Monday, June 26, 2006

Next Month In Jerusalem

El Al will commence the only non-stop service between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv on July 23, 2006. The carrier, owned by a combination of private investors and the Israeli government, will equip the route from its four extended-range Boeing Triple 7s. This is welcome news to LAX travelers who previously have had to fly through JFK or another airport en route to Ben Gurion.

Each seat will feature a personal entertainment system with canned programming. Wireless internet and four channels of live television programming are available for an extra fee of between $10 and $30, depending on the plan selected.

That’s tacky. On a 15-hour flight, every passenger in each class of service should receive internet and live television for the price of admission. Passengers who select El Al for this route won’t be sensitive to an extra $30 on the ticket price, since the purchasing decision will probably be driven by flight duration, security or nationalism. I would feel nickel and dimed if I paid $1,400 for a round-trip ticket and was then asked to pony up another $30 to check my e-mail and watch a live broadcast of "Mad Money."

1 Comments:

Anonymous JDN said...

"Passengers who select El Al for this route won’t be sensitive to an extra $30 on the ticket price..." -- lol, but it's cute that a goy like you would think so.

6:02 AM  

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