FlyingDove
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Check Your Baggage At Home With El Al

Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:56 am

"El Al launches home preflight service

"Staff will carry out security checks and baggage check-in at passengers' homes for $50.

"Orly Peleg-Mizrahi

"El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL) has launched a new home preflight check in service, the first of its kind in worldwide. It is designed to save passengers waiting in airport queues for security staff to check their baggage, or at the airline's check-in desks for their boarding cards. Home Check In Ltd. is providing the service for the airline..."

Complete article available here:
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/glob...docview.asp?did=1000204802&fid=942

I'm wondering how this can be economical. The area covered is pretty much an hour's drive in every direction from TLV (with traffic). How can they effectively staff this kind of thing, AND transport luggage? Interesting to follow this one...
 
todaReisinger
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RE: Check Your Baggage At Home With El Al

Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:54 am

I wonder, too, but the service might become highly popular with LY pax...because the waiting lines at BGN are just huge...

The minivan/truck which will carry the luggage will have to be somewhat secured, at least I hope it will...


BTW, a few years ago, still in the previous terminal, LY announced the end of the pax questioning thanks to the introduction of "state of the art" technologies; the whole LY section of the check-in hall became a closed zone, and only the pax were allowed to enter it. Once the security check was done, pax were not allowed back to the other sections of the check-in hall and had to proceed directly to passport control and the departure hall. This was a very unpopular move because many pax liked to remain with their "non flying" family or friends a little while more after the security and the check-in.... Very soon after the introduction of this new system, a hijacker made it to an LY flight to Istanbul; he was overpowered by the crew and security personnel onboard, but I wonder whether he would have been able to board that flight with the older profiling system. Now obviously the profiling procedure has been fully reintroduced....why? Was the "new" system considered a failure?
I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
 
a380us
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RE: Check Your Baggage At Home With El Al

Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:14 am

Quoting TodaReisinger (Reply 1):
I wonder, too, but the service might become highly popular with LY pax...because the waiting lines at BGN are just huge...

TLV isnt that bad
ive gone through at least 20 times and its not as bad as people think
for the little extra security they do its more efficent than trying to stand in and AA economy line in JFK or LAX
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