Ben Gurion Airport Concourse E

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Old Feb 15, 18, 10:16 am
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"Toady"???
Okay, got it and corrected it
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Old Feb 18, 18, 12:40 am
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According to an article in Israel Hayom over Shabbat, a new terminal is on its way to stand alongside T3.
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Old Feb 18, 18, 5:44 pm
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I was there this afternoon. Despite the official "opening ceremony" the concourse is not yet open. After about 20m it is boarded up.
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Old Feb 18, 18, 10:41 pm
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I was there this afternoon. Despite the official "opening ceremony" the concourse is not yet open. After about 20m it is boarded up.
Sounds like the soon-to-come opening of the fast train line to Jerusalem
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Old Feb 19, 18, 6:01 am
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The articles say that there will be a new lounge in the concourse. Any info who will operate it?
Dan of course.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 6:21 am
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Dan of course.
Oh no. These are really low quality lounges. I usually only drink club soda there.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 9:52 am
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Oh no. These are really low quality lounges. I usually only drink club soda there.
Not sure the last time you were there but I used to take "Kinley" Soda as well - wasn't in the lounge last time I went through.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 11:00 am
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Dan of course.
Is this official or an assumption? Seriously, although I find it hard to believe that it will be different.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 11:02 am
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Its so disappointing that Dan runs all the (crappy) lounges at TLV, bar the KDL. If anywhere would be a good location for a Star Alliance lounge, this has to be it. Does Dan have an overly cozy relationship with the IAA or something?

With all the Star Alliance flights out of TLV, I'd think that even one Star Alliance airline could open a lounge and it'd be a profit center. I checked a random date in March, and counted 30 Star Alliance departures (UAx3, ACx1, ETx2, LXx2, OSx2, LHx6, TKx9, A3x3, LOx1, and SNx1). In the summer, there's easily an additional five or so flights.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 11:54 am
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SkyTeam also have around the same amount of daily flights, and I'm sure OW are not far behind
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Old Feb 19, 18, 1:53 pm
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SkyTeam also have around the same amount of daily flights, and I'm sure OW are not far behind
really? They certainly have almost nothing in terms of longhaul to North America (1-2 DL flights, vs the 3 UA+1-2AC), and prior to the LCC invasion, TK has the most lift by a big margin.

I've been saying for a while that star should really build a lounge.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 2:49 pm
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Looking at the next 24 hours at TLV airport website I could count:
7x SU
4x AZ
3x AF
2x RO
1x UX
1x OK
1x DL
1x KL

I think UX is twice daily on some of the days, as well as the 4-weekly KE and I might have missed something
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Old Feb 19, 18, 3:35 pm
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Forget about unimportant things like lounges and get to the crucial question: Is there a smoking room in E?
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Old Feb 19, 18, 8:52 pm
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Despite the grand opening last week, E is still boarded up and not in use (as of Monday 19th February)
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Old Feb 20, 18, 12:00 am
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I don't care that it's boarded! I want a Star Alliance lounge!
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