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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2017, 01:49:10 AM »
Am I crazy for considering flying LX to TLV and getting in 3 in the morning erev yom tov? (Succos) It's just so much better than the other options available... Is this just a bad idea?
What exactly would render you crazy?!?

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2017, 01:52:59 AM »
What exactly would render you crazy?!?
Next flight doesn't get in until 2:30 erev yom tov if something would happen to the first one. I guess it's really fine I just like to be careful with yom tov.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #92 on: July 06, 2017, 01:54:02 AM »
Next flight doesn't get in until 2:30 erev yom tov if something would happen to the first one. I guess it's really fine I just like to be careful with yom tov.
When was the last time that flight was canceled?!? (Hint: not recently)
Check Flightaware.com for verification.

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2017, 01:55:11 AM »
When was the last time that flight was canceled?!? (Hint: not recently)
Check Flightaware.com for verification.
That's why I asked here, can always count on DDF to reassure you about your travel plans.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2017, 08:37:11 AM »
That's why I asked here, can always count on DDF to reassure you about your travel plans.
Except that this is the "Business Class to/from TLV - product thread." I don't think your question belonged here.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2017, 08:50:33 AM »
Except that this is the "Business Class to/from TLV - product thread." I don't think your question belonged here.
Possibly, I was debating where to post it but you're probably right.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2017, 10:03:40 AM »
I took that flight to get into TLV on erev shavuos.

They did lose my luggage, but it was a triple connection trip, so probably not their fault.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2017, 10:22:58 AM »
I took that flight to get into TLV on erev shavuos.

They did lose my luggage, but it was a triple connection trip, so probably not their fault.
I think I'll just pack my suit in my carry on
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #98 on: July 06, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
  • Am I crazy?
  • Is it just a bad idea to consider flying LX to TLV and getting in 3 in the morning erev yom tov? (Succos) It's just so much better than the other options available...
Now to your question.

It should actually be broken up into two separate parts, as it is truly two unrelated questions. So I did that for you.  ;)
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #99 on: July 06, 2017, 11:32:16 AM »
Now to your question.

It should actually be broken up into two separate parts, as it is truly two unrelated questions. So I did that for you.  ;)
Well I got an answer to the second question, the first on is still up for debate.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2017, 02:07:20 AM »
Looking at the following options for NYC-TLV:

UA business or first on 777-200 NYC-FRA, then LH business (I assume fake) FRA-TLV. Connection time 4.40
LH business NYC-FRA-TLV. 2.30 connection
TK business NYC-IST-TLV. 5.55 connection but it's an earlier flight which gives me a few more hours in Israel I guess

Thoughts?

For the way back it's LX vs. LH vs. OS, I'm thinking LX because of the real business?
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2017, 12:51:01 PM »
Looking at the following options for NYC-TLV:

UA business or first on 777-200 NYC-FRA, then LH business (I assume fake) FRA-TLV. Connection time 4.40
LH business NYC-FRA-TLV. 2.30 connection
TK business NYC-IST-TLV. 5.55 connection but it's an earlier flight which gives me a few more hours in Israel I guess

Thoughts?

For the way back it's LX vs. LH vs. OS, I'm thinking LX because of the real business?

Bump, any opinions before I book?
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2017, 12:56:23 PM »
Bump, any opinions before I book?

I would go with TK. Long leg to sleep.

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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2017, 12:58:53 PM »
Bump, any opinions before I book?
I've never taken LH or OS, so can't comment on that.

When I book I look also at what time I get into TLV, which for me is an important factor. LH is fake J and FRA-TLV is longer than IST-TLV. On IST-TLV YMMV on whether it's fake J or real J (with some flights even being widebody). IST airport isn't fun, but the TK business lounge is good (reserve a shower as soon as you arrive, there could be a long wait sometimes).

I didn't like the LX hard or soft J product last time I went, so I switched my return to TK and was happy.
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Re: Business Class to/from TLV - product thread.
« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2017, 02:10:05 PM »
Looking at the following options for NYC-TLV:

UA business or first on 777-200 NYC-FRA, then LH business (I assume fake) FRA-TLV. Connection time 4.40
LH business NYC-FRA-TLV. 2.30 connection
TK business NYC-IST-TLV. 5.55 connection but it's an earlier flight which gives me a few more hours in Israel I guess

Thoughts?

For the way back it's LX vs. LH vs. OS, I'm thinking LX because of the real business?
TK for the outbound and LX for the return.