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BA Avios question(s) When booking on AA, can I book both tiers of aa awards economy for the same price? Also, does anyone happen to know what the price is for biz LGA-YUL?

Also does the oilam think AA is gonna join Avios as part of their jv integration with ba and ib? I don't think so being the US ff programs are nbetter and they can't afford to be worth less

November 17, 2011, 04:59:09 PM
Interesting Articles... In accordance with the OP's request:

February 10, 2012, 06:06:13 AM
Re: South Florida Master Thread Wannabe city still around for the kid?
June 13, 2012, 01:59:21 PM
Anyone here watch Suits? Or am I the only one counting minutes to Thursday?
June 26, 2012, 07:48:34 AM
Re: Best of Israel> Jerusalem> Falafel
My wife must lurk here on DDF, as she made me schwarma for dinner last night.
Why do u think I only lurk?

August 16, 2012, 09:57:46 AM
Excellent description of our tax system Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7..
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do..

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner offered "Since you are all such good customers, I'm will reduce the charge of your daily beer by $20". Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that $20 divided by 6 is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,"but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is friendlier.


September 11, 2012, 04:32:48 PM
Re: Blacklist (TV Show)
I don't buy the frame job part of the theory because Red was not meant to survive. Antagonize him, destroy his empire, take away his power, and then kill him - all fits with revenge and protecting Keen. But once he's dead it's over, and nobody has to take the blame.
Succession requires legitimacy

March 09, 2017, 02:07:31 PM
Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Actually I have 10 hours to play with.

Is there anything to do at Lake Como in March?
Worth renting a car for?
Beautiful drive up and down the lake

March 17, 2017, 06:54:49 AM
Re: Venice Master Thread Don't think the trains to Nice are coastal

May 04, 2017, 12:55:46 PM
Re: Hidden City Ticketing
If someone really screws up and checks their bag on a HC, can the airline hold your luggage ransom until you pay the fare difference?
Try it and let us know

May 21, 2017, 08:02:39 PM
Re: Venice Master Thread Look into selling your UR and staying at a real top of the line hotel for a night or two, the Gritti/Aman/Cipriani

Base room at those, particularly Aman, might be larger than your Jr Suite

June 07, 2017, 06:41:22 PM
Re: Will the LY Dreamliner have a First Class cabin? (a little hint) חמורו של משיח
June 11, 2017, 05:41:18 AM
Re: Will the LY Dreamliner have a First Class cabin? (a little hint)
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That's awesome. I'm flying next week let's try Fleish Cholent mit Kishka

June 15, 2017, 03:38:11 PM
Re: Alitalia Bankruptcy
Saw this on FT:

"According to this article in Italian Delta is preparing a joint offer with AF/KL, where the former gets ~49% and AF/KL the remaining 51%, as required by European regulations. Apparently, there will be a joint meeting in Paris to sort out the details of the offer."

Delta execs don't want to summer in Atlanta...

June 28, 2017, 06:24:03 PM
Re: South Florida Master Thread
Can anyone explain what it means on when it says "kitchens are glatt kosher (chezkas kashrus)".  What does it mean Chezkas Kashrus?
That they cannot certify that somebody staying there didn't trief it up, but since it was once Kosher we don't know the status changed - the concept is called חזקה דמעיקרא

The Gemara says we learn it from the fact that a house with צרעת remains Tahor until such time as we know for a fact the צרעת appeared, even though it is quite possible the צרעת was there and the house was טמא earlier.

There is a common misconception that Kashrus is about the absolute knowledge in absence of doubt, whereas in reality it is only about whether or not it is considered kosher in case of doubt.

If you would require absolute knowledge, many parts of the Torah would become inapplicable, for example we know that we can rely on Roiv, the majority, since otherwise we would never know who a person's father is & it would be impossible to execute all mitzvah pertaining to paternity (there are many punishments involved in mistreating parents which we can only prosecute by relying on the fact that most intercourses are with one's husband).

We also know that in certain instances even 1 witness is reliable, from the fact that otherwise it would be impossible to rely on one's wife in regards to her purity.

July 02, 2017, 04:59:50 PM
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
My 20 years old sister in law is here for another few days. Any suggestions for her? She's been to Masada, ein gedi. Any must sees? I'm pretty clueless...

Single?  :P

August 27, 2017, 05:15:56 AM
Re: iPhone 8/iPhone X Losing faith in Apple. It's possible they didn't manage to develop their own charging tech. 

Not running to buy the new 8/X. Afraid it won't work well. They are bowing down to pressure to release new models with no innovation.

If only they'd improve the MacBook Air line, it's about time.

September 13, 2017, 03:53:12 AM
Re: are parents enslaved to yeshiva? @chevron maybe move to somewhere like Cleveland with tuition vouchers.
September 17, 2017, 11:20:59 AM
Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners
also goes to show that you can have a m(/b)illion dollars and still be 100% fine with a cardboard esrog box. No fancy wood, leather, or silver box is needed.
That's what happens when your Shver doesn't buy you one

October 09, 2017, 04:09:12 AM
Re: Paris Master Thread
we are going for thanksgiving and only have one dinner available (thurs night), where should we eat (dont think chinese or indian is worth it for our one dinner when in paris but lmk if thats really the best option considering kashrus).
does anyone know if La Citadelle is glatt? Kavod looks like it isnt glatt. gonna do il palazzo izaaki and the falafel place prob for lunches etc.

All the meat in Kavod is glatt. Izaaki is phenomenal.

November 12, 2017, 05:29:13 PM
Re: Uh oh - El Al #LY8 from JFK to Tel Aviv is diverting to Gander†
I mean emergencies happen but comfort and safety takes priority over religion.

What says you?

This world is merely a corridor to the real world and thus any comfort and safety achieved are insubstantial

June 17, 2018, 04:12:50 PM
Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
Just want to give a quick review of Allenbi.  DW took me for my b-day.  Service was excellent.  Food though very different and unique was very good.  I got the ribs, most expensive thing on the menu, too peppery for my liking but if you are into pepper crusted meats this is for you.  DW got the sous vide chicken which was perfect.  App we got something called and Arris chicken which was amazing.  Dessert we got the shoko bo which was very good.  Drink menu is limited, they just got a liquor license so you have to specifically ask your waiter for a bottle of wine, but starting fathers day they will be serving cocktails.  We got the 2 drinks on the menu, both very tart so I wasn't a fan though DW was.  Would 100% return and recommend

Excellent food but very crowded tables make for a noisy less than optimal experience.

June 20, 2018, 01:05:29 AM
Re: If You Could Ask El Al Management One Question... They need to gut their website and start from zero, but the same can be said for the airline itself.
July 22, 2018, 02:21:39 PM
Re: If You Could Ask El Al Management One Question... I would ask them if the Hashgocha is reliable on the standard meals
July 22, 2018, 02:27:03 PM
Re: Restaurants In Israel Master Thread Sorry but skyline canít compete with the second tier NYC restaurants and putting it in the same league as Mikes and RC is comical
August 27, 2018, 02:44:01 AM
Re: The Travel Collection - New amex benefit for gold and plat.
Signed up because why not. Annoying that you have to call a rep to get prices for flights. Hotels have limited selection. You're better off using FHR through Amex for more hotels and better benefits.

  • Best rate available guarantee
  • Daily breakfast for two people
  • Room upgrade upon check-in (based on availability)
  • Guaranteed early check-in (1pm)
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Receive a property amenity credit valued at $50 (per stay) on qualifying purchases
FHR doesnít have BRG

August 29, 2018, 03:13:39 PM
Re: Rosh Hashana davening...
IIRC it's because laining is whats mechayev you to hear Kiddush.

So there was no Kiddush before Takanas Ezra to Lain on Shabbos? And somebody who doesn't hear laining isn't mechuyav in kiddish?

I think the רא״ש says since eating before Shachris is prohibited, the chiyuv to make kiddish is prior to ones meal and therefore only begins when it is the time of eating after davening. I believe it is unclear why (if) women can eat before davening without kiddish even though they are not mechuyav in Shachris and therefore obviously not prohibited to eat prior.

September 12, 2018, 04:08:32 PM
Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions TAP J class  JFK-TLV $1465, TLV-JFK $1315. Good option, but a pretty poor product considering the long LIS-TLV flight

Refundable with a $150 charge is great.

September 12, 2018, 04:38:22 PM
Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread Yes allowed
December 04, 2018, 11:15:57 PM
Re: 20% off at UN Plaza Grill
you can get it for free, but I know they charge for it,unless you find a link which gets you the card for free.

 Search on the forum or on google, there's usually a site with a link to the free membership.
 Dan had one at one point as well. Don't know if those links still work.
Should be free via the Elal app

January 03, 2019, 07:07:33 PM
Re: Business and First Class Products Master Thread Yes
January 12, 2019, 11:29:48 PM
Re: Aegean Air award ticket booking
How do I search for flights from NYC? when typing in JFK and/or EWR nothing comes up.
Go to How To Spend and follow the link at the bottom of the partner award chart

February 05, 2019, 05:23:37 AM
Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
Nicer than the Ritz Carlton Central Park? I don't care about bars. Why is it a category 7 if the cash prices are a third of the price of the RC?
Central Park South is a very prestigious street so the hotels there command more than their real worth. Edition is definitely a league below though.

February 17, 2019, 11:19:13 PM
Re: Chai Lifeline Perhaps your intial assumption is incorrect
February 21, 2019, 03:27:21 PM
Re: ELAL Officially Overbooks Business Class - Doesn't Compensate Bumped Pax It has been. Itís just rare that they oversell.
February 26, 2019, 12:35:04 PM
Re: Business and First Class Products Master Thread LX
April 03, 2019, 12:16:15 PM
Re: Business and First Class Products Master Thread Any LX J is better than any LH J
April 03, 2019, 12:25:31 PM
Re: Largest Dispute & Fraudulent Activity on your card Take a special breed of idiot to shoplift when he's paying for things with a stolen cc anyways
April 03, 2019, 07:50:48 PM
Re: Business and First Class Products Master Thread
Is AA LAX-JFK Flight AA 10 A321 J Layflat?

April 09, 2019, 05:22:30 PM
Re: 2019 Israeli election
How is that possible if most Chasidim do not vote (at least I assumed not)
Sure they vote.

April 16, 2019, 07:00:40 AM
Re: Found A Lost Passport What Do I Do? If I am not mistaken according to Rashi it is Assur to do Hashavas Aveida to someone who isn't רעיך.

ETA: "והמחזיר אבידה לנכרי Ė עליו הכתוב אומר: 'למען ספות הרוה את הצמאה לא יאבה ה' סלח לו'" (סנהדרין עו ע"ב). ופירש"י: "השווה וחבר נכרי לישראל, ומראה בעצמו שהשבת אבדה אינה חשובה לו מצות בוראו, שאף לנכרי הוא עושה כן שלא נצטווה עליהם".

וכך פסק השולחן ערוך: "אבדת העובד כוכבים מותרת, שנאמר 'אבידת אחיך' (דברים כב, ג). והמחזירה, הרי זה עובר עבירה, מפני שהוא מחזיק ידי עוברי עבירה" (שולחן ערוך, חושן משפט, סימן רסו, סעיף א).

May 14, 2019, 07:43:57 PM
Re: Random airline-questions. No difference
May 21, 2019, 02:45:21 PM
Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants Went to WSG again. Tuna ribbons, Thai beef jerky, Rib Chop steak, Brownie, and fruit jewel were excellent. Enjoyed the duck dumplings. The Bone Marrow crusted steak was very dry and not good. 3 apps + 2 steaks + 2 desserts + 2 water + bottle of wine = $360+tip.
June 18, 2019, 05:02:54 PM
Re: BM Magazine Articles
Did he say the words "I am Moshiach" in any language or form? Not that I'm aware of. But one learns what the Rebbe did say and authorize for publication, one has to be intellectually dishonest (or simply ignorant) to say that the Rebbe "never said he was".

Whether he claimed to be Moshiach or not is besides the point, the problem is why he didn't make it crystal clear that he isn't.

July 09, 2019, 09:12:04 PM
Re: יש קונה עולמו בשעה אחת - Will Motti Steinmetz end up tipping Israeli Politics Amazing. Stupid of the women to appeal to the Supreme Court, they will just get a SC precedent to same effect.

Public sentiment in Israel is 100% in favor of the event, the Supreme Court won't risk ruling against it and irking the entire country mid elections that are already focused on limiting their power.

ETA: Ironically, the only people in Israel who are really opposed to this event are the frum that are against concerts even when they are separate.

August 14, 2019, 11:10:04 AM
Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread Paying $50 for PH pool access today if anyone is there
September 19, 2019, 09:23:50 AM
Re: Queens Kosher Restaurants Marani's bread, Eggplant with walnuts, Pelmeni, and Lula kebab are phenomenal.
November 08, 2019, 11:12:57 AM
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
Anyone stayed recently at the Andez? How is the rooms & service?
Rooms are great, service is as you'd expect. Clientele can be a bit rowdy at times. I think by far the best bang for the buck in LA.

December 03, 2019, 06:50:59 PM
Re: Irans military leader assassinated
When you read this thread it is like 99% favoring what Trump did. Even from some who don't support Trump. I am going to guess the country is probably split over this.

Why of this unheard of support for this action?
Because the current Iran regime is an existential threat to Israel, and there is no way they emerge stronger from this.

January 05, 2020, 05:16:08 PM
Re: Iran's Top Terrorist Taken Out By The U.S. I think many people (including POTUS) are masquerading as if the assassination was motivated by the necessity to eliminate Suleimani.

He was simply used as a card for retaliation and deterrence.

His death being both highly beneficial to the West and highly offensive to Iran, he was the perfect target, but he wasn't assassinated until the need to retaliate arose and if they couldn't get him they would've attacked a different Iranian target.

January 15, 2020, 04:09:35 PM