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I really hope and pray that no one thinks it would be funny to dress up as anything Corona-virus related for Purim this year. Does anyone disagree?

Credit Cards / Next CC to apply for
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:40:46 PM »
I live in Canada (YYZ) and generally use miles to fly to Israel and MIA/FLL. Therefore, I am limited to Air Canada, Elal and WestJet. I currently have about 800K UR and I am able to pay my tuition on credit card, so am looking for one or two CC's to sign up for to pay my  tuition with and get a good sign up bonus. My question is: Should I keep piling up UR and stay int eh Chase network, or does it make sense to get a Citi Thank You card? If it is the Citi route, which two cards make the most sense?

Goods For Sale/Trade / Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 3 wireless headphones
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:33:32 PM »
Looking to sell: never opened, in the box, Silver color.  Retails at best Buy for $199USD. Looking to sell for $175 OBO. Located in the Bergen county area in New Jersey or can ship for cost of shipping.

Up In The Air / United status based on country of residence?
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:34:51 PM »
I know Air Canada has different standards for their loyalty plans if you put your address in Israel vs Canada. Does United do that as well?

Credit Cards / Credit Card for Large Tuition
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:11:21 PM »
My child's school is letting me put the tuition on credit card (and not pay any fees) if I do it early enough (they will then invest the money and more than recover the fees). My question is: are there any credit cards that have extra points for education/non-profits?

Or, should I just sign up for the Chase Ink Preferred and get the 80K signup bonus?

Credit Cards / New Card in Canada- Amex Cobalt
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:15:10 AM »
For those of us who live in Canada, there is an amazing new Amex card, The Cobalt.

Up In The Air / Smoking on a flight
« on: October 27, 2016, 10:04:52 AM »
Last week I travelled on AC85 from TLV to YYZ. With about 3-4 hours left in the flight, an alarm from the bathroom went off. I thought it was someone who needed help, but it turned out someone thought it would be wise to smoke on a plane, and it was the smoke alarm. The flight attendants handled the situation very professionally, and described the process. When we landed we had to wait a few minutes for the police to take the man off the plane. I have no complaints about how it was handled.

What I want to know is: How did the man light his cigarette? If it was using a lighter or matches, what is to stop someone from bringing on 2.9 oz of gasoline and lighting a match or lighter, and blowing the gas up? Anyone know how this could have gotten past security in Ben Gurion?

Deals/Deal Requests / Neck pillow thingy
« on: September 28, 2016, 11:23:43 AM »

My physiotherapist suggested I get a neck pillow. Anyone have any good recs?

Up In The Air / Tips for travelling with kids
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:33:14 PM »

I searched but did not see a thread like this. If there is one, please merge/show me.

We are travelling with a 4 yr old and 1 year old on AC to TLV. Any tips for keeping them busy in the airport/plane? Any suggestions of toys or things to get that are good for a plane?

Up In The Air / 10 AA miles for every $ donation
« on: September 08, 2016, 10:37:08 AM »

Get 10 AA miles for every $1 donation to fight cancer. Minimum donation of $25. Great way to get miles, help a good cause, get a tax receipt* and keep your AA miles alive!

For a donation of $25 or more, American Airlines will award you 10 AAdvantageŽ bonus miles for each dollar you give to Stand Up To Cancer.

*For charitable deduction purposes, each mile is valued at 3 cents per mile. The receipt of miles may reduce the tax deductibility of your donation.Offer valid on contributions made online at Minimum $25 donation required. Mileage cap for a 12-month period is 600,000. Bonus miles do not count toward elite-status qualification. Please allow up to eight weeks for the bonus miles to be posted to your account. Donations can only be accepted in U.S. dollars. Donations made in connection with AAdvantageŽ bonus miles program are not refundable.

Up In The Air / Cheap flights from NYC to YYZ
« on: August 15, 2016, 03:46:30 PM »
there are tickets for under $180 RT. Multiple dates. I looked at Sukkot and it is $178 RT

Up In The Air / stroller on plane
« on: November 17, 2015, 10:11:25 PM »

Does anyone know if it will be a problem to get check a Citi Mini GT double stroller? We are flying Air Canada to TLV.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / transformer
« on: November 13, 2015, 03:06:24 PM »
I am travelling to Israel and need a voltage transformer for 110-220. It needs to work for 60 watts. Anyone have any good suggestions?

Up In The Air / Who charges credit card- Expedia or Airline?
« on: August 04, 2015, 08:29:16 PM »
If I book a flight on Expedia, who charges my CC? I know with Orbitz it is the airline. Anyone know?

I need to know as I want to book a flight from Expedia using my United CC so I get free luggage.


Up In The Air / Around the world trip
« on: July 02, 2015, 03:57:14 PM »
I have not seen a post about this topic. If there is one, I apologize!

They used to be more common, but which airlines offer Around the world trips using miles? Which are the best and easiest to book with?

Has anyone done one recently? Starting from North America (I live in Toronto, but anywhere on the east coast is fine), what would you suggest as a good itinerary?

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