The Shmooze

Flying El Al? Better Pack Your Own Sandwich

By Nathan Jeffay

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If you’re planning on flying El Al, pack your own sandwiches. The airline has reportedly announced that it is cutting the number of flight stewards in tourist class by one steward in flights of up to four hours and two in longer flights.

El Al employees are furious with the company’s chief operating officer and other top officials. “They don’t know what service is, they don’t know how to say please and thank you,” El Al workers committee chairman Yossi Levy told the business publication Globes.

According to Globes, the company is also suspending overtime. Well I guess every underfunded voyage through the clouds has a silver lining. If your flight is landing late, you may just find your stewards with their feet up in the spare business class seats, meaning the drinks trolley will be self service. Let the party begin.


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