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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:04:01 AM »
Logistics Q:

AC LAX-YUL landing at 335 PM (rev ticket).
KL YUL-AMS-TLV departing at 650 PM (promo award ticket).
There is an interline agreement between AC and KL so they should be able to check the bags all the way through to TLV, but given the 2 diff airlines and a 13 hr layover in AMS, I'm thinking I may be better off retrieving bags in YUL and rechecking to minimize the chance of them getting lost. Any thoughts? Also I think I will most likely have to recheck in anyways to retrieve boarding passes in YUL. CSRs not giving me a straight answer.

Also, we would like to pick up some food over the layover in case our KSMLs don't make it aboard, also my kid has food allergies so I can't rely on their meals anyways (planning to bring some shelf stable stuff as a backup but I'd rather have fresh food if I can swing it.

We were thinking of getting pizza pita delivered to YUL- it seems like it's pretty close- or if they wont deliver, just getting it Ubered. But then Cheskies looks really good, and it would be perfect for breakfast when we land in AMS since there arent really breakfast places. And I dont want to spend the whole layover shlepping out to the kosher areas (definitely going to Sal Meijer for lunch). But cheskies doesnt really have a menu, and I feel like it would be easier to see what they have there rather than just ordering over the phone.

Would getting an uber at YUL then driving to cheskies and pizza pita then back to YUL be feasible in my time frame, especially if I have to recheck bags? I would uber alone and leave my wife and kid at the airport, it would definitely take too long if I have to start dealing with the carseat. Or just get one uber driver to do both pickups then drive to YUL? Or two separate orders, two separate uber drivers?
We all have global entry/precheck/flying in business so priority boarding, so that should make it quicker to get past security.
But I've only ever transited through Canada, never left the airport so not sure how lunch border patrol etc takes.

Impossible to do- too much traffic in the afternoon. You probably won't even have enough time to go to the kosher bakeries in Dollard des Ormeaux (community close to the airport) to get food. Perhaps have those bakeries uber food to the airport. Cheskies will have to wait until your next visit

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I bought 6 First Alert detectors with the 10 year sealed battery- three of them failed within the year, kept on chirping  and had to be returned. Others have noted this problem as well. I am switching to the ones with replaceable batteries.

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On The Road / Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« on: February 03, 2019, 08:46:52 AM »
How quickly will Marriott points transfer to United Mileage Plus account? Any recent experience?
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On The Road / Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:21:13 PM »
How quickly will Marriott points transfer to United Mileage Plus account? Any recent experience?

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Credit Cards / Re: Citizens Bank 1.8% Unlimited Cash Back Mastercard
« on: December 27, 2018, 10:32:51 PM »
anyone know of some other good cash back cards? which cards have the highest % back in each catergory?
Fidelity - 2% on all

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General Discussion / Re: Best Car For Winter Weather
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:40:33 AM »
i am moving to an area that gets tons of snow during the winter, i was wondering if anyone has any advice on the best car for snow driving is.  SUV's, Sedans etc. All wheel drive - 4x4? Any advice.
Depends what "tons of snow" means, but in general a 4WD or a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE are fine. Snow/winter tires are key.

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On B/O but expected to ship Dec 22nd. Other good deals on the JBL website for Cyber Monday

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On The Road / Re: Israel: Need help finding a rental car? Post here!
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:23:10 AM »
Pickup location: Ben Gurion Airport
Pickup date & time: 17 January 2019 11:00 AM
Drop Off location: TLV airport
Drop Off Date & Time: 28 January 2019 10:00 AM
Preferred Car Size: Compact (for 4 people)
Age (if under 25):
Credit Cards: US- Chase Sapphire

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:01:26 AM »
I often have success booking through Costco Travel

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:24:12 AM »
Shaare Torah is 5 AM and 7:05 AM (not 7:15)

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:23:42 AM »
Shaare Torah:  5 AM and 7:15 AM
Poale Zedeck: 6:30 AM and 8:15 am
Dont know about the other shuls e.g Young Israel, Chabad

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On The Road / Re: ticket in israel - to pay?
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:06:32 AM »
My friend just got a 500 shek parking ticket in Jerusalem.  He's an American citizen, car is registered under his name. He has a mere Israeli driver's license.  Shud he pay the ticket?
If he committed an infraction, he is responsible to pay the penalty. Why is there a question? Doesn't he "LUVISRAEL" like you?

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: $5 of Bubly Sparkling Water
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:33:24 AM »
Coupon expired  :(

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: London Master Thread
« on: March 15, 2018, 07:15:59 PM »
Recs for hotels in Golders Green??  Stayed in Croft Court many years ago-looks updated now.  Any reviews?  Prefer its location to kosher food/shuls etc compared to HIE. TIA
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