User talk:Jdforrester

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I notice you're confused about this page. My impression from reading the top of the page is that the left hand column time is for when you are on the landside of the airport. So for arrival, this should be about an hour after landing, and for departure this should normally be three hours before departure (per recommendation to check-in three hours before the flight). CT Cooper · talk 19:09, 25 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aye, but then different people for the same flight aim for different times - which seems a tad irrational. Ultimately most of us will have the 1 hour / 2 hour wait.
Jdforrester 19:15, 25 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Assuming no special problems with passport control (not likely considering your nationalities), from touchdown to the arrival hall it should take you about 30-50 minutes. Assuming a regular security processing for foreigners, and no special summer peak in the airport, it should take you about 1 hour to be seated comfortably at the gate (or alternatively doing some duty-free shopping). The 3 hour mark is a worst-case estimate. Israelis rarely need it. For foreigners, in peak season, and if the security questioning somehow gets prolonged, it might be realistic in some cases. Harel 19:46, 25 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
El Al, who I am with, ask for three hours for economy passengers, though they have a reputation when it comes to security and other airlines are different. CT Cooper · talk 23:07, 25 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]