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Snafu causes cheap El-Al flights to Israel

ADAM SOCLOF | JTA News & Features | Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:00 am

NEW YORK — Two months ago, Miriam Leichtling's parents lost their jobs within a week of each other.

For several months, Leichtling, a New York designer who has led several organized trips to Israel, had been agonizing over how to scrape together enough money to send her parents, ages 66 and 71, to Israel. But the cost of airfare for three - normally starting at about $1,000 per ticket, with a layover - was prohibitive.

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