The self-inflating cabin bag is a grower of an idea

By Shyam Kumar, December 18, 2014

A young Israeli entrepreneur has come up with a piece of hand luggage that can be converted into a larger, hold-only bag at the touch of a button.

At its smallest size, the Fugu case - still in prototype stage - complies with airline limitations on cabin bags.


Couple who accidently flew to Grenada instead of Granada now suing British Airways

By Rosa Doherty, June 26, 2014

Most holiday-makers would be delighted to find themselves transported to the lush island paradise of Grenada in the Caribbean.

Not Edward Gamson and his partner, however, who thought they had booked a flight to Granada in Spain.

The couple first noticed that a mix-up had taken place when the in-flight electronic map showed their aircraft heading west out of London.


Passenger beats easyJet in court

By Simon Rocker, June 12, 2014

A businessman has won a legal victory over easyJet after challenging its cancellation fee for a flight to Israel.

Adam Rubens, of Bushey, Hertfordshire, said it was not the £58 plus £50 costs awarded to him in Watford County Court that mattered but the principle.

Mr Rubens, a member of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, booked a return flight to Tel Aviv with the budget airline last Decemb


The £100 British Airways kosher sandwich

By Daniel Easterman, April 10, 2014

When Gilian Walker took a flight to Vienna she asked the stewardess for a kosher sandwich — and was told it would cost her £100.

That was the difference between her economy class seat and one she would have to upgrade to in British airways’ world club business class, a few yards further to the front.


El Al increases UK flights

By Sandy Rashty, January 23, 2014

Israeli airline El Al is has increased the number of its UK flights to cope with rising demand from travellers.

“We are adding one more flight each week to our summer schedule,” an El Al spokesperson said.

“London is an important destination for us. Luton is now our main airport.”

From April 3, the airline will run 16 flights a week from Luton and 11 from Heathrow.


UK tourists stranded by El Al flight cancellation

By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2013

Israeli airline El Al has failed to allay British tourists’ fears after it stopped running flights to Eilat.

The company has scaled back its flights to the resort in recent months, citing security risks related to new flight paths and landing procedures.

The airline will stop all travel to the city from next week in response to changes introduced by Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority.


The corn snake? It flew budget too

By Rosa Doherty, November 7, 2013

Passengers were shocked to discover a snake on board an easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to London last week.

Adam Gubbay, a former Hasmonean student, had smuggled the non-poisonous corn snake onto the aircraft in his hand luggage.


Snake flies easyJet economy from Tel Aviv to London

By Rosa Doherty, October 31, 2013

An easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to Luton was met on the ground by police after news broke that there was a snake on board.

Those on board were terrified when the serpent was discovered in the hand luggage of one the passengers during the flight on Wednesday.

Passenger Rafi Addlestone tweeted: “No Samuel L, but an actual snake on a plane.”


EasyJet say sorry to family barred from Israel flight

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 10, 2013

A mother and her five children were prevented from boarding an easyJet flight to Israel because of a passport close to expiry — after the airline failed to make it clear they could not travel.

Rikki Bamberger was flying to Jerusalem to join her husband Mark, whose mother had just died. She was travelling with her children aged between two- and 12-years-old.


Just how far will flight costs fall?

By Sharron Livingston, May 25, 2013

I never thought I would say this, but British travellers can finally look forward to cheaper fares to Israel. This is because after eight years of negotiations, and incessant lobbying by former Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, an Israel-European Union open skies agreement was signed last month.