August 27, 2006 |
GARY Wexler of Valley Village, who flies several times a year to Tel Aviv on business, is grilled regularly by the staff of El Al Israel Airlines: Does he have family in Israel? When did he learn Hebrew? Why? Then there was this puzzler: "On Passover, how many cups of wine do you drink?" But Wexler, who owns a marketing company, doesn't mind. Instead, he said, when he heard about the jet-bombing plot in London this month, he thought, "Thank God I'm flying El Al."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2002 |
Despite stepped-up security at Los Angeles International Airport, an Egyptian-born man pulled a gun and opened fire Thursday at a busy ticket counter of El Al Israel Airlines, killing two people and wounding several others before an airline guard shot him dead, authorities said. The attack delayed thousands of passengers and closed the airport's international terminal for hours. Although Israeli officials said they believed the shooting was an act of terrorism, U.S.
July 24, 1999 |
Airbus has offered to outfit five planes with synagogues in a bid to sell them to the Israeli national carrier, El Al, a spokesman for the European aircraft consortium said Friday. The synagogue would be in the lower deck of Airbus Industries' A340 plane, with enough prayer space for a dozen people, said Airbus spokesman Alain Dupiech. The ark holding the Torah scroll could be mounted on a movable track so that it always faces Jerusalem.
September 24, 2000 |
For investors, Israel's national airline, El Al, would seem like a great catch. Its assets include sleek new jets, an occasional profit, and flights that are routinely packed to capacity. But El Al cannot fly on the Jewish Sabbath. Grounding the carrier from Friday afternoon to Saturday night, every week, has been costing millions of dollars and, the government claims, drives away potential financial backers.
October 17, 1987 |
Israel's national airline will begin direct flights to Warsaw next Thursday, an El Al spokesman announced Friday.
June 21, 1986 |
El Al, the Israeli airline, is known to have the toughest security measures of any air carrier in the world. Many of its procedures are now being emulated by other carriers. The airline pays as much attention to the cargo it carries as it does to passengers and their carry-on baggage. At Kennedy International Airport, for example, everything that is put aboard an El Al plane is first carried through a bunkerlike building. What's inside is top secret.