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Up In The Air / What Will Airlines Do With Their New Excess Capacity?
« on: January 31, 2020, 12:22:58 PM »
With US airlines suspending China operations, will they just ground the extra planes and pilots?
Launch new routes?
Add capacity to existing routes?

Up In The Air / Wuhan Coronavirus
« on: January 29, 2020, 12:30:46 AM »
Booked to fly CX F JFK-YVR-JFK in 2 weeks.

Wondering if I should cancel...
Have you changed your travel plans over the Wuhan Coronavirus?

Just Shmooze / Jeopardy GOAT (Spoilers)
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:37:45 PM »
Man those guys were good. Figured it would be a Ken vs James show, really all game down to the daily doubles of course. Brad failed miserably at those.

Excited for tonight :)

On The Road / Renaissance Koh Samui Going Kosher?
« on: January 05, 2020, 07:09:47 PM »
Anyone care to speculate on this?

I emailed the hotel and they had no idea what I was talking about.

Just Shmooze / What Were Your Favorite DansDeals Of The Decade?
« on: December 21, 2019, 08:09:56 PM »
What a decade it has been!
10 years ago I was still wondering what I was going to do for a living. Been quite a fun ride since then, sometimes I need to pinch myself :)

What have your favorite deals been?

Just Shmooze / Sunday Roundup Suggestions
« on: December 12, 2019, 04:03:51 PM »
Post your suggestions for Sunday roundup stories here :)

General Discussion / Hyperloop
« on: November 19, 2019, 01:21:20 PM »
Will Hyperloop be the next big thing?

Really a game changer if you can live in a low cost city like CLE and commute to ORD or PIT in under half an hour.

On The Road / Hilton Timeshare Orlando
« on: November 08, 2019, 02:27:39 PM »
Always wanted to try out one of these offers.

Hilton called me in July for a timeshare solicitation and I kept on saying that I had to talk it over with my wife.  Eventually he offered enough for me to just book on the spot. Took about 20 minutes as he had to keep returning to his manager to get approval for more concessions.

Original offer:
-3 nights for $199

Bonuses for booking on the spot, added one at a time until I agreed:
-Confirmed upgrade to 1BR suite
-$199 cash rebate after presentation
-20K Hilton points or $200 Hilton credit valid for 6 months after presentation.
-Ability to book the room through 12/31/21.

Then a month later I got a charge on my card. Apparently they neglected to mention there was a fee if you don't reserve something within 30 days. I told them I was never told that and they refunded the fee.

I called to book a couple months ago and they offered the Park Soleli Orlando said the max occupancy for the 1BR is 4 people. I mentioned that we are 5 and the agent said that was OK and booked us in a 1BR Penthouse Suite.

I just logged onto the site yesterday and saw they had booked it for 4 people. Normally I wouldn't sweat that, but I figured I'd push for a 2BR, that officially holds 6. I called and said that we're 5 and it's booked for 4 and the agent started ranting how I just admitted that on a recorded line and now I'd have to upgrade to the 2BR for $100/night.

I said I'll just take a refund and the agent came back with a $75/night offer. I said I'll just take a refund and the agent came back with a $50/night offer and $150 towards Disney tickets as a final offer and that my booking was non-refundable.

I asked to speak with a manager about a refund and was told I'd have to wait for a callback and that I was just crazy to pass up on the offer as it was the best she had ever seen.

An agent called me back now and said the best they can do to a 2BR Penthouse Suite would be $25/night, plus $150 towards Disney tickets.


-3 nights for $199
-Confirmed upgrade to 1BR Penthouse suite
-Upgrade to 2BR Penthouse suite for $75
-$150 theme park credit
-$199 cash rebate after presentation
-20K Hilton points or $200 Hilton credit valid for 6 months after presentation.
-Ability to book the room through 12/31/21.

Seems good to me. Anyone done better with Hilton?

Just Shmooze / Rejected DDMS Posts
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:45:07 PM »
Every now and then the DDMS editors veto something I've written.

They can censor me on DDMS but everything goes in JS, right @ChaimMoskowitz?

Just Shmooze / Whirlyball
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:04:25 PM »
Vote now!

Just Shmooze / When Do You Talk To Your Kids About 9/11?
« on: September 11, 2019, 04:51:47 PM »
So, what age do you talk to your kids about what happened on 9/11?

Up In The Air / UA TLV-BOS Nonstop...
« on: August 08, 2019, 05:36:20 PM »

Just Shmooze / 25 Years Since The Passing Of The Rebbe
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:13:19 AM »
Hard to be believe that it's been 25 years since Gimmel Tamuz 5754. I certainly wouldn't be here today if not for the Rebbe and his shluchim.

We should all work on our ahavas yisroel, as that's certainly the path to bring Moshiach.

Some nice videos from JEM:

Up In The Air / Airline Websites From The Good Old Days...
« on: July 01, 2019, 07:06:47 PM »
אוֹי מֶה הָיָה לָנוּ:

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