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Mistake fare LHR - TLV [Tickets now cancelled by BA]

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Old Jun 12, 18, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by flyuk View Post
Then it probably has, mine was September 2017. There was the option to get a physical visa, but that was only for NGOs, Journalists and other non-standard visitors. Perhaps your father was one of those? I'm glad I didn't get a stamp, to be honest, and I'm glad I won't get one when I go to Israel. I am seriously considering a second passport for this trip though.
He only went for one night to FNJ wjich made the Israeli's more suspicious. The slip they gave him when we went in January, has been kept held of for future visits.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by flyuk View Post
Then it probably has, mine was September 2017. There was the option to get a physical visa, but that was only for NGOs, Journalists and other non-standard visitors. Perhaps your father was one of those? I'm glad I didn't get a stamp, to be honest, and I'm glad I won't get one when I go to Israel. I am seriously considering a second passport for this trip though.
Israeli 'stamps' are on disposable pieces of paper, so there is no physical note in your passport to be concerned about.

I have had no issues travelling around the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA having flown in & out of Israel a number of times.

Absolutely no need to worry.

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Old Jun 12, 18, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Israeli 'stamps' are on disposable pieces of paper, so there is no physical note in your passport to be concerned about.

I have had no issues travelling around the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA having flown in & out of Israel a number of times.

Absolutely no need to worry.

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Even when they did give a physical stamp, you could always ask them not to stamp it due to your travel patterns.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:15 am
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South Korea has recently gone on to do slips of paper rather than a stamp..
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
I have stamps from Malaysia, Morocco, Egypt, etc.. I don't mind explaining my TP runs to the audience of border patrol
As a frequent visitor to Israel, here's my $ 0,02. Have multiple entries to Qatar, Malaysia, Singapore, Morocco, Saudi-Arabia etc.

a. Arrival: Not a problem.
b. Departure: Used to be always a problem: Malaysia and Morocco NOT ENTERED BY AIR. Went on daytrips to Tanger and JB from Spain and Singapore, respectively. These entry stamps resulted in me getting pulled in the primary screening & becoming familiar with not-so-public areas of TLV airport. Always made my flight, though.

As for a 03:20 a.m. arrival into TLV (which I try to dearly avoid), there are really only two options: Head to a hotel in TLV (Cinema Hotel is my mainstay), crash for a couple hours and then hit the beach (walking distance), followed by dinner at www.rol.co.il/images/sites/babai/english.html. Alternatively: Hang around TLV airport until 06:00 a.m., get transportation to the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem for breakfast, following by Jerusalem Old Town & the wall. Then back to TLV.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:42 am
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I have Egyptian stamps (mainly through Taba border crossing) and also Dubai, never had an issue but then I do look obviously Jewish.

Remember to hold onto those entry slips for hotels/tax refunds/ car rental etc

I would imagine the airport in terms of footfall to be less busy on a Saturday then usual.

I would be happy to arrange logistics if I will be in Israel at the time. Welcome to message me for any related enquiries.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
nufnuf77 BA163 20D 4JAN and BA164 26C 6JAN
KARFA BA163 30K 4JAN and BA164 26K 6JAN
flyuk BA163 39J 4JAN and BA164 39A 6JAN
dp1586 +1 on BA163 21C 4JAN and BA164 27H 6JAN
bhbloke on BA165 26A 4JAN and BA164 26H 6JAN

anyone else?
Me!
Scallywag72 BA163 30H 4JAN and BA162 30H 6JAN
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Old Jun 12, 18, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
6 people that's a DO right?

nufnuf77 BA163 20D 4JAN and BA164 26C 6JAN
KARFA BA163 30K 4JAN and BA164 26K 6JAN
flyuk BA163 39J 4JAN and BA164 39A 6JAN
dp1586 +1 on BA163 21C 4JAN and BA164 27H 6JAN
bhbloke on BA165 26A 4JAN and BA164 26H 6JAN

anyone else?
I liked the idea of this, but it's too far away for my personal situation (not sure if will be based in London at that point).
So I ended up booking for a few weeks time. If I will be around, I'll probably find a way to join but will confirm much nearer the time.
Thanks Rich
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Old Jun 12, 18, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by lev441 View Post
Looks like they've been pulled. Just researched my dates on skyscanner and no longer showing.

Luckily picked up tickets for end of June, Mid august & Passover break next year!
I'll be travelling on 30 June, so let me know if you are also!
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Old Jun 12, 18, 11:32 am
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I booked for the latter May bank holiday weekend next year, and judging by the seat map I wasn't the only one!
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Old Jun 12, 18, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ajbrowc View Post
I booked for the latter May bank holiday weekend next year, and judging by the seat map I wasn't the only one!
I think it is the time of Shavot-(CWS can update his diary).
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Old Jun 12, 18, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by ajbrowc View Post
I booked for the latter May bank holiday weekend next year, and judging by the seat map I wasn't the only one!
I have a ticket booked for the Wednesday 22!
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Old Jun 12, 18, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
6 people that's a DO right?

nufnuf77 BA163 20D 4JAN and BA164 26C 6JAN
KARFA BA163 30K 4JAN and BA164 26K 6JAN
flyuk BA163 39J 4JAN and BA164 39A 6JAN
dp1586 +1 on BA163 21C 4JAN and BA164 27H 6JAN
bhbloke on BA165 26A 4JAN and BA164 26H 6JAN

anyone else?
If I come from HAM on ST does that count? Spending next year up north but coming back for a visit exactly during these dates.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 1:45 pm
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Does anyone know if these tickets will be honored. I just want to know if I can book my further trips based on the facts that these tickets are valid. I booked and have the pnr's. They all seem fine in my account.

P.s booked with amex plat BA. Does the travel insurance help if they pull the plug?
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Old Jun 12, 18, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by tedcruz View Post
Warning-If you have been to Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. and have a stamp, prepare to leave the airport 3 hours after landing!!!
Trying to wonder what all these countries have in common besides their awful human rights. Hmmmm...
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