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Flight Options (as of 04/18)

Cathay Pacific flies directly to/from JFK (777-300ER).         
Economy:
12.5K BA OW
17.5K AS OW
20K CX OW (30K RT)

Premium Economy:
25K BA OW
20K AS OW
24K CX OW (36K RT)

Business Class:
37.5K BA OW
25K AS OW
30K CX OW (50K RT)

First Class:
50K BA OW
35K AS OW
40K CX OW (70K RT)
Air Canada flies directly to/from EWR (787-800).
Economy:
12.5K SQ, UA, AC OW

Premium Economy:
20K AC OW

Business Class:
20K SQ OW
25K UA, AC OW

There is also a Delta flight direct to/from JFK in the summer months (prices vary as expected from Delta).   

DP01 (07/13): CX availability becomes better closer to the flight. (MEIR613)
DP02 (04/18): CX availability disappears 3-5 days out on BA and AS. (SLMYRCB)


Food - BC Kosher List

Cafe Forty One (dairy - cholov yisrael) formerly Shuk Eat/Play
5750 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
V6M 2V9, Canada
Tel: 604-563-4141
Delivery Service via Skip The Dishes (Fairmont Pacific Rim is not within the deliverable area)
"Really great, everything tasty good value, best Caesar Salad ever, and order pizza in advance for good "camp" like homemade yummyness." (shiframeir)
"Nice selection of pastries in addition to their dairy menu. The pizzas and sandwiches are very good." (SLMYRCB)

Nava Creative Cusine (dairy/pareve - non cholov yisrael)
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 676-7579
Located at the JCC - right around corner from Cafe Forty One

Omnitsky's Kosher (meat)
5775 Oak Street,
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 321-1818
Just across the street from Cafe Forty One

Sabra Bakery (meat)
3844 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 733-4912
Two miles down Oak Street near the Sharei Tzedek Shul

Maple Grill (meat)
1967 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1Z3, Canada
Tel: (604) 568-4885


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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2013, 02:58:26 PM »
Counting trip to whistler or whatever it's called??

Counting whistler?   :o

You'd need 2-4 just for Whistler.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2013, 03:04:22 PM »
Counting whistler?   :o

You'd need 2-4 just for Whistler.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2013, 03:08:12 PM »
What's shabbos situation in yvr?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2013, 04:30:52 PM »
What's shabbos situation in yvr?

There is a minyan in downtown YVR, but its hit or miss depending on the week.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2013, 04:32:21 PM »
There is a minyan in downtown YVR, but its hit or miss depending on the week.

When is the TR coming?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2013, 04:33:08 PM »
When is the TR coming?

When my wife finishes writing it :)
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2013, 04:34:56 PM »
When my wife finishes writing it :)

Well she cant write how you planned it if she didnt even know she was going on a plane while in the airport  ;) (unless you told her of course)
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2013, 04:45:08 PM »
Well she cant write how you planned it if she didnt even know she was going on a plane while in the airport  ;) (unless you told her of course)

She knows now how I did it, of course, and has all the info she needs to write it up.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: February 26, 2013, 02:42:26 PM »
Any updates on nice hotels for Vancouver? I'm IY"H going next week for a few days. I know the Fairmont Pacific Rim is highly recommended, but I have no shaychus to Fairmont whatsoever - no status, no points, nothing. I don't even know if they do points. :P

I have SPG Gold, Hyatt Plat, Accor Plat, Priority Club Plat, and GHA Plat. Any recommendations?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: February 26, 2013, 03:11:18 PM »
Westin Bayshore is on the water and a nice hotel.

Hyatt Regency was also nice and very modern, but its in the heart of downtown.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: February 26, 2013, 03:12:55 PM »
Westin Bayshore is on the water and a nice hotel.

Hyatt Regency was also nice and very modern, but its in the heart of downtown.

Which did you stay at?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: February 26, 2013, 03:22:12 PM »
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: February 26, 2013, 06:02:26 PM »

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: February 26, 2013, 06:25:58 PM »
Care to elaborate a bit?

On?

I'd be happy to answer any specific questions.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: February 26, 2013, 08:39:15 PM »
On?

I'd be happy to answer any specific questions.

How long were you at each hotel? Did you stay anywhere else as well? If you had to choose only one, which? What was outstanding (good and bad) about each property?