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DDF DO Board / Airport Lounge DOs
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:02:57 PM »
Saw a similar thread in FT; post here if you're willing to guest some people into a lounge OR if you are looking for access.
Suggested format for posting information:

FOR OFFERING ACCESS:
DATE (MM/DD) / TIME / AIRPORT CODE / LOUNGE LOCATION / DDF USERNAME / + NUMBER OF GUESTS

FOR REQUESTING ACCESS:
DATE (MM/DD) / TIME / AIRPORT CODE / LOUNGE LOCATION / DDF USERNAME

Please note that in some airports (LAX, for example) it is possible to reach both the former CO and UA lounges and in others it may not. Please specify which lounge(s) to which you can provide access.

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Got in an email:
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From November 13 to November 30, 2014, you'll earn up to 45,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles when you buy miles for yourself, or add up to 45,000 bonus miles to your purchase when you gift miles to a friend or loved one. That's a total of up to 125,000 AAdvantage miles—our best offer ever. Buy or gift miles today."

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Seems like right now it's only available for use with a debit card  :-\ But maybe that will change....
http://www.businessinsider.com/snapchat-launches-snapcash-2014-11

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General Discussion / Best Value Skiing in the Northeast
« on: November 04, 2014, 01:15:57 PM »
Looking into possibly going skiing for a week in January with some friends. Any recommendations within a 5-hour drive from NYC that give you a bang for your buck? Minyan would be nice, but not a dealbreaker. Not going to be there over shabbos.

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Just Shmooze / Bomb Squad at Yeshiva University
« on: October 26, 2014, 12:41:38 PM »
Bomb Squad called to YU about an hour ago. Developing.
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/267525/breaking-yeshiva-university-evacuated-after-suspicious-package-at-belfer-hall-1200pm-et.html

ETA: All clear. Somebody reported a suspicious package in a mailbox, but it was nothing.

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Deals/Deal Requests / 10% off Virgin America for 24 hours
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:52:42 PM »
Take to the skies with Virgin America and enjoy a 10% discount to non-refundable Main Cabin Fares on domestic routes. Use the code FLASHPERKS10 when you book your travel on virginamerica.com to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Code is valid during this 24-hour FlashPerks sale only (12PM CDT Thursday - 12PM CDT Friday)
Travel must take place Monday-Saturday between October 17, 2014 and February 11, 2015
Blackout dates: 11/7/14 , 11/10/14, 11/26/14 – 12/1/14, 12/19/14 –12/31/14, 1/1/15- 1/4/15, 1/16/15, 1/19/15

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Deals/Deal Requests / NYC: Omni Berkshire Hotel Suite $49/night
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:50:00 PM »
Bookable on Omni's website: https://ssl.omnihotels.com/Omni?Phoenix_state=clear
Dates in April, May, June, does not seem to work for Saturday night, but all other days seem to work.
Make sure to search for 1 room for 4 adults.

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Just Shmooze / Where can I get it? (NYC edition)
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:22:49 PM »
Is there any place in this city (or actually the entire east coast) to find Diet Barq's Root Beer? It's by far the best soda out there.

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General Discussion / kosher cafeteria at Brooklyn College
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:44:55 PM »
Anybody know if they are open during the Summer semester? And how pricey if the food?

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General Discussion / Vyachslav Zavlanov Missing in Queens
« on: May 13, 2014, 11:14:40 PM »
A search for a missing person is being mobilized by Chaverim of Queens.

Vyachslav Zavlanov has been missing since late last night. He is 6’0 at 185 lbs with Brown eyes and black hair. He is 21 years old and responds to the name “Steve”.

He was last seen wearing blue polo shirt and light blue jeans and black pumas.

If anyone has information that can help or has seen or been in contact with him please contact:

Chaverim of Queens Coordinator Avigdor Cyperstein via email at ChaverimofQueens@Yahoo.com OR Search Coordinator Mordy Lang at 610-312 -6020.

(YWN Desk – NYC)

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/230715/missing-person-in-queens-chaverim-coordinating-search.html

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Free rides in Cleveland on uber!
Cleveland spoke, and we listened! Starting today, Uber is hitting the streets of Cleveland, giving you a seamless, stylish, & convenient way to move around the city.

Two is better than one: so we are rolling out the classic UberBLACK & our ultra-affordable ridesharing option, uberX, at the same time, both FREE for 2 weeks!

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General Discussion / Help out a DDFer with a Torah venture
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:50:23 PM »
I just launched a Torah website designed to make Torah more shareable and accessible through social media. The goal is to reach people who would otherwise not be spending so much time learning by making articles that are engaging and informative, while being creative and quick to read.
The kind of stuff the website has is things like "7 Rashis You Don't Want to Miss This Week" and "12 Things You Didn't Know About the 12 Tribes." Or some more advanced stuff, like "Why you should wear your tzitzis tucked in/ wear them out."
I realize this type of site is below the levels of many DDF'ers, but if you could check out the site and maybe share it with your family and friends, I think we could be onto something special. TIA.
The website is BuzzTorah.com

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Tech Talk / Anybody Skilled at Wordporess site design
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:12:24 PM »
I'm running a Torah website on Wordpress that I'm launching this week, but I'm not satisfied with how my coder designed the site. Is there somebody that would be willing to help out? Coding skill required.

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Up In The Air / El-Al's new low-cost brand, UP
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:08:10 PM »
Don't think there's a thread about this yet - wondering how this will affect US-Israel flights in the future.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2014/03/israels-aviation-deal-eu

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General Discussion / MISSING IN MONSEY: 50-Year-Old Peretz Sontag
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:01:31 PM »
Monsey Hatzolah is asking the public to be on the lookout for the following individual who has gone missing. His name is Peretz Sontag, 50-years old. He was last seen leaving his home in Wesley Hills (Monsey) home, on Friday morning around 11:30AM.

He was driving a 2012 black Kia Optima, NY (gold) Plate # FZD 8413.

He is described as thin, 5 foot 6, 120 pounds

If you see this individual, or have any information which can help is finding him, please contact the following:

Ramapo Police Department: 845-357-2400

Monsey Hatzolah 845-425-1600

Please send this to your friends to help find this person!

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
- See more at: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/220095/missing-in-monsey-50-year-old-peretz-sontag.html#sthash.9M9wnSff.dpuf

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