Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion Airport

 
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Ben Gurion International Airport (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG), often referred to as Natbag is the main international airport of Israel and by far the busiest airport in the country, located 19 km (12 mi) to the southeast of Tel Aviv.

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4.6

Ben Gurion Airport TLV

Arrival at TLV on 07/09/2017: Regarding the arrival: I was very impressed how nice the airport was and what a wonderful interior design it had. The lines for the passport control were long and slow though and we waited in line for almost an hour. It was kinda tiring after almost 10 hr flight, but it was part of the experience, so we took our time to chat and to look around. Departure from TLV on 09/19/2017: We arrived by train to Ben Gurion and it was easy to find our terminal. I am glad we went to the airport 3 hrs before departure! The line for check-in was very long. The security line after the check-in was moving fast but unfortunately my colleague was directed to a wrong security check line and I had to wait for her almost 40 minutes. By the time we made it to the gate it was almost time to board. I took a quick stop at two of the duty-free shops and in one of the items I bought a bottle of date honey (honey-like syrup, made of dates, made exclusively in Israel). Right before we boarded the plane, we had extra security check where we were asked if we were carrying any liquids. Since I bought the date honey from the duty free by the departure gate, I did not think there would be any issue with it because this is checked and secured area. Little that I knew the airport employee did not let me take the honey on the flight. I asked how was that possible and what was the point of all these duty-free shops selling olive oil and date honey if the passengers were not able to get them on the flight!!!! I want to emphasize again that these are duty free shops AFTER we pass the metal detectors and the other mandatory security checks and where our luggage is already checked and we don't have option to go back and put what we bought from the duty free into the checked luggage. So I wasn't happy when I had to throw a $9 bottle of something that I really wanted to take with me and I still don't understand the logic behind it. Besides that little hiccup , the whole experience in Israel was outstanding. Can't wait to go back, but next time I know to buy my date honey before I go to the airport and to put it i my checked luggage ☺☺☺

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July, 2017

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