Final Approach to Tel Aviv

October 27, 2009 - 8:40 am 3 Comments

Woke up and cracked the window shade to see the coastline of Greece through a break in the clouds. I’ll get there someday. Cracking the window shade filled the dark cabin with blazing sunshine, and it occurred to me that they ask us to close them so that people can sleep better after the sun comes up.

Our Flight Path into Tel Aviv

There are special procedures flying into Tel Aviv. We have been instructed to stay in our seats with our seat belts fastened 45 minutes before landing, and a video just explained exactly what do in Ben Gurion (the first Prime Minister of Israel) Airport after we land. If security is such a big deal, why are dinner and brunch served with metal knives? I don’t get it.

    3 Responses to “Final Approach to Tel Aviv”

  1. Webs Says:

    Because metal knives don’t do squat against the guns of the marksmen security agents on board.

  2. Jeff Says:

    Ah, makes sense. They have security agents on all international flights? We had metal knives on my Ireland trip as well…

  3. Webs Says:

    As of 2001, they have US marshals on Domestic flights. Not sure about international.

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