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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #450 on: October 15, 2018, 03:40:09 PM »
Assume 5 - 10 minutes from landing to gate.  After that, it will depend on (a) how long it takes you to get off the plane (2-5 minutes for 1st/Bus; up to 10/15 minutes for others); how long it takes you to walk to passport control (you could jog it in 3-4 minutes but a leisurely walk is 5-10 minutes; how long the line is at passport (0-60 minutes based on my experience - no way, rhyme or reason to predict   IF YOU HAVE ISRAELI PASSPORT, YOU CAN USE THE BIOMETRIC MACHINES, IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AND CUT THAT TO 2 MINUTES); and waiting for bags.  Recently I have found them to be on the belt by 15/20 minutes post landing.  Of course, if border control or customs has an issue, they can always hold you up indefinitely.
So...best scenario you may be out in less than half an hour but usually closer to an hour or more.
Just my experience.
If he has biometric there are a set of four machines very early about 2 minutes before the ramp down to passport control. Use that there is never a line, you get the slip and walk right through takes 30 seconds.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #451 on: October 15, 2018, 03:43:40 PM »
Just booked a Qantas redemption for El Al in J and the only thing I can seem to do on El Al's website is change my meal preference. No seat changes (or even assignments), nor entering info like my Known Traveler or PP.

Does El Al insist you call for these things, or did I miss something?
You have to call.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #452 on: October 15, 2018, 03:50:18 PM »
You have to call.

Thanks. What a giant waste of time, but I guess they like to make things as annoying as possible. ;)

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #453 on: October 15, 2018, 03:55:08 PM »
Thanks. What a giant waste of time, but I guess they like to make things as annoying as possible. ;)
It's a bug for bookings via certain agencies. UR bookings is one of them. But many TA bookings can be managed online.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #454 on: October 15, 2018, 04:40:11 PM »
Is there any way to enter Qantas FFN to a LY record online, or must I PUTPAC?

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #455 on: October 15, 2018, 05:57:21 PM »
Just booked a Qantas redemption for El Al in J and the only thing I can seem to do on El Al's website is change my meal preference. No seat changes (or even assignments), nor entering info like my Known Traveler or PP.

Does El Al insist you call for these things, or did I miss something?

why do you need to add you KTN? LY is not a partner

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #456 on: October 15, 2018, 06:31:13 PM »
why do you need to add you KTN? LY is not a partner

I figured while I was doing it I would offer it, and they said they collect Global Entry info for flights into the US, which this is. So I gave it to them. It now appears on my reservation when I view it on elal.com

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #458 on: October 16, 2018, 04:33:32 PM »
Booked a flight to Europe on El Al. Now I realize there’s no checked bag. Will they still weigh my carry-on?
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #459 on: October 16, 2018, 05:08:14 PM »
Booked a flight to Europe on El Al. Now I realize there’s no checked bag. Will they still weigh my carry-on?
Yes if you make the dumb mistake of going up to the check in desk.
Check in online before the flight or use the automatic kiosk at the airport, print out your boarding pass and proceed straight to security

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #460 on: October 16, 2018, 05:15:09 PM »
Yes if you make the dumb mistake of going up to the check in desk.
Check in online before the flight or use the automatic kiosk at the airport, print out your boarding pass and proceed straight to security

Thanks! Forgot about that.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #461 on: October 16, 2018, 05:37:33 PM »
Yes if you make the dumb mistake of going up to the check in desk.
Check in online before the flight or use the automatic kiosk at the airport, print out your boarding pass and proceed straight to security

Thanks! Forgot about that.

And by security, you mean the metal detectors or the queue before the counters? And I just skip the counters?
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #462 on: October 16, 2018, 05:38:44 PM »
And by security, you mean the metal detectors or the queue before the counters? And I just skip the counters?
You skip the counters, they ask the security questions before the metal detectors.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #463 on: October 17, 2018, 07:49:54 AM »
You skip the counters, they ask the security questions before the metal detectors.

Anyone know how this would work in Zurich? In JFK they ask everything before the check-in counters.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #464 on: October 17, 2018, 07:54:25 AM »
Anyone know how this would work in Zurich? In JFK they ask everything before the check-in counters.
Works the same way as in JFK..
Unless you're coming thriugh a connecting flight, in which case they would ask you at the gate