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KD access (Gold Member) in TLV if flying diff carrier?

Old Jan 5, 11, 1:16 pm
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KD access (Gold Member) in TLV if flying diff carrier?

Quick question, as the ELAL website doesn't seem to be loading for me this evening...

Can one gain access to the KD Lounge in Ben Gurion, if they are a Gold member, but are flying a different airline?

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Old Jan 5, 11, 1:21 pm
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Yes they can.
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Old Jan 5, 11, 1:37 pm
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Brill - thanks a lot!
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Old Jan 6, 11, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by sn1ke View Post
Quick question, as the ELAL website doesn't seem to be loading for me this evening...

Can one gain access to the KD Lounge in Ben Gurion, if they are a Gold member, but are flying a different airline?

Thanks
(Bolding mine)

Is this only for TLV? Would a Gold not have access to other KDL locations?
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Old Jan 6, 11, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
Is this only for TLV?
Yes.
See this:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/el-al...le-change.html
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Old Jan 6, 11, 7:31 am
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Which is extremely annoying, of course....
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Old Jan 6, 11, 7:51 am
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So do I have the following correct:

TLV: KDL members, TPL/Plat/Golds have access to the lounge, regardless of carrier
Other Locations: KDL members, TPL/Plat/Golds have access to the lounge only when flying LY
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Old Jan 6, 11, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
So do I have the following correct:
Yes.
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Old Jan 6, 11, 8:12 am
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Can anyone else access the lounge (besides for F/C,) such as specific credit card holders...? And do all premium class pax have access, or just say longhaul destinations?
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Old Jan 6, 11, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
Can anyone else access the lounge (besides for F/C,) such as specific credit card holders...?
You used to be able to buy your way in with points.
Not sure if that's still the case.

Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
And do all premium class pax have access, or just say longhaul destinations?
Yes.
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Old Jan 6, 11, 9:22 am
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Continuing my attempt to better understand the access rules...

I think btw that the ability to pay with points OR money still exists...

What is the guest policy?
And considering that Golds and higher get the same access as KDL members, is there any reason why a Gold or higher would buy a membership?
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Old Jan 6, 11, 11:43 am
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You cannot enter with a credit card (only to the Dan lounge)
Anyone that enters can bring in one guest. I think if you are in first class you can have 2 guests.

GL, PL and TPL obviously would not buy membership. The only ones who do buy are SL's or people with no status. 300 USD per year. I wonder how many do it.
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Old Jan 6, 11, 2:31 pm
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Regarding purchasing access to the KD Lounge with points - if you're a basic Matmid member, with no KD membership, you can gain access at a cost of 60 Matmid Points per trip. However, I believe that this is only true in TLV

Also, KD members have the option to arrange access for a guest, so that they would be able to use the KD lounge. Again, this is only for TLV, and no other location.

Alternatively, for those without KD membership, you could always try to sweet talk the check-in girls to give you that nice little stamp on the BP that allows access...
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Old Jan 6, 11, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Houminer View Post
You cannot enter with a credit card (only to the Dan lounge)
Anyone that enters can bring in one guest. I think if you are in first class you can have 2 guests.

GL, PL and TPL obviously would not buy membership. The only ones who do buy are SL's or people with no status. 300 USD per year. I wonder how many do it.
Do Silvers get a discount on membership?
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Old Jan 6, 11, 5:29 pm
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No.

Only way to get a discount is to join through another paying member (so cannot be through a GL/PL/TPL etc) which entitles you to a 50% discount.
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