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Consolidated logistics / checkin / lounges for UA flyers at (TLV) Tel Aviv

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Old Dec 8, 17, 1:19 am
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The Dan Lounge at TLV is (unfortunately) absolutely nothing to get excited over.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 2:10 am
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I'm here now, and you thought United Clubs were busy. Better food and drinks at UC than here. Better than nothing but spend 10 bucks on a drink in the concourse.

also you only need to be *G to get in.
if flying Business/F then go to the King David lounge.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 5:06 am
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TLV Lounge w shower?

Wondering if there's a lounge w shower in TLV? I'm flying Premium Economy on united, GS status

Thank you
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Old Jun 26, 19, 6:08 am
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Unfortunately the answer is no
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Old Jun 26, 19, 6:22 am
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The King David does have a shower but you won't get access flying UA
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Old Jun 26, 19, 8:33 am
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The lounge situation in TLV is wretched.
Sure hope we get a Polaris or *A option one day
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Old Jun 26, 19, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by ctownflyer View Post
The lounge situation in TLV is wretched.
Sure hope we get a Polaris or *A option one day
The hummus makes a pretty tasty mid-morning snack before UA85. I don't expect more than that, and I've not been disappointed yet.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 11:15 am
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It's even worse. I'm way early for the flight and can't even check in until 3 hours before. Luckily they do have seating in the unsterile area
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:57 pm
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I was there less than 24 hours ago.
I took the late TLV-EWR flight, which left from E-6.
The E Dan Lounge was closed, so we had to go to the Lounge in C, which made the trek to the gate a bit longer.
I was very crowded and hard to find a seat.
There are only four toilets which are shared by both men and women, so expect to wait if you need one.
Spartan food offerings. Soup was the only hot item (rather good, however).
Arrived at EWR an hour early. Waited for someone to drive the jetbridge. Parked in B so had to transfer to C for connecting flight.
Thankfully, the Polaris Lounge opens at 4:30 am. Arrived there at 4:35 after going through customs/immigration/transfer/security/etc.
Precheck was open at C and was escorted to the front by the line guard who knew GS get security priority (didn't even check if GS check-n was open).
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Old Jun 26, 19, 6:39 pm
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Has the lounge offerings always been this dismal? I thought I read good things about the contract lounges at TLV ?
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Old Jun 26, 19, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine View Post
Has the lounge offerings always been this dismal? I thought I read good things about the contract lounges at TLV ?
I've been travelling to Israel regularly for 5 years (almost to the day), and I don't believe the lounges have changed at all in that time. Not the look and feel, and certainly not the food offerings...

There are actually 3 lounges, but depending on the time of day as few as 1 of them might be open which is what can lead to the crowding issues. There's the two Dan Lounges on Concourse B and C, and then the Dan+ Lounge which is off the main open area. The Dan+ lounge has very limit hours, even worse food selection than the other two (basically just cookies/cake/etc), but has the benefit of being never crowded (or at least, I've never seen it crowded). The other two are basically exact copies of each other range from OK to packed depending on the time of day and which of the two are open, with food that would rate as somewhere below what you'd expect in a normal United Club.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine View Post
Has the lounge offerings always been this dismal? I thought I read good things about the contract lounges at TLV ?
Nope. Always dismal.
Considering the 24 weekly UA flights to TLV it sure ought to be a priority.

Originally Posted by iluv2fly View Post
I was there less than 24 hours ago.
I took the late TLV-EWR flight, which left from E-6.
The E Dan Lounge was closed, so we had to go to the Lounge in C, which made the trek to the gate a bit longer.
I was very crowded and hard to find a seat.
There are only four toilets which are shared by both men and women, so expect to wait if you need one..
Same experience, very tough to find a seat. Luckily Priority Pass has a restaurant option in TLV.

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Old Jun 29, 19, 10:15 pm
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I recently fly twice to TLV and found the DAN lounge wonderful. If you have Priority Pass from Sapphire Reserve or something similar you can get access.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine View Post
Has the lounge offerings always been this dismal? I thought I read good things about the contract lounges at TLV ?
Dismal how? It's no Polaris Lounge with free restaurant attached, but it's a perfectly fine place to sit and eat some hummus before a flight. Never had a problem finding a seat by the window midday.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by zspitzer View Post
Dismal how? It's no Polaris Lounge with free restaurant attached, but it's a perfectly fine place to sit and eat some hummus before a flight. Never had a problem finding a seat by the window midday.
Now try to find a seat before UA90
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