ago

El Al to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi on Select European Routes Within One Year

El Al to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi on Select European Routes Within One Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

ViaSat claims it has the fastest in-flight Wi-Fi available and raising the standard for service in European skies will effectively force other carriers to speed up their service. The El Al deal is one way for ViaSat to kickstart market penetration outside of the U.S.

4 years ago

European Low-Cost Carriers Are Looking To Israel For Further Growth

European Low-Cost Carriers Are Looking To Israel For Further Growth

Centre for Aviation - CAPA

With increasing competition from low cost carriers, El Al will have to up its game. Israel's flag carrier just brought in a new CEO, and it has so far not emitted any signals that it is up to the long-term challenge.

5 years ago

Israeli Aviation Security Expert Calls TSA’s Behavioral Detection Skills ‘Worthless’

Israeli Aviation Security Expert Calls TSA’s Behavioral Detection Skills ‘Worthless’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As part of El Al's techniques, employees ask passengers a flurry of seemingly random questions before they get to the ticket counter, looking for holes in their stories or deception. If trained properly, U.S. airlines would do well in emulating the practice for security's sake.

5 years ago

El Al Airlines pegs quarterly loss on rising competition and conflict

El Al Airlines pegs quarterly loss on rising competition and conflict

Reuters

Politics are keeping El Al out of the three major alliances; a bias the airline says keeps it from competing with European carriers. What El Al needs is an alliance similar to the Qatar-Emirates tie-up.

5 years ago

The reasons El Al won’t be part of a global airlines alliance anytime soon

The reasons El Al won’t be part of a global airlines alliance anytime soon

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Given new chess moves such as Emirates' new relationship with Qantas, some would argue that the importance of global airline alliances are diminishing. El Al's best options, however, remain with the global alliances, but they are turning a deaf ear.

5 years ago