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  • Ed W

    Hi,

    I’m flying to TLV in J soon on BA167 (arrive 2355) and leaving a few days later on BA166 (leaves 0710).

    I’ve heard lots of stories about very slow queues etc., and wondered how true they were. There are some VIP fast track services, which are quite expensive (£200 each way).

    Have any HfP readers used these? As I arrive so late and leave so early, would clearly be keen to minimise time at the airport.

    Ed W

    StanTheMan

    We used this a couple of years ago, on arrival after a late flight. We were speeded to the front of passport queue. And was standing at the luggage belt a good 10 minutes before the other passengers…… When they arrived we all stood there for another 20 minutes before the cases started to come off. So pretty pointless in that instance….

    Ed W

    Thanks Stan – thinking about going HBO anyway, so might give it a miss!

    StanTheMan

    Thanks Stan – thinking about going HBO anyway, so might give it a miss!

    Whoops. didnt mean to report this…… My only feeling would be if you have anything in your passport which will slow you down at Israeli immigration….. If you are nice and clean, then save the £200 to spend in TLV !

    Tracey

    Arrival is generally quick, I wouldn’t waste your money.

    Departures are hit and miss. Generally speaking the BA side of the terminal is much faster than the other side where ElAl hang out. There is now also a HBO line in the centre, but you need to have your boarding pass downloaded and I don’t think that is possible with BA unless things have changed.
    I would think that if you arrive early enough you will be fine and it isn’t worth paying.

    Ed W

    That’s great – thanks all.

    Ed W

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