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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27246 posts, RR: 60
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 20015 times:

So another mileage run due to a sale with BMI . Flight tickets for TLV in Prem Y were 100 Euro discount and also I got an email offering me bonus status miles so it was time to book. Last time I was in Tel Aviv I quite enjoyed it so I decided to stay one night this time at the Marina Hotel right by the beach.

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DATE: 13SEP2009
AIRLINE: BMI
ROUTE: LHR - TLV
CLASS: PREMIUM ECONOMY
SEAT: 15A
A/C: A330
REG: G-WWBB ( courtesy of Anetter Aer Lingus )

I had arrived off a BMI flight in Business Class from Dublin. I made my way to the Premium check in area for BMI in Terminal 1 Departures.


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After getting my boarding pass I decided to go over to Terminal 2 to see some friends at Olympic Airlines. Not long now til the ticket counter is closed and Alitalia will be the ticketing agent for the new Olympic Air from 29th September.


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Round the corner from Olympic Airlines is the JAT desk and they always have their inflight Magazines so I picked one up. Always a good read.

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Then it was time to go back to Terminal 1 and go to the BMI Number One lounge .

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Not a good sign in a new lounge

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Now this gets a 10/10 from me as I love traditional English afternoon Tea.

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Pull your own Pint also broken.

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And the other one broken also

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Some decent food and drink offerings but they need to sort out the issues of broken items.

Then it was time to take a shower. Now the last time I was there the flow was terrible and I mentioned this on entering the reception. The lady said that I should use number 3 as it had a very powerful flow. They were aware of the complaints and engineers were coming the next day to install pumps on the others.

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Sure enough a decent spray .

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Then after a nice hot shower it was time for dinner.

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The spicy parsnip soup was lovely and I had two servings. The Maccaroni Cheese was also nice but Id like a change in menu as I had it last time.

I looked at the screen and my flight was showing delayed until 2300! A one hour delay. After about 15 mins an announcement was made for all passengers for the Tel Aviv flight to proceed to the gate as the flight was departing earlier.

Soon it was time to go to the gate and board. Star Golds were invited to board at their leisure.

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Headsets were given out

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Then Menu with Champagne

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Parked next to us was a Cyprus Airways A330 Named ''Kyrenia''

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Soon the doors were closed and we made our way to the runway. The Pilot ha come over the PA and appologised for the short delay but this was due to an engineering issue that had been fixed.

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I had not seen Y class so I got up and took a look before the meal service commenced.

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Then shortly after returning to my seat the FA came around with landing cards. I asked if this was a new thing as I had not been given these or had to fill one out four weeks prior. She said it was a new thing.

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Pre dinner drinks were offered.

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Food was really nice especially the main course. 10/10 to BMI for that.

Then a trip to the bathroom

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A first for BMI two types of bog roll  Big grin

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Soon it was time to land and the pilot came over the PA and asked everyone to take their seats as this was a requirement on entering Israeli air space.

Tel Aviv by night

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Olympic Airlines B737

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No introduction needed

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Time to say goodbye to the crew and disembark. At the top of the stairs the usual security presence stopping random passengers but not me.

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So I approached passport control and this time thank god no long ques. I guess the holiday period is coming to an end. I was asked a few questions also she asked me if I didnt want my passport stamped. I said ''No why?'' She said thats what the paper is for. I said I wanted a stamp and she ripped the paper up then my passport was stamped and I was given a piece of paper which you hand to the guy at the barrier after the booths. The crew must have the wrong information about these landing cards. Its only if you dont want your passport stamped.

I approached the barrier then gave my piece of paper and was met by another security agent who proceeded to question me about my purpose in Israel. I had to show my ticket and hotel voucher and answer some questions including why I was only there for one night.

''Why Israel?'' I said ''Why not ? do you not recommend it ?'' To this she looked at me and smiled , handed me my documents and said ''thank you have a nice stay''.

My bag was first off and I proceeded to the ''Hall of the Greeters''.

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Because it was so early I decided to take the bus to my hotel. I had a few hours to kill before I could realistically request early check in.

I took the number 5 bus and the driver said he would tell me where to change.

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The bus seemed to go all round the airport before it was my turn to get off at an interchange.

Good for spotting

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Then took the 475 to the Central bus station passing this on the way

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The bus was full of commuters and Israeli teenagers who were doing their military service.

After a while the bus arrived at the bus station which is a weird place. Lots of different levels and corridors.

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Then it was time to take the number 4 bus to the beach area. The bus driver was very friendly and told me where to get off.

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I arrived to the hotel and was checked in by a nice receptionist. It was about 8am and she didnt even say anything about me being early. She said that I had access to the Club Lounge which was nice. I asked if I could take breakfast as I would be leaving too early the next day. She made a phone call and then said to me no problem. Nice service and good first impression.

My room , basic but clean.

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View from my window

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Time for breakfast

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I have to say there was a good choice and it was tasty.

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Then I went to look at the rooftop terrace

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Then a trip to the Club level

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After checking my emails and Anet  Big grin It was time to put on some Australian Gold and head to the beach. You can rent a lounger for NIS15 ( €3 ) so thats what I did. I got a good spot right by the water. I then spent the day swimming and sun bathing and it was just paradise. The weather was around 30c / 86f just perfect. The sea was so warm also and some good waves. I noticed some military helicopters flying up and down the beach. I guess its security. Also some ATR's flying into the Domestic Airport.

Then it was time to go back to the hotel and take a shower. Also I went to the rooftop for a drink . They were having a pool party.

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Beach volleyball

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Then on my way to my room I stopped by the Club Lounge again :

Lovely cakes

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More bottled Coke  yummy 

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Soon after I popped out to get some dinner. I decided to get a Kebab type thing but it was actually vegetarian made with eggs like an omellette pattie. Came with salad and spicy sauce was really nice. Then it was time to head back to the hotel and get some sleep.

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27246 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 20013 times:

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DATE: 15SEP2009
AIRLINE: BMI
ROUTE: TLV - LHR
CLASS: PREMIUM ECONOMY
SEAT: 15A
A/C: A330
REG: G-WWBM ( courtesy of Anetter Aer Lingus )





I woke up at 230am and went to reception. I had pre ordered a transfer to the airport from a UK company called www.holidaytaxis.com , beware !! They never turned up . The hotel reception ordered me a taxi instead which cost me NIS 150 ( €30 ). Not too bad but more than I had paid for the transfer. Soon enough I was at the airport. Not before time as the Taxi drive although very pleasant was talking the whole way. I was tired and wanted some peace lol...



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I approached the security line all ready for the interview! A girl took my passport and asked me the usual questions. Saw the Egypt/UAE/Tunisia stamps and Pakistani Visa in my passport. Asked me about them and if I knew anyone in private homes in these countries. Why I had gone and what hotels I had stayed in. I was then asked what I did during my time in Tel Aviv , I showed her my tan LOL... She then asked me to wait and shortly after another higher level girl came and asked me about my work and purpose of my trip to Israel. She also apologised for keeping me waiting. She was pleasant and after answering a few questions I was free to proceed to baggage check. I put my case on the table and the guy opened it. Swabbed it for traces of explosives with a wand and then told me I was free to check in . I got my boarding pass and an invitation to the Dan Lounge. I then proceeded to passport control which was hassle free. Then it was time for Duty Free.



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After a good purchase in Duty Free it was time for the Dan lounge



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My purchase. You can pay in Euro but change is in Dollars and all prices are in $$. It was half price than the stores in Ireland,

couldnt believe it.



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Soon after time to board so I made my way to the gate .



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I was welcomed by the same crew that had been on my outbound flight. They regonised me right away and said ''oh you were here for the night also '' I laughed and was directed to my seat.



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A really nice breakfast with hot pastries



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The rest of the flight was un eventful. I got some sleep. The Prem Y ( Old J class ) seats are very comfortable. I prefer them than the BMI J class flatbeds. Soon it was time to land.



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As the crew came round to check the chief FA came to me and said ''Mr OA260 I see you are a BMI Gold member and I would like to offer you an invitation for the arrivals lounge'' I thanked her very much and took the card.



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So I disembarked the flight and thanked the crew . I then made my way to the Arrivals lounge.



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I was greeted by a not so cheery Eastern European girl. Her responses were neutral. An Indian lady greeted me after I had passed the desk and asked me if I wanted to use the shower.



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Shower was good and after I came out I asked the Indian lady if I could have egg,sausage and bacon. She smiled and said no problem. ( She should be on the desk) she had a much better attitude.



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Shortly along came my breakfast complete with Brown Sauce  thumbsup 



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It was one of the nicest have had in a lounge yet. After that I thanked the Indian lady and headed to the BMI DC lounge to wait for my next flight to Dublin.



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I have covered the LHR-DUB flight in another report. A few closing pics. Some purchases from Tel Aviv



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So thats the end of my report. I hope you all liked it. BMI Premium Y is great and I would certainly choose them again. Lots of space and decent food. Crew 10/10. Shame the A330 does not go to more destinations. The only other one Id even consider is CAI but the connections to DUB are not that great on the return.



Comments appreciated as usual.


OA260


User currently offlineTk747 From Australia, joined Sep 2009, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 19883 times:

WOW!!! what a fantastic report, thanks for all the photos of Tel Aviv, it looks like such an interesting city.

BMI's premium economy looks comparable to most others business class on this route.

Cheers!


User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 19860 times:

Great TR. I wish BMI still flew to the USA. The premium economy seems to be more akin to business light (looks like it was codes as Z class). I like it!

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 19557 times:

Very interesting TR, very informative. Tel Aviv sounds very facinating and different. The tight security in the air and on the ground with the random searches and questioning is very intriguing, I suppose its necessary but it would nearly put me off going.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineRufusisgod From Ireland, joined Nov 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 19393 times:

I look forward to reading your trip reports.

They are great. Not too much writing + loads of pictures = a great trip report!!


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 19360 times:

Hola Philip!

Again another interesting TR. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Tel Aviv.

BMI seems to be an excellent carrier, I wish they had some flights to BCN, only BMI baby, which is not exactly the same product.

Have you switched to BMI for your usual fall / winter runs instead of LX?

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Pull your own Pint also broken.



This may be broken but sure the fridge was pretty well-stuffed  Wink

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5177 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 19212 times:

Hey, Phil,

once more a great story.
Superb pics from Tel Aviv, come´s really closer to my mind of new destinations.
And also the hotel looks good, that rooftop terrace, a place for me.

Love to see more stories like this one.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27246 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18946 times:



Quoting Tk747 (Reply 2):
BMI's premium economy looks comparable to most others business class on this route.

Yes they certainly do impress on the A330 Prem Y routes. Sometimes I wonder if they have out done themselves as I would always choose Prem Y over their J cabin.

Quoting FlyingDoctorWu (Reply 3):
I wish BMI still flew to the USA.

Me too. I flew MAN-ORD and MAN-IAD a few times. Was a great service but for me the connections from Ireland were terrible.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 4):
I suppose its necessary but it would nearly put me off going.

Yes I can understand that. A few people have said that to me. I guess I like a challenge lol.

Quoting Rufusisgod (Reply 5):
They are great. Not too much writing + loads of pictures = a great trip report!!

Thanks Im really glad to hear that. I try to keep a balance but as they say a picture tells a thousand words lol...

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
Have you switched to BMI for your usual fall / winter runs instead of LX?

Hi Roger, Well its just turned out weird this year. My job is coming to an end on October 10th and I wasnt sure what would happen and what a new job will mean for my time so I decided to try to get as many miles in my account and status renewal asap. I will have some Swiss trips also this Winter though god willing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Superb pics from Tel Aviv, come´s really closer to my mind of new destinations.
And also the hotel looks good, that rooftop terrace, a place for me.

Hey Markus, Yes you would love it. Some nice domestic opportunities within Israel also on the E Jet . TLV-ETH comes to mind.

The roof terrace watching the Sun go down over the Med. was amazing.


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18813 times:

I did not expect to see you back so soon. As usual your report was fantastic. Thanks.

User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 18581 times:

Such a wonderful TR! I am glad to see you had a good time, and took such beautiful pictures! One thing that was a shocker was seeing American money in your TR! Did they give you any Benjamin's?  Wink


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18395 times:

Your trip reports never fail to impress me. BMI looks really nice in Y+!

User currently offlineIrishLPL From Ireland, joined Sep 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18262 times:

Loved your report; I flew with BMI to TLV last July; I stayed with a family/youth camp in Petach Tikva for a month. I found the security people were much more smiley and friendly when they established I was Irish. Loved Israel so much, you should def. stay for longer if you get the chance.

User currently offlineHejmatt From Ireland, joined Mar 2009, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18170 times:

Impressive report, OA260. I wouldn't expect anything less. Love reading your reports. Pictures definitely paint a thousand words. I haven't been lucky enough to visit No. 1 Heathrow yet. Just the Domestic Business lounge for me. Food and service on board BD to and from TLV does look pretty good.

Where you not tempted to join that pool party and show off your tan?  Wink

Look forward to reading more reports.



Recently boarded his 337th flight
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27246 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18115 times:



Quoting Semsem (Reply 9):
I did not expect to see you back so soon. As usual your report was fantastic. Thanks.

Thanks neither did I but the fares and the extra miles were too tempting. Plus the day on the beach was lovely.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 10):
Did they give you any Benjamin's?  

No I wish lol...

Quoting UAL757 (Reply 11):
Your trip reports never fail to impress me.

Thanks very much. Appreciate that.

Quoting IrishLPL (Reply 12):
Loved your report; I flew with BMI to TLV last July; I stayed with a family/youth camp in Petach Tikva for a month.

That sounds like a cool experience. One month is a long time but Im sure it was unique.

Quoting Hejmatt (Reply 13):
Where you not tempted to join that pool party and show off your tan?

Haha  blush  Not at the moment. Maybe after 6 months at the gym I might. Tel Aviv beach is a good choice as I know I wont bump into anyone I know lol...


User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1452 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18089 times:

Great report as always!!!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
It was time to put on some Australian Gold

My favourite brand too  Smile



Coffee - Tea or Me?
User currently offlineVietsky From Vietnam, joined Nov 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 17522 times:

Hi OA260,

Wow, so many details pictures. I enjoyed reading your trip report.

I think someone else has comment, but I can't believe BMI called this Premium Economy  Smile It's more like a Business Class to me. If I did not see your pictures, my perception about Premium Economy is much different.

What is the average price of BMI's Premium Economy? I would imagine it will lean toward business class fare?

Vietsky


User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1348 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 17415 times:

Thank you OA260 for another great report, BM seems to offer good product to Israel. Hope to see in Israel again soon.


"In Israel, on order to be a realist, one's must believe in miracles" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlineFRACO7X From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 17153 times:

@OA260

nice report. Could have been mine!

Was also for only one day in TLV this month.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I was asked a few questions also she asked me if I didn't want my passport stamped. I said ''No why?'' She said thats what the paper is for

I did not wanted a stamp in mine but did not have to fill out the landing card either as I was staying only one day. She said that she had put a remark in their system.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
answer some questions including why I was only there for one night.



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
She then asked me to wait and shortly after another higher level girl came and asked me about my work and purpose of my trip to Israel.



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Saw the Egypt/UAE/Tunisia stamps and Pakistani Visa in my passport. Asked me about them

Same procedure as with me. The girls were quiet confused about my routing. Coming from FRA, staying only one night and continuing via LCA to ATH. She asked me why I was going to Athens and not back to Frankfurt and I told here just have a look at my passport!

She then asked my why I was in the UAE and I told here because of my studies. Wrong answer as she then continued asking me questions as what I´m studying and where. This of course did not fit into to here whole picture. Living in FRA, studying in LON with courses in DXB and going to ATH! Anyway after some more questions I was cleared for check in.

Thanks for taking some pictures of the flight which I took back home. That day when I returned the BMI flight was also parked next to the CY flight.

TLV is a very nice city and next time I will have to stay longer. I can only recommend it.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27246 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 16277 times:



Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 15):
Great report as always!!!

Thanks

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 15):
My favourite brand too

Cant beat it !

Quoting Vietsky (Reply 16):
What is the average price of BMI's Premium Economy? I would imagine it will lean toward business class fare?

I paid €556 for DUB-LHR-TLV return. A great fare. Business Class was €1,100

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 17):
Hope to see in Israel again soon.

Hope so too. Next time to some different cities.

Quoting FRACO7X (Reply 18):
Was also for only one day in TLV this month.

Good at least the more people that go will make it not so strange anymore lol


User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 16121 times:

What a superb TR with tonnes of pics.
Much appreciated...

The BMI lounge at LHR looks very cozy with its mood lights.

I like the interior of the BMI A330 as well, with fresh and perky colours.
The seats looks comfy.

Looking forwartd to your next TR.



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User currently offlineA1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15973 times:

Hi Phil, thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed TR.

Your photos complement your writing very nicely.

Quoting Tk747 (Reply 2):
BMI's premium economy looks comparable to most others business class on this route.

Couldn't agree more. The prem Y cabin on BMI looks really good.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Then it was time to go back to Terminal 1 and go to the BMI Number One lounge.

I'm impressed, looks like they have a bit of everything!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Soon it was time to land and the pilot came over the PA and asked everyone to take their seats as this was a requirement on entering Israeli air space.

Any specific reason for this requirement?

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Then I went to look at the rooftop terrace

Somehow the marina, the pool, the white of the sofas and chairs reminds me of Greece...

All the best and hope all is well.

Regards,
Pete



Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
User currently offlineElal772 From Israel, joined Jun 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15966 times:

Great TR Philip, thanks! I really enjoyed your pics of my hometown  Smile

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Then shortly after returning to my seat the FA came around with landing cards. I asked if this was a new thing as I had not been given these or had to fill one out four weeks prior. She said it was a new thing.

It's actually an old regulation that isn't always followed.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Taxi drive although very pleasant was talking the whole way

Typical Israeli taxi driver... and watch out if he's having a bad divorce or if he disagrees with the Prime Minister's actions....


User currently offlineForce13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15902 times:

I have come to the conclusion that I don;t need to go anywhere because your TR are so in depth and the pictures are amazing. Well done!


Do not taunt. Do not shake. Do not pander. Add coffee. Subject should be slightly human within an hour.
User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 827 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 15788 times:

Hi Phil

Another great report even if it did once again test my antique computer to the limit! So the Israeli immigration officers finally caught on to you? About bloody time if you ask me lol.

The flights looked excellent though I must say and I continue to be pleased and surprised at the food on BMI medium haul.

Looking forward to the next one

Well done again
Andy



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
25 Egyptair269 : Excellent TR! The BMI lounge in LHR looks fantastic! BMI serivce was great, and Tel Aviv looks like a nice city. BMI is really a great airline, I flew
26 Flyboy_se : Shalom Phil, Thanks for another great report. As other has mentioned allready, BD premium economy looks better then some carriers J class. Also it var
27 OA260 : Thanks for the thumbs up , much appreciated . Yes Tel Aviv has hints of Athens in it, the cafe culture and atmosphere. Other parts are like America a
28 Burnsie28 : Correct me if I am wrong, I heard that in Isreal they accept US money as their own as if its actually used more than their own currency? Btw, Excellen
29 OA260 : I only saw $$ prices at the airport Duty Free. I did see a billboard advertising Duty Free electronics at the airport and that was in $$ also but in
30 EI320 : Great Report Phil, with plenty quality pics as usual. The hotel in Tel Aviv looks very impressive indeed. BMI medium haul service looks very nice, jus
31 LXA340 : Another great trip report! On my last flights to TLV since maybe the last year or even longer I did not receive any Arrival card to fill out. Possivl
32 OA260 : I never had one given to me on the first trip in August but on the second one it was. But its only if you dont want a stamp. The BMI crew were under
33 Flyboy_se : Kalispera, ti kaneis? Things are ok.Preparing for Swedish winter...buurrr....lol Thanks for the tip. My passport is expiring in 1 year, so guess i sh
34 LACA773 : Thankyou for another great TR! The picture tell a thousand words. BD's inflight service looks very nice for premium economy and it would be nice if th
35 OA260 : Kala eimai efharisto... I dont envy you , I hate Winter. lol... Yes Terminal 1 is pretty decent now and ques not bad, a good selection of shops etc..
36 Akhmad : Hi Philip, Excellent report. I echo other fellow A.netters about the Premium Y product of BMI. Simply top notch! Cheers, Suryo
37 PlaneHunter : Hi Phil, great report with many nice pictures. You took many pictures at Ben Gurion Airport - didn't anyone approach you because of that? Good to hear
38 OA260 : No problems. No one saw me and I am very discreet when using the camera , its a Sony cybershot W115 pocket camera so not really too visable.
39 PlaneHunter : Alright. I guess I need to get a smaller camera, too... PH
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