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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 07:28:24 AM »
If I have a 1 hour between connections does that spell trouble for me?
IMO yes. If everything goes well maybe not. I'm sure people make that connection but its def. tight. It's good you're familiar with the airport so you might get around easier and quicker
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 08:23:29 AM »
If I have a 1 hour between connections does that spell trouble for me?
In JFK ? Terminal to terminal? Start looking at your backup options.
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012, 10:18:06 AM »
In JFK ? Terminal to terminal? Start looking at your backup options.
in IST  on a TLV-JFK route
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 10:33:50 AM »
in IST  on a TLV-JFK route
Well I had a TA book me that route for next week. Should I fire him?
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2012, 10:50:24 AM »
Amazing TR. I just heard they aren't good with connections

@chaikel, I was wondering why it took you so long to pipe in :)

See above :)

Hope you have a safe and uneventful trip.

Btw that's why your TA insisted you do not fly in the day of the event.
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2012, 12:53:02 PM »
If I have a 1 hour between connections does that spell trouble for me?

Very Possibly YES,

this additional level of security was only instituted about 3 months ago, and on TK end of things its a permitted connection. However you may miss your flight!!
The security system has computers that must use a dial-up connection, they scan your passport, and then you wait about 2 minutes, once clear they put a bunch of stickers on the back of your passport,

and then you must go through security for connecting flights and walk to the gate which is a long walk away because its a special downstairs gate where they have another security screening, and you show the tags that you previously got,

Once completed, you can now wait for your flight.

P.S. during the initial SPECIAL screening there was a *GOLD line, but for some reason, it took a little longer than the regular line, although i was number one.

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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2012, 01:01:36 PM »
Is this for the IST-EWR leg? All USA bound commercial flights worldwide have extra security at the gate (or similar enclosed area)
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2012, 01:07:11 PM »
Is this for the IST-EWR leg? All USA bound commercial flights worldwide have extra security at the gate (or similar enclosed area)

YES, IST-JFK,

coming from Frankfurt to my knowledge theres no additional screening

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JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2012, 01:18:43 PM »
I got myself a 4 hour stopover so I should be safe. Looking forward to my wifi equipped flight to the states. Food should also be better than the outbound.
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2012, 01:44:01 PM »
out of my 4 flight to israel with turkish, only once was there wifi

Hope you have wifi (although this says from NY)
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2012, 02:43:42 PM »
how did you access lounge? PP, *G or does it come with Eco Comfort?

I paid 18 Euro for PrimeClass lounge. It was worth it. I should be gold but Aegean did not want to give me credit for a P fare on Lufthansa.
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2012, 12:07:45 PM »
I got myself a 4 hour stopover so I should be safe. Looking forward to my wifi equipped flight to the states. Food should also be better than the outbound.

How did you change the flight? Was it the day of? Did you change it at TLV airport?

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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 01:08:05 PM »
You can access the PrimeClass lounge with the Lounge Card that comes with AMEX Platinum.  Need to get the card before you travel -- showing Platinum will not work.

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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 02:02:49 PM »
Really liking this Comfort Class. Best bang for buck on a rev tix, IMO.
Had a 1 hour connection, and the TLV-IST leg was delayed an hour. But they held up the plane because there were 55 pax connecting. So we're now expected 45 minutes late.
The wifi is pretty slow at times.
Frankly the regular economy ain't that bad either
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2012, 02:11:53 PM »
Really liking this Comfort Class. Best bang for buck on a rev tix, IMO.
Had a 1 hour connection, and the TLV-IST leg was delayed an hour. But they held up the plane because there were 55 pax connecting. So we're now expected 45 minutes late.
The wifi is pretty slow at times.
Frankly the regular economy ain't that bad either
Did you feel at all uncomfortable in IST?
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2012, 02:13:28 PM »
Did you feel at all uncomfortable in IST?
In the airport? Why would you?
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2012, 02:14:34 PM »
In the airport? Why would you?
Many people feel uncomfortable in Arab countries.
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2012, 02:22:35 PM »
I may feel uncomfortable in an IST market, but not in an airport lounge or connecting gates ./02.
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Re: JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2012, 02:50:15 PM »
I may feel uncomfortable in an IST market, but not in an airport lounge or connecting gates ./02.
I've seen more arabs in TLV and EWR. And they no longer allow ppl to bring RPGs into the airport, so it's pretty safe ::)

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JFK - TLV Turkish Airlines Economy Comfort
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2012, 02:55:16 PM »
IST is not a problem. Neither is AMM.
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