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« on: January 30, 2020, 12:57:24 AM »
Is 35K mileageplus points (+$0) a good value for upgrade to premium economy for UA EWR-TLV?

$$cost to upgrade is $1,399 (does this even factor in the calculation?)

Flying Economy with family.


Destination Guides And Trip Planning / turkey safe today?
« on: June 11, 2019, 09:06:21 PM »
I may need to make a business trip to Turkey in the next few weeks. One of my colleagues told me he had been there 20 years ago but that it was very unsafe now for Jews. Anyone have any insight into this? Are there hot spots to avoid? are public, touristy places ok, is it beter or worse in the interior? Any ideas are welcome. TIA

Up In The Air / mileage run for mileage plus status
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:20:25 PM »
i am 4132 miles short of mileage plus platinum status.
any - not too pricey or long - suggestions for getting there?

I am scheduled to fly to Israel on November 19th, just realized my passport expires in April. Does anyone know if i can travel with this passport ans have no problem entering israel? I cant find ANY definitive info on the web.


General Discussion / ONLINE HOTEL CHECKIN
« on: April 10, 2016, 02:22:34 PM »
I've never checked in, in advance, online for a hotel room. I have been offered the option by Hamoton Inns for an upcoming reservation. Has any one ever done it? Is there a downside?

General Discussion / SUPER SHUTTLE NEWARK
« on: January 26, 2015, 08:31:07 PM »
Any one ever use Super Shuttle for Newark frm Manhattan. Is it reliable? Comfortable?

« on: January 24, 2015, 10:58:33 PM »
Going to Israel later this week and need a mifi still for a week. Any suggestion for the best (cheapest and reliable) place to get it?

Up In The Air / Claiming bonus UA mileage plus miles
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:51:36 AM »
I achieved gold premier status in mid trip ( on my originating flight) yet only received the 25% silver bonus on my return flight. Anyone know a quick and simple (read online, no phone calls) way to claim the additional bonus miles? Or should I just bite the bullet and call?

Just Shmooze / Anyone know who subbed for Rush on Friday Jan 2?
« on: January 04, 2015, 12:19:04 AM »
he was carrying on about the coverage of Mario Cuomo ( aka "Spacheme)

Tech Talk / Iphone "Certified like new" like new?
« on: December 28, 2014, 04:34:47 PM »
Have to decide on either a brand new iPhone6 or a Certified Like New iPone6 from AT&T. The warranties are 1 year  and 90 days respectivley.

Any thoughts/opinions?

Up In The Air / Mileage Run ideas
« on: December 06, 2014, 09:01:52 PM »
I am 850 miles short of Premier Gold status on United. Any, cheap, ideas?

Credit Cards / No foreign transaction fee card question
« on: August 13, 2014, 07:34:26 AM »
My daughter is going to Israel for seminary and I want to fund her through ATMs but dont want to pay For. transaction fees. Any ideas? I have a bluebird card for her would that work a Israeli ATMs and is there a FTF?

On The Road / mileage plus premier status expiration
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:49:30 PM »
I couldn't find this question already asked ( although I was certain I would) so I'm posting.

I got Premier Silver at the end of last year which extends until Jan '15. This year I have already reached Silver, shouldn't that extend my status through to 2016? I don't see any indication that that has happened.

General Discussion / Last minute weekend getaway
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:03:41 AM »
Looking for ideas for a quick, cheap weekend in NY area, preferably near beach, with kosher food and walking distance to shuls. Any ideas?

If this is the wrong forum for this, please excuse.

Goods For Sale/Trade / UPGRADE FOR INDIA
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:40:34 PM »
i want to upgrade flight to/from Mumbai next week. Any systemwide upgrades available out there?

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