Delta Adds Direct Athens-New York Flights for Tel Aviv Repatriation

Delta Adds Direct Athens-New York Flights for Tel Aviv Repatriation
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Delta has announced plans to add a series of repatriation flights for Tel Aviv passengers from Athens to New York as the conflict in Israel continues.

The carrier initially released a bulletin on Wednesday, but updated it on Friday with information regarding flights for next Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Delta Adds Direct Athens-New York Flights for Tel Aviv Repatriation…

Delta Adds Direct Athens-New York Flights for Tel Aviv Repatriation
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Courtesy of the Delta website, below are the plans for the Athens-New York services which will help passengers in Tel Aviv repatriate:

Monday, Oct. 16ATH-JFK16:45 (ATH local)9901A330-900
Tuesday, Oct. 17ATH-JFK16:45 (ATH local)9901A330-900
Wednesday, Oct. 18ATH-JFK16:45 (ATH local)9901A330-900

Delta announced earlier this week that all services to Tel Aviv would be suspended following the ongoing conflict in Israel between the country and Hamas.

It is understood that the flight cancellations from Delta to Tel Aviv were put in place on October 7, and will be extended all of the way to October 31 at the moment.

The airline has said that tickets must be reissued on or before November 30, and rebooked travel must begin no later than the same date as well.

For those affected, take note of the following points that the airline has released on their website:

  1. When rebooked travel occurs on or before November 30, 2023 in the same cabin of service as originally booked, the fare difference will be waived.
    • A fare difference may apply when the waiver is class to class restrictive and the original booking class is not maintained in the rebooked itinerary.
  2. When rebooked travel occurs after November 30, 2023, a difference in fare may apply.
  3. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance.  Applicable fare difference may apply for new travel dates. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity.

It is unclear whether more repatriation flights will be added after Wednesday, but there is expectation that this will be the case.

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