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Options for getting access to the Dan Lounge in Ben Gurion Airport
1) Coupon given with boarding pass for biz (can be given to friend flying eco)
2) Biz boarding pass, without coupon (YMMV)
3) *G (With card)
4) Priority Pass
5) UA UC membership when flying (*A or UA?)
6) LC from Ink Bold
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #405 on: December 03, 2017, 08:44:11 AM »
There's one in B, and one in C. You'll usually be able to enter one of them, and you could ask them aftewards to go to the other one.
Is that a strategy?

How much time would it take to go to one, find out you can't enter with Priority Pass because of crowding, walk to the one in the other concourse, and then walk to your flight which might be at the end of the first concourse? And all this for what experience?
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #406 on: December 03, 2017, 09:44:33 AM »
Is that a strategy?

How much time would it take to go to one, find out you can't enter with Priority Pass because of crowding, walk to the one in the other concourse, and then walk to your flight which might be at the end of the first concourse? And all this for what experience?
They are not so far. If there is not much time then why bother but if there is time before the flight it is still much better than the gate.
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #407 on: December 05, 2017, 01:43:27 AM »
Is that a strategy?

How much time would it take to go to one, find out you can't enter with Priority Pass because of crowding, walk to the one in the other concourse, and then walk to your flight which might be at the end of the first concourse? And all this for what experience?

They're a few minutes apart from each other. Sometimes the one that's closest to the gate is the crowded one, so you'll go to the other one, and switch once it gets closer to the flight.
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #408 on: December 05, 2017, 03:56:20 PM »
They're a few minutes apart from each other. Sometimes the one that's closest to the gate is the crowded one, so you'll go to the other one, and switch once it gets closer to the flight.
How long do you generally spend at Dan's lounge? It's not like TLV is a connection where you spend time in the lounge between flights. I can't imagine I would ever go to one, to find out it's crowded, then go to other one, and then switch back. I would just time myself to leave the one I'm at in order to get to the gate when I would need to.
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #409 on: December 05, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »
How long do you generally spend at Dan's lounge? It's not like TLV is a connection where you spend time in the lounge between flights. I can't imagine I would ever go to one, to find out it's crowded, then go to other one, and then switch back. I would just time myself to leave the one I'm at in order to get to the gate when I would need to.
I actually spend a little while there over the summer due to flight timing and car rental return and security taking much quicker than I thought.
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #410 on: December 06, 2017, 04:00:39 PM »
I actually spend a little while there over the summer due to flight timing and car rental return and security taking much quicker than I thought.

+1 I sometimes like leave a little extra time.
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #411 on: February 12, 2018, 08:07:31 PM »
Anything in T1?
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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #412 on: February 12, 2018, 09:48:40 PM »

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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #413 on: February 13, 2018, 05:33:09 PM »
Nope.
Bunch of low-lives and long lines but no lounge.
I officially hate terminal 1 ever since they "upgraded" the facilities.

It is also absolute hell with a baby stroller and carseat where you have to get on and off buses all the time and carry all your stuff (Carry on, laptop bag, coat, stroller, car-seat, baby, diper bag) up the stairs to board the plane.


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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #414 on: February 13, 2018, 05:59:17 PM »
Bunch of low-lives and long lines but no lounge.
I officially hate terminal 1 ever since they "upgraded" the facilities.

It is also absolute hell with a baby stroller and carseat where you have to get on and off buses all the time and carry all your stuff (Carry on, laptop bag, coat, stroller, car-seat, baby, diper bag) up the stairs to board the plane.


Those flights (at least the intl ones) in T3 are also remote stand. It's a function of the airline you're flying, not which terminal you're flying out of.

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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #415 on: February 14, 2018, 01:56:14 AM »
Those flights (at least the intl ones) in T3 are also remote stand. It's a function of the airline you're flying, not which terminal you're flying out of.
Wrong.

Take Cobalt air as an example. There are 6 airlines that fly TLV-LCA. LY, Cobalt, Cyprus air, Arkia, Tus and Aegean.
The ones that fly T1 subjugate their flyers to the hellish gauntlet of pain that is T1. On the other hand, Cobalt air flies from T3 where you show up by train right underneath the terminal, check in using the kiosk so that you can skip the check in line, breeze through security since it is late morning and there are almost no other flights, relax in the lounge with a cup of coffee and board the plane directly from the terminal building without having to take the bus to a remote stand.

Before the "upgrade", I even enjoyed some Wizz air flights that departed directly from T3.

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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #416 on: February 14, 2018, 02:12:14 AM »
Wrong.

Take Cobalt air as an example. There are 6 airlines that fly TLV-LCA. LY, Cobalt, Cyprus air, Arkia, Tus and Aegean.
The ones that fly T1 subjugate their flyers to the hellish gauntlet of pain that is T1. On the other hand, Cobalt air flies from T3 where you show up by train right underneath the terminal, check in using the kiosk so that you can skip the check in line, breeze through security since it is late morning and there are almost no other flights, relax in the lounge with a cup of coffee and board the plane directly from the terminal building without having to take the bus to a remote stand.

Before the "upgrade", I even enjoyed some Wizz air flights that departed directly from T3.
Most LCC's leaving from T3 leave from remote stands

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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #417 on: February 14, 2018, 07:35:07 AM »
Most LCC's leaving from T3 leave from remote stands
For example?
BTW at least 1 LH flight has a remote stand.

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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #418 on: February 14, 2018, 08:03:15 AM »
For example?
BTW at least 1 LH flight has a remote stand.
Travel Service, Tus, Bluebird, Bul Air etc

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Re: Dan Lounge - Ben Gurion Airport
« Reply #419 on: February 14, 2018, 09:34:43 AM »
Most LCC's leaving from T3 leave from remote stands
True but it's still much better to leave from terminal three that has better arrival possibilities (train, bus etc'). It also has shorter lines for security and it has the lounge!