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General Discussion / Re: War in Israel
« on: May 11, 2021, 03:23:46 PM »
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's airport authority closes main international airport just next to Tel Aviv after rocket strikes.
flight  PS777 Ukraine International 777 from  Kyiv Boryspil Int'l - KBP > Ben Gurion Int'l - TL Making a U-turn

and landing in Cyprus - Larnaca International Airport,


Tech Talk / Re: LG Classic
« on: May 06, 2021, 11:19:59 AM »
No. Walmart mobile works on T-Mobile btw.

Tried with a Mint Mobile SIM (T-Mobile Network) and it didn't work

Credit Cards And Finance / Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« on: March 15, 2021, 02:33:33 PM »
I cant find the answer. If you want to apply for the the united explorer card and the registered home address is in State "MP" (USA territory Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands) will they allow the application online? as i don't see State "MP" in the state List? (i know delta allows)

Deals/Deal Requests / PayPal Free $10 at Omaha Steaks
« on: March 04, 2021, 08:52:31 AM »
This is targeted $10 Free PayPal at Omaha Steaks but you can trigger it yourself by following the simple steps:

1. Log into PayPal
2. Open a New Tab and go to add anything to cart (anything including a $10 GC)
3. Go to checkout, hit standard checkout, "Not PayPal" and exit.
4. wait 2-24 Hours and you should get and email from PayPal "Get $10.00 off at Omaha Steaks"
5. Click on email "Shop at Omaha Steaks" add anything including $10 GC, (must be $10 or more)
6. Checkout with PayPal When you Pay with PayPal, PayPal automatically apply this offer to your purchase.
Your offer will show up on your PayPal email receipt it will not be listed on the store receipt, or at checkout.

Up In The Air / Re: DL: JFK to GRU $479 (non-stop Business Class)
« on: March 03, 2021, 04:30:54 PM »
due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to go with original booked flight so i did the HUCA got full refund, (not credit)
P.S. based on Delta changed the flight to 1h37m, although there new policy wont require refund if less them 2h or 3h.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Amex offers master thread
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:27:47 PM »
Anyone wanna refer me to First come first srv we each get 30$ I think


Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Amex offers master thread
« on: March 02, 2021, 05:17:01 PM »
Anyone wanna refer me to First come first srv we each get 30$ I think

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Purell 8 OZ
« on: March 02, 2021, 02:46:23 PM »
located in Monsey willing to sell for:

41 x Purell 8 OZ /$3.99
188 x Purell 1oz /$0.85 and
30 x Germ-x  8oz w/Pump for $2.55,
18 x Germ-x 8oz without Pump for $2.35oz
87 x Purell Wipes for $1.50oz


Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Amex offers master thread
« on: February 24, 2021, 12:09:15 PM »

Motley Fool $99 of $99       @40% OBO
FedEx Get 50% off $1,000  @67% OBO
Kendra Scott $20 off $100  @85% OBO

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Alaska Companion Fare Code
« on: February 23, 2021, 12:02:46 PM »
Selling 1 x $99 code Expires 03-20-2021 for $35 OBO

COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Question about mandatory quarantine in NYS
« on: February 15, 2021, 06:56:45 PM »
Interesting, UA specifically asks you if you want to share this information.
Its possible you didn't realize what you were clicking... but if I'd have to guess this would be it.
Its possible, but i normally only select a box that is required, i be more on the lookout next time during the booking process.

COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Question about mandatory quarantine in NYS
« on: February 15, 2021, 06:28:26 PM »
(Feb 2021) I can confirm UA shares pax info when landing in EWR with NYS, (or hands it to NJ and NJ gives it to NYS)
WE NEVER filled out any forms and we received 3 phone call from NYS a day or two later, i am sure they have it somewhere deep in terms and conditions that by booking a ticket you agree to share your personal data with all states in very small fine print words, I am very disappointed with United, i only agreed to share my data with TSA, I hope someone will sue them.

I've heard rumors of the airlines sharing pax info with the city. May or may not be accurate.

Trip Reports / Re: Master Thread Of Trip Reports
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:48:38 AM »
Can someone add this trip report
to the following cities/ countries: Latin America and Caribbean > US Virgin Islands > St John
Thank you!

Trip Reports / 3 Day Getaway to St Thomas / St John Island
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:35:56 AM »
never wrote a TR before but after always reading and hearing everyone else's, i'm giving it a crack...

Just came back, we had an amazing time! and a suntan in the winter!

You don't need a passport, as it's a US territory just ID card, and British Virgin island is completely closed (as of Jan 2021)

New Yorkers now have until October 1, 2021 until the REAL ID is required for flying within the U.S.

We uploaded our rapid negative test results within 5 day's of our flight (no later than 24 hour's before arrival) to USVI gov site and we got an email within a few hours with an approved Green Barcode (no quarantine required) after landing, before entering the airport USVI national guards met us and asked for Barcode, scanned and welcomed us to the island, The weather was outstanding, averaging about 70-80F (while NY had a snow storm... Sorry, New Yorkers..)

UA flight took about 3h45m from EWR to STT and was $176/RT PP. No WiFi most of the flight but free entertainment on your mobile phone if you download the United app.

We rented a car from premium car rental in St Thomas, $69/day after tax (booked it last minute) we chose compact as everything else was pricey and out of stock, as soon as we exit the airport we saw a 15 passenger van, with a few stickers of car rental names waiting for us to drive to the car rental.

Our rental car was heavily scratched and 6 year's old but air-conditioning worked,
We took clear photos of outside and inside scratches for the record if they try to bill us for old damages, (which they didn't).I would still recommend a 4x4 jeep as it's extremely bad road conditions, The customer service at premium car rental was bad and slow.

Note: St Thomas and St John especially have extremely narrow, curvy, uphill downhill roads I've ever seen, I wouldn't drive above 25mph in most roads in Town. In just 3 day's we saw already 2 small accidents. you also drive on the left side of the road like England but with an american car, so it's very interesting experience.

We drove to Red Hook (35 minutes) and took the St Thomas & St John Car Ferry boat, Booking with Big Red Barge was easy, You can reserve your spot on our barge online  or pay cash on boat but you are not guaranteed a place the ferry comfortably seats up to 24 vehicles and their passengers. but if a few food truck arrives they will go up first, one way is $35 + $4 port fee at the port  When you book a roundtrip, you’ll receive a discount. ($55) their is also another boat company similar price different hours schedule.

We stayed at the Westin St. John Resort Villas, (Cat 7, 45k/day)

The pool, beach was open,  all the grounds were also open.

Parking is behind the main lobby, and they will drive you with your luggage's to the room with a small golf car,

masks are required when taking the small golf car to and from hotel room, and in any indoors.

We got the smallest room, but it was still spacious compared to other places, was fresh and clean, great central air conditioner, our villa had a, microwave, electric range, and fridge and freezer can opener, washer and dryer, wash detergent and dish detergent (dish detergent had OU Kosher :)) starbucks coffee and a stainless steel kettle. (No coffee cups..but we asked the restaurant and they gladly gave us)

Westin Hotel has a option, of $120/per person boat taxi from airport to directly to Westin hotel boat dock takes about 45m , If you're only staying 2-3 days this is highly recommend. (with one easy transfer in red Hook were you go on to a private large boat operated by Westin hotel) I would highly recommend for those not feeling comfortable driving in harsh road environment.

With the boat fare, You get unlimited rides for the duration stay, and Hotel will take over your luggage at the airport and hand deliver it to your hotel,

Walk from hotel to main street is about 15m

if you want to tour anywhere else you going to have to pay for a taxi, they are most of the time waiting in front of hotel. (We didn't use taxis so don't know the prices, but I heard they are reasonable)

You will land in St Thomas, if you plan on staying in St John, anything you plan on buying you should try to buy in St Thomas not in St John as St John will be twice the price.

I would say about 20-40% of grocery items have OU Kosher Supervision. We even for found can coconut milk with OU Kosher and orange juice with OU, and we added a small vodka that we used for a cocktail mix. ( alcohol is sold in most groceries)

(Chabad doesn't seem to be in full operation due to covid-19)

See photos below of sample kosher item we found at:

Food Center

84CJ+RW Estate Bovoni, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Also Note: next to the grocery is 1st stop east Gas station was the lowest gas price we found.

On day 2 we went to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, Ruins of an 18th-century sugar planation, including a windmill tower & factory, with ocean views. parked down hill and walked up 5 minuts untill we saw Annaberg Sugar Plantation (photo) and also we went until the  fence were you can see right across the British Virgin island (photo)

on way back:
TSA at Cyril E. King Airport somehow seemed very strict and very thorough throughout and it almost felt like an international flight security checkpoint, but didn't take too long as they had enough agents. (TSA pre line was closed)

Remember: don't bring back any mammals, rocks, shells, fish meat fruits and vegetables from the USVI to mainland it is strictly prohibited. We even saw a confiscated Beach stone at TSA table.

(We made a last inspection for any leftover items and throw out all prohibited food before entering the airport)

A new law enacted in the U.S. Virgin Islands bans the importation, sale and distribution of sunscreen containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene, otherwise known as the “toxic 3 O’s." My small travel sized banana boat 50 SPF sunscreen lotion spray did not contain any of those toxic 3 O's.
But check before bring it into USVI. to avoid being fined. or buy locally (but will cost more than mainland)

Also make sure your cell phone works in USVI, most US Cellular phone companies work also in the USVI = St Thomas, St John, but you will need to check with your network provider before leaving. We used Google Fi, and downloaded Google offline maps before we left so we had a seamless GPS coverage even we had small areas with no reception.

From us mainland to St Thomas Anyone?

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