Taylor Swift fans threaten to sue El Al for missing show due to canceled flight

Dozens of Israelis have threatened to sue the El Al airline for a canceled flight that triggered them to miss a Taylor Swift live performance in London.

The fans arrived on June 21 at Ben Gurion Airport, solely to be instructed their flight to the United Kingdom was canceled due to a strike by the Israeli airline’s pilots, who’ve been protesting their work circumstances.

El Al failed to discover an different flight that might have enabled them to attend the live performance, Hadashot reported Tuesday, including that the corporate additionally didn’t reimburse them. They ended up staying in Israel and missing the United States singer’s June 22 efficiency.

Now, among the Israelis have despatched a letter, signed by legal professional Ron Solan, demanding NIS 5,844 ($1,600) per particular person in compensation for the cash misplaced on flights, inns, live performance tickets, and insurance coverage.

An El Al airline aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport on August 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

“We waited for this concert a long time,” stated one of many fans. “We arranged dates to go on vacation from work and combine this concert with some good time in London.”

“When we arrived at Ben Gurion Airport we were shocked to hear the flight was canceled, just like that, for no reason, without arranging alternative flights,” she added. “They caused us great anguish.”

In the letter, Solan warned he would sue El Al in court docket if the airline doesn’t adjust to the demand.

El Al responded by saying that the letter “has been received and the company’s representatives are in contact with the complainants.”

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