Review of El Al Israel Airlines flight Tel Aviv Bucharest in Economy

Flight LY575
Class Economy
Seat 51A
Aircraft Boeing 737-900ER
Flight time 02:25
Take-off 28 Apr 16, 08:35
Arrival at 28 Apr 16, 11:00
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Dor
By 1083
Published on 9th May 2016
TLV airport enterance:
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Check in area:
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WC before border inspection:
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I couldn't take photos in the border inspection area, because the security prohibit it.

Some photos from the duty free area:


ELAL B738:
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Sundor B738 and first visit of Hainan in Israel!
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Departures schedule in the terminal area:
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And before the gate:
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I arrived to gate D1a, in this gate I needed to take a bus to the aircraft.

Some photos from the bus:
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Aircraft Information:
ELAL
Boeing 737-958ER
4X-EHD
In service since March 2015 (Only year and month old when I travelled)

Outside view:
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Wing view from my seat:
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Nice legroom:
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New PSU:
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Cabin view:
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Elal magazine and safety card:
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Some photos during taxi:
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And from the take off:
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Overhead screen:
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Power socket under my seat:
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The power socket was unusable and also placed in unconvenient place.

Shortly after take off:
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Entertainment control:
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40 minutes after the take off, the crew served breakfast:

Included: Omelet, salad, white cheese, butter, bread, water, olive oil, strawberry jam and hot drinks.
The omelet was untasty, but full meal for 2 hours is nice.

During cruise:
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Elal dream stream system:


During descent:


Overhead TV with map view:
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Landing:
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The landing was hard, I don't know why.

During taxi in OTP:


Economy class:


Business class:
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Gate view:
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OTP airport:


Thank You!
Soon I'll report new flight: LY574 (9.5) with B763 4X-EAJ. OTP-TLV.
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Verdict

El Al Israel Airlines

7.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment8.0
Meal/catering7.0

Tel Aviv - TLV

9.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

Bucharest - OTP

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

The flight was short and good, but not excellent.
The cabin should be cleaner, the table of my father was dirty.
The flight took off with delay of 20 minutes.
The crew wasn't nice and talked to some people without respect.
The Dream steam system is nice idea, but the system work slowly and I couldn't check the system deeply in short flight like this.
The catering was OK but not more than OK.

About TLV airport:
In this time, the cleanliness improved, so I gave better score.
There are many shops and places to eat, so I gave 10 in services.
The terminal isn't big and I know quickly where I need to go, so I gave 10 in Access.

About OTP airport:
The baggage claim was little slow, the access to the rental car area isn't clear, maybe they need to add some signs to the airport that it'll be more clear where people need to go to take their car...
They got maximum score in services because the airport is including many shops.

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