Why El Al Is Unafraid to Fly Into Israel

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Even as U.S. and European airlines canceled flights out of concern for missile attacks, the country's own El Al airlines kept going strong. Now we know why: Since an attack in the early aughts, El Al planes have been equipped with sophisticated missile defense systems that include early warning systems and distracting flares. The precautionary measures are finally paying off, and the airline has announced it's adding extra flights "to accommodate stranded passengers," like Michael Bloomberg. Take that, FAA.