Who wouldn't want to spend a flight in the comfort of their own bed? It's everyone's dream! Although the EL AL airlines provide a regular service from Tel Aviv to Prague, twice a day actually, the flight to the Czech Republic on Friday of December 6 was a truly exceptional experience for almost three hundred people. Instead of the classic Boeing, they got treated to a more modern and luxurious plane called Dreamliner. Trust me, you want to get on board, even if you're only flying to Brno. And you won't want to leave.
Sadly, this plane has made only a short stop here. Just for us to see what beautiful machines the airline owns. And they have 14 of these in their stable! Next year, they even intend to purchase two more. Unfortunately, such a luxurious colossus is not cheap, so it's not wortwhile using it for anything but long-haul flights. Getting from Tel Aviv to Prague takes less than four hours, a less modern aircraft is enough for that.
"This is really an exception and it won't happen again in the nearby future,"
said Tomáš Kaufman, director of EL AL in Prague, adding that this aircraft belongs to the most modern category in the world.
This airline's tickets are not exactly cheap and passengers who want to be seated in the business class have to pay tens of thousands. However, comfort is guaranteed. Even your bed at home isn't as comfortable as the one that you can create from your seat by pressing a button. You can also enjoy a TV with a database of the latest movies and full service from a beautiful stewardess. Under these conditions, any flight turns into a fairy tale.
"The aircraft is really state-of-the-art, 70% made of composite, which makes it significantly lighter than normal standard aircrafts. That's why it boasts 36% less fuel consumption per seat than jumbos,"
If you're travelling in the economy class, you don't have to be upset about it. Here also, passengers have much more space for both legs and their luggage, compared to low-cost airlines.
A total of 282 passengers can be boarded, with 32 being seated in the business class, 28 in the premium class and 222 in the economic class.
But security is a priority for the Israeli airline. Given that Israel has been the target of terrorist attacks in the past, unauthorised persons can't get on board or to the vicinity of the plane. Passengers have to go through a very strict security check, and it doesn't end there. Both passengers and staff need to fit a certain profile. However, the company refuses to comment on this information.