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El Al is selling tickets from Tel Aviv to Melbourne on April 1st at 5pm and arrives 17 hours later at 6pm on April 2nd.
El Al is selling tickets from Melbourne to Tel Aviv on April 2nd at 10pm and arrives 17 hours and 40 minutes later at 7:40am on April 3rd.
At 8,535 miles, it’s about 1,000 miles longer than El Al’s longest regularly scheduled flight from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles. That flight distance is near the limit of the 787-9, so it’s not likely we’ll see El Al flights much longer than that.
El Al was supposed to fly a series of “trial” flights between Tel Aviv and Melbourne, but they were cancelled due to coronavirus.
As this is not a regularly scheduled commercial flight and is intended to bring Australian citizens and Israel citizens back home, these tickets won’t come cheap.
A one-way from Tel Aviv to Melbourne or Melbourne to Tel Aviv will set you back $2,479 in coach or $2,999 in premium economy!
El Al has flown these rescue flights to other cities that they typically don’t fly to, like Lima, Perth, San Jose, and Sao Paulo.
Have you flown on any of El Al’s rescue flights?