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

Flight LY572
Class Economy
Seat 22A
Aircraft Boeing 737-900
Flight time 02:35
Take-off 12 Aug 18, 22:10
Arrival at 13 Aug 18, 00:45
LY 35 reviews
Published on 16th August 2018
For this summer, I am going to Israël
However, due to my contests, I looked to late to the differents possibilites to have a direct flight from Paris (min 550 euros)
I wanted to try the new El Al dreamliner but the go and return was at 675 euros
Instead, with a stop at BUH with AF and LY, I found my go and turn for less than 400 euros

The road will be:
Sunday, August 12th : Paris (CDG)-Bucarest(OTP) with Air France (AF 1888) in Airbus A319
Sunday, August 12th : Bucarest(OTP)-Tel Aviv(TLV) with El Al (LY 572) in Boeing B737-900
Tuesday, August 21st : Tel Aviv(TLV)-Bucarest(OTP) with El Al (LY 573) in Boeing B737-800
Tuesday, August 21st : Bucarest(OTP)- Paris(CDG) with Air France (RO 9381) in Airbus A319

Sorry for the quality of some of my pictures

I made my online check-in 24h before the departure time
Very easy to do thanks to the new El Al app

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I went back to Henri Coanda Airport after an afternoon spent in the center of Bucharest
I took a taxi (20 min, 8euros)

The Airport FIDS:

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After the different checks, I start to spot :

A321 W6 :

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B737 Blue Air :

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A320 Qatar airways :

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A330 TK :

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A318 RO :

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Dash Q8-400 Austrian :

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Boarding is made on time
We enter in the plane by the business cabin :

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Then, we enter in the economy class
My seat :

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Very good pitch for a 2h long flight:

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Some advertissements for the new Wi-fi service of El Al (free to use some apps), the atmosphere magazine and the El Al fleet with the new Dreamliner

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Un casque est mis à disposition (bel effort pour un si court vol) :

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Mood-lightening is turned on :

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Since the arrival of the dreamliner, El Al has a new safety video presented by Lior Suchard (a mentalist). I advise every fan of safety video to watch it.

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Whe we left, we met a B737-700 RO in skyteam livery :

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After the take-off, the central IFE is activated :

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The meal is served.
Whether a chciken or tuna sandwich were available.
A bottle of water for everyone

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After the dinner, I used the app "dreamstream"
Very useful, we can have the live map and it has a good choice of movies

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We start our approach exactely when the movie ends

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The mood-lightening is re-turned on :

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We pass the Ben-Gurion airport :

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Very smooth landing.

B747-400 El Al and B737 UIA :

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B737 Ethiopian :

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Very fast deboarding
Last seen on our plane :

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The passport check will be very fluent despite the number of planes that had landed at approximately the same time :
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We waited for an hour for the luggage

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El Al Israel Airlines

Cabin crew9.5

Bucharest - OTP


Tel Aviv - TLV



A very good flight with El Al
A very good point for the divertissements (excellent honnestly for a 2h long flight).
However, the catering wasn't so good for this time.
OTP is a very comfortable airport.
TLV is still very fluent. However, the luggage delivery was very long for once

Information on the route Bucharest (OTP) Tel Aviv (TLV)


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