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Up In The Air / Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« on: November 28, 2019, 04:25:01 PM »
Thanks!!

What do you mean by "They do a pretty thorough security check in SVO for TLV bound flights."?
Thanks!!
Sorry for delay. The security check was specifically for TLV passengers. They went through my daughter's carry on and confiscated her deodorant. That may be standard procedure in some countries.

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Up In The Air / Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« on: November 26, 2019, 03:41:32 PM »
Reviving an old thread...

I'll be flying Aeroflot to Israel next week with a short stop in SVO, I have 2 questions and would appreciate any help:
  • Is there a place I can comfortably Daven Shachris in Terminal D or I should just look for a less busy gate?
  • I'm debating whether I should pack a suitcase besides for my carry-on, what's Aeroflot's record on suitcases making it through on connecting flights? I don't want to take a chance of having issues

Thanks in advance
I flew Aeroflot JFK-TLV last February, no issues with davening in nearby gate, you probably won't be alone. I checked 4-5 bags (3 people), all checked bags came through. They do a pretty thorough security check in SVO for TLV bound flights.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 26, 2019, 07:05:40 AM »
This morning was only time we were really inconvenienced due to high tide.  We planned on catching train to Rome between 10-11. Due to high tide, water buses can't go through canal (they won't make it under bridges) so we had to wait until after 12. By then the water had receded and we were able to walk without boots and get the bus to train station.

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On The Road / Re: Israel: Need help finding a rental car? Post here!
« on: November 25, 2019, 11:37:48 PM »
Pickup location: Ben gurion
Pickup date & time: Wednesday nov 27 3:00 Pm
Drop Off location: Same as Pickup
Drop Off Date & Time: 12/01/19 10:00pm
Preferred Car Size: midsize
Age (if under 25): 25+
Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:18:11 PM »
We were very concerned but went anyway. We changed our trip from 2.5 days in Venice to 1.5 because of the news. For us 1.5 days was just enough.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:13:15 PM »
We are scheduled to visit Venice in early January, but now we are reconsidering.  We are booked at Gritti Palace and in an AirBnB.  Would appreciate hearing others' recent experiences in Venice -- anyone been there in the last few weeks? -- and any thoughts on whether you would cancel this long-planned special trip.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/travel/venice-flooding.html
My DW and I are in Venice now and we're able to do everything we wanted. Jewish Museum Tour, Murano Island, S Marco Sq. Jewish Ghetto is fine. Restaurants are open

High tide is twice a day around 10am and 9:30 pm when some areas get flooded a bit. A good pair of boots, DW's Hunters and my 5 Euro pullover booties kept us dry. Of course if there is record flooding all bets are off.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:37:45 PM »
Carnival Palace, Venice.

Water level outside Gam Gam meat was rising as we ate. Excellent service. Steak was excellent.

Needed booties.

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Pickup location: tlv
Drop Off location: tlv
Pickup date & time: 11/27/19 @ 3pm
Drop Off Date & Time: 12/1/19 @ 10am
Preferred Car Size: midsize
Age (if under 25): over 25
Do you need insurance :No

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Shmurah Matzah Prices NYC Area 2019/5779
« on: March 31, 2019, 05:41:08 PM »
How does the Israeli Costco one compare I taste to the others
May return after use

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Shmurah Matzah Prices NYC Area 2019/5779
« on: March 31, 2019, 05:38:44 PM »
Stale. Thick. Broken.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Shmurah Matzah Prices NYC Area 2019/5779
« on: March 31, 2019, 02:19:11 PM »
Charedim @ bakery (before Purim) $44/lb Whole
Shatzer @ bakery $28/lb Whole
Costco Israeli $14.99/lb

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Store That Will Ship Israeli Oreos?
« on: March 04, 2019, 07:33:00 PM »
Bump for 2019.

Would anyone be able to buy 48 of these and ship them to me with a UPS label that I can email?
https://kosherfamily.com/#!/hb/m/000000/r/71034/he/Brooklyn-Crown-Heights/kosher-grocery/kosher-snacks/kosher-cookies/original-oreo-thins-96-gr

Or does anyone know of a grocery store that ships? I tried Bingo, Empire, and some others to no avail. Crazy that no online kosher grocery has taken off.
$2.69 each sleave at seasons. You want, I'm there now?

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Up In The Air / Re: Norwegian Air
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:12:32 PM »
I just came back from Israel on Norwegian Air via FCO to EWR. I booked 3 one way tickets in NOK and saved a significant amount of $$, don't recall exact amount. Only problem with that is that all the email notifications were in Norweigian. I paid extra for advanced seats and luggage as well as KSML. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Flight from TLV to FCO was on an old 737, no meals served and you have to pay for drinks, $3 each. Stopover in Rome was about 2.5 hours. Flight from FCO to EWR was on new Dreamliner, very comfortable even for me, not a small person. KSML was from Rome and was pretty good. Hot meal was goulash and rice, snack was deli. Drinks were served with the meal, but otherwise it was $3 each. Flight arrived EWR early.

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On The Road / Re: Israel: Need help finding a rental car? Post here!
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:11:00 AM »
Pickup location: TLV Airport
Pickup date & time: 11 February 2019 1 PM
Drop Off location: TLV airport
Drop Off Date & Time: 17 February 2019 11 am
Preferred Car Size: midsize
Age (if under 25):
Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Atlanta Master Thread
« on: August 22, 2018, 09:22:55 AM »
Is there any way to get kosher food delivered to Georgia World Congress Center?

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