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Just Shmooze / Pesach Programs and False Advertising
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:11:24 PM »
Am I the only one bothered by this? Open any Frum publication and seemingly half the ads for Pesach Programs include blatant lies such as "5 Star Resort" (when its clearly a 2 or 3 star hotel off the NJ Turnpike) or "Only 3 Hour flight from NYC" when its 4.5-5.5 or "Catering by Reserve Cut" when they hire a former sous chef from there.

And thats besides for the misleading reports on weather (There's a reason why resorts in Greece are normally closed in late March) and canceled programs etc. Its become an industry built on dishonesty and it gets worse by the year. Wish more publications would call them out for their dishonesty but there are way too much advertising $$ at stake.

I'm sure lots of people here can share examples...

On The Road / Intercontinental Jerusalem
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:52:46 AM »
Apparently the mega project next door to the Leonardo Plaza on King George is going to include a 5* Intercontinental Hotel that will (attempt to) compete with the likes of the Waldorf/King David/DC. There will be apartments for sale as well.

Will be a couple of years before completion but exciting news nonetheless.

Up In The Air / Double Booking DL
« on: September 06, 2015, 10:24:17 AM »
Want to book an award seat pretty far ahead of time but not sure exactly which flight

Any risk in booking awards on consecutive days? I know El Al will cancel one but have never tried with DL

Any nice ones this summer besides Capri?

Just from browsing online, it seems that they are all 2-3 star hotels (and of course advertised as 5 stars)

Maybe someone can add a wiki with the countries that are known to be strict about (certain) foods. I can think of:

New Zealand
Costa Rica
Egypt (Especially from Taba border crossing)

Up In The Air / Airports Without Security Screening
« on: May 29, 2015, 12:13:12 PM »
Anyone been to a commercial airport that didn't have a security checkpoint?

Tech Talk / Getty Images
« on: December 09, 2014, 09:42:52 AM »
Anyone know if there is a way to get a pic off there free for personal use?

Up In The Air / El Al Matmid Devaluation 2/10/15
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:18:47 PM »
Details here and they aren't pretty:

Headline on the website says "Changes in the Matmid Club Program for Israeli Members" but my assumption is that once they announce their new US CC program it'll be for US/Canada members as well

Also as per FT, LY is also announcing direct flights to BOS today

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Eddie's Kosher Travel
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:55:54 PM »
Anyone have experience traveling with them?

Is it possible to add one's frequent flyer number to a ticket that was booked via a 3rd party's UA account?

Just Shmooze / Engagement Rings
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:44:10 PM »
What is the standard in the Frum world? How much is one expected to spend?

I'm B"H happily married, but just for curiousity sake

Up In The Air / VIP Service JFK
« on: February 26, 2013, 04:40:27 PM »
Anyone know if this exists? I know AA offers the service but I need it for DL

On The Road / W Ski Resort in Switzerland
« on: February 20, 2013, 03:04:42 PM »
2 hour drive from GVA, I'm sure that requests for Kosher Breakfast will be coming in fast & furious once the resort opens in late '13

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