Pros: A direct flight to Israel from Boston? That's awesome.
Cons: It was an old plane being leased from Privilege Style from Spain and the flight had sub par entertainment. On top of that, we were stuck at the gate for three hours. There was an issue with a temperature sensor. After 2.5 hours, the pilot came on the intercom to say that the flight was cancelled and that we would all be getting off the airplane soon. Then half an hour later, they fixed the problem. Then the plane had to be de-iced before we could leave. During this whole time, we had to wait 2 hours before they brought us snacks or water. Not a great first experience with El Al. I received an email that the return flight will be on the same type of leased plane. Not looking forward to it.