Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fly the friendly skies direct to Tel Aviv. BDS fail

One of the goals of the BDS movement is to isolate Israel, economically, politically, and culturally. Even here,  in the belly of the beast- the San Francisco Bay area, the BDS movement is failing .

United Airlines has just announced that it will launch 3 non-stop flights a week between Tel Aviv and San Francisco beginning on April 1, 2016.   Flight times are expected to be 14 hours, 10 minutes eastbound and 15 hours, 5 minutes westbound.

From the J Post:

“We’re very excited about introducing nonstop service between Tel Aviv and San Francisco with the customer-pleasing Dreamliner,” said Avi Friedman, United’s Managing Director Sales in Israel. “This is a response to demand from our customers for direct flights to one of the United States’ most popular business and tourism destinations, with the added benefit of convenient onward connections from our San Francisco International hub.”

The 787-9 Dreamliner flights will depart Tel Aviv at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and land in San Francisco at 6:00 a.m. the same day. The returns will depart San Francisco at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Tel Aviv at 8:10 p.m. the following days. 

US Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro said the announcement was welcome news that would strengthen ties between the US and Israel. 

"These flights will facilitate technology exchanges between high-tech firms on the West Coast of the United States and the start-up community here in Israel, as well as people-to-people engagement between Israelis and Americans," he said.

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