Photo review of Israir flight from Tel Aviv to Heraklion in Economy
Hello and welcome to my flight report!!! I'm welcome you for my trip to Crete, Greece!
Here's my flights for this trip: 6H TLV-HER 738 Y -> YOU ARE HERE!!! LY HER-TLV 738 Y
4th flight with Israir 3rd time in Greece 7th time on Boeing 737-800
Before the trip: I was traveling in Holland for 2 weeks in August with my classmate. At the last day of the of trip, while I was flying on Sun D'or flight back to the east (link for the flight report: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8731.html), my dad sent my boarding passes to Herkalion, one for me and one for my girlfriend!!! but I didn't saw the e-mail until I landed in Tel Aviv at 7:30PM, on 14/8/14, and the flight to Herkalion will be departed on 15/8/14 at 1:50PM!!! I had less than 24 hours for staying at home and arrange my suitcase again!
Remeber the last plane on the photo: I took this photo when I landed from Amsterdam, a day before.
I arrived to home at 9:45PM, so I had only 12 hours before driving again to Ben Gurion Airport. I was very tired at the moment.
The day of the flight: I woke up at 9:30AM for leaving home at 11:00AM (25 min of driving by taxi, 100NIS). Before entering to Terminal 3, taste from europe: Aegean Airlines Airbus A320, Air Serbia Airbus A319 and Turkish Airlines Airbus A319:
We went to terminal becasue the weather was horrible outside and we wanted to complete the check in early as possible, but… It hadn't happend. We'd been waiting up to 25 min for some stupid security questions like had you arrange your suitcase alone, do you have some gifts to bring for someone etc…). This is the 1st step of the securtiy check in the Israeli Airlines and in Ben Gurion Airport. After that we'd been waiting over 1 hour and 20 minutes for opening the check in counters!!!!! A lot of passengers including me and my girlfriend were waiting…. The check in counter opended only at 1:35pm, while the time of departure was at 1:50pm! As a result, the flight carrier changed from El Al (LY) to Israir (6H) because El Al doesn't allowed to fly on saturdays, and Israir can. We got seats J,K in row 53, not far from the rear of the plane :( Passport control was very fast and took 5 min.
Spotting! Air Canada Boeing 787-8, only 9 days after launching the plane, before heading out to Toronto-Pearson:
Arkia Boeing 757-300, 4X-BAU, flew on this bird to Amsterdam:
Blue Bird Airways (Greek charter airline) MD-83 (I flew on this one last year from TLV to KGS):
Blue Bird Airways Boeing 737-400 , SX-TZE, Also before flight to Herkalion, Greece:
Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800 after landing from Stockholm-Arlanda (Oh I hate this black points!):
Transaero Boeing 737-800 before flight to Moscow-Domodevo:
UIA Boeing 737-900 to Kiev, Air France Airbus A320 to Paris and Arkia 757-300:
We were eating hamburgers near this mad dog, Bulgarian Air Charter MD-82, after flight from Burgas:
Do you rember the location of the far plane on this photo?
So now, my plane for this flight today, UP by El Al on Israir flight, Boeing 737-800, 4X-EKM at the same gate from yesterday, yeah!
The time was 2:30PM and the boaring didn't start. At 2:45PM the boarding started but few minutes later the boarding closed for 15 min and the counters read messages on their phones, Ohhh, this is so rude!!! At 3:10PM, 1h20m after the scheldue time, finally we boarded!!!! Seat pitch is OK for this short flight (flight time was 1h30m)
Cabin after closing doors, the plane still on the ground: Load was 100% (180/180).
El Al's regular and boring safety video, The plane is 737-800, but the safety video were of Boeing 767-300ER!!!
Pushback from gate C3:
Another UP plane:
Taxi for runway 08, usually the departs operate from runway 26, from the east to the west (Tel Aviv) and runway 08 is from west to the east (Jerusalem). We changed the depart runway because Hamas had been doing rockets attacks on Israel, durning the Protective Edge (Tzuk Eitan).
Bye bye Israel!
Leaving Israeli coast, flying over Netanya:
Cabin on cruising:
The service for this short flight: Crackers and bottle of water. I think that it is enough for 1.5 hours flight.
South Cyprus, Limassol:
Durning the flight, I was invited to visit in the cockpit!!! Photos of the cockpit:
I recommend you to change your screen photo in your smartphone to this photo! Everybody UP,UP yeah yeah (UP safety video).
Over Karaphatos Island:
A short visit in the lavatory, 1 of 3 onboard:
Finally over Crete, the vacation are going to start!!!
On the ground:
Neos Boeing 737-800 from Milan-Malepansa:
The plane that I saw in TLV: Blue Bird Airways, Boeing 737-400, SX-TZE: