Delta flight 468 from JFK to Tel Aviv last night was diverted to Paris, apparently due to some sort of leak on the plane. They kept passengers on the plane for 4 hours before booking them hotel rooms near the airport. They rescheduled the flight as Delta 9868 departing tomorrow from Paris to Tel Aviv.
DDF member flyingace comments that he spent the extra money to send his kid on the nonstop flight…but man plans and G-d laughs.
Several people reached out for advice on where to eat in Paris, so I figured I’d post the information here as well.
Paris is easily one of my favorite cities in the world, there are worse places to have been diverted to. You can read my 2010 trip notes here, 2012 trip notes here, and Instagram pictures from my 2016 trip to Paris by scrolling down here.
The Eiffel Tower closes at 11:45pm, though the last elevator up is at 11pm. Definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been there before.
As for restaurants, here are the closing times for some kosher eateries:
L’inte Cafe: 10:15pm
L’As du Fallafel-12am
Darjeeling makes the best kosher Indian food in the world and Thai One has some of the best kosher Thai food in the world as well. Both are glatt kosher, a rarity in Paris.
L’inte Cafe is a phenomenal dairy cholov yisoel restaurant. Pitzman makes good cholov yisoel pizza. And L’As du Fallafel makes the best Felafel in Paris and gives even the best places in Israel a run for their money.
If you’re around in the morning, Chez Akol makes the most delectable cholov yisoel French pastries in the world.
I’d also save your Uber/Taxi and food receipts and see what Delta and/or your credit card may reimburse.
I posted this information on the DansDeals Facebook group and several members are now asking why they never seem to get stuck in Paris! Of course next time they should just book an award with a stopover or open jaw in Paris…