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September 28, 2016 / 25 Elul, 5776

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Delta Flights Not Yet Back On Track, Slowly Rebooting Operations

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Limited flights resumed Monday in the wake of a massive power outage that knocked out the global computer network at Delta Air Lines. Some 427 flights were grounded as a result.

Tens of thousands of Delta passengers were stranded Monday in various locations around the world after the power outage at its Atlanta headquarters caused a global computer failure that grounded all of its flights worldwide.

Thousands of other travelers cancelled reservations with the airline, which also has a “handshake” with Israel’s national carrier, El Al Airlines.

Delays and cancellations continued throughout the day following the outage, which started at around 2:30 am at its Atlanta headquarters and technically lasted six hours, but the effects of which have continued.

CEO Ed Bastian apologized to Delta customers for the disruptions to the airline’s operations.

There were Delta flights already in the air when the outage struck the airline, but many more aircraft were on the tarmac.

The technology that was working, was giving inaccurate information when the outage struck. Flight status systems showed incorrect flight times on airport screens; boarding passes weren’t printing at all and agents ended up writing them out by hand. Check-in systems were down; the airline’s website and smartphone apps were affected as well.

The outage dropped Delta shares by two percent in pre-market trading.

Hana Levi Julian

El Al Ranked Last in On Time Performance

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

FlightStats, a leading provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the “travel ecosystem” has issued its June 2016 on-time arrival performance report for major airlines, ranking 40 international companies, in which El Al came in 4oth.

With 2,667 flights in June, only 35.88% of El Al’s flights landed on time, while 64.12% arrived late, and the average delay for those tardy birds was 48.3 minutes.

Japan Airlines, which ranked first, had 22,218 flights, 91.05% of which came in when promised, only 8.95% were late, with an average delay time of 32.5 minutes.

Fort comparison, Ethiopian Airlines, with 7,135 flights in June, ranked 29th, with 71.71% of its flights landing on schedule.

Surprisingly, Delta Airlines, with 166,790 flights in JUne, ranked in 8th place, with 82.92% of its flights arriving on time.

An El Al representative told Ynet that its pilots are to blame, since they are executing labor sanctions that mess with the company’s schedule causing those delays. But a review of El Al’s performance over a longer stretch of time reveals that it has been ranked way back there for many months, including a stint in last place in September.

David Israel

BDS ‘Victory’ with Delta Airlines Proven False

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

A “victory” claimed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-aligned blog Electronic Intifada , stating that Delta Airlines would stop serving a snack produced in Israel’s Samaria region due to a complaint by the “Coalition of Women for Peace,” has been proven false.

Although the blog’s editor, Ali Abunima, claimed that Delta Airlines lawyers “ruled that Israeli settlement-made snacks should not be served,” Israeli activist Avi Mayer got a letter from the airline saying that the snack in question, a vanilla halva bar, was only removed due to “normal” menu changes, Israel National News reported.

Furthermore, Delta said it “makes a practice of sourcing local goods for catering in most international markets we serve.”

Mayer said that when rocker Lenny Kravitz canceled a trip to Israel last year, BDS activists hailed it as a victory even though Kravitz “has said clearly that he was canceling for totally unrelated reasons.”

“The BDS Movement’s tactics are clear: bully, threaten, and—if all else fails—just plain lie. The hallmarks of a failed movement,” Mayer said.

JNS News Service

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/bds-victory-with-delta-airlines-proven-false/2013/08/07/

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