[Update: El Al To Close Call Centers, Extend Service Suspension] Roundup Of Airlines Cancelling Or Reducing Service To/From Israel Due To Coronavirus Restrictions

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Update: El Al has announced that they will be extending their service suspension through May 2nd and that their call centers will be closed indefinitely as of tomorrow. All tickets will be frozen and they plan on offering refunds and free changes when they reopen.

Airlines still flying to/from Tel Aviv include 2 weekly flights on Ethiopian from Addis Ababa and daily flights on United from Newark.


Originally posted on 3/11:

With Israel closing their borders to foreign nationals, many airlines are reducing or cancelling service.

This situation is highly fluid and this post will be updated as more information is released. If you are booked on a flight that is cancelled, be sure to call your booking airline or agent for reaccommodation or refund. Click here for the master post on Coronavirus fee waivers.

Israeli law requires that airlines issue refunds for cancelled flights.

Here is a roundup of many of the airlines serving Tel Aviv and what they are doing so far.

  • Aegean: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 30
  • Aeroflot: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 30
  • Air Canada: All flights to Israel are cancelled through May 31
  • Air France: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 3
  • Air Serbia: All flights to Israel are cancelled through April 13
  • Alitalia: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 30.
  • Arkia: All international flights to/from Israel are cancelled in March and April.
  • Austrian: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 1
  • British Airways: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled from March 29 through April 30
  • Brussels: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 19.
  • Cathay Pacific: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 31.
  • Delta: All flights to Israel are cancelled from March 14 through April 24.
  • El Al:
    • Flights between JFK and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between Newark and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between Paris and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between London/LHR and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between Johannesburg and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between Toronto and Tel Aviv are cancelled From April 1 through May 2.
    • Flights between Boston and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Las Vegas and Tel Aviv are cancelled through June 4.
    • Flights between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between Miami and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Amsterdam and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Athens and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Barcelona and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Brussels and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Frankfurt and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Geneva and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Madrid and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Milan and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Moscow and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Munich and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Rome and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Prague and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Vienna and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Zurich and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Beijing and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 30.
    • Flights between Bangkok and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv are cancelled through May 2.
    • Service launch between Chicago and Tel Aviv will be delayed until 6/28
    • Service launch between Tokyo and Tel Aviv will be delayed until 8/29
  • Easyjet: All flights are cancelled through April 30
  • Ethiopian: Twice daily flights between Addis Ababa and Tel Aviv are being reduced to 2 weekly flights through April 30.
  • Finnair: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through June 30.
  • Iberia: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 30
  • KLM: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled from March 28 through May 3
  • Korean: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 1
  • LATAM: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled from March 30 through May 1
  • LOT: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 10
  • Lufthansa: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 3
  • Norwegian: All flights cancelled from March 21 through May 1.
  • Royal Jordanian: All flights cancelled from March 17 through April 20.
  • Swiss: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 2
  • TAP Portugal: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through May 4.
  • Turkish: All flights to/from cancelled from March 28 through April 17.
  • Ukraine: All flights cancelled from March 17 through April 24.
  • United
    • United will continue to operate evening Flight UA90/UA91 daily between Newark and Tel Aviv as scheduled.
    • United is cancelling flights between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv from March 23 through May 5.
    • United is cancelling flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv from March 22 through May 3.
    • United is cancelling afternoon flight UA84/UA85 between Newark and Tel Aviv from March 23 through May 3 eastbound and March 24 through May 4 westbound.
  • Virgin Atlantic: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled through April 19.
  • Wizz Air: All flights to/from Israel are cancelled from March 13 through May 1

 

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Concerned

Do you recommend traveling to Israel for Pesach to inlaws with family knowing you will have to do a 2-week quarantine? Is anyone doing this?

BrooklynDan

depends on how much you like your in-laws – you won’t be able to escape

Reuven

In fact, I think it’s the reverse, as they would like be quarantined in a separate house.

E

What about American?

Flight 0085 united

What is the date on that internal Memo from United to the travel agents?

Helen

Can you please translate that United memo? Thanks.

Isaacz

I called up several times Delta as I’m flying back from Israel on the 14 and they said that it’s not canceled …please advise if the info you are getting is including the 14th and delta hasn’t announced it yet?

Delta Flyer

I just got off the phone with Delta as well and the 14th is still scheduled.

Reuven

Just a word of warning. Delta is infamous in this situation to claim flights are still scheduled and then cancel them anyways last minute. In Guatemala for example, where I am, they claimed and kept reassuring that they will keep their flight throughout all of last week, and several folks are now stuck here.

lou

easy jet tlv – london any update on them

Joe

Hi Dan, I’ve tried but can find no consistent flight policy with Brussels airlines and some days it’s cancelled some it’s running. do you have any concrete information as I would like to cancel but expedia says I have to pay cancellation fees as all flights are scheduled as normal. I am do to fly in 2 weeks. thanks.

Ivan G.

What about Tarom (Romanian Airlines)?

Dave

Anyone know about Israir? I have a flight to Tbilisi at the end of March that I would love to get out of. They typically don’t allow cancellations

Jack

I have a flight April 5th NYC-TLV was not cancelled do you know my options if I would want to cancel?

Mk

KLM not letting me cancel for a voucher since I already flew the first leg of the flight to Israel

Mk

And outbound flight is not canceled yet

MoG

If my flight was canceled and the airline only offers to change to a different date, will my chase reserve cc insurance cover me to buy new tix?

dudy

Aeroflot
any other way to get to them to get refunds beside this 866 879 76 47

Batchy

Just dispute it I tride getting my refund but they are hard to deal with

Chacham...or not

@dan Any recommendations on how one would go about getting a refund for LOT airlines business class tickets made months ago for travel in April, using UR points-one way? And the same using United points the other way? Really don’t want to lose the value of those expensive tickets. Thanks so much for your assistance.

Zahava

Dan..do u kno any status wth el al after the 17th of march

Ergel

Anything on Air Europa?

Hello

MY daughter is in seminary in Israel, should i bring her home for Pesach now? will there be flights later on?
Also will European Pesach programs be cancelled?

Eric

Dan can you help ?
I saw this on Air Canada web site But what if I cannot travel to israel for the rest of 2020 but want to go later. ? Any chance they would refund my money ? But also I purchased it with UR points. Any suggestions please would help. Thanks

If you purchased a ticket before March 4, 2020 for travel before April 30, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight. You can also cancel your booking and credit what you paid against future travel. In both cases any fare difference will apply, any residual value resulting from a lower fare will be lost, and all travel must be completed by December 31, 2020.

Chani

How long does it usually take to get thru to elal? been waiting to get thru about a canceled flight for ages!

Ss

Just a Heads up. I called ELAL and since I booked from November I must reschedule by November ( a year from purchase) but I can pick any date until 2/28/21

Amex guy

hi dan im unable to read this article because the credit cards links thats usually on the right side is in top of the article not sure if something is wrong in my end (other article are ok)

Qsman

I cannot get through to priceline to get help with my VA ticket. The system sees my departure date in the past and says since I am not traveling in 21 days call back. The chat is useless since they tell me to call the 800 number , which I can’t get past the IVR. Is there someplace else I can call without having this problem?

Sanity please

Priceline is the worst.
They are impossible to deal with.
I tried getting thorugh to them, they now say there is a 40 wait to talk to a rep.

I will NEVER book a ticket through Priceline again..

Dovid

Is it clear that Elal 001 early Friday morning March 13th is still on ? Thank you. Such useful information

Unsure what to do

Hi Dan, I would really appreciate your personal opinion on this. We’re a young couple living in Israel with a small toddler. We were thinking of going back home to America over Pesach, but what are the chances that the quarantine will be extended all the way through after Pesach (April 19 or so?) We don’t want to quarantine for 2 weeks when we come back, which means we’re at a standstill about whether we should skip seeing family this year (and also miss a family wedding) or take the risk that the quarantine will end by mid April.

samdaman

Its probable that the situation will get worse before it gets better. There is no guarantee that you will be able to get back at all.

msd

nobody knows but the one above. Common sense, and news tells us that this does not blow over in one day. Pick your choice here for eight weeks minimum, or miss seeing family and a simcha. You got to decide, it is your choice and be happy with your decision!

Debbie

In the same situation. Dont want to be stuck in the usa if there will be no flights back! And dont want to be quarantined at home for 2 weeks…

Tema

I tried calling El Al and Priceline to freeze my tickets for March 30, but cannot reach anyone. Cannot be done online either. Any advice on how to freeze or reschedule flights? Thanks

Hoping they don\'t cancel

U have to call a few times till u get thru, and than wait on hold for an hour

Chesky1

Hi Dan. I am due to fly jfk to Tlv on Sunday the 15th with aeroflot. My flight itinerary says that the flight is still running as scheduled. I booked with UR points. Any way I can get a refund?

Leah Lesserson

I’m sorry for all of you with the flight dilemmas especially those trying to go to or from EY for pesach. My take is, we do not know what will happen with the machla so we dont know if u will have to be quarantined after returning pesach

Elliot

Any information on Azerbaijan Airlines (TLV-JFK) April 5/6 is greatly appreciated. The airline hasn’t updated anything news-wise since March 3rd…

ED

What did they say on march 3rd? Im supposed to fly wh them March 22nd TLV-JFK. Haven’t heard anything from them…
BTW, only 330$ On skyscanner and u get 2 bags

Elliot

Their updates (or lackthereof) are posted on their site. https://www.azal.az/en/
Great deal, but now I think we’re going to pay the price for it…

ED

My flight with AZAL was canceled. Thank g-d my travela gent notified me. I didn’t get any notice from Azal themselves.

Elliot

Who did you book through?
Their flights yesterday/today from TLV-JFK went…

ED

I booked with Mark Friedlander of Travelers Choice (gr8 guy,gr8 service)…It could be that Sundays flight from TLV to JFK was their last until things clear up….Azal will also respond to emails. We’ve been in touch that way…Hatzlachah

Elliot

Thanks!
Was in touch with them via e-mail when making the booking. I know they’re great!

Katnio

I am ticketed on that same April 5 flight. I can’t take it because I didn’t make it to Israel due to the responses to the coronavirus. I spoke to the airlines and they said they won’t refund because they are still flying, and it’s not their fault I can’t get to the flight.

ElAl Canceling

ElAl Canceling? Seems like they blocked next week flights

sam

Just had 2 flights cancelled by Ryanair
Cyprus March 27
and Lithuania on April 6

FYI

SCS

@Dan
when i check the status of my flight it still says on time. its from israel to jfk with delta on March 14th @ 10:55 PM, didn’t you report they cancelled?

Abraham

בהוראה מיוחדת שיצא היום ממרן לראשי ומנהלי הישיבות של חסידי בעלזא בארץ שלא שולחים את הבחורים מחו”ל לביתם ואין מה לפחד. באם ישנם הורים שרוצים שבנם ישובו לביתם לפני חג הפסח חייבים לחתום על אחריות אישית למשגיח שבנם ילמד במסגרת מיוחדת שיוקמו בכל הערים בחו”ל עד לחג.

Hoping they don\'t cancel

Elal just changed my flight on me. Technically the dates r the same but it changed from the thurs afternoon to late wed

Mo

What’s the story so far for a lot of us with flights on air Serbia April 6 from Jfk to Israel?

eric

Dan,
How do we get Air Canada to refund the tickets and Get UR points back?
they still say they are flying to Israel and the web site says they will let you change but must fly by Dec, 31, 2020 , Which i can’t ) any thoughts please ?

F.P.

What’s the status with American Airlines?? Thanks

Help

My United flight for IAD-TLV from Apr 8-14 hasn’t been cancelled yet, but nobody is replying to my tweets and the phone line keeps hanging up on me automatically—I don’t even get redirected to an agent. What do I do?

Davidmal

Looks like Israel is the only place on earth to be. End of days. Get there while there’s a flight!! If you can.

Tzvi

Are most flights worldwide excluding China Italy and the other “hot zones” still operating normally ? Or is everywhere going thru this Israel craze!?

Jake

Is it safe to fly from Israel to NYC via Amman?

Dov

The Air Canada flight AC80 on Mar 16 and Return AC81 Mar 17 will be upgauged to a 777-300 from a 787-900 to add additional capacity for AC81

turkish

can anyone help me i have a flight from israel on sun thru turkey to canada and they refuse to give refund and they want $ to change my ticket what do i do thnx

Yaacov Craven

How do you know KLM and Air France flights are cancelled? I was sent my itinerary today for Sunday flight and their web site says it’s still on

sfried

Dan, I just checked my flight with AirCanada from TLV to Tronto, on March 26, and it doesn’t say anything about it being canceled,
Can you clarify?

hentch

whats with american airlines that are doing stopover to form tlv to ny

Fellow Clevelander

Is this true that The Cleveland Clinic has produced a test that provides results within 8 hours? If yes, why is quarantine for more that 8 hours?

shroly

united flight 17.3 israel-usa and back 25.3
is there a chance of cancelation from the company?
i want to know if there’s a chance to receive a refund.

TamF

When people are checking into their flights, is anyone getting an option to be bumped? We know people on the united tlv-ewr flight right now and they said it’s packed. We have a bunch of tickets booked to leave israel, it doesn’t seem like our flights will be cancelled, so can we just try to be bumped, make some money, then cancel the next day? Travel agent says if we change the flight we need to provide a new travel date.

Batya

Hi dan
Have flights thru moscow for pesach on march 25. Should I canvel or are chances of quarantine high now that they closed schools in israel

BigAl

Hi Dan,

Booked the family to fly LOT EWR-TLV for Pesach.
Got an email this morning telling me they are changing the airport to JFK and delaying the flight by one day, does this give me the right to cancel (I was hoping they’ll do that instead of a change)?

Jared

Any suggestions on cancelling upcoming el al flight for monday. Booked on sapphire points and chase keeps hanging up or not letting it connect. El al is closed. Any other ideas?

ua iad

Booked an award ticket one way in economy EWR-IAD-TLV for APR 19, I called to add lap infant child and they are charging me $395. They claim that it’s 10% last ticket sold for $3,300 at Y fare, plus taxes and fees. Any info how to deal with this?

points baki

Will an Alitalia entire round trip be cancelled if it begins between now and March 28 (ie when all flights are cancelled to/from TLV) and returns well after?
Thanks!

susan

If you live in Israel and have a flight this week and are obviously not going does the insurance you bought for the flight cover any problems? Will you then get a full refund? How can the airlines expect you to fly when they cant guarantee that you will come back or that you will have to go into isolation or that in Israel they say not to fly???? If you were going for a wedding getting a later date doesnt help!

E

BA canceled my flight from tlv to lhr but not the 2nd flight to bwi. March 23

Booky

El al started canceling and consolidating flights from Tel aviv to NYC for the coming week

Gregg

Does anyone know which daily flight British Airways will operate? Will it be different each day?

zow
Menachem

Anything on Air India to Australia?

anon

do you have to pay fare difference on Air Serbia what about tickets from trip.com how do you change those?

moishy

did turkish change their cancellations today?

A DNSD follower

I was moved back by elal 12 and a half hours. can i make money for that move back from elal????

Chani

if I were you, I would just be happy that your flight is still flying! forget the money! There are many people whose flights have been canceled again and again, you are fortunate that you can still fly!

Anita

We have a flight from Dulles on UNITED on April 1. Where can I find the written proof that the flight is cancelled? We have not gotten any notification yet.
Thanks.

Binyomin

I have the klm flight on the 18th am I still good?

help in cle

Dan, for travel into Israel in early May. Parents want to cancel now. What is their best bet for a refund? Insurance claim? Airline refund?

RH

El al flight March 31st from Tlv – JFk. Any chance we will be able to fly?

Reader

what about azerbaijan airlines

help!!

ukraine is starting a travel ban on march 17th. Does this affect flights stopping over there?

Gary

The airline is suspended service, I believe

Tzvi

Dan your a legend. Think Israel would consider shutting Ben Gurion soon even?

Chani

My son is supposed to be flying TLV to EWR on March 18th… is it hopeful that flight will still be flying? thanks Dan, and mazal tov for your brother’s engagement!

123

if im not a ukrane cititizen can i make transfer after ukrane is closing border for non citizen

qsman

I wound up buying 2 tickets on UA73 Sat. night to IAD after banging my head against the wall with Priceline. I am going after them for full refunds, the UA tickets, and non-refunded $ from the apt rental. Plus some $ for the incredible frustation of not being to access the call queue “as you are not traveling within 72 hours” for my itinerary that began March 4. Chat support said I should call the 800 number for help with this, even though I could not get past the Pratorian Telephone Guard.

Gary

RJ is shut. PS is shut. Please update. Thanks.

Yehuda

Dan, you wrote of United paring down to specific days (EWR to TLV) in April. I’m booking my kids’ return flight and they’re offering one for Tues, 4/28. If United is selling it, doesn’t that mean it exists??

WANA KNOW

TAP FROM ISREAL ONLY CANCELED MY FLIGHT TO PORTUGAL BUT FROM PORTUGAL TO EWR IS NOT CANCELED EVEN THOUGH IT WAS BOOKED AS ONE FLIGHT TRYING TO SPEAK TO THEM AND THEY ARE TELLING ME TO SPEAK TO MY TRAVEL AGENT THERE IS NONE CUZ I BOOKED IT ONLINE BY JUST FLY HOW DO I GET THE MONEY BACK OR TRAVEL CREDIT

Chaim

Good luck…

Think it’s time to admit that the local Travel Agencies still have what to sell

chani

My Elal flight for Pesach was changed and will land super close to Shabbat, which I obviously can not take. What should I do? and is Israel allowing people to come in??

Max

Does anyone know what is KLMs policy, I have a flight from NY to Hungary for Pesach, should I cancel now or wait for them to cancel?

United

Dan, If we cancel our united flight that was booked with Chase Ultimate rewards, will they refund the points immediately, or if we don’t use the credit after 12 months, will they refund the points then? Does this policy even work with points, or does it only work with money?

mordechai

hi dan you posted that va canceled their flights from israel,on their site its still up ? i contacted priceline to try and get a refund but they say its still running.

mordechai

the va flight is through london on the 25th

Bennish travel

BA looks like they’re cancelling all flights from today until march 30

Michael

Thank your Dan for your regular updates on flights from Israel. I am not aware of any other information source that is as comprehensive, accurate and informative as your blog.

My kids are flying into JFK from TLV (following a stop in Heathrow). If anyone can provide an estimate as to how long it has been taking to get through customs/immigration/health screening for returning US citizens would appreciate it, so I can plan accordingly. Thanks

Chani

my friends told me that their kids took only about an hour to 1.5hrs to make it through . Not JFK, but Washington Dulles and Toronto.. HOpe that helps

Barry D

My Daughter arrived from TLV into JFK yesterday morning, (Tuesday the 17th) and from the first notification to seeing her walk out of baggage claim was about 1.5 hours. She said that customs took about 15 minutes and that was because 3 flights were going through together and the remaining time was waiting for her luggage.

Hope that helps.

Chaim

Seems British has cancelled flights until March 30

jjgfromnj

Dan, thanks for all the efforts in this trying time. I’m in Jlem (arrived before mandatory quarantine thankfully), original flight back was VA last Sunday. Cancelled, rescheduled to Thursday Elal to LHR, then VA to JFK. I just got notification that the VA LHR-JFK flight was cancelled for operational reasons. I’ve now booked on UA 85 on March 23 (seemingly the last one). Do you think it’s likely they’ll maintain that flight and not cancel that route/flight early?

Samdaman

Can we get a roundup of which flights are left?? It might be simpler to read.

Anita

United flight from Dulles to Israel is cancelled BUT they just changed it from Dulles TO NEWARK then toTel Aviv! Any way to get out of it?

Nathan

If I had a ticket on United, but am willing to give it to someone else, can I change the name on the reservation?

dave

Dan how come no info on ANA airlines refund/waiver policy on paid and mileage tickets. This airline is left off for some reason? multiple people have commented

Al

Hello,
I am sure this was asked many times. Flight from tlv to Dulles but stopping in Newark. Any way to stay in Newark without continuing on to Dulles? Checking in bags.

Barry D

@Dan
I have a mileage ticket for Monday, March 23rd from TLV to EWR w hi ich I would like to cancel. I’m trying now to cancel it and I’m being told that they will return the mileage and the taxes of $45 but charge me a “Re-deposit fee of $125. If the ticket was originally issued on March 13th, is that fee waived or is it charged?
Thank you.

Yakov

anyone coming to Israel from new york

David

still able to book on united online flight 91 from tlv to ewr for march 23 is there a danger that even so it will be cancled ? same with ElAl
thanks

SAM

Air Serbia canceled my flight- April 6t to Israel. Until what time can I choose a different date

Mk

Was supposed to fly TLV-ORD via AMS with KLM 3/25. They told me I can not cancel my reservation since I already took the inbound to TLV. Was waiting for them to cancel so I can get a refund but looks like they’re still running that flight

CLE Rocks

Just received a full refund from Delta for our trip from CLE to CUN.

Eve

Any update on Turkish are they still flying from US to TLV?

Chaim

So far yes !

Ss

I called ELAL .They cancelled my flights but said it could take up to a year to get refunded to my cc because the billing department is overloaded. Will disputing the charges help get a refund quicker?

Elli

Call and try!

Bg

How does the rebooking work if I booked my now cancelled airserbia flight with chase points?

Tony

Hi
Is the European compensation law apply for cancellation due to corona virus?

Nafnaf12

United zeroed out most direct flights starting April including UA90/91

joel

i booked aeroflot home for after pesach through “flightnetwork”. it took a 4 hour phonecall with a call back from them at 230am, but within a few days i got the money back on the cc !

Menashe

Was your flight originating in TLV or NYC? Did Aeroflot cancel it or did you choose not to fly? I have similar situation but they refuse to refund me…

Unhappy With El Al

FYI, I was told that, as of today, El Al is not refunding any tickets, even if they canceled the flight with no protection. This is in effect until they resume regular operations. Is this legal? Can they get away with this?

Ted

Hi Dan. We had a flight booked from TLV > JFK > ATL on March 30. Your most recent update shows Delta canceled flights from March 25-April 10. (No surprises. We assumed the flight would get canceled). However, I have neither received any email telling me of canceled flight nor did Delta.com say canceled when checking my itinerary. Everything looks normal. Does this make sense? We booked through the Chase Ultimate portal. Thank you very much.

Nafnaf12

United cancelling all international flights starting April 1st!

Mark

I booked an Alaskan cruise set to sail on NCL at the end of June. My credit card was charged in full in February but I have not as yet paid the cc bill (payment is due on April 10th.) In the event that the cruise is canceled, or, if we will not yet feel safe going on the cruise even if it is sailing, I don’t want to be stuck with a cruise credit rather than a refund since we generally have a very limited window of when we could go each year, and we won’t know if we’d be able to get the same itinerary, or class of cabin, for the credit amount within the rebooking period. And even if there is a refund offered, who knows if the cruise lines will be in the financially solvent position of making all these refunds to tens of thousands customers as the stuff continues to hit the fan?
My question is whether there is any wisdom to trying to dispute the charge with the cc company (it’s an Alaskan Airlines Visa card through Bank of America) based upon the fears and uncertainty of the times, etc. — just to try and be on the safe side? In other words, am I better off trying to have NCL chase me for the money rather than me trying to chase them for a refund, or is there a risk to me trying to be a bit too clever and somehow losing out on everything in the process?

Yehuda

My Air Canada refund for four tickets showed up today and was dated 3/17, when they were cancelled due to connecting flight cancellations.

Navah

Turkish Airlines has now cancelled all flight to Israel. We booked our flights through a travel agency and the Airlines is saying we must go through the agency to get our refund and the Agency is saying that Turkish Airlines is not giving refunds at this time and we must wait until things ‘go back to normal.’ Anyone else having this issue?
Thanks.

AA

Looks like United removed all April flights

Ladan

Not accurate
Wizz air cancelled until May
Elal to London until April 12

Jason

Hey- Anyone know what the status is with EasyJet?

Chaim

EasyJet cancelled all flights between London and Tel Aviv until may 1st.

Jason

Thank you!

Aaron

How’s long do I have to dispute a charge on my credit card ?

Shmuel

I have a flight that was cancelled for March 31st that was cancelled by ELAL. I spoke to travelocity and ELAL and neither could give me a refund. Any suggestions

Shmuel

Thank you so much!

Fed

I got a refund from ELAL for a cancelled flight. But the refund has yet to hit my CC. Any idea of how long it will take? It has been over 10 business days. ELAL’s website says will send to CC within 7 days, however, I am worried they won’t actually process the refund.

Tik

the dot website is not working!

Ploni3

Looks like AC just cancelled the TLV routes through May!

Tavster

You’re missing easyjet.
Also system wide cancelled. Until date TBC

Dave

How does united operate a flight to TLV if americans aren’t allowed entry?

BT

What’s the chances United cancels flight 90 entirely(Booked for 4/26, obviously not going)

melech

I’m not such an expert but just wondering – why can’t I find united flights from ewr to tlv on April 22nd? or that whole week?

Bennish travel

Dont forget Belavia! still flying

meir

my flight with elal from ewr to tlv on april 6th wasnt cancelled yet, how is that possible?
elal website also only says that new york is suspended till 4.4.20?

Dan\'s the Man

Don’t worry. You ain’t going nowhere. Don’t worry

yed

ELAL just announced full suspension extended up to 05/02/2020.
After that they will first restore some flights to NYC, YYZ, LAX, HKG, BKK, JNB, LON & CDG up to 05/30/2020.

fg

My flight on April 30th from JFK to TLV still says confirmed. Can I assume it will cancel soon?

Dan\'s the Man

If you have a ticket do not wait for them to reopen to get your refund. Preserve your dispute rights and dispute the charge within 60 days of the statement date that had the charge (or as soon as possible afterwards). Simply state you haven’t received the service you paid for and that you tried in good faith to obtain a refund but they are closed due to the virus outbreak.

Ben

From Austrian airlines today:
Hi Ben, sorry for the late reply to your message.
Our flights will operate as scheduled starting April 20th, 2020.
Kind regards,
James

DoB

Optimists.

Canceled flight

Just spoke to elal and they told me the local offices including NY WILL be open throughout.

Yankel

I have a ticket on May 6 with united ewr-tlv UA-90 and back on May 13 tlv-ewr UA-85 12 pm. I want to cancel it for a full refund. I do see that that don’t sell anymore my return flight as well as all afternoon flights in that period of time. United says that this flight was not cancelled. Can I expect this flight to be cancelled? And if it’s not cancelled why are they stopping to sell tickets for these flights?

Hirsch apfelbaum

we bought tickets through chase travel for pesach going from tlv to mia on air Europa and they were canceled by the airline is there a y way we could get our money back instead of an airline credit

Chacham

A little report her regarding United for flights made using United mileage: Using the cancel feature online, I got the points INSTANTLY credited for flights that were not yet cancelled; both United flights and partner airlines (LOT). However, be sure that that you log in under the account from which the points were withdrawn to get the fee-free cancellation. I.e. If you made a ticket for your wife using your own points, you would have to go through your own account to cancel that to get the instant mileage refund

Stargirl

Any updates on United?

Cal

Hi, if anyone can help with this, it would be appreciated. I originally booked and el al flight on kiwi.com and I am now applying for a refund. If El Al’s call centers are closed, does that mean that there is no way for them to work on my refund?
Are there still some avenues of contact that are open or functioning or they are completely shut down?
Thanks

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