Israeli President Ditches El Al for Air Canada in Fare Dispute
Israeli media reports say an unusual row erupted last week between the President’s office and El Al when the airline demanded he pay $5,000 fee to bring an oxygen tank, a charge that had not been issued before.
The tank and other medical equipment must be carried with the President under Israel’s security protocols.
Peres instead decided to fly Air Canada.
El Al has since apologized to the President.