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Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J & #1 Lounge Pics

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:24 pm

Im always looking for unique ways to earn miles and try out new products I decided to take the plunge and try out BMI's A330 service. I booked a Premium Economy fare for €650 all in return from DUB Via LHR. I would get myself around 10K towards my Gold Card renewal.

My first choice was Cairo but the flight was full and only a few remaining seats were available to Tel Aviv. So after much thought I decided I would take that option. Something very different!

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DATE: 09AUG2009
FLIGHT: BD 763
AIRLINE: BMI
CLASS: BUSINESS
SEAT: 3A
ROUTE: LHR-TLV
A/C: A330-200
REG: G-WWBM

I checked in at the Premium area which is really nice and relaxed.

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Some spending money !!

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Time to head to the New Number 1 lounge ::

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I was met by two staff members who welcomed me to the lounge.

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Nice views of the ground movements.

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You can lay ont he bed and watch the runway , very cool.

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The soup was really nice.

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Great !! All lounges should follow suit.



Boarding card issued at check in

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Whilst in the lounge I was upgraded to J class.

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So far I was very impressed with the new lounge. Lots of nice areas to chill and nice food and drink. I decided to take a shower before the flight and before lounge dining started.



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Products were nice but the showers lacked proper water pressure. They need a pump to bring it up to standard. Other than that it was nice.

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At 8:30pm buffett Dinner was served. It was very nice and tasty.

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Soon it was time to head to the gate for boarding. The lounge experience had been very good.

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As I approached the boarding area some people were praying before the flight.

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I was one of the first to board. As I got to the door there was a black and yellow tape stopping me from boarding. The crew appologised and said it would just be a few minutes as a special security check had to be completed as the aircraft had come in from Cairo ! I guess it makes sense and soon enough we were allowed to board. I was welcomed by two friendly crew and directed to my seat.

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The Chef ( Female ) came to my seat and asked me if I wanted a glass or Champagne or Juice. I opted for the juice.

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Then the Chef returned with the Menu.



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A Male member of crew handed out Amenity Kits.

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And headsets

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Lots of announcements were made from A-Z. A bit too much info but still carried out in a professional manner. One was ''Ladies and Gentlemen we only provide Kosher Meals to those that have pre ordered them with BMI at least 48 hours prior to travel'' I guess maybe they get alot of problems with people not ordering and then not getting a special meal. Seemed odd otherwise to make a special announcement.

Soon the Chef came to my seat and asked me what I would like to eat after take off. I opted for two choices.

Soon we made our way to the runway for take off.

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After take off the Cabin manager came to each passenger and introduced himself.

''Good evening Mr OA260 , welcome onboard. Are you comfortable? Do you know how to operate the seat controls ok? If there is anything you need during the flight please do not hesitate to contact me ''

Was a nice touch and I was very impressed. Then pre dinner drinks :

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I decided to watch some TV whilst I waited for my meal. Alan Carr was on and I really enjoyed it.

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Soon the food arrived .

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The food was lovely and restaurant standard. I was very happy indeed. I then opted for the hot chocolate and marsh mallows which was also lovely.

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After that I wanted to get some sleep so I reclined my flatbed

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Then headed to the bathroom ,

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Then I finally got to sleep. I turned a few times. I found the flatbed a bit hard and would like more padding to be honest. The pillows were very decent though as were the blankets.

When I woke up we were near to Israeli air space. The Captain advised everyone who needed to go to the bathroom to do so now as the cabin must be secured before entering Israeli air space.

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So we made our approach into Tel Aviv. I was quite excited as somewhere I never thought I would get to. Always nice to see something new. My first thoughts were so many modern sky scrapers all lit up.

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So time to disembark and thanked the crew for a great flight. As I stepped out and walked up the air bridge I was stopped by special secuirty as were a few others and asked a few questions. ''Name'', ''purpose of trip'' etc...etc... After that th guy said thank you and enjoy your trip. He was pleasant enough.

Time to make my way to passport control.

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This hall on the way to passport control is amazing. Its so different .

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The ques were crazy. It took 45 minutes to get through and everyone was interviewed at the booths. The majority off my flight were British Jews heading for the holidays and Jewish youth groups taking some teenagers for exchange programs etc..

I approached the lady at the booth and she was pleasant enough and asked me lots of questions about why I was only there for the day. I jut explained that I liked aviation and travelling and that I was getting 10K miles for this trip. She smiled and handed me back my passport and said '' Enjoy your stay''. I was quite surprised that I didnt get grilled after hearing some stories.

So I was in Israel ... I was very impressed with the airport so far. I went to take a look around.

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BRJ
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RE: Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J & #1 Lounge Pics

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:48 pm

Great report and awesome pictures!!!
BMI J Class looks pretty nice too!
 
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RE: Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J & #1 Lounge Pics

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:51 pm

Great TR!

I've seen the new BD lounge being advertised in Voyager, it looks really nice!
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RE: Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J & #1 Lounge P

Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:01 pm



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It was nearly 6am and the temperature was 26C !! Felt so nice to be in the warm again.

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Time to get the train to the city .

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The train was clean and efficient. All announcements made in Hebrew and ( American English ). I had two hours to kill from when I arrived at the Tel Aviv University Train Station to getting the city tour bus that I had looked up on the internet.

I decided to walk even though it was quite a long way I was enjoying the warmth and lovely sunny morning.

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So I arrived at a place called ''Reading'' which is where my tour was leaving from at 9am. I had an hour to kill so there was a park next to it. I sat on a bench and soaked up the sun. This was a nice area and people were walking their dogs and jogging.

First time I have ever seen an outside gym !

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Some plane spotting at Tel Aviv's other airport.

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So it was time to get my city bus tour. Dan Tours operates a number of tours daily and for only NIS45 / EUR10 ( roughly )

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We stopped at a hotel along the coast to collect some other tourists. Two Americans and 8 French.





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Fantastic beach. I just wanted to jump off the bus and jump into the sea. It looked so inviting.

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Then we headed down towards Jaffa

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The Delfinarium ( hope I got that right ) Its now a memorial to the teenagers that lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack. ( According to the tour info ) .

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So I got off the tour bus and decided to take a walk around by myself and get something to eat. I must have walked for two hours and it was around 34C but I loved walking in the sun. I was also amazed just looking around.

So by 3pm it was time to locate the train station and head back to the airport.

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But as I got near there was a security alert and a guy in civillian dress but with a earpiece and gun said I would be better going round the other way. I was not far from the station anyway.

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I entered the train station and had to put my bag through an X ray machine and walk through a scanner. Just like the airport !

The one thing I noticed is the number of Soldiers and special Police that carry guns. On the train a Soldier came and sat down next to me with a huge machine gun. ! Quite an eye opener when your not used to it .

Soon after the train came and in no time at all I arrived back at Ben Gurion.

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A nice little park by the Terminal.

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PART 2 HERE
Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J Part 2 (by OA260 Aug 12 2009 in Trip Reports)

[Edited 2009-08-12 13:08:49]
 
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Well Mr OA260 (you going to get your name changed on your passport?), another excellent trip report, even if it confused me by the rather abrupt ending lol

I must say I'm very jealous (much more so than those cruise ones). The BD A330 looks really nice and you were so lucky to be upgraded. Tel Aviv looks like a nice place too, any intersting sights????

Roll on part 2
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:18 pm

Judging by the photos BMI offers a very competitive product on this route - the chef is a lovely touch, and it seems you were impressed by the overall service - good job BMI!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The Captain advised everyone who needed to go to the bathroom to do so now as the cabin must be secured before entering Israeli air space.

Weird - I've flown both BA and LY to Israel and have never heard this PA!

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Quoting EIRules (Reply 4):
Well Mr OA260 (you going to get your name changed on your passport?),

Haha yes to Mrs McD.......  Wink

Quoting CityofAthens (Reply 5):
Judging by the photos BMI offers a very competitive product on this route

Yes I think so. I would love to try EL AL sometime though.

Quoting CityofAthens (Reply 5):
eird - I've flown both BA and LY to Israel and have never heard this PA!

Well as I said they did the A-Z on announcements, sometimes I think they go overboard.
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:32 pm

Fantastic trip report. If only the EI GC lounge in Dublin was a bit more like the BD lounge. Regards and best wishes.
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:46 pm

Awsome TR so far( still have to read the 2nd part) But BMI looks like it offers a grreat product in J and nice lounge!! I always wanted to visit TLV and heard from many people that it is a nice city!! Good job!!
 
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Quoting AirFinglas (Reply 7):
If only the EI GC lounge in Dublin was a bit more like the BD lounge.

We can dream lol.. But never say never. BMI really have excelled themselves with this new lounge.

Quoting EwRkId (Reply 8):
Awsome TR so far( still have to read the 2nd part)

Thanks I hope you enjoy part 2.
 
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Another great TR done by Mr.Phil! you again never fail to impress!! I am glad to see you took my advice and got many great shots of TLV !  Wink
 
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Great TR OA260! Been waiting for someone to provide decent pictures the #1 lounge. How does the #1 lounge compare with the *A lounge in T1?
 
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Quoting SXDFC (Reply 10):
Another great TR done by Mr.Phil! you again never fail to impress!! I am glad to see you took my advice and got many great shots of TLV !

Thanks Mr. Yes lots of TLV for you lol..

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 11):
Great TR OA260! Been waiting for someone to provide decent pictures the #1 lounge. How does the #1 lounge compare with the *A lounge in T1?

Yes I had only seen a few pics also and the BMI lounge is far better than the Star lounge.

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I see some of the pics are saying ''bandwidth exceeded'' this happened before and usually resets soon . Sorry for the short interruption. I guess it has had alot of clicks.

Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime all pictures can be seen here for the ones that are missing ::


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Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:16 pm

Hi Philip,

fantastic and outstanding BD product here. Didn't expect it to be that good actually. And lucky you, catching the upgrade!
btw, several pictures now exceeding bandwidth  Wink

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Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 13):
fantastic and outstanding BD product here. Didn't expect it to be that good actually

Hi Eric , glad you enjoyed it. BMI do have a decent product and I wish they flew A330 services to more destinations.
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:53 pm

Hi Philip,

An interesting TR. I really have had an enjoyable read. Thank you for that.

Glad to hear that BD has noticeably improved their service. The upgrade was certainly a nice surprise!

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Quoting Akhmad (Reply 15):
Glad to hear that BD has noticeably improved their service.

Yes all we need now is an upgrade on the DUB-LHR and BHD-LHR in the meal dept! And also upgraded lounges are coming so fingers crossed.

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I uploaded a video here also ::

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Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:46 pm

Thank you for this wonderful TR. I am always curious about how tourists see Israel in their eyes, I am happy that you liked it, you should stay longer next time, gimme a call next time you are here, I will give you private VIP tour in Jerusalem.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The ques were crazy. It took 45 minutes to get through

That is very (very) rare. I usually stand 2-5 minutes at the passport control.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
First time I have ever seen an outside gym !

They are very popular in Israel, You can see them in many parks and local gardens.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Some plane spotting at Tel Aviv's other airport.

This is Tel Aviv Dov Hoz airport, named after Israel's first minister of Transportation, and known in Hebrew simply as Sde Dov, Dov field. I wonder, how did Hebrew sound for you? Completely impossible?

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
The Delfinarium ( hope I got that right ) Its now a memorial to the teenagers that lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack. ( According to the tour info ) .

You took the picture of Hasan Beck Mosque. Even though this Mosque is located at the most expensive pice of land in Tel Aviv, right next to the David Intercontinental Hotel, the Authorities protect it, I think it is nice symbol for the Israeli attitude to other religions.
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Quoting EL-AL (Reply 17):
Thank you for this wonderful TR. I am always curious about how tourists see Israel in their eyes,

Thanks Im really glad that someone from Israel replied to my TR. It was missing that!! I was interested to see what you thought of my report.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 17):
That is very (very) rare. I usually stand 2-5 minutes at the passport control.

Do you have an Israeli passport? I saw the Israeli passport holders got through at special booths. Also I saw a automatic biometric system.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 17):
They are very popular in Israel,

Yes i thought it was adults playing around onthe kids swings until I got nearer!! Cool idea.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 17):
This is Tel Aviv Dov Hoz airport

Yes I had read about it before but couldnt remember the name. Was nice sitting there in the sun watching the A/C. Also saw some Military A/C and something that looked like a observation A/C. Small and grey prop.
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:25 am

Thanks for sharing this TR, you've put a lot of effort into making it a highly enjoyable read.
BMI is a great airline (from my one-time exerperiene), and their services to the Middle East are highly competitive and dare I say it, superior to their competitors. Their J product looks amazing.
TLV also looks great, your skills managed to bring out the subject well. Great job!
 
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Haha yes to Mrs McD.......

Eh you should be so lucky
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Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:54 pm

>>Weird - I've flown both BA and LY to Israel and have never heard this PA!>>

Since over one year for security every one must sit before about 15 minutes before landing / approach to Israel on all airlines. Link is below:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/957075.html

Thanks for a great report as usual.
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:35 pm

Again great TR Phil! Like I said many other times before, and I am sure others will agree, you should open up your own travel agency! With your stories and pictures, you will for sure inspire people to go to many different places.
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:36 pm

Hi Philip,

Finally managed to load the pictures!

Great areport as usual, expect nothing less from you these days!

The new BMI lounge certainly looks a pretty decent place to spend some time, shame the showers lack water pressure though!

Food/snacks look decent too.

Quite impressed with the BMI flight, nice to get that upgrade, the J product on the 330's looks good.

Nice pix of Israel, not a place high on the visit list, but looks nice, lots of history and old buildings, always like palaces like that.

I'll read the return later.

Cheers

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Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:16 pm

Great report and pics! The BMI lounge and service look very comfortable!
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:16 pm

OA!! GREAT Trip report, it certainly makes me feel nostalgic!! While Tel Aviv might not be the prettiest city in the world, it certainly is alluring, and has something to it. Where else did you get to go? Jerusalem is a dream!
I am also surprised by BD, it looks pretty decent, I always thought it lived by the shadow of BA!

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Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:02 pm

Great Report Philip, love the amount of pics.

No 1 Lounge looks very impressive, looks like an ideal place to do some spotting. BD onboard offering also looks decent, just a pity that the options to experience this product are so limited.

Nice pics of Tel Aviv too, seems like a very unique city.

Thanks for posting,
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Hi, Phil,

back from a night in LON and ready to follow you´re story.
Superb pictures and for sure a interesting place to go for a short trip.
Never been to Israel myself, but it´s also on the list for some winter sun in Eilat.

Great location pictures also, well done.

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Quoting Directorguy (Reply 19):
Thanks for sharing this TR, you've put a lot of effort into making it a highly enjoyable read.

Thanks I tried my best .

Quoting Semsem (Reply 21):
Since over one year for security every one must sit before about 15 minutes before landing / approach to Israel on all airlines. Link is below:

Thanks for the link, at least I understand now why they said it.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 22):
you should open up your own travel agency!

Haha no that would be a waste of money. They are going bust lol..

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 23):
Finally managed to load the pictures!

Sorry Mark , I tried to re size them to a medium KB without loosing the quality.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 23):
lots of history and old buildings

Ceratinly , its a mix of old and new and looks great together.

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 24):
Great report and pics!

Thanks

Quoting KLAM (Reply 25):
OA!! GREAT Trip report, it certainly makes me feel nostalgic!! While Tel Aviv might not be the prettiest city in the world, it certainly is alluring

I have to say I loved it . And its deffo alluring. A nice city with nice things to do. Great nightlife so I have heard  Smile

Quoting EI320 (Reply 26):
Great Report Philip, love the amount of pics

Thank you I hope it didnt slow your PC lol...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 27):
Never been to Israel myself, but it´s also on the list for some winter sun in Eilat.

Hi Markus , thanks, Eilat in Winter would be lovely to go . Coupled by a domestic flight and a TR  Smile
 
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Thanks so much for sharing!

I'm totally astonished by the new BMI lounge! It appears to be a F lounge, not a J one.
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Quoting Ulysse (Reply 29):
I'm totally astonished by the new BMI lounge! It appears to be a F lounge, not a J one.

Yes it is very impressive. It took me a while to relax in it because I couldnt believe what I was seeing. I was very impressed. If they get the showers sorted then its perfect.
 
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:21 pm

Oh, you're lucky !! Beeing upgraded on the in and outbound flights !!

Nice trip report with nice pics.
BMI look to have a good product and the LHR lounge look very great.
I hope to try flying with them... even if they don't fly to Paris anymore.

Do you know if as M&M Senator I can use it if I fly with LH from LHR ??

Tel Aviv look also a nice place... but i'm a litlle affraid by the safety procedure in Israel !
Surprising to see German train there, the doubledecker train is the same than Regional Express in Germany !

Thank you for this trip report !
 
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Quoting LXfan (Reply 31):
Oh, you're lucky !! Beeing upgraded on the in and outbound flights !!

Yes I know I wasnt expecting it and a nice bonus.

Quoting LXfan (Reply 31):
Do you know if as M&M Senator I can use it if I fly with LH from LHR ??

Yes you will be allowed in if you have Star Gold Equiv.
 
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:01 pm

That was amazing!
It looks as if BD puts a lot of thought and detail into their product.
 
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Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:42 pm

Hi Philip,

What a surprising and nice report you have put on here!
I'm positively surprised by the standard on the 330's BD operate. Together with the lounge experience it sure is nothing to be ashamed of. Very good!
Also Tel Aviv is way nicer than I thought, looks very beautiful indeed!

Thanks for the write up!
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Quoting DL752 (Reply 33):
It looks as if BD puts a lot of thought and detail into their product.

Yes they do , all they need to do now is sort out their terrible admin depts.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 34):
I'm positively surprised by the standard on the 330's BD operate.

Yes not bad at all. Would be nice to compare Prem Y next time to see what the food is like etc..

Quoting DALCE (Reply 34):
Also Tel Aviv is way nicer than I thought,

Me too I was pleasantly surprised.
 
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Hey that was fantastic to look through those pictures and a great trip report to thank you very much I realy enjoyed looking at that.
 
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Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 36):
Hey that was fantastic to look through those pictures and a great trip report to thank you very much I realy enjoyed looking at that.

Hey thanks for that , I even read it myself LOL... brought back some nice memories. Shame BMI dont have those A330's now but there are reports they are getting more ! Time will tell I guess.

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